Sunday, 9 February 2014

Alternate Best Actor 2013

 And the Nominees Were Not:

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners

Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips

James McAvoy in Filth

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

Joaquin Phoenix in Her

66 comments:

Maciej said...

1.Hanks
2.Isaac
3.Phoenix
4.Gyllenhaal
5.McAvoy

andrelepaun said...

1. Phoenix
2. Hanks
3. Isaac
4. Gyllenhaal
5. McAvoy

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Oh ho! I should have thought of McAvoy! Anyway, my guess;

1. Isaac
2. Phoenix
3. Gyllenhaal
4. McAvoy
5. Hanks

I hate to say it, but Hanks sort of wore on me over time while Abdi lingered.

luke higham said...

Louis: what was your rating & thoughts on Robert Redford in All is Lost & Michael B.Jordan in Fruitvale Station

Also, what lead performances, would receive only a 4 from you.

1. Joaquin Phoenix - 5
2. Oscar Isaac - 5
3. Jake Gyllenhaal - 4.5 to 5
4. Tom Hanks - 4.5 to 5
5. James McAvoy - 4.5

Matt Mustin said...

What in the hell is Filth?

Matt Mustin said...

Also, my predictions:
1. Isaac
2. Hanks
3. Phoenix
4. Gyllenhaal
5. McAvoy

luke higham said...

Matt Mustin: It's a film based on a novel by the author who also wrote Trainspotting.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

You guys are underestimating McAvoy. He plays a VERY darkly comedic and insane character that scrubs the image of him as the ingénue away. It didn't get a big release in America, so that's why you've never heard of it. Besides, would Louis include him if he was going to be low and none of us recommended him?

RatedRStar said...

No offence but Brando was actually a rebel who fought against the system and Hollywood and did it because he believed in something, Phoenix was just a ignorant twat who thinks he can treat people like interviewers and the people who gave him an oscar nomination doing their job like shit and get away with it.

1. Isaac
2. Phoenix
3. Gyllenhaal
4. McAvoy
5. Hanks

luke higham said...

Koook160: I'm not underestimating McAvoy, since I'm from Britain & have seen it & thought he was great. I am only determining on Louis's view on his past efforts in the past, And if he get's a five, I'll be more the happier. But Mainly, All I care about at this moment, is whether the quality of performances this year, is as good as you can get since the 70s.

bondfan said...

1. Phoenix
2. Isaac
3. McAvoy
4. Gyllenhaal
5. Hanks

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Well then, not you. Just talking to the American twits over by me.

RatedRStar said...

Comparing Joaquin Phoenix and Marlon Brando is just insane, its like comparing a greasy cheeseburger with a Beef Wellington.

Matt Mustin said...

RatedRStar: I'd do a little more research on Brando if I were you.

Matt Mustin said...

And I'm not comparing them in terms of acting ability.

luke higham said...

Koook160: Thank you, also the ratings beside my predictions, aren't mine but, what Louis's are likely to be.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I've seen more Phoenix performances I liked than Brando, so there. You REALLY need to get over this irrational hatred of him. If I can get over my irrational hatred of Wes Anderson, you can get over Phoenix.

RatedRStar said...

@Matt Mustin: I'd do a little more research on Phoenix if I were you, and I never was comparing them on acting ability either.


@Koook160: The reason I put McAvoy fourth because I expect a lot of 5s in the category.

RatedRStar said...

And tough that will never change =).

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: I'm expecting, that overall, there will be at least 7 5's this year

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Same with me on McAvoy. In fact, I might change him to 3 once the first review is posted.

RatedRStar said...

It could be worse, at least I find him a capable actor lol.

dshultz said...

Ladies/Gentlemen, please! Must we clutter Louis' comment section with our likes, dislikes and potentially unsavory comparisons of actors? I think it be best that this dispute be taken elsewhere.

Also, my favorite is McAvoy, but I'm seeing it go to Phoenix, with Isaac in second. Don't know about the other two, haven't seen 'em.

Michael Patison said...

1. Joaquin Phoenix in Her
2. Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis
3. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
4. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners
5. James McAvoy in Filth

JackiBoyz said...

