Friday, 15 May 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1936: Results

5. Frank Morgan in The Great Ziegfeld - Morgan strikes up an entertaining and eventually moving dynamic with William Powell as a similarly sarcastic showman.

Best Scene: The final scene. 
4. James Stewart in After the Thin Man - Stewart is charming in his usual way, which makes it all the more effective when he subverts that in the film's final revelation.

Best Scene: All the suspects meet.
3. Louis Jouvet in The Lower Depths - Jouvet gives an endearing portrayal of a rich man's transition into becoming one of the poor.

Best Scene: The baron meets the thief.
2. Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest - Bogart gives a strong performance that creates the menace needed for his big time bank robber, but also carries a palatable anguish reflecting the man's view of life.

Best Scene: His entrance into the diner.
1. Peter Lorre in Secret Agent - Lorre easily gives the most memorable supporting performance of this year giving a fittingly absurd portrayal of an absurd assassin. Bringing to life the flamboyant nature of the part in an entertaining way, while still realizing the chilling nature of the character in a most effective fashion.

Best Scene: The General finds out he killed the wrong man. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Peter Lorre in Secret Agent
  2. Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest
  3. Louis Jouvet in The Lower Depths
  4. James Stewart in After the Thin Man
  5. Frank Morgan in The Great Ziegfeld
  6. Walter Brennan in Come and Get It
  7. Eugene Pallette in My Man Godfrey 
  8. John Carradine in The Prisoner of Shark Island
  9. Robert Young in Secret Agent
  10. Claude Rains in Anthony Adverse
  11. Roger Livesey in Rembrandt
  12. William Frawley in The General Died At Dawn
  13. Nigel Bruce in The Charge of the Light Brigade
  14. Robert Le Vigan in The Lower Depths
  15. Henry Stephenson Little Lord Fauntleroy
  16. Joel McCrea in Come and Get It
  17. Donald Crisp in The Charge of the Light Brigade
  18. Vladimir Sokoloff in The Lower Depths
  19. George Zucco in After the Thin Man
  20. Bela Lugosi in The Invisible Ray
  21. Sam Levene in After the Thin Man
  22. Spencer Tracy in San Francisco
  23. Elisha Cook Jr. in Pigskin Parade
  24. Harry Carey in The Prisoner of Shark Island
  25. Basil Rathbone in Romeo and Juliet
  26. Joseph Calleia in After The Thin Man
  27. David Niven in The Charge of the Light Brigade
  28. Paul Lukas in After The Thin Man
  29. James Burke in Great Guy
  30. Henry Daniell in Camille
  31. David Niven in Dodsworth
  32. J. Carrol Naish in The Charge of the Light Brigade
  33. Ralph Richardson in The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  34. Guy Kibbee in Little Ford Fauntleroy
  35. Rex O'Malley in Camille
  36. Nigel Bruce in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  37. Randolph Scott in Follow the Fleet
  38. Charles Carson in Secret Agent
  39. Ernest Thesiger in The Man Who Could Work Miracles
  40. George Bancroft in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  41. Victor Moore in Swing Time
  42. Mickey Rooney in Little Lord Fauntleroy
  43. Desmond Tester in Sabotage
  44. Percy Marmont in Secret Agent
  45. Walter Brennan in Fury
  46. Lionel Barrymore in Camille
  47. Lionel Stander in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  48. Walter Abel in Fury
  49. Akim Tamiroff in The General Died At Dawn
  50. Edward Ellis in Fury
  51. Fred Stone in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  52. Akim Tamiroff in Anthony Adverse 
  53. Herbert Lomas in Rembrandt
  54. John Barrymore in Romeo and Juliet 
  55. Dick Foran in The Petrified Forest
  56. Stuart Erwin in Pigskin Parade
  57. Mischa Auer in My Man Godfrey
  58. Frank Albertson in Fury 
  59. Frank Lawton in The Invisible Ray
  60. Patric Knowles in The Charge of Light Brigade
  61. Andy Divine in Romeo and Juliet 
  62. George Walcott in Fury
  63. Robert Barrat in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  64. Dudley Digges in The General Died At Dawn
  65. Dave O'Brien in Reefer Madness
  66. Josef Forte in Reefer Madness
Next Year: 2007 Lead


luke higham said...

Christian Bale in Rescue Dawn
Brad Pitt in The Assassination Of Jesse James
Sean Lau Ching-Wan in Mad Detective
Cillian Murphy in Sunshine
Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone
James McAvoy in Atonement
Chris Cooper in Breach
Joaquin Phoenix in We Own The Night
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Lust, Caution

RatedRStar said...

I am not gonna suggest anyone, since you have everyone Louis =D I hope the hype I gave Lau Ching Wan pays off.

GM said...

