Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1979: Results

5. James Remar in The Warriors- Remar is gives a compelling and complex portrayal of the most interesting member of the Warriors even if his performance is cut short.

Best Scene:  Ajax is caught.
4. Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now-Brando earns the build up to his character and gives a fascinating depiction of a man lost in his delusions of grandeur.

Best Scene: "An errand boy"
3. Michael Palin in Life of Brian- Palin creates several hilarious characters particularly a not particularly commanding Pontius Pilate, and a particularly pleasant Centurion.

Best Scene: The guard sends men on their way to the cross.
2. Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now- Hopper, despite not even giving a name, creates a fascinating depiction, worthy of his own film, of a burn out who has discovered an odd sort of faith.

Best Scene: Photojournalist greets Willard.
1. Ian Holm in Alien- Holm gives an excellent performance, which is amplified all the more by the terrific ensemble around him, of a rather unique deception and a particularly chilling depiction of a unique sort of evil.

Best Scene: Ash's final message.
Overall Ranking:
  1. Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now
  2. Ian Holm in Alien
  3. Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now
  4. Michael Palin in Life of Brian
  5. John Hurt in Alien 
  6. Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now
  7. Yaphet Kotto in Alien 
  8. Fredric Forrest in Apocalypse Now
  9. Tom Skerritt in Alien
  10. Harry Dean Stanton in Alien
  11. James Remar in The Warriors
  12. Justin Henry in Kramer vs. Kramer
  13. Fredric Forrest in The Rose
  14. John Cleese in Life of Brian
  15. Eric Idle in Life of Brian
  16. Larry Hankin in Escape From Alcatraz
  17. Burgess Meredith in Rocky II 
  18. Paul Dooley in Breaking Away
  19. Carl Weathers in Rocky II
  20. Wilford Brimley in The China Syndrome
  21. Michael O'Keefe in The Great Santini
  22. Harrison Ford in Apocalypse Now
  23. Jackie Earl Haley in Breaking Away
  24. Richard Dysart in Being There 
  25. Harry Dean Stanton in Wise Blood
  26. Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now
  27. John Forsythe in And Justice For All
  28. Albert Hall in Apocalypse Now
  29. Patrick McGoohan in Escape From Alcatraz 
  30. Christopher Lloyd in The Onion Field
  31. David Patrick Kelly in The Warriors
  32. Ted Danson in The Onion Field
  33. Ned Beatty in Wise Blood
  34. Paul Benjamin in Escape From Alcatraz
  35. Michael Douglas in The China Syndrome
  36. Dan Shor in Wise Blood
  37. Mickey Rooney in The Black Stallion
  38. Deforest Kelly in Star Trek The Motion Picture
  39. Sam Bottoms in Apocalypse Now
  40. Michael Murphy in Manhattan
  41. Laurence Olivier in Dracula
  42. Roger Hill in The Warriors
  43. Joe Spinell in Rocky II
  44. Dennis Quaid in Breaking Away
  45. Hoyt Axton in The Black Stallion
  46. Roland Topor in Nosferatu The Vampyre
  47. Jack Warden in And Justice For All
  48. Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek the Motion Picture
  49. Daniel Stern in Breaking Away
  50. Walter Ladengast in Nosferatu The Vampyre 
  51. Alan Bates in The Rose
  52. Donald Pleasence in Dracula 
  53. Melvyn Douglas in Being There
  54. Ed Begley Jr. in The In-Laws
  55. Steve Bisley in Mad Max
  56. Burt Young in Rocky II
  57. Jack Warden in Being There
  58. Marcelino Sanchez in The Warriors
  59. Terry Jones in Life of Brian
  60. Trevor Eve in Dracula
  61. Richard Libertini in The In-Laws
  62. Jeffrey Tambor in And Justice For All
Next Year: 1942 lead


Anonymous said...

I can't really find any suggestion for 1942 except for Tim Holt in The Magnificent Ambersons even if I personally didn't like him all that much (Moorehead for me stole the movie). Off-topic, but what your ratings and thoughts on Gloria Grahame in Crossfire and Thelma Ritter in Pickup on South Street?

RatedRStar said...

Tim Holt - The Magnificent Ambersons
Cary Grant - Talk Of The Town
Ronald Colman - Talk Of The Town
Joel McCrea - The Palm Beach Story
Errol Flynn - Gentleman Jim

RatedRStar said...

LOUIS =( Marcelino Sanchez, how could you? lol.

Anonymous said...

How would you rate the female supporting nominees that year (except for Wright) and what are your thoughts on them?

Michael McCarthy said...

A few suggestions:

Joel McCrea- The Palm Beach Story
Noël Coward- In Which We Serve
Alan Ladd-This Gun for Hire
Tyrone Power-The Black Swan
George Sanders- The Moon and Sixpence
Robert Cummings- Saboteur

luke higham said...

Noel Coward - In Which We Serve
Tim Holt - The Magnificent Ambersons
Joel McCrea - The Palm Beach Story
Cary Grant - Talk of The Town
Errol Flynn - Gentleman Jim

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Huh. I was convinced you'd rank Tambor bottom for the year. As fro 1942, I got nothing.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert: Perhaps I was being too kind thinking of his work in Arrested Development rather than his very odd work in that film. Looking at my ranking, yeah he's too high.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Yeah, I like him as an actor too, but he was WAY too over-the-top in AJFA.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you didn't see my question, but what are your ratings and thoughts on Gloria Grahame in Crossfire and Thelma Ritter in Pickup on South Street?

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Was Michael Fassbender Lead or Supporting in Frank.

GM said...

