Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2014: Results

5. Toby Kebbell in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Kebbell gives an effective portrayal of the mad villainous ape.

Best Scene: Koba returns to the gun touting fools.
4. Michael Fassbender in Frank - Fassbender gives a funny and moving performance almost entirely without the use of his face.

Best Scene: Frank starts stating his facial expressions.
3. Richard Armitage in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Armitage overcomes most of the weaknesses of his film giving a rousing and passionate portrayal of Thorin Oakenshield's final act.

Best Scene: Thorin makes peace with Bilbo.
2. Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice - Josh Brolin gives an incredibly entertaining performance as a excessively straight laced cop that plays particularly well with Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of a hippie P.I.

Best Scene: "Moto Panacaku"
1. Gary Poulter in Joe -  Good Prediction moviefilm. I'll have to admit I'm rather unsure of my overall winner, as I love the top three about equally. Right now my win goes to Gary Poulter's only cinematic performance. Poulter is heartbreaking yet freighting, tragic yet pathetic in his portrayal of the extremes of a broken man which always feel absolutely natural despite the randomness of the man.

Best Scene: "Are You My Friend?"
Overall Rank:
  1. Gary Poulter in Joe
  2. J.K. Simmons in Whiplash
  3. Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice
  4. Edward Norton in Birdman
  5. Shia LaBeouf in Fury
  6. Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  7. Zach Galifianakis in Birdman
  8. Richard Armitage in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  9. Michael Parks in Tusk 
  10. James Corden in Into the Woods
  11. Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  12. Robert Duvall in The Judge
  13. Ben Mendelsohn in Starred Up
  14. Matthias Schoenaerts in The Drop
  15. Domhnall Gleeson in Calvary
  16. Ray Liotta in Kill The Messenger
  17. F. Murray Abraham in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  18. Paddy Considine in Pride
  19. Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  20. Martin Short in Inherent Vice
  21. Powers Boothe in Sin City: A Dam to Kill For
  22. Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler
  23. Luke Evans in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  24. Benicio Del Toro in Inherent Vice
  25. Chris Pine in Into The Woods
  26. Aidan Gillen in Calvary
  27. Scoot McNairy in Frank
  28. Tyler Perry in Gone Girl
  29. Michael Fassbender in Frank
  30. Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy
  31. Bill Nighy in Pride
  32. Michael Nyqvist in John Wick
  33. Toby Kebbell in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  34. James Spader in The Homesman
  35. Jeff Goldblum in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  36. Luke Wilson in The Skeleton Twins
  37. Domhnall Gleeson in Unbroken
  38. Bradley Cooper in Guardians of the Galaxy
  39. Willem Dafoe in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  40. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in Pompeii
  41. Micheal Rooker in Guardians of the Galaxy
  42. Eric Roberts in Inherent Vice
  43. Nick Thurston in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  44. John Goodman in The Gambler
  45. Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  46. Owen Wilson in Inherent Vice
  47. Alfie Allen in John Wick
  48. Mel Gibson in The Expendables 3
  49. Robert Pattinson in The Rover
  50. Randall Park in The Interview 
  51. Michael K. Williams in The Gambler
  52. Michael Fassbender in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  53. Ken Watanabe in Godzilla
  54. Olafur Darri Olafsson in A Walk Among the Tombstones
  55. Dylan Moran in Calvary
  56. Ed Helms in Stretch
  57. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  58. William Hurt in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  59. Evan Peters in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  60. Ciaran Hinds in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
  61. Chris O'Dowd in Calvary 
  62. Dean Norris in Men, Women & Children
  63. Bill Paxton in Edge of Tomorrow 
  64. Alessandro Nivola in A Most Violent Year
  65. Jim Bodnia in Rosewater
  66. Jude Law in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  67. Fabrizio Rongione in Two Days One Night
  68. Chris O'Dowd in St. Vincent
  69. Charlie Cox in The Theory of Everything
  70. Adrien Brody in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  71. Andy Garcia in Kill The Messenger
  72. Tim Blake Nelson in The Homesman
  73. Willem Dafoe in John Wick
  74. Terence Stamp in Big Eyes
  75. Billy Magnussen in Into the Woods
  76. Edward Norton in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  77. Albert Brooks in A Most Violent Year
  78. Gary Oldman in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  79. Brendan Gleeson in Edge of Tomorrow
  80. Bill Irwin in Interstellar 
  81. Ian McKellen in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  82. M. Emmet Walsh in Calvary
  83. Bryan Cranston in Godzilla
  84. Samuel L. Jackson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  85. Ronnie Gene Blevins in Joe
  86. David Wilmot in Calvary
  87. James Corden in Begin Again
  88. Kelsey Grammer in The Expendables 3  
  89. Noah Taylor in Edge of Tomorrow
  90. Casey Affleck in Interstellar
  91. Tom Wilkinson in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  92. David Harbour in A Walk Among the Tombstones
  93. Mathieu Amalric in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  94. James McAvoy in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  95. Andrew Scott in Locke
  96. Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
  97. Bill Murray in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  98. Billy Bob Thornton in The Judge
  99. Charles Dance in The Imitation Game
  100. Harvey Keitel in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  101. Devin Ratray in Blue Ruin
  102. Ken Stott in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  103. David Hasselhoff in Stretch
  104. Joe Gilgun in Pride
  105. Peter Dinklage in X-Men: Days of Future Past
  106. Mickey Rourke in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  107. Andrew Scott in Pride
  108. Matthew Goode in The Imitation Game 
  109. Robert Downey Jr. in Chef
  110. Christopher Lloyd in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  111. Ian McKellen in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  112. Kevin Costner in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  113. Paul Jesson in Mr. Turner
  114. Willem Dafoe in A Most Wanted Man
  115. Ted Danson in The One I Love
  116. Ray Liotta in Stretch 
  117. Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
  118. Dominic West in Pride
  119. David Oyelowo in A Most Violent Year
  120. James Frecheville in The Drop
  121. Mark Boone Junior in Life of Crime
  122. Vincent D'Onofrio in The Judge 
  123. Lee Pace in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  124. Rupert Friend in Starred Up
  125. Sebastian Stan in Captain American: The Winter Soldier
  126. Jason Schwartzman in Big Eyes 
  127. Haley Joel Osment in Tusk
  128. Michael Caine in Interstellar
  129. Nicholas Hoult in X-Men Days of Future Past
  130. Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  131. Kodi Smit-McPhee in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  132. Richard Sammel in 3 Days to Kill
  133. Bill Hader in  The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
  134. Djimon Hounsou in Guardians of Galaxy
  135. Willem Dafoe in The Fault in Our Stars
  136. David Gyasi in Interstellar
  137. David Strathairn in Godzilla
  138. Jared Harris in Pompeii
  139. John Lithgow in Interstellar
  140. David Thewlis in The Theory of Everything
  141. Johnny Skourtis in The Equalizer
  142. Oliver Platt in Chef
  143. Stephen Root in Selma
  144. Lee Pace in Guardians of the Galaxy
  145. Daniel Bruhl in A Most Wanted Man
  146. Paul Reiser in Whiplash
  147. Tom Wilkinson in Selma
  148. Will Arnett in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  149. Ty Burrell in The Skeleton Twins
  150. Dan Stevens in A Walk Among The Tombstones
  151. Antonio Banderas in The Expendables 3 
  152. William Fichtner in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  153. Sam Worthington in Cake
  154. Simon McBurney in The Theory of Everything
  155. John Ortiz in The Drop
  156. William H. Macy in Cake
  157. Erich Bergen in Jersey Boys 
  158. John Leguizamo in Chef
  159. James Badge Dale in Stretch
  160. Christopher Walken in Jersey Boys
  161. Matt Damon in Interstellar
  162. Kenneth Branagh in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  163. Mos Def in Begin Again
  164. Terrence Howard in St. Vincent
  165. Ben Huber in Honeymoon
  166. Patrick Fugit in Gone Girl
  167. Jon Bernthal in Fury
  168. Tim Robbins in Life of Crime
  169. Elyes Gabel in A Most Violent Year
  170. Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl
  171. Alec Baldwin in Still Alice
  172. Tim Roth in Selma
  173. Jason Statham in The Expendables 3
  174. Sam Worthington in Sabotage 
  175. Johnny Depp in Tusk 
  176. Adam Sandler in Men, Women & Children
  177. Michael Lomenda in Jersey Boys
  178. Terry Crews in The Expendables 3
  179. Dane Dehaan in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  180. Daniel Huttlestone in Into the Woods
  181. Tony Shalhoub in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
  182. Wesley Snipes in The Expendables 3
  183. Charlie Tahan in Love is Strange
  184. Sam Trammell in The Fault in Our Stars
  185. Scoot McNairy in The Rover
  186. Marton Csokas in The Equalizer
  187. Adam Levine in Begin Again
  188. Cedric The Entertainer in Top Five
  189. Danny Huston in Big Eyes
  190. Miyavi in Unbroken
  191. Orland Bloom in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  192. Harrison Ford in The Expendables 3
  193. Terrence Howard in Sabotage 
  194. Dolph Lundgren in The Expendables 3
  195. Steve Tom in Dumb and Dumber To
  196. Michael Pena in Fury
  197. Glen Powell in The Expendables 3 
  198. Jet Li in The Expendables 3
  199. Ryan Gage The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  200. Randy Couture in The Expendables 3
  201. Brad Hawkins in Boyhood 
  202. Nat Wolff in The Fault in Our Stars
  203. Grigoriy Dobrygin in A Most Wanted Man
  204. Anders Holm in The Interview
  205. Jeremy Strong in The Judge
  206. Rob Riggle in Dumb and Dumber To
  207. Tracy Morgan in Top Five
  208. Johnny Depp in Into the Woods
  209. Travis Tope in Men, Women & Children
  210. Paul Giamatti in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  211. Victor Ortiz in The Expendables 3
  212. Chris Cooper in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  213. Kellan Lutz in The Expendables 3
  214. Ansel Elgort in Men, Women & Children
  215. Christopher Meloni in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  216. Nick Krause in Boyhood
  217. Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  218. Marton Csokas in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  219. Marco Perella in Boyhood
  220. Kiefer Sutherland in Pompeii
Next Year: 1982 Lead

38 comments:

Michael Patison said...

What about Corden? Are you having trouble deciding between lead and supporting? I didn't think you'd be saving him for bonus reviews because you'd already given ratings and extensive thoughts on both of them.

I saw you put Gandolfini in lead, though.

Louis Morgan said...

No I'd say I accidentally forgot Into The Woods while making the list.

Anonymous said...

Great work! But... Nat Wolff's embarassing performance in TFIOS and Danny Huston's awfully bland performance in Big Eyes above Neil Patrick Harris's and Alec Baldwin's at least fine works in Gone Girl and Still Alice? Anyway, really great job!

Anonymous said...

Anyway, what are your ratings and thoughts on Dafoe, Trammell and Wolff in TFIOS and Adam Levine in Begin Again?

Louis Morgan said...

I really did not care for Baldwin or Harris in their respective films, but I will admit in a list like this I'll make mistakes. In Wolff's case I listed him relatively early on in the list making and forgot about his placement by time I was finished.

Anonymous said...

Louis, what are your plans after alternative leading and supporting actors?

Psifonian said...

Poulter reigns supreme. I am pleased.

For 1982, I'd like to see Kurt Russell in "The Thing."

Michael Patison said...

For 1982 Lead:
Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy (I think somebody requested it, but besides that it received a 1982 Icelandic release)
Albert Finney in Shoot the Moon
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

Other than that I really have no idea, so here are tons of others that received some kind of recognition elsewhere:
Ray Barrett in Goodbye Paradise
Alan Bates in The Return of the Soldier
Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in Deathtrap
Norman Kaye in Lonely Hearts
Philippe Léotard in La Balance
Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hrs.
Francesco Nuti in The Pool Hustlers
Stellan Skarsgård in The Simple-Minded Murderer
Alberto Sordi in Il Marchese del Grillo
Donald Sutherland in Threshold
Henry Winkler in Night Shift
cast member of That Championship Season (Bruce Dern won the Silver Bear)

I'm sure having that many doesn't help but whatever

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Oh Shia improved a fair bit! Any particular reason why.

