Saturday, 20 December 2014

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2006

And the Nominees Were Not:

Mads Mikkelsen in Casino Royale

Michael Caine in Children of Men

Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland

Sergi Lopez in Pan's Labyrinth

Steve Carell in Little Miss Sunshine 

50 comments:

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

1. Affleck
2. Caine
3. Lopez
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carrell

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Caine
2. Affleck
3. Mikkelsen
4. Lopez
5. Carell

Anonymous said...

1. Affleck
2. Lopez
3. Mikkelsen
4. Caine
5. Carrell
I thought Mikkelsen was great, but I preferred both Lopez and Carrell (who is my pick and who's quite heartbreaking to me)

mcofra7 said...

What requests are there for Best Actor 1995?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

So far only Jonathon Pryce in Carrington and Ethan Hawke in Before Sunrise.

RatedRStar said...

I actually think Little Miss Sunshine works better as a drama than a comedy since it isnt a particularly funny film, thankfully most of Carrels moments are dramatic.

Mads Mikkelsens best scene in my opinion isnt his torture scene with Craig but when he is getting beaten up and threatened in his room.

1) Caine
2) Affleck
3) Lopez
4) Mikkelsen
5) Carell

luke higham said...

1. Lopez
2. Caine
3. Affleck
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

Michael Patison said...

1. Ben Affleck
2. Michael Caine
3. Sergi Lopez
4. Mads Mikkelsen
5. Steve Carell

Maciej said...

1.Affleck
2.Caine
3.Carell
4.Lopez
5.Mikkelsen

mcofra7 said...

Winning Request: Leonardo DiCaprio in the Basetball Diaries

I'm interested to see your thoughts as I am not sure what to think of the performance myself.

mcofra7 said...

1. Lopez
2. Affleck
3. Caine
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

luke higham said...

I'm going to change mine slightly
1. Lopez
2. Affleck
3. Caine
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

Kevin said...

1. Affleck
2. Lopez
3. Caine
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

Also, what are your ratings and thoughts on Ryan Reynolds in Smokin Aces and Stanley Tucci in Lucky Number Slevin?

Kevin said...

Lastly, since you said that Jake Gyllenhaal was a guarantee for Nightcrawler, my winning request will be for Gyllenhaal in Enemy for 2014 Alternate Best Actor, as I believe his performance in Enemy and Nightcrawler are by far and away his best performances. And this is coming from someone who loved him and would give him a 5 in Prisoners.

luke higham said...

Kevin: At this point, I'll say that since you requested Gyllenhaal in Enemy, it's becoming extremely likely that were going to get ten reviews, so in this case, I'm going to predict who those ten performances will be

Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy
Tom Hardy in Locke
Brendan Gleeson in Calvary
Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man
Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
Timothy Spall in Mr Turner
Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice
Guy Pearce in The Rover
Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Oscar Isaac and Christoph Waltz will miss out respectively for A Most Violent Year and The Zero Theorem/Big Eyes.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

At least wait until the nominees are announced. IT's looking more and more likely Gyllenhaal will get in for Nightcrawler, anyway.

luke higham said...

Koook160: Well, at the moment, I'm still going with Carell to get that final slot and I have no idea how Louis's going to react to Oyelowo in Selma.

RatedRStar said...

I will be very....VERY angry, if Gyllenhaal is not oscar nominated...

luke higham said...

Louis: Your Ratings & Thoughts on:
Robert Downey Jr in A Scanner Darkly
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Mission Impossible III
Giancarlo Giannini in Casino Royale
Bill Nighy & Stellan Skarsgaard in Dead Man's Chest
Paul Dano in Little Miss Sunshine
Brad Pitt in Babel
Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns
Reilly, Cole and Cohen in Talladega Nights
Michael Sheen in The Queen
Plus, Ratings for Caine & Bowie in The Prestige

Lezlie said...

1. Michael Caine
2. Sergi López
3. Mads Mikkelsen
4. Ben Affleck
5. Steve Carell

moviefilm said...

1) Sergi Lopez
2) Mads Mikkelsen
3) Ben Affleck
4) Michael Caine
5) Steve Carell

Michael McCarthy said...

