Sunday, 3 May 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1990: Results

5. Armand Assante in Q & A - Assante gives a decent enough performance as a confident mob boss, but the film gives him very little room to explore his character.

Best Scene: The final Q & A.
4. Albert Finney in Miller's Crossing - A brilliantly stylized performance as he plays the role as a classic 30's gangster although he carefully finds depth in the role never becoming merely a caricature.

Best Scene: "Danny Boy"
3. Robert De Niro in Goodfellas - De Niro gives one of his best performance finding charisma of a suave gangster while never holding back in depicting the true violent nature of the man.

Best Scene: The phone booth.
2. Gary Oldman in State of Grace  - Gary Oldman rises well above his material with his energetic as well as somewhat psychotic yet oh so sympathetic depiction of a gangster who fights for the neighborhood he grew up in.

Best Scene: Waiting for the phone call.
1. Harry Dean Stanton in Wild At Heart - The great character actor Harry Dean Stanton gives an outstanding performance that is both hilarious and heartbreaking while being just so unassuming. I have to admit this was a great year and really I could scramble my top five any which way and I'd be fine with it.

Best Scene: His final scene.
Overall Rank:
  1. Joe Pesci in Goodfellas
  2. Harry Dean Stanton in Wild At Heart
  3. Gary Oldman in State of Grace
  4. Robert De Niro in Goodfellas
  5. Albert Finney in Miller's Crossing
  6. Richard Farnsworth in Misery
  7. Willem Dafoe in Wild At Heart
  8. Jon Polito in Miller's Crossing
  9. Raul Julia in Presumed Innocent
  10. John Goodman in Arachnophobia
  11. Thomas F. Wilson in Back to the Future III
  12. Raul Julia in The Rookie
  13. Paul Sorvino in Goodfellas 
  14. Tom Towles in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  15. Bruce Davison in Longtime Companion
  16. Ralph Foody in Home Alone
  17. Ian Holm in Hamlet
  18. Roberts Blossom in Home Alone
  19. J.E. Freeman in Wild At Heart 
  20. Elias Koteas in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  21. Joseph Mazzello in Presumed Innocent
  22. Ed Harris in State of Grace 
  23. Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights
  24. Frank Vincent in Goodfellas 
  25. John Hurt in The Field
  26. Crispin Glover in Wild At Heart
  27. Hector Elizondo in Pretty Woman
  28. John Candy in Home Alone
  29. Michael Ironside in Total Recall
  30. Joe Pesci in Home Alone
  31. Daniel Stern in Home Alone 
  32. John Glover in Gremlins 2 
  33. Steve Bisley in The Big Steal
  34. Vincent Schiavelli in Ghost
  35. Joe Viterelli in State of Grace
  36. Vincent Price in Edward Scissorhands
  37. Paul Winfield in Presumed Innocent
  38. Alan Bates in Hamlet
  39. Burgess Meredith in Rocky V
  40. George C. Scott in The Rescuers Down Under
  41. Scott Glenn in The Hunt For Red October
  42. Brian Dennehey in Presumed Innocent
  43. Dustin Hoffman in Dick Tracy
  44. Andy Garcia in The Godfather Part III
  45. Marshall Napier in The Big Steal
  46. Pat Hingle in The Grifters
  47. Eli Wallach in The Godfather Part III
  48. Michael Gross in Tremors
  49. Armand Assante in Q & A
  50. Michael Imperioli in Goodfellas
  51. Al Pacino in Dick Tracy
  52. Burgess Meredith in State of Grace 
  53. Max von Sydow in Awakenings
  54. J.T. Walsh in The Grifters
  55. James Earl Jones in The Hunt for Red October
  56. Joe Mantegna in The Godfather Part III
  57. John Amos in Die Hard 2 
  58. Stephen Dillane in Hamlet
  59. Frank DiLeo in Goodfellas
  60. Sam Neil in The Hunt for Red October
  61. Sean Bean in The Field
  62. William Sadler in Die Hard 2
  63. Timothy Spall in White Hunter Black Heart
  64. David Strathairn in Memphis Belle
  65. Frank Sivero in Goodfellas
  66. Stephen Tobolowsky in Bird on a Wire 
  67. Tom Skerritt in The Rookie
  68. Alun Armstrong in White Hunter Black Heart
  69. Fred Ward in Tremors
  70. Ronny Cox in Total Recall
  71. William Atherton in Die Hard 2
  72. Sam Rockwell in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  73. Ralph Bellamy in Pretty Woman
  74. John C. Reilly in State of Grace
  75. Sab Shimono in Presumed Innocent
  76. George Dzundza in White Hunter Black Heart
  77. John Heard in Home Alone
  78. Robert Prosky in Gremlins 2 
  79. Christopher Lloyd in Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  80. Kevin Clash in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  81. John Spencer in Presumed Innocent
  82. Mark Lamos in Longