Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Alternate Best Actor 1933

And the Nominees Were Not:

Claude Rains in The Invisible Man

Groucho Marx in Duck Soup

Warner Baxter in 42nd Street

Paul Robeson in The Emperor Jones

John Barrymore in Counsellor At Law

22 comments:

GM said...

1. John Barrymore
2. Paul Robeson
3. Groucho Marx
4. Claude Rains
5. Warner Baxter

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Rains in The Invisible Man is amazing, I would say his finest work, he really disappears into the role...hehe ;)

Oh and by the way, Louis, who would you say is the least deserving Oscar winner of all time. After pondering a long time I decided Sinatra over Gooding Jr. for as someone mentioned before Gooding Jr.'s performance was not without merits, and he gave a good speech, whereas Sinatra turned a potential five Brennans performance into a hamfest

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

And a very poor annoying hamfest at that, also by all accounts Sinatra was a rotten character in real life. Just to show how bad his performance was, Strauss and Palance deserved to win over him for roles that were so much more limited and yet so much more memorable, sorry for going on a rant everyone for having just rewatched Stalag 17 and From Here to Eternity back to back I am infuriated at the underratedness of the former and the overratedness of the latter aside from Clift Borgnine and Lancaster

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Also, everyone, what in your opinions are the coolest actor/actress names? My top five are:

Burt Lancaster
Donald Sutherland
Cate Blanchett
David Carradine
Maurice Micklewhite lol

RatedRStar said...

BEST IN THE WORLD

1)Claude Rains
2)Paul Robeson
3)Warner Baxter
4)Groucho Marx
5)John Barrymore

luke higham said...

1. Rains
2. Robeson
3. Marx
4. Baxter
5. Barrymore

RatedRStar said...

The Invisible Man is such an entertaining film, funny and with special effects that are actually still nice to look at. Claude Rains is so badass in this film.. POP GOES THE WEASEL, I could almost fall for him =)

RatedRStar said...

I know Charles Laughton will still win the year overall and he should, but Rains is like, oh my god the final scene in The Invisible Man when we finally see Claude Rains face lol, its like the start of an amazing career =D.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Marx
2. Barrymore
3. Robeson
4. Rains
5. Baxter

Anonymous said...

1. Rains
2. Barrymore
3. Marx
4. Baxter
5. Robeson

Anonymous said...

Since you don't really like any of the Best Actress nominees, who would be your personal pick? And who's your pick for Best Supporting Actress?

JackiBoyz said...

1. Rains
2. Robeson
3. Marx
4. Baxter
5. Barrymore

moviefilm said...

1) Claude Rains
2) John Barrymore
3) Warner Baxter
4) Groucho Marx
5) Paul Robeson

mcofra7 said...

1. Rains
2. Robeson
3. Marx
4. Barrymore
5. Baxter

Louis Morgan said...

GiveDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Here I'll give my least favorites in some categories.

Picture: Cimarron
Director: Frank Lloyd - Cavalcade
Actor: Jamie Foxx - Ray
Actress: Mary Pickford - Coquette
Supporitng Actor: Frank Sinatra - From Here to Eternity
Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame - The Bad and the Beautiful
Adapted Screenplay: Cimarron
Original Screenplay: An American in Paris
Cinematography: Gigi
Editing: Gigi
Score: Round Midnight
Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland
Visual Effects: Alice in Wonderland

Therefore William LeBaron is the least deserving of all winners. The producer of Cimarron.

Favorite Names:

Lee Van Cleef
Laurence Olivier
Orson Welles
Boris Karloff
Claude Rains

Anonymous:

I'm not sure about Actress at the moment. My pick for Supporting Actress though would very easily be Merle Oberon in The Private Life of Henry VIII.

Michael Patison said...

1. Claude Rains
2. Paul Robeson
3. Groucho Marx
4. John Barrymore
5. Warner Baxter

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Claude Rains
2. Paul Robeson
3. Groucho Marx
4. John Barrymore
5. Warner Baxter

Also, am I the only one who thinks Baxter is supporting in 42nd Street?

Anonymous said...

What are your ratings and thoughts on Merle Oberon in The Private Lives of Henry VIII?

Maciej said...

1.Rains
2.Barrymore
3.Marx
4.Robeson
5.Baxter

Scott Gingold said...

1. Barrymore
2. Rains
3. Marx
4. Robeson
5. Baxter

Anonymous said...

Louis what are your thoughts on Cavalcade and its direction?

Louis Morgan said...

Oberon - 4(Very limited screen time to be sure, but I thought in that little time she honestly suggested a great deal of Anne Boleyn in a somewhat comedic fashion as well. There is the exasperation of the whole trial in her performance, but Oberon has a glint of the power needed for the character's manipulations and power that were once there. Her appearance is extraordinarily brief but Oberon made the most of it)

Anonymous:

I found Cavalcade to be a dull turgid affair that seemed so confidence in the importance of its story that it never bothered to tell it in an interesting way. Lloyd's direction is extremely by the books, and fails to invigorate any portion of the tired material.