Also thoughts and ratings on Michael Parks in Tusk, did you like Del Toro and Short a lot more upon re - watch and thoughts and ratings for Eric Roberts in Inherent Vice, Almaric and Wilkinson for Grand Budapest

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Alan Bates in The Return of the Soldier is a brilliant performance. You should also consider Sutherland's sterling work in Threshold.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Also Finney in Shoot the Moon

JamDenTel said...

I just have to ask, Louis...

Is man truly a walrus at heart?

luke higham said...

Louis: Your rating & thoughts on
Michael Parks in Tusk.

Also, your reasons for giving both LaBeouf & Bautista a 4.5 and a 4 respectively

Lastly, where, do your 4s and 3.5s end on the ranking.

Lead 1982
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner
Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy
Albert Finney in Shoot the Moon
Alan Bates in The Return of The Soldier
Donald Sutherland in Threshold
Honourable
Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously

Supporting 1982
Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner
Charles Durning in Tootsie
Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan
Mickey Rourke in Diner
Jerry Lewis in The King of Comedy

RatedRStar: Number 5 - A Most Wanted Man, Number 4 - The Babadook

Maciej said...

Kurt Russell - The Thing
Jeremy Irons - Moonligthing
Harrison Ford - Blade Runner
Sylvester Stallone - First Blood
Albert Finney - Shoot the Moon

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I don't have any suggestions for 1982, but I do need to point out you forgot to list the following:

Johnny Depp in Into the Woods
Elyes Gabel in A Most Violent Year
The cast of Men, Women, and Children
David Hasselhoff in Stretch (How could you forget that glorious cameo?)

luke higham said...

Louis: The rest of The Hobbit & Into The Woods casts as well.

GM said...

Harrison Ford - Blade Runner
Steve Martin - Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Robert de Niro - The King of Comedy
Karl Maden - Twilight Time
Albert Finney - Shoot the Moon
Mel Gibson - The Year of Living Dangerously

Lezlie said...

Wow, you really loved LaBeouf. I must say, why he certainly was the best of the cast (wasn't really hard given the quality of the other performances), I wasn't that impressed by him either.

John Smith said...

Jan Malmsjö In Fanny and Alexander (To be honest, he is not the leaf but he still has alot of screentime)

John Smith said...

The movie was released 1982

luke higham said...

For your overall rankings or a review for 1982, the Male cast members of Fanny and Alexander as well.

luke higham said...

Louis: Your Top Ten Performances of The Decade so far.

luke higham said...

Louis: Ken Stott in The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies instead of Men, Women and Children.

You forgot to add Gage, Pace and Bloom as well.

luke higham said...

Louis: Magnussen and Huttlestone for Into The Woods as well.

luke higham said...

Louis: Ian Mckellen & Patrick Stewart in X-Men Days of Future Past
John C. Reilly in Guardians of The Galaxy
Joe Gilgun in Pride

Anonymous said...

James McAvoy would be a 3 for The Disappearence of Eleanor Rigby right?

Louis Morgan said...

I apologize for the incomplete nature of the list as I'll admit I somewhat rushed the making of it.

Anonymous:

Dafoe - 2.5(I thought he went a bit too far in his first scene in doing his whole semi Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys, but I did feel he made up for it in his fairly effective second scene though)

Trammell - 2(Not actively terrible or anything but his inadequate performance that feels a bit forced actually does a good job of showing what's remarkable about Dern's performance)

Wolff - 1.5(A great double act with Elgort as they both are obnoxious in their eccentricities, and than hard to believe in their emotional breakdowns)

Levine - 2(Found him pretty forgettable in his scenes as being the low key guy then I thought he was pretty bad when he was doing the self-indulgent Artists routine)

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

I already like LaBeouf in Fury to begin with, but re-watching the film I was surprised just how much his work resonated with me, which is saying something since I have not really liked a performance by LaBeouf before this one.

Parks - 4.5(Although I did not care the for film Parks offers a nice bit of demented brilliance with his performance. In the first half he is appropriately creepy and actually very frightening, particularly when he reveals his legs work just fine. Once the Walrus appears the film goes purposefully as absurd as possible, but Parks manages to still be consistently entertaining and oddly convincing in portraying one strange form of madness)

On re-watch, since I loved the film all the more, I really appreciated almost every supporting performance a little more especially Short's and Del Toro's, I mean how can you not appreciate him singing the Gilligan's Island theme for a moment.