I don't know if there are any ladies on the blog lol, anyway I think RatedRStar just needs a cup of tea and perhaps a Claude Rains film to calm him down haha lol.

1. Phoenix
2. Isaac
3. McAvoy
4. Gyllenhaal
5. Hanks

luke higham said...

dshultz: Don't worry, I'm happy with his choices anyway & am only recalling on Louis's views from before.

Anonymous said...


@RatedRStar
Maybe listening to Robbie Williams will do you good?

RatedRStar said...

This is what I look like.

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/578035_512935108753229_712659160_n.jpg


I doubt very much I am the kinda person who listens to Robbie Williams

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: who're your top 5 rock bands.

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: Was it that obvious lol, currently they are

1)Within Temptation
2)AFI
3)30 Seconds To Mars
4)Placebo
5)Kill Hannah

Anonymous said...

I can't see your eyes lol.

RatedRStar said...

Louis, being that you saw Filth, did you see Danny Boyles Trance?.

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Joaquin Phoenix-(Incredibly likeable and sympathetic performance in an outstanding film, I felt for him all the way)
2. Oscar Isaac-(Did a terrific job making such a jaded and cynical character so sympathetic, I never saw him as unlikeable)
3. James McAvoy-(Haven't seen Filth but I always like him, and like Robert said Louis wouldn't have included someone with no suggestions if he wasn't really good)
4. Tom Hanks-(Maintained the intensity and urgency throughout, and nailed his big emotional scene at the end)
5. Jake Gyllenhaal-(Conveyed his raw drive and personal investment in the case very effectively, and that facial tick he used was so subtle and natural I wondered whether or not Gyllenhaal really had Tourette's)

I think all of these could get a 5.

mcofra7 said...

1. Jake Gyllenhaal
2. Joaquin Phoenix
3. Oscar Isaac
4. Tom Hanks
5. James McAvoy

Mark said...

1. Phoenix
2. Isaac
3. Hanks
4. Gyllenhaal
5. McAvoy

Psifonian said...

1. Joaquin
2. Tom
3. Oscar
4. James
5. Jake

JamDenTel said...

I just want to say thank you for putting Gyllenhaal lead. Some have put him supporting, but that's ridiculous to me.

Michael Patison said...

I'll change:
1. Joaquin Phoenix
2. Oscar Isaac
3. Tom Hanks
4. James McAvoy
5. Jake Gyllenhaal

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@JamDenTel: I literally ripped a chunk of my hair from someone telling me that Gyllenhaal was "not even debatably" Lead and insisted he was Supporting. Seriously, he couldn't even fathom the argument. Funny, I couldn't fathom the opposite.

Matt Mustin said...

By the way, I feel like I should say that the main reason I have McAvoy so low is because this is an UNCOMMONLY GREAT year. I wouldn't be surprised if he got at least a 4.5.

Lezlie said...

1. Joaquin Phoenix
2. Tom Hanks
3. Oscar Isaac
4. James McAvoy
5. Jake Gyllenhaal

luke higham said...

Louis: I'm not trying to nag here, but would you be able to respond to my first comment.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Redford 4.5(He carries his film admirably through his mostly silent performance, and brings the right poignancy to the film through just his honest portrayal of what any man, who is trying to survive, would be going through in such a situation)

Jordan 4(He gives a charming and charismatic enough performance, but the film rather imperfectly handles its attempts to show the good and the bad sides of Oscar. It has the good side most of the time then will throw in a bad facet, but the way they are usually handled feels as if they were a last minutes addition. Jordan is not able to make them much more natural than the way they are written but he is definitely never bad and overall he gives a solid performance.)

luke higham said...

Louis: Lastly, your ratings & thoughts on Forest Whitaker in the Butler, Hugh Jackman in Prisoners and Hemsworth & Bruhl in Rush.

Louis Morgan said...

Whitaker 3(He was fine enough but never can rise above the weaknesses of the film)

Jackman 3(I'll be giving my more detailed thoughts in Gyllenhaal's review)

Hemsworth 3.5(A solid enough performance that has the right charm and charge for his character. He never makes his character that interesting though and he is often overshadowed by Bruhl)

luke higham said...