Christian Bale - Rescue Dawn
Kevin Bacon - Rails and Ties
Mathieu Almeric - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Phillip Seymour Hoffman - The Savages
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai - Lust, Caution
Wagner Moura - Elite Squad
Gordon Pinsent - Away From Her
Adrien Brody - The Darjeeling Limited
Cassey Affleck - Gone Baby Gone

Psifonian said...

I insist -- nay, demand! -- a review for John C. Reilly in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story." One of the greatest comedic performances in modern cinema, and my #4 of a very strong year.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Niggt
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Rober Ford

Those are the only three I really want to see reviewed.

RatedRStar said...

2007 was probably the best year of my life, it had wonderful games, and I had my first and only relationship so far, it is the best year of the 2000s for movies also, so it has a special place in my heart.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: What's your Game of the Year for 2007, Mine's Bioshock. My Film of the year is a tie between There Will Be Blood and Zodiac.

2007, The darkest year for Films.

Anonymous said...

PSH- Before the Devil Knows your Dead
Brad Pitt-Jesse James
Denzel Washington- American Gangster

RatedRStar said...

Luke: Bioshock also =)

Anonymous said...

RatedRStar and Luke: Top ten film of 2007?

luke higham said...

1=. There Will Be Blood and Zodiac
3. No Country For Old Men
4. Hot Fuzz
5. The Assassination Of Jesse James
6. Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
7. 3:10 To Yuma
8. Gone Baby Gone
9. The Counterfeiters
10. Rescue Dawn

RatedRStar said...

1)The Assassination Of Jesse James
2)Hot Fuzz
3)Gone Baby Gone
4)No Country For Old Men
6)There Will Be Blood
7)Before The Devil Knows Your Dead
8)Eastern Promises
9)Rescue Dawn
10)Mad Detective

JackiBoyz said...

@Louis, Luke, RatedRStar and virtually everyone else who watches Game of Thrones, who are your top 5 MVPS so far for season 5?.

luke higham said...

1. Dillane
2. Christie
3. Harington
4. Pryce
5. Hinds

Yet to see enough of Williams, Dinklage, Waldau, Cunningham, Siddig, Flynn, Glen, Allen, Turner and Hill this season.

RatedRStar said...

1)Stephen Dillane
2)Aiden Gillen
3)Gwendoline Christie
4)Lena Headey
5)Conleth Hill

What is so cool is that so many of tge actors/actresses support Gay marriage, I love them even more now.

Aiden Gillens video on gay marriage is so awesome =D

Psifonian said...

1. Dillane
2. McElhatton
3. Christie
4. Turner
5. Harington

Psifonian said...

Oh, wait, Alfie Allen is my #3.

Michael McCarthy said...

Eh, might as well pitch in even though it's all been said already.

Philip Seymour Hoffman-Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Lau Ching-Wan-Mad Detective
Brad Pitt-The Assassination of Jesse James
Joaquin Phoenix-We Own the Night
Philip Seymour Hoffman-The Savages
Casey Affleck-Gone Baby Gone
Ryan Gosling-Lars and the Real Girl
Mark Ruffalo-Zodiac (I actually preferred him to Gyllenhaal by kind of a lot)
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai-Lust, Caution
Chris Cooper-Breach

RatedRStar said...

@Louis, Luke and Psifonian and Michael McCarthy: Isnt that awesome lol that they all support gay marriage I think thats fabulous =D

@Luke and Michael Patison: Omg Robbie Keane and Roy Keane both support gay marriage too, that is awesome =D.

I am in a activist mood today =D.

Michael McCarthy said...

1. Iain Glen (Whoooaaaah curve ball)
2. Stephen Dillane
3. Gwendoline Christie
4. Kit Harrington
5. Ciaran Hinds (He only had one episode but he was pretty killer in it.)

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1. Dilane
2. Pryce
3. Harrington
4. McElhatton
5. Dormer (I really like political manipulator Margery)

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I also totally support Psifonian's choice of Alfie Allen. He manages to say so much with just a terrified look in his eyes

Maciej said...

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman/Ethan Hawke - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
2. Brad Pitt - The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3.Chris Cooper - Breach (my winning request)
4. Mathieu Almaric - The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
5. James McAvoy - Atonement

Michael McCarthy said...

Ohhhh actually Dormer would probably be #4 for me.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Also, my top 10 for 2007 would be:

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
2. We Own the Night
3. Hot Fuzz
4. Ratatouille
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
7. Atonement
8. I'm Not There
9. Lust, Caution
10. Gone Baby Gone

Michael Patison said...

Ryan Gosling in Lars and the Real Girl
Jake Gyllenhaal in Zodiac
Brad Pitt in The Assassination...
Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai in Lust, Caution
James McAvoy in Atonement

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

My top 10 for 2007:

1. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
2. Hot Fuzz
3. Superbad (let hellfire rain on me)
4. Atonement
5. The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
6. No Country for Old Men
7. There Will Be Blood
8. 3:10 to Yuma
9. Rescue Dawn
10. Gone Baby Gone

luke higham said...