Eric Roberts - 3.5(The best I've seen from him. He's actually rather quite haunting in his single scene, where he's more than a photograph, by creating the odd frame of mind his character is in)

Almaric and Wilkinson - 3(Both give enough life to their brief appearances, and like most of the cast just add a little something extra to the film with their presence)

JamDenTel: Probably.

Luke:

Re-watch of Guardians upped Bautista's score mainly because in addition to being funny, he really is quite moving in the scene where he explains his anger.

Last 4: Spader

Last 3.5: Bodnia

Top Ten:

1. Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
2. Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
3. James McAvoy in Filth
4. Marion Cotillard in The Immigrant
5. Mark Strong in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
6. Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
7. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
8. Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Choi Min-sik in I Saw the Devil
10. Michael Keaton in Birdman

Anonymous:

Yes.

Michael McCarthy said...

Poulter makes a fine win, though I kind of hope you switch to Simmons at some point.

Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy

There are other performances from that year I like, but none I feel nearly as strongly about. It's remarkably unnerving work that I honestly consider his best. As much as I love Paul Newman, De Niro easliy wins the year for me.

Anonymous said...

I remember that last year when you did your Top 5 for the performances of the decade you put Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone and Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom. You just forgot to put them in the new list or your appreciation cooled down?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I actually agree on Levine, and I love that movie. Though I will say his singing was better than it usually is. Maybe he should ditch Maroon 5.

RatedRStar said...

Harrison Ford - Blade Runner
Albert Finney - Shoot The Moon
Robert De Niro - The King Of Comedy
Richard Farnsworth - The Grey Fox
Mel Gibson - The Year Of Living Dangerously


Thanks Luke, I was at work, again so, well my 5 and 4 are

Pride and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael McCarthy said...

5 - Inherent Vice
4 - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael McCarthy said...

Also, I'm not saying Adam Levine's performance in Begin Again was anything special, but am I the only one who thinks he did very well in his last scene?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

@Michael: I'm afraid not for me at least, sorry Michael. And I loved the film, I assure you. Not sure if I mentioned it before but Keira's a strong 5 for me in it, Ruffalo was charming enough. I basically opted to despise Levine's character throughout which worked well enough for me.

I really enjoyed Cee Lo Green as well. Words said that shall never be said again.

Also, for my 10-5 ranked films

10. The Imitation Game
9. The Babadook
8. Boyhood
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Locke
5. Inherent Vice

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Also, um, Louis if you don't mind, more thoughts/ratings thanks!

Luke Wilson in The Skeleton Twins
Dean Norris in Men, Women & Children
Jim Bodnia in Rosewater
The voices of Locke

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

@RatedRStar: My #5 and #4 are The Babadook and Inherent Vice respectively.

moviefilm said...

My request: best supporting actor 1976 - Ron Howard in The Shootist

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar:

#5: Inherent Vice

#4: The Grand Budapest Hotel

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

You can find my thoughts on Norris and Wilson already.

Bodnia - 3.5(Solid work in portraying a torturer who is just doing the job even more so than usual. Bodnia effectively handles the little humanizing moments, while still showing enough brutality in his interrogation method. As these sort of performances go there are more memorable ones, but this certainly is a decent job)

Wilson - 3.5(She does a great job of going from just standard casual conversation with Locke to absolute distress when hearing about Locke's infidelity. She's particularly good in the scenes later where's she's throwing her anger at Locke as Wilson suggests just in the nature of her voice that this hate seems to be about more than simply Locke's initial revelation)

Colman - 3.5(She's also really quite good in portraying just the constantly distressed nature of her character, and in her voice you can see the person Locke describes her as. In addition she handles the physical distress and changes, from the treatment, rather well from call to call)

Scott - 3.5(I actually preferred his vocal work here to his live action performance in Pride. Scott nicely expresses the phases of his character as he goes from scared employee, to a guy shoving his pent up rage towards his former boss, as well as a truly excited guy to see that things are going to work out int he end. He does well as his voice tells us basically the progress of preparation for the building throughout the night)