Saturday, 7 March 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1956: Results

5. Elisha Cook, Jr in The Killing -  Cook plays his usual role of the weak willed criminal, but this is particularly good example of it.

 Best Scene: George returns home after the shootout.
4. Ward Bond in The Searchers - Bond does some very fine work here delivery the best comic moments of the film as well as being one of the few supporting players who can stand their ground with John Wayne's searing performance.

Best Scene: Ethan finishes the job.
3. Edward G. Robinson in The Ten Commandments - Robinson gives an entertaining and appropriately devious portrayal of every phase of his character's ever changing form of villainy.

Best Scene: Dathan gives the deliverer to Rameses.
2. Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments - Brynner gives a very effective performance by bringing both the needed command and ego fitting for a villain such as Rameses.

Best Scene: "Moses Moses Moses"
1. Eli Wallach in Baby Doll - Good Predictions Luke, mcofra7, Michael Patison, and RatedRStar. Eli Wallach gives a wonderful performance creating striking up some truly fiery chemistry with his female co-star, as well as being impeccable delivering both the dramatic and comedic moments in the material. It is my favorite of these five performances, but this really is a leading performance.

Best Scene: Silva and Baby Doll on the swing.
Overall Rank:
  1. Ed Wynn in The Great Man
  2. Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments
  3. Anthony Quinn in Lust For Life
  4. James Dean in Giant
  5. Edward G. Robinson in The Ten Commandments
  6. Ward Bond in The Searchers
  7. Lee Marvin in Attack
  8. Everett Sloane in Patterns 
  9. Elisha Cook, Jr. in The Killing
  10. Ed Begley in Patterns
  11. Stephen Boyd in The Man Who Never Was
  12. James Donald in Lust for Life 
  13. Dennis Hopper in Giant
  14. James Mason in Forever, Darling 
  15. Walter Brennan in Good-Bye, My Lady
  16. Anthony Perkins in Friendly Persuasion
  17. Vincent Price in The Ten Commandments 
  18. Timothy Carey in The Killing
  19. Henry Jones in The Girl Can't Help It
  20. Rod Steiger in The Harder They Fall
  21. Keenan Wynn in The Great Man
  22. Leo Genn in Moby Dick
  23. Cedric Hardwicke in The Ten Commandments
  24. Edmond O'Brien in The Girl Can't Help It
  25. Henry Jones in The Bad Seed
  26. Anthony Quayle in The Wrong Man
  27. Walter Matthau in Bigger Than Life
  28. Terry-Thomas in The Green Man
  29. Fredric March in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
  30. Sidney Poitier in Good-bye, My Lady
  31. Robert Strauss in Attack
  32. Ted de Corsia in The Killing
  33. Richard Basehart in Moby Dick
  34. Bernard Miles in The Man Who Knew Too Much
  35. Jay C. Flippen in The Killing
  36. Arthur O'Connell in Bus Stop
  37. Orson Welles in Moby Dick
  38. Lee J. Cobb in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
  39. Louis Calhern in Forever, Darling
  40. Cameron Prud'Homme in The Rainmaker
  41. Keenan Wynn in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
  42. Richard Jaeckel in Attack
  43. Russ Morgan in The Great Man
  44. Henry Brandon in The Searchers
  45. Sal Mineo in Somebody Up There Likes Me
  46. Minoru Chiaki in Samurai III: Duel At Ganryu Island
  47. Leo McKern in X: The Unknown
  48. Mickey Rooney in The Bold and the Brave
  49. Dean Jagger in The Great Man
  50. Joseph Sweeney in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
  51. Robert Stack in Written on the Wind
  52. James Edwards in The Killing
  53. Everett Sloan in Somebody Up There Likes Me
  54. John Carradine in The Ten Commandments
  55. Robert Bray in Bus Stop
  56. HB Warner The Ten Commandments
  57. Robert Newton in Around the World in 80 Days
  58. Louis Calhern in High Society
  59. Trevor Howard in Around the World in 80 Days  
  60. Raymond Huntley in The Green Man
  61. Arthur O'Connell in The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit
  62. Wendell Corey in The Rainmaker
  63. Takashi Shimura in Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
  64. Akim Tamiroff in Anastasia
  65. Louis Armstrong in High Society
  66. Lloyd Bridges in The Rainmaker
  67. Eddie Albert in Attack
  68. Vince Edwards in The Killing
  69. John Qualen in The Searchers
  70. Felix Aylmer in Anastasia
  71. John Derek in The Ten Commandments
  72. Edward Chapman in X: The Unknown
  73. Robert F. Simon in Bigger Than Life
  74. Robert Keith in Written on the Wind
  75. Paul Fix in The Bad Seed
  76. Anthony Newley in X: The Unknown
  77. Earl Holliman in The Rainmaker
  78. Pedro Armendariz in The Conqueror
  79. Friedrich von Ledebur in Moby Dick
  80. John Hoyt in Forever, Darling
  81. John Lund in High Society 
  82. Richard Eyer in Friendly Persuasion
  83. Lonny Chapman in Baby Doll
  84. Harry Carey, Jr. in The Searchers
  85. Martin Benson in The King and I
  86. Ken Curtis in The Searchers
  87. Thomas Gomez in The Conqueror 
  88. Patrick Adiarte in The King and I
  89. Ted de Corsia in The Conqueror 
  90. Christopher Olsen in The Man Who Knew Too Much
  91. Hank Worden in The Searchers
  92. Christopher Olsen in Bigger Than Life
Next Year: 1972 Lead