Louis: I'm all about seeing a review for Affleck, but are you 100% sure you'd put him in supporting? If so, why?

JackiBoyz said...

1. Affleck
2. Lopez
3. Caine
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Ben Affleck
2. Sergi Lopez
3. Michael Caine
4. Mads Mikkelsen
5. Steve Carell (who I agree was the standout of the film)

Matt Mustin said...

1. Affleck
2. Lopez
3. Caine
4. Mikkelsen
5. Carell

Anonymous said...

I've just seen Gone Girl. I fucking loved it.
Affleck - 4.5
Pike - 5
Dickens - 3.5
Coon - 4
Perry - 4
Harris - 4
To me, every member of the cast was perfect.

Louis Morgan said...

Kevin:

Reynolds - 3(Reynolds is only barely lead, if he really is lead at all, so his impact is limited. He mostly gets to say exposition or have exposition spoke to him, which he does not do poorly. He delivers in the ending though doing his best to get brings some emotional power to the last scene that basically gives into far too much exposition. This is one film I'd say would have benefited from staying a bit simpler. This film basically alluded to the potential which Stretch achieved.)

Tucci - 2.5(Tucci does not get to do too much other than look confused. He does this just fine though and his final reaction is actually pretty great)

Luke:

Downey Jr - 4.5(Downey does some great work here and shows how he can be versatile within his fast talking guy type of persona. In this case he makes the whole thing a bit more dour as his whole rapid fire attitude seems to stem from the side effects of the drugs as well as the growing paranoia in him as he believes something is up)

Hoffman - 3.5(There is not something that makes his performance truly distinct as villain turns go. Nevertheless this is a solid enough performance, as Hoffman pretty much was always good, as he brings enough of an intimidating presence here)

Giannini - 3.5(Ah the only thing that actually Quantum Solace improved on which was more Mathis. Giannini is such a perfect fit for Bond, I'm surprised he hadn't already played a villain. I really like him as an ally though as has such a suave manner about himself)

Nighy - 3(If only the film's were much better since I actually thought Nighy was rather menacing here while having a fun peculiarity to his performance. It's a shame that third one basically wasted any potential with him as villain)

Skarsgaard - 3(Again another thing rather wasted in the third one. Skarsgaard though is rather good in portraying a father's regret as he tries to save his son, if only he had someone to work with. Really I think the worst thing about the Pirates films is how much the squandered actual potential)

Dano - 3(His performance just never stood out that much for me, and yes I know he's obviously silent. Not that I thought he was bad at all though. He does his break down well and I certainly have no complaints)

Pitt - 3.5(The part is very limited to him just basically being extremely emotional about his wife's condition. This makes absolute sense though and Pitt does do a good job with it)

Spacey - 2.5(At least he seemed to be having fun where everyone else was so ridiculously dour. Nevertheless this is a cheap imitation of Hackman's great work)

Reilly - 3.5(I find he does man child much more effectively. He's just much more unassuming about therefore funnier. I particularly enjoyed when he was so naive about betraying Ricky)

Cole - 3.5(Cole's usually great whenever he does a role with an extreme pompousness because he's just so good at it)

Cohen - 2.5(I thought he was alright but didn't think he was that funny. Now the guy I was really referring to that you forget was...)

Duncan - 3.5(It might be just mainly for one scene but his delivery of "Don't you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby!" deserves special mention)

Sheen - 3(A re-watch could hurt or help him. I recall his whole Tony Blair to be slightly too calculated)

Caine - 4

Bowie - Leaning towards 4.5.

Michael McCarthy:

I have not re-watched Hollywoodland since it came out so my placement might change. Either way I'm going to review him.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

I've got an idea for a possible requests for Louis that'll potentially outrage him: Anthony Franciosca in Across 110th Street for 1972 Best Supporting Actor (or Yaphet Kotto who is very good)

Better hope I don't win anything before 1972 eh, Louis? ;) Although I might also go for:

Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury (1972)
Peter Finch in The Nun's Story (1959)
Christian Bale in Rescue Dawn (2007)
David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
Gregory Peck in The Omen (1976)
Michael J. Fox in Casualties of War (1989)
Gary Oldman in State of Grace (1990)

Hm. I would relinquish my request for Johnny Depp in Ed Scissorhands if I didn't love that performance so much...



luke higham said...

