Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2009: Results

5. Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles - McKay recreates Orson Welles effectively unfortunately the film fails to give him the opportunity to truly delve into the man.

Best Scene: Welles's outburst on stage.
4. Nicholas Tse in Bodyguards and Assassins - A fairly simple and small role, but Tse makes his character very endearing and in turn makes his final scene very moving.

Best Scene: Si tries to slow the assassin down.
3. Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank- Fassbender combines the right amount of sleaze and charm to his character, although this is not his best performance from 2009.

Best Scene: Connor takes advantage of Mia.

2. Peter Capaldi in In The Loop - Capaldi gives a extremely entertaining and properly intense performance as the foul mouthed fixer Malcolm Tucker. Every scene he is in is a treat, and when the film asks a little more of him Capaldi is more than up to the task.

Best Scene: Malcolm's introduction. 
1. Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen- Good Predictions Koook and Kevin. The film adaptation of Watchmen did not get everything right but one thing it did which was genius was casting Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian. The Comedian is a complex character and Morgan does not simplify any aspect of him. He gives a powerful performance that is unflinching in the realization of a brute, but also manages to believably allow the man some charm with a semblance of a soul somewhere in him.

Best Scene: The Watchmen's meeting.
Overall Ranking:
  1. Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
  2. Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen
  3. Jackie Earle Haley in Watchmen
  4. Peter Capaldi in In The Loop
  5. Michael Fassbender in Inglorious Basterds
  6. August Diehl in Inglorious Basterds
  7. Tom Hollander in In The Loop
  8. Robert Duvall in The Road
  9. Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank
  10. Denis Menochet in Inglourious Basterds
  11. Timothy Spall in The Damned United
  12. Paul Higgins in In The Loop
  13. Nicholas Tse in Bodyguards and Assassins
  14. Woody Harrelson in Zombieland
  15. David Rasche in In The Loop
  16. Christian McKay in Me and Orson Welles
  17. Fred Melamed in A Serious Man
  18. Woody Harrelson in The Messenger
  19. Michael Gambon in The Half-Blood Prince
  20. Steve Buscemi in The Messenger
  21. John Malkovich in The Great Buck Howard 
  22. Billy Crudup in Public Enemies 
  23. Richard Sammel in Inglorious Basterds
  24. Michael K. Williams in The Road
  25. Peter Sarsgaard in An Education
  26. Wang Xueqi in Bodyguards and Assassins
  27. Mark Strong in Sherlock Holmes
  28. Jim Broadbent in The Half-Blood Prince 
  29. Daniel Bruhl in Inglourious Basterds
  30. James Gandolfini in In The Loop
  31. Sam Shepard in Brothers
  32. Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes
  33. Alan Rickman in The Half-Blood Prince
  34. Val Kilmer in Bad Lieutenant 
  35. Donnie Yen in Bodyguards and Assassins
  36. Karl Urban in Star Trek
  37. Colm Meaney in The Damned United
  38. Zach Woods in In The Loop
  39. Tom Felton in The Half-Blood Prince
  40. Shea Whigham in Bad Lieutenant 
  41. Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds
  42. Chris Addison in In The Loop
  43. Brad Dourif in Bad Lieutenant 
  44. Robbie Coltrane in The Half-Blood Prince
  45. Matt Damon in Invictus
  46. Liev Schreiber in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  47. Xzibit in Bad Lieutenant
  48. Guy Pearce in The Road
  49. David James in District 9
  50. Jason Bateman in State of Play
  51. Steve Coogan in In The Loop
  52. Mengke Bateer in Bodyguards and Assassins
  53. Scott Bakula in The Informant!
  54. B.J. Novak in Inglourious Basterds 
  55. Simon Pegg in Star Trek
  56. Christopher Plummer in The Last Station
  57. Patrick Wilson in Watchmen
  58. Ben Affleck in State of Play
  59. Liam Cunningham in Harry Brown
  60. Alfred Molina in An Education
  61. Eric Bana in Star Trek 
  62. David Thewlis in The Half-Blood Prince
  63. Til Schweiger in Inglourious Basterds
  64. Oliver Platt in 2012
  65. Danny Huston in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  66. Ben Cross in Star Trek 
  67. Tom Hanks in The Great Buck Howard
  68. Gedeon Burkhard in Inglourious Basterds
  69. Eric Tsang in Bodyguards and Assassins
  70. Richard Kind in A Serious Man
  71. Zhang Hanyu in Bodyguards and Assassins 
  72. J.K. Simmons in Up in the Air
  73. Robert Duvall in Crazy Heart
  74. Christian Bale in Public Enemies
  75. Stephen Lang in Avatar
  76. Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones
  77. Billy Crudup in Watchmen 
  78. Michael Imperioli in The Lovely Bones
  79. Eddie Marsan in Me and Orson Welles
  80. Wang Po-chieh in Bodyguards and Assassins
  81. Leon Lai in Bodyguards and Assassins
  82. Gary Oldman in A Christmas Carol
  83. Rupert Grint in The Half-Blood Prince
  84. Hu Jun  in Bodyguards and Assassins
  85. Mike Myers in Inglourious Basterds
  86. Jason Bateman in Up in the Air
  87. Colin Farrell in Crazy Heart
  88. Paul Giamatti in The Last Station
  89. Colin Firth in A Christmas Carol
  90. Jonah Hill in Funny People
  91. James Tupper in Me and Orson Welles
  92. Woody Harrelson in 2012
  93. Ben Chaplin in Me and Orson Welles
  94. Leo Bill in Me and Orson Welles
  95. Nicholas Hoult in A Single Man
  96. Geoffrey Arend in 500 Days of Summer
  97. Robert Wisden in Watchmen
  98. Eli Roth in Inglourious Basterds
  99. Matthew Goode in Watchmen
  100. Anton Yelchin in Star Trek
Next Year: 1961 Lead


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Alright, my official request is Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate for 1962 Lead.

luke higham said...

Louis: Your rating & thoughts on:
Timothy Spall in The Damned United
Sarsgaard & Molina in An Education
Liev Schreiber in X-Men Origins Wolverine
Eric Bana in Star Trek
Stephen Lang in Avatar
Oldman & Firth in A Christmas Carol

luke higham said...

Louis: Where would you rank Morgan & Haley in your Top Ten Comic Book/Graphic Novel Movie Performances.

RatedRStar said...

Anthony Perkins - Goodbye Again
Clark Gable - The Misfits
Dirk Bogarde - Victim
Toshiro Mifune - Yojimbo
James Cagney - One,Two,Three

luke higham said...

Mifune - Yojimbo

That's all I could say

RatedRStar said...

Nicholas Tse =D =D =D.

Matt Mustin said...

Also, ratings and thoughts on Steve Buscemi in The Messenger and Karl Urban in Star Trek?

JackiBoyz said...

@Louis: Which is your favorite performance so far from Game Of Thrones

@RatedRStar: Since you liked Nicholas Tse and thought he was deserving of his win, who would you have chosen as the 2013 Hong Kong Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor

@koook160: What did you make of Angela Lansbury and Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidiate

Michael McCarthy said...

Toshiro Mifune-Yojimbo
Anthony Perkins-Goodbye Again
Sidney Poitier-A Raisin in the Sun
Dirk Bogarde-Victim
Peter Finch-No Love for Johnnie
Clark Gable-The Misfits

Actually haven't seen Goodbye Again, but I'm such a Perkins fan I gotta put it out there.

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet lord, 1961 is FULL of gems!

Beatty / Splendor in the Grass
Bogarde / Victim
Mastroianni / La Notte
Poitier / A Raisin in the Sun
Salvatori / Rocco and His Brothers

Salvatori gives my favorite male performance of all time, easily!

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@JackiBoyz: Lansburry was fucking amazing and Sinatra was alright. The only thing superior about that stupid remake is Washington was better Marco.

Michael McCarthy said...

The Manchurian Candidate is the only film I've seen where I thought Sinatra was decent.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

He was good, but overshadowed by Harvey and Lansbury. Washington was the only thing I really liked about the sequel, though I think I may be too dismissive of Schreiber. I'm trying not to compare him to Harvey, but it's difficult not to.

Louis Morgan said...

Spall - 4(He's really good at this type of role where he plays the quiet good man among more emotional sorts. He plays off Sheen well, and adds some honest heart to the film)

Sarsgaard - 3.5(I prefer Fassbender's take on this type character, but Sarsgaard is also pretty good at being charming with an underlying sleaze)

Molina - 3(I thought he was fine for the most part, but I do find there was much more that could have been done with the character than his fairly broad routine)

Schreiber - 3(Again a terrible film but I did enjoy his weird way of being over the top while seeming to underplay the role at the same time)

Bana - 3(Yes he's over the top, but I find that technically is fitting for a Star Trek villain that is suppose to be interacting with the original series)

Lang - 2.5(I suppose he's the best part but that really does not matter)

Oldman - 2.5(The motion capture is such a hindrance in this film as Oldman's face seems so awkwardly planted on all his characters. I really would to like have seen a live action Oldman playing Marley or actually I'd prefer him for Scrooge especially over Carrey, but this film did him no favors in any regard. I really don't want even say more as the whole setup was so poor to begin with)

Firth - 2(Again his face is awkwardly used although not as badly as Oldman's. Even past that I found his Fred just kinda dull where he's the character you should try to make endearing)

Morgan and Haley would be #2 and #3 just behind Ledger.


Buscemi - 3.5(A re-watch could move him up a bit actually. Anyway I found his two scenes very moving as he just gave such a natural depiction of grief)

Urban - 3(I always wanted more of him in both films as I thought he did a great job of replicating DeForest Kelly in a comedic way without becoming too absurd)

JackiBoyz: I'd say either Peter Dinklage or Charles Dance.

Connor Olen said...

I'm not too familiar with 1961. The only thing I can think of is Richard Beymer in West Side Story.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

For 1961 the only one I can think of that hasn't been mentioned is Keir Dullea in David and Lisa.

Kevin said...

My winning request is Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone for 2007 Best Actor

And I made a mistake for my previous request for Ulrich Muhe in The Lives of Others. He should be for 2006, not 2007

Michael McCarthy said...

Richard Beymer??? Please God no. I loooooove West Side Story but that man had zero charisma in a role where that was really all he needed. I honestly hope he finishes last.

Michael Patison said...

Louis, are you caught up with Thrones or not? Dinklage was my MVP for seasons 1 and 2, but his weak storyline and Dance's fantastic performances during 3 made him my easy MVP of the season.

As for 1961:
Peter Finch in No Love for Johnnie
Clark Gable in The Misfits
Toshiro Mifune in Yojimbo
Anthony Perkins in The Trial
Sidney Poitier in A Raisin in the Sun

Some others (I guess?):
Warren Beatty in Splendor in the Grass
Jean-Paul Belmondo in A Woman Is a Woman
Horst Bollmann in The Miracle of Father Malachia
Alec Guinness in A Majority of One
Anthony Quinn in Barabbas
Marcello Mastroianni in La Notte

mountanto said...

I'll suggest...

Warren Beatty, Splendor in the Grass (and DEFINITELY Pat Hingle for Supporting)
James Cagney, One, Two, Three
Clark Gable, The Misfits
Toshire Mifune, Yojimbo
Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun

What a weird year. Good on the surface, kind of weak when you really dig into it.

RatedRStar said...

@JackiBoyz: Tong Dawei in American Dreams In China and Nick Cheung in Unbeatable.

Maciej said...

The only 2 that come to my mind are:

Warren Beatty - Splendor in the Grass
Clark Gable - The Misfits

Also, Max von Sydow gave a really good performance in Through a Glass Darkly, but I'm not sure I'd call him a lead.

luke higham said...

This year feels so barren, that I can already predict the winner. I'll be absolutely stunned if Mifune doesn't win.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: I'm not quite all the way caught up, but I'm getting there.

TParker said...

I'd also suggest Jonah Hill in Cyrus. Hill has a unique acting style of his own, and though both he and Seth Rogen are talented actors, Hill is generally taken more seriously as an actor and allowed more dramatic roles.