Chishu Ryu - There Was a Father
Pierre Fresnay - The Murderer Lives at Number 21
Alan Ladd - This Gun for Hire
Henry Fonda - The Big Street

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: I would say he could be placed in either category, since Domhnall Gleeson is technically the character we the audience follows, but Fassbender is the character that the film itself is mainly about, it helps that both Domhnall and Fassbender has a large amount of screentime together, so either.

luke higham said...

Louis: Your top ten films of 1979.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: No I did not miss your comment I just had to do something, and only had time to quickly answer Robert's.

Haven't seen Ritter.

Graham - 3.5(She's entirely solid enough in that I find she meets the requirements of being a sultry yet deceitful woman. I never find her character or her performance ever becomes all that compelling though)


Cooper - 4(Cooper is one of the experts at being extremely cold and bitter well still being quite a commanding presence. She fulfills her role incredibly well and a re-watch could possibly improve my rating of her)

Whitty - 3(A bit like Henry Travers in the same film. She does well enough with what she is given, but there is never anything that spectacular to be found in her performance. Good but still somewhat forgettable)

Peters - 2.5(A character easy to hate in the scheme of the film and Peters doesn't really do much to stop that. She's not really terrible or anything though. Her performance and character just seems to be a fairly unremarkable detour between the film and its happy ending)


1. Alien
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Nosferatu the Vampyre
4. The Warriors
5. Escape From Alcatraz
6. Life of Brian
7. Breaking Away
8. Rocky II
9. Wise Blood
10. The In-Laws

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Your thoughts on Netherlands-Argentina.

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: A pretty dull affair with both teams being a bit too negative and nervous, that said, Germany V Argentina in the final, I hope Germany win, they are a better team in general, Germany eliminated Argentina in the last 2 world cups, I expect it to be a third elimination, I expect The Netherlands to beat Brazil also.

Michael Patison said...

Noel Coward in In Which We Serve
Tim Holt in The Magnificent Ambersons
Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire
Joel McCrea in The Palm Beach Story

Jack Benny in To Be or Not to Be
Ronald Reagan in Kings Row
Spencer Tracy in Woman of the Year

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Would it be possible to switch one of my winning requests?

Louis Morgan said...

Robert: Yes of course.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'd like to change Linus Roache in the Wings of the Dove to Al Pacino in Donnie Brasco from the same year and category. I still love Roache's performance, but Pacino became my win since then and I wasn't sure if you'd review him given the crowded field.

Matt Mustin said...

Louis, who would you say are some of your favourite "One-Scene Wonders"?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Please refrain from giving thoughts on performances you haven't reviewed yet (i.e. Spacey in Se7en).

Anonymous said...

If you do't mind, thoughts on ratings on the following performances:

Sonny Chiba, Lucy Liu and Uma Thurman in Kill Bill Vol 1

Uma Thurman, Michael Madsen and Daryl Hannah in Vol 2 (leaving aside Carradine just in case you decide to review him)

Daniel Day-Lewis in The Bounty

Also just watched Richard Attenbourgh in "Brighton Rock" and as a massive Greene fan, he was amazing in bringing out the character of Pinkie. What are your ratings/thoughts on the rest of the cast; and on another note, Attenbourgh would have made for a fascinating Maurice Bendrix and the 'whisky priest' if adaptations had been made of these Greene novels respectively in the 50s and 70s.

Louis Morgan said...

Matt: I'll go with strictly one scene wonders, no one scene and change like McConaughey in Wolf or one major scene like Yamazaki in High and Low.

Montgomery Clift - Judgment At Nuremberg

Dean Stockwell - Blue Velvet

Donald Sutherland - JFK

Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross

Wilford Brimley - Absence of Malice

Ed Harris - Snowpiercer

William Hurt - A History of Violence

Christopher Walken - Pulp Fiction

Dean Stockwell - Tucker: A Man and His Dream

Orson Welles - A Man For All Seasons

Louis Morgan said...


Sonny Chiba - 4(A re-watch could move him up. Chiba reminds me of Toshiro Mifune here, which is definitely a very good thing. He's enjoyable in his comic first scene, but then he really brings the utmost conviction in his delivery of his dramatic moments following it)

Lucy Liu - 3.5(She has a couple odd line readings here and there but for the most part she brings a very cold and palatable menace to her role)

Uma Thurman - I(She great at being an action hero and intense bad ass in the first film. She also manages to be effective in the film's few quiet scenes as well showing that there are some truly strong emotions that are driving the Bride in her vicious revenge)

Uma Thurman - II(An interesting reprise that stresses the emotional aspects of her character more than the bad ass side. Thurman adapts well giving a thoroughly moving portrayal, and also is very good in the flashbacks scenes in creating the different phases of the bride before her ill-fated day in the church)

Daryl Hannah - 4(Hannah is often a bit of an awkward actress, and has given some truly bad performances. She's really quite good here though in being just such a vicious uncompromising portrayal of her villain)

Madsen is not entirely out of the question.

Daniel Day-Lewis - 4(It's technically not that much of a role but Day-Lewis still makes such an impact with the incredible intensity he brings to his role. Although the film at times could care less about his character, Day-Lewis makes you care by realizing him extremely honestly despite his somewhat limited screen time)

Brighton Rock:

Yeah Attenborough was fantastic.

Baddeley - 4(Brings the right daffiness to the role without making her character into just a caricature either. She manages through the slight absurdity of her character to bring out some very much needed genuine heart in the film)

Marsh - 3.5(I've heard some saying she was miscast since she was to pretty. That perhaps may be true, but I still felt she did a fine job of honestly releazing her character's naivety)

Hartnell - 3.5(Brief and fairly limited yet he still managed to make his presence known enough to make an effective and believable portrayal of basically his character slowly building up to the point where he's just not going to take on of Pinkie's nonsense anymore)

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

If Carradine doesn't win 2004 Supporting, I'm going to cry.