GDSAO: For my sake, whenever you win your next request, please pick Gregory Peck or for my benefit, Christian Bale, who's performance in Rescue Dawn, I would've chosen for my next request, if Dicaprio hadn't been requested for The Basketball Diaries, which I don't have much confidence in. Also I think Gary Oldman's been requested already for State of Grace.

Other Performances I would request from now till, I imagine next December, would be

Mel Gibson in Braveheart
Ian Mckellen in Richard III
Christian Bale in Rescue Dawn
Jake Gyllenhaal in Zodiac
Cillian Murphy in Sunshine
Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma
Timothy Dalton in Hot Fuzz
Michael Caine in The Italian Job

Lastly, What were your thoughts on The Omen, as well as your ratings & thoughts on the cast.

luke higham said...

Louis: As of Now, what are all the remaining requests from '28 to '14.

mcofra7 said...

Request change: Robert Downey Jr in Zodiac (unless of course he's already been requested)

luke higham said...

Mcofra7: You made the right decision in replacing Dicaprio with Downey Jr, He hasn't been requested yet.

John Smith said...


Louis, I dont know what the next year will be but if it happends to be suporting 1982 you should review Jarl Kulle the man who plays the Bishop In the film Fanny And Alexander (Now you have a reason to watch a Bergman movie)

John Smith said...

Lois, I would like to have your toughts on Martin Scorcese In Taxi Driver

luke higham said...

John Smith: He'll be doing either the 80s or 50s, leaning towards the former.

Louis: Watch the 5 hour version.

luke higham said...

John: Louis, has seen The Virgin Spring and Persona.

luke higham said...

John: And Through The Glass Darkly.

GM said...

1. Caine
2. Mikkelsen
3. Lopez
4. Affleck
5. Carrell

luke higham said...

Louis: Since you downgraded Cornel Wilde's rating to a 4 for Leave Her To Heaven, I would like to know your reason why.

luke higham said...

Louis: My last question till Tuesday, since I have to attend a wedding tomorrow, but have you seen any new films recently.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

@Luke: I love The Omen, it's not quite my favourite horror film of all time but it's close.

Peck: 4.5 (verging on a 55.In what is actually quite a thankless role he's often very effective and moving in depicting a man, just a normal man, who's been bandied up in a situation well beyond his control)
Remick-3.5 (limited role but she does agony well, and makes her exit properly affecting)
Whitelaw-5 (MVP of the film. Need I say more? Also, RIP.)
Spencer Stephens-3.5 (not the standard annoying child shtick but instead, a properly disconcerting display of faux innocence. I'm not sure to what extent he's the director's tool though)
Warner-4 (always liked him and he's rather good here as the rather quirky but ultimately righteous sort)
Troughton + Benson-3 (good, but nothing much to write home about)
McKern-3.5 (quite an effective one scene wonder actually.)

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

2014 Supporting:

Keifer Sutherland - Pompeii
Michael Fassbender - Frank


1969 supporting:

Helmut Berger - The Damned


2007 :
Brad Pitt - The Assassination of Jesse James
Lau Ching Wan - Mad Detective
Joaquin Phoenix - We Own the Night
Casey Affleck - Gone Baby Gone
James McAvoy - Atonement
Chris Cooper - Breach

1995-
Jonathan Pryce- Carrington
Ethan Hawke - Before Sunrise

1995 Supporting -

Kevin Spacey - Seven

2007 Supporting-

John Travolta - Hairspray
Morgan Freeman - Gone Baby Gone
Ed Harris - Gone Baby Gone
Sam Rockwell - Jesse James
Robert Downey Jr. - Zodiac

1990-
Leslie Cheung - Days Of Being Wild
Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands

1990 Supporting -
Jon Polito in Miller's crossing
Armand Assante - Q & A

1982 -

Robert De Niro The King of Comedy

1989 Supporting -

Bruce Dern The Burbs

1962 -
Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate
Montgomery Clift in Freud

2001 -

Liu Ye - Lan Yu

1999 supporting -

Lam Suet - The Mission

2014 -
Jake Gyllenhaal - Enemy

1989 -

James Spader - Sex Lies & Videotape

1940 Supporting -

John Carradine - Grapes of Wraith

2011 - Jakub Gierszal - Suicide Room

1976 Supporting -

Marty Feldman - Silent Movie

In regards to Wilde I feel I was slightly generous since he is very much overshadowed by Tierney for much of the film even though I still think he was great in the ending scenes.

New Films:

Men Women and Children
Mr. Turner

John Smith:

For Taxi Driver check my review of Jeremy Irons in The Mission.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Thoughts/ratings on the cast of both new films, as well as your thoughts in general?

Louis Morgan said...

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Men, Women And Children - (Well I needed to fill out my bottom of five and I think I have a new number one. Reitman's direction is tone deaf as he's unintentionally funny when he's trying to be serious, and when's he's trying to be funny well he's not. The film has an off-putting sense of superiority as it tells its story of technology harming all. Further than that though it barely says much of anything other than technology is bad mmkay. The story prods along in its nothingness and it ends in nothingness, well more of just kinda stops. This technically could work, but that nothingness should be interesting)

Norris & Greer - 3.5(The only two performances that worked for me at all. The reason being that they actual brought any texture to their roles. They actually seemed to behave as human beings with more than one function, and managed to create the only part of the film that came to life in any way)

Everyone else factors into two categories either an extremely one-note sadness like Adam Sandler, or downright terrible like Jennifer Garner.

Mr. Turner - (An absolutely stunning film to look at. Almost every frame looks like a beautiful painting. The technical elements of the film are impeccable. As for the film I thought it started out a little too unfocused in its introduction of Turner and the people around him. This improved as the film went on though and created a fairly intriguing portrait of Turner's life, although I would not have minded if the film had focused a little more on the artistic scene in which Turner thrived)

Atkinson & Bailey - 3.5(Both play women who purposefully stay reserved therefore barely even reacting when Turner almost seems to force himself on both of them. Nevertheless they both play their roles with just enough color and grace. Both do well to put on that specific role of having to be gracious no matter yet while still subtly suggesting what they really feel)

Jesson - 3(A somewhat missed opportunity as I would have liked if the film had gotten slightly more into detail about Turner's relationship with his father. Jesson though is effective in conveying the warmth yet distance, in terms of his son's actions, that the elder Turner has towards his son)

Manville - 3(A character I would not have minded if the film had expanded on her. Manville is interesting in the brief glimpse of her character, but she's really not in the film enough)

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Can you give extended thoughts on Elgort in Men, Women, and Children? Because I'm curious if he's as clammy and unconvincing as he was in The Fault in Our Stars

luke higham said...

Louis: Is Spall's performance a potential review.

John Smith said...

Louis, I did not find a rating of Martin Scorceses performance in Taxi Driver

Scott Gingold said...

1. Lopez
2. Caine
3. Affleck
4. Carell
5. Mikkelsen

Louis, ratings and thoughts on:
Paul Dano, Little Miss Sunshine
Jeremy Davies, Rescue Dawn
Steve Zahn, Rescue Dawn
Jack Nicholson, The Departed
Jim Broadbent, Art School Confidential

RatedRStar said...

I must admit I was kinda dissapointed by Mr Turner, I felt it wasnt much of a film and more a showcase for Timothy Spall, it looks great but, those are the only 2 things I can praise, I think the supporting players are pretty one note, and the attempts at comedy just dont really work, its kinda dull at times as well and very very slow, I think the best film about an artist was Lust for Life because that got everything right in terms of acting and pace.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert: Elgort also falls into the one note side of things, but is perhaps one of the worst examples of it. He spends his time staring forward and looking moody without bringing any substance to his character's pessimistic view. Above all else it's a boring performance to the point when he attempts suicide all I thought was, well that happened.

Luke: Of course. You also never know the academy could do Vera Drake on Mr. Turner, I mean it already likely will get in for its technical achievements. I do doubt that though simply because it is a rather cold film.

John Smith:

I'd give him a four.

Scott Gingold:

You can find my thoughts on Dano further up the comments section. Rescue Dawn is 07 for me, check the Departed leads review for Nicholson, and I have not seen Broadbent.