I saw Mad Max: Fury Road, It's my Number 1 pick for 2015 so far, The Action was exhilarating, The Performances were excellent, with a surprisingly good performance as well by Nicholas Hoult and was a blast from start to finish.
Hardy - 4.5 (Although most of the focus goes to Theron, Hardy handled his part with ease, as a fairly silent bad-ass, with less lines than the other two main performances, but when he does speak, it's all the more effective. Love the voice too by the way)
Theron - 4.5 (Bordering on a 5, her best performance since Monster, although I haven't seen her in Young Adult, She's very effective in her portrayal of a more human, more desperate heroine, who wants to make her way back home)
Hoult - 4
Keays-Byrne - 3/3.5
The Wives - 3

RatedRStar said...

2007 would place high on my top 10 all time great film years.


luke higham said...

RatedRStar: '62 over '39, OMG, also, the top ten years for acting in general are(Just the years that Louis's completely covered): 5s Tallied
1. 2014 - 17
2. 1965 - 15
3. 2013 - 15
4. 1966 - 12
5. 1975 - 12
6. 1951 - 11
7. 1963 - 11
8. 1973 - 11
9. 1990 - 11
10. 1954 - 10
Other Years with 10 5s are '64, '71, '74, '86, '87, '93 and '12.

For Each Decade
1. 1960s - 97
2. 1980s - 74 (that includes Connery in The Last Crusade, who's virtually a guarantee at this point)
3. 1990s - 71
4. 1970s - 70
5. 1950s - 64
6. 2000s - 62
7. 2010s - 56 (First Half)
8. 1940s - 53
9. 1930s - 21
10. 1920s - 1 (Max Schreck in Nosferatu)

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: For me 1939 has some truly epic awe inspiring films, but for 1962 has more consistently great films =D, well I guess it is very close between those 2 but they are the two greatest, it depends which list you think is the best, like who would win =D.

Honorable mentions: Goodbye Mr Chips, Destry Rides Again, Gunga Din, Ninotchka, and The Four Feathers

Top Ten
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Wuthering Heights
Gone With The Wind
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Young Mr. Lincoln
The Wizard Of Oz
The Hound Of The Baskervilles
The Rules Of The Game
Of Mice And Men

Honorable mentions: Jules and Jim, The Music Man, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Longest Day, Dr No and Advice and Consent.

Top ten
Lawrence Of Arabia
The Miracle Worker
Days Of Wine And Roses
Billy Budd
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Manchurian Candidate
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
The Man Who Shot Libery Valance
David and Lisa

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: I was actually being sarcastic, I too prefer '62, although by the slightest of margins.

RatedRStar said...

David and Lisa is a hidden gem that could surprise =D, I thought it was quite wonderful actually =D.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: What's your predicted top ten for Lead and Supporting, for both of those years, plus ratings.

RatedRStar said...

@Luke: This will be my last post (bedtime lol) I assume you mean top 10 overall =D umm.

1939 Supporting

1)Thomas Mitchell - Stagecoach
2)Claude Rains - Mr Smith
3)Lon Chaney Jr - Of Mice and Men
4)Thomas Mitchell - Gone With the Wind
5)Frank Morgan - The Wizard Of Oz
6)Ray Bolger - The Wizard Of Oz
7)Cedric Hardwicke - The Hunchback
8)Nigel Bruce - Hound of The Baskervilles
9)Jean Renoir - Rules Of The Game
10)Sam Jaffe - Gunga Din

1939 Lead

1) Clark Gable - Gone With The Wind
2) James Stewart - Mr Smith
3) Charles Laughton - The Hunchback
4) John Wayne - Stagecoach
5) Laurence Olivier - Wuthering Heights
6) James Cagney - The Roaring Twenties
7) Robert Donat - Goodbye Mr Chips
8) Henry Fonda - Young Mr Lincoln
9) James Stewart - Destry Rides Again
10) Basil Rathbone - Hound Of The Baskervilles

1962 Supporting
1)Robert Ryan - Billy Budd
2)Omar Sharif - Lawrence Of Arabia
3)Claude Rains - Lawrence Of Arabia
4)Jose Ferrer - Lawrence Of Arabia
5)Peter Sellers - Lolita
6)Anthony Quinn - Lawrence Of Arabia
7)Charles Laughton - Advise and Consent
8)Robert Duvall - To Kill a Mockingbird
9)James Stewart - How The West Was Won
10)Alec Guinness - Lawrence Of Arabia

1962 Lead

1)Peter O Toole - Lawrence Of Arabia
2)Tom Courtenay - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
3)Jack Lemmon - Days Of Wine and Roses
4)James Mason - Lolita
5)Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
6)Terence Stamp - Billy Budd (Louis knows I feel that 4 star is too low)
7)James Stewart - The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance
8)Keir Dullea - David and Lisa
9)Laurence Harvey - The Manchurian Candidate
10)Oskar Werner - Jules and Jim

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: Yes, that is correct.