48 comments:

Michael Patison said...

Thoughts on:
Marvin in Attack
Sloane in Patterns
Begley in Patterns (rating too)

Also why the massive ratings boost for James Dean?

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Suggestions:

Michael York in Cabaret
Anthony Quinn in Across 110th Street
Robert Redford in The Candidate
Michael Sacks in Slaughterhouse Five
Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure
Kevin Hooks in Sounder
Burt Lancaster in Ulzana's Raid

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Also thoughts and ratings on:
James Donald in Lust for Life
Dennis Hoppet in Giant
James Mason in Forever, Darling
Walter Brennan and Sidney Poitier in Good-Bye, My Lady
Stephen Boyd in The Man Who Never Was
Rod Steiger in The Harder They Fall
The Supporting Cast of Moby Dick
Anthony Quayle in The Wrong Man

Psifonian said...

Klaus Kinski, Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Max von Sydow, The New Land
Burt Reynolds, Deliverance
Jon Voight, Deliverance

RatedRStar said...

Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, The Wrath Of God
Robert Shaw - Young Winston
Jon Voight - Deliverance
Michael York - Cabaret
Robert Redford - The Candidate

I will make my winning request soon =D.

RatedRStar said...

Thankfully the 1972 bonus reviews should be easy also since I can think of quite a few hidden gems which would be good for then.

Anonymous said...

Gene Hackman in The Poseidon Adventure

John Smith said...

Eddie Axberg Of Max Von Sydow-The New Land

John Voigh-Deliverance

John Smith said...

Klau Kinski-Aguire

John Smith said...

Woody Allen-Play It Again Sam

John Smith said...

I would like everyones toughts on theast of the tv-show Fargo (:

John Smith said...

Tougs on the cast of the tv-show Fargo

luke higham said...

Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, Wrath Of God
Robert Redford - The Candidate
Michael York - Cabaret
Jon Voight - Deliverance
Gene Hackman - The Poseidon Adventure

My Request and most likely my last for the alternates is Cillian Murphy in Sunshine.

RatedRStar said...

I am afraid I have not seen the tv series version of Fargo.

My winning request Louis, for the bonus reviews is

Roy Cheung - Prison On Fire

luke higham said...

Louis: Murphy is Lead by the way for 2007.

And how many requests are there now for 2007 Lead.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Shaw's supporting for Young Winston. He is only in the film for the first hour.

GM said...

Alain Delon - Le Professeur
Burt Reynolds - Deliverance
Jon Voight - Deliverance
Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Max Von Sydow - The New Land
Robert Redford - Jeremiah Johnson
Robert Redford - The Candidate
Steve McQueen - The Getaway

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: Ive not seen it yet so.

Maciej said...

Robert Redford - The Candidate
Robert Redford - Jeremiah Johnson
Max von Sydov - The New Land
Jon Voight - Deliverance
Michael York - Cabaret
Burt Reynolds - Delivarence
Klaus Kinski - Aguirre, the Wrath of God

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: That's fine. Have you seen Sunshine at all with Cillian Murphy, If so what's your rating & thoughts for him.

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: It has been quite a while since I saw Sunshine, but I remember liking Cillian a lot more than the rest of the cast, I thought the film was visually stunning but the story, gets itself a bit cornered as it seems to decide that the Sci Fi element was boring and decides to turn into a serial killer feature late in the film.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Oh yeah, I remembered I still have my request left over from last time. Um, my request is Joaquin Phoenix in The Yards for 2000 Supporting whenever we get to bonus rounds.

moviefilm said...

Edward Albert – Butterflies Are Free
Jack Lemmon – Avanti!
Jon Voight – Deliverance
Peter O'Toole – Man of La Manche
Walter Matthau – Pete 'n' Tillie

Michael McCarthy said...

Robert Redford-The Candidate
Klaus Kinski-Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Stacy Keach-Fat City
Jack Nicholson-The King of Marvin Gardens
Jack Wild-The Pied Piper

And just for fun...

William Marshall-Blacula

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Oh yeah, forgot to suggest:

Max Von Sydow in The New Land
Stacey Keach in Fat City
Robert Redford in The Candidate
Klaus Kinski in Aguirre
Jon Voight in Deliverence

Anonymous said...

Robert Shaw in Young Winston

Anonymous said...

Louis what are your thoughts and ratings on Joan Crawford and Gloria Grahame in Sudden Fear?

JamDenTel said...

Divine, Pink Flamingos
Michael Sacks, Slaughterhouse-Five
Mel Stewart, Trick Baby
Jack Lemmon, Avanti!
Klaus Kinski, Aguirre the Wrath of God

A few I haven't seen (at least not recently) but who have solid reputations:

Stacy Keach, Fat City
Steve McQueen, Junior Bonner
Peter O'Toole, Man of La Mancha
Sean Connery, The Offence
Robert Duvall, Tomorrow

Deiner said...

Suggestions:
Stacy Keach in Fat City
Klaus Kinski in Aguirre the Wrath of God
Robert Redford in The Candidate
Jon Voight and/or Burt Reynolds in Deliverance
By the way Louis, can you give your thoughts and rating of Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hudsucker Proxy.

Michael McCarthy said...

I feel like I should say I hope Peter O'Toole doesn't get a review for Man of La Mancha. I kind of hated him in that.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I'm pretty sure Peter O'Toole hated himself in that.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

On the other hand, I've read that Tomorrow is Duvall's personal favourite of all the film's he's made. That really intrigues me.

Michael Patison said...

I have no one else to add for 1972 lead.

I'll also hold off on my request, giving me, I believe, 2 for now, for the time being.

Anonymous said...

Thoughts and ratings on the supporting cast of attack

mcofra7 said...

I think I'll hold off on the request for now.

mcofra7 said...

Now that I think about it I'll request Jake Gyllenhaal in Souce Code for the bonus rounds.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

But... why Gyllenhaal for THAT? He's fine, but he's done so much better than that one.

mcofra7 said...

Any recommendations?
Not his best work but that was what really put him on the map for me. I considered him in Zodiac but he didn't make a big impression on me.

luke higham said...

Well I sure know, what lineup I want for 2011 Lead.
Jakub Gierszal - Suicide Room
Jake Gyllenhaal - Source Code
Woody Harrelson - Rampart
Peter Mullan - Tyrannosaur
Ralph Fiennes - Coriolanus
Michael Smiley - Kill List

I'm going to try to request Mullan, Fiennes and Smiley, from the remaining alternate years. Harrelson is pretty much a lock.

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: Have you seen Suicide Room? or checked it out in anyway =), since I of course did say it was close to my heart =D.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: I suggested Gierszal, since he was requested, as I do for every other upcoming lineup.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: I'll see it eventually, whenever Louis, gets around to reviewing him.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

For 2011, I want Peyman Moaadi in A Separation, Daniel Henshall in Snowtown, and Chris New and Tom Cullen in Weekend.

RatedRStar said...

@Koook160 =D Weekend hehe, I should say I did like Source Code quite a lot lol, I would happily put in my top 10 of 2011.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael Patison:

Technically Dean is a four in a move to the supporting category. Although I do find his performance uneven I do love the first half of his performance, and I don't hate the second half.

Marvin - 4(Just like in The Wild One Marvin kinda steals the film more than he probably should. His role is a small one of basically the immediate commanding officer that comes in and out of the story basically just to keep Eddie Albert's character in power. Marvin though is very effective in bringing the callousness and coldness in ever single one of his lines. What I like about his performance though is he always shows his character as a man making the hard decisions because he has to, not because he's simply a fool)

Sloane - 4(I think Sloane sometimes has a bit of a tendency to overact, but he reigns himself in here. Sloane is very effective in creating the cruelty through words, rather than anything else, as the corporate boss who essentially has no sympathy for failure. What I liked most about his performance though was he was not just a one dimensional villain. He did not hold back in terms of portraying his character brutality but Sloane mediates well to suggest that in the end his character just wants the best results, although does not mind who it hurts in the process)