Louis: What are the ratings for your overall lead actress top 5, as well as your thoughts on them.

moviefilm said...

1) Tom Hanks
2) James McAvoy
3) Joaquin Phoenix
4) Jake Gyllenhaal
5) Oscar Isaac

luke higham said...

Louis: without naming, When's your first review going to be up.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: My top five:

1. Bullock (Strong performance that carries the entire film, and is not overshadowed by the spectacle as she easily could have been)

2. Rooney Mara in Ain't Them Bodies Saints (A effective quiet and very mature performance with some strong chemistry with both Affleck and Foster)

3. Emma Thompson in Saving Mr. Banks

4. Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (A pretty strong portrayal of delusion and her character's elitist manners)

5. Amanda Seyfried in Lovelace(An effective bit of work that really shows her struggle well, but as well what the appeal of her character was in the world she became famous in)

The review will probably up either later today or tomorrow.

luke higham said...

Louis: can you tell me which decade you'll be going back to review after you finish 2013.

Louis Morgan said...

Probably 30's or 40's.

luke higham said...

Louis: what were your ratings on the casts of Inside Llewyn Davis & Fast & Furious 6

Also, Thoughts on Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, F.Murray Abraham - Inside Llewyn Davis

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker & Luke Evans - Fast & Furious 6

Michael McCarthy said...

Just saw Filth....wow, fascinating performance by McAvoy. I may or may not be changing my prefix, I'll have to think about it.

Michael McCarthy said...

*predix

luke higham said...

Michael Mccarthy: Overall, are you hoping to see more than 7 5's for this year.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:
Carey Mulligan 3(She's good at portraying her perpetual anger but for me she never seemed to fit quite as well into the world the rest of the film created)

John Goodman 3.5(An enjoyable bit of work from him with a nice almost demonic bent to it)

F.Murray Abraham 3.5(I loved seeing him in a film, and he's great in playing the cold bluntness of his character. I wish there had been more of him)

Dwayne Johnson 3(The man's has plenty of screen presence and he uses it well here)

Vin Diesel 3(Solid enough action lead)

Paul Walker 2.5(He's likable enough)

Luke Evans 3(Pretty Good at being someone who you want to see the smirk wiped off his smug face)

RatedRStar said...

Louis, the Hong Kong film award nominations have been announced with the usual faces like Anthony Wong, Tony Leung and Lau Ching Wan.


What did you make of Zhang Jin in The Grandmaster as he has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor? Most people thought that Chang Chen would be the person nominated.

Louis Morgan said...

I would say he was the best supporting actor in the film, although none of the supporting actors were amazing. I thought he did a fine job of being the devious villain, even though the character was rather underdeveloped.

Michael McCarthy said...

Luke: I'd be thrilled if there were over 7 fives. I'm also kind of anticipating it.

luke higham said...

Louis: How many 5's were given for 1973 lead.

luke higham said...

Louis: also, which performance just missed out on being reviewed for the lineup.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: 8 fives although Newman is very close as well.

Redford is the one who just missed out.

luke higham said...

Louis: What were your thoughts and rating on Carl Anderson in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Louis Morgan said...

5(Probably one of the very best musical performances actually. Anderson not only delivers exceptionally in terms of the musical requirements but he always carries the emotions of his character through each song, and easily gives the best portrayal of Judas that I have seen)

luke higham said...

Louis: what were your thoughts on Oldboy, as well as ratings & thoughts on Brolin, Copley & Jackson.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: It was much better than I expected it to be given the critical bashing it received. It's not nearly good as the original, and there are plenty of odd things about this one, but I still found it to be quite watchable and at times fairly compelling.

Brolin 4(He does not have the raw physical power of Choi Min-sik, but he gives pretty effective depiction of the transformation from foolish lout to a more vulnerable yet vengeful man)

Jackson 3(Doing his usual thing but with proper investment into his character)

You'll have to give me a little more time to settle my thoughts in regards to Copley's performance.