GM said...

Hum, I am expecting a win for Jean Gabin in Le Jour se Leve and Nakadai to be in the TOP 5 for Harakiri in 1962.

luke higham said...

I'd Put Mifune and Nakadai in those Top 10s for their performances in Sanjuro for '62.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Lawrence Harvey is WAY too low, man .

RatedRStar said...

I had actually forgotten about Sanjuro, I was doing this before I went to bed so I was being quick, I am certain Harvey wont finish in the top 5, that top 5 is almost guaranteed for lead.

RatedRStar said...

There is no way in hell that Peter O Toole loses for 1962, Louis called it a legendary performance.

Ah well at least 1939 no one seems to disagree too much lol.

John Smith said...

Guys and gals, what are your top ten characters from the seventies?

GM said...

1. Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder
2. Maude - Ruth Gordon
3. Alex - Malcolm McDowell
4. Travis - Robert De Niro
5. Harold - Bud Cort
6. Annie Hall - Diane Keaton
7. Dr. Frank-N-Furter - Tim Curry
8. Ana (Cria Cuervos) - Ana Torrent
9. Carrie - Sissy Spacek
10. Harry - Art Carney

The ones I love the most, not the ones I think are the best written/acted.

luke higham said...

Same Criteria as GM's
1. Alex Delarge - Malcolm McDowell
2. Travis Bickle - Robert De Niro
3. Michael Corleone - Al Pacino
4. Jack Carter - Michael Caine
5. Harry Caul - Gene Hackman
6. Harry Callahan - Clint Eastwood
7. John Christie - Richard Attenborough
8. Randle McMurphy - Jack Nicholson
9. Sonny Wortzik - Al Pacino
10. Willy Wonka - Gene Wilder
Honourable Mentions
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Alec Guinness
Han Solo - Harrison Ford
Mrs. Baylock - Billie Whitelaw

Scott Gingold said...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Will Smith, I Am Legend
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Don Cheadle, Talk to Me
Joaquin Phoenix, We Own the Night
Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac

luke higham said...

Louis: It looks like The Sea Of Trees, is going to be a contender for your bottom 5 of the year.

luke higham said...

Louis: Apparently, it's worse than Gerry.

Michael Patison said...

Louis: Ratings and thoughts on Pallette, Carradine, and Rains

Matt Mustin said...

Caught up with Age of Ultron. Really enjoyed it from beginning to end. My ratings and thoughts on the cast:

Downey-3.5(He could play Tony Stark in his sleep at this point, but he's still just so good in the role)

Ruffalo-4(My favourite of the main team. I thought he nailed every aspect and I thought he did particularly well with Banner/Natasha stuff)

Evans-3.5(He just is Cap at this point. Brings all the needed passion)

Renner-3.5(Bordering on 4. Glad he got the expansion, because he really comes into his own here)

Johanssen-3(Does what she needs to, and is completely solid)

Hemsworth-3(Thor's not that interesting a character, but Hemsworth is entertaining enough. I particularly love his reaction when Cap moves the hammer)

Taylor-Johnson-3(Pretty solid, actually. Not much else to say)

Olsen-2(Terrible accent, but beyond that she's just dull)

Spader-4(My favourite in the cast. I think the writing makes Ultron a little too goofy at points, but Spader's voice just oozes menace regardless. Great work)

Bettany-3.5(He's got such a great presence, and it was nice to see him "in the flesh", so to speak. He's got the right manner, and his last scene is great.)

Jackson-2.5(Slightly more than a cameo, but he always brings something to a film)

Matt Mustin said...

I should quickly note that I consider Downey lead, but he's right on the border.

Louis Morgan said...

Alright I'm back.


1. Dillane
2. Christie
3. Allen
4. Harington
5. Turner

Michael Patinson:

Pallette - 4(Pallette's pretty good here, and should have been the one nominated by the film. Every scene he is in is a bit of nice fresh air, as he brings out the incisive quality needed for basically the one member of his family who is not a bit off. He acts well as an extra straight man to Powell, but as a straight man who's less willing to bear the insanity)

Carradine - 3.5(Carradine an entertaining heavy here, and that voice of his is always great to hear. He brings a nice bit of menace and is rather fun in portraying his character's demented revenge. His change of heart is a bit rushed, but I really did like his final scene where shows a nicer side to the character)

Rains - 3.5(I'd say a lesser bit of villainous Rains here, but since it's Rains it is still pretty good)


Oh well in regards to Sea of Trees. I should reserve judgement before I see it, although already not caring for van Sant does not make that easy.