Begley - 4(Begley in his scenes outside of the meetings creates a very honest portrayal of just a likable older man who's has had plenty of wear from the years, but still seems to look on the brighter side of things. In the meetings though Begley is rather heartbreaking in portraying the resignation of the man as he just takes every lashing from Sloane's character, and does well to show how it eats away at him even though he never does cry out. Begley very well might have been my win if it was not for the angry outburst scene where he tells what he thinks of Sloane's character for real. It's just a little over the top and out of place considering just how natural he feels in the rest of his scenes)

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Donald - 4(Just a moving bit of truly supportive work from the guy who seemed to specialize in playing the sane man to the insane. Donald offers a needed bit of tenderness to the film showing the one man who honestly seems to care about Vincent throughout the film. His final scene with Douglas is particularly moving)

Hooper - 4(Hopper's role is relatively limited in that he's there to basically espouse his anger to the racist treatment given by both somewhat by his father and particularly by James Dean's character. Hopper though delivers in the intensity well but importantly, which is often not the case for such characters, Hopper makes it feel genuine by playing the part as that the anger is not all that he is it just happens to be what shines through best from his father's perspective)

Louis Morgan said...

Mason - 4(A pretty cheap excuse for a film as it is essentially an extended episode of I Love Lucy. The main difference is the presence of Mason as a guardian Angel who happens to look just like James Mason. He's kinda doing his Mr. Jordan routine here, which he does well he's just got that sort of angelic grace to him. In addition though he has just enough fun in playing the scenes where the angel talks about James Mason)

Brennan - 4(The fairly standard role of the Uncle who's not exactly cold at the start, but he and his nephew come closer together while taking care of the dog they find. Brennan brings the appropriate sweetness and warmth without ever becoming saccharine and creates a moving relationship with Brandon deWilde)

Poitier - 3.5(He's just the friendly neighbor here and that charm of his certain does the job nicely here)

Boyd - 4(Boyd is a rather effective duplicitous Nazi spy here. He does well to show the nature of the spy as he goes from inquisitive charmer to dark informer in a moments notice. He kinda steals the film for the duration of the performance giving quite a compelling and complex realization of the character. I especially like his final scenes as he expresses an actual fear when the spy decides to risk his life in success of the mission)

Steiger - 3.5(You get to see Charlie from On the Waterfront back when he was screwing up his brother's boxing career. Well really he's much closer to Johnny Friendly here, and I won't say he's as good as Lee J. Cobb. Steiger though does fairly well himself in his appropriately harsh depiction of the promoter who will do anything to make the most money. I think he could have gotten even more out of the role with the twisting sides of the character, but he still makes a good villain)

Genn - 3.5(It seems Genn could only play very quietly moral character since usually dislike him otherwise. Genn though here is effective in creating Starbuck as more or less the conscious of the ship and does well to show the way he slowly decides that Ahab has lost his mind. He keeps a meekness though that works in creating sense of why he never stops him though. I will so I thought he left just a bit to be desired when Starbuck joins in with Ahab's insanity at the end)

Basehart - 3.5(Almost a purely reactionary performance since he basically just watches the others do their part of the story then narrates about it. I think he manages to still make his needed impact, and keeps Ishmael about as he should be)

Welles - 3(I would not put this as a great Welles short performance but his presence, as usual, still adds something worthwhile to the proceedings)

von Ledebur - 2(I didn't buy him)

Quayle - 3.5(He does the refined intelligent lawyer rather well and although he stays refined he conveys a certain earnest devotion to Fonda's characters problem. Also like though that Quayle does show the inexperience of the character in the defense as he stumbles around a bit in his cross-examination)

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Crawford - 4.5(I actually really liked her here as I felt she did a particularly strong job of both carrying the film and creating that growing sense of paranoia in the character as her planned demise comes close to fruition)

Grahame - 4(Much better than her Oscar winning performance from the same year to be sure. She does an enjoyable sleazy job as the evil eyed girlfriend who eggs on Palance's character to carry out the murder)

Deiner:

Leigh - 3(Out of the people go for that heavily stylized Howard Hawksian manner I did think she was the best. It was somewhat questionable though since Tim Robbins and Paul Newman, as well as several of the other supporting players, had no interest in playing their parts in that way so all who did stick out in not the best way. I feel she keeps her head up a little better than the others but not by that much)

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Strauss - 3.5(Essentially a reprise of his Oscar nominated role but I actually preferred him here. He was more upstarted in his comedy yet still properly humorous while being fairly poignant in portraying the characters quiet understanding of what will happen if they surrender)

Jaeckel - 3(Mostly in the background but he does fine work in this regard throughout)

Albert - 2.5(There was a great performance I think possibly with his character but Albert does not realize it. He's not terribly as he gets off well enough as one of the most despicable characters I've seen in a film, but any major scene Albert's performance feels a bit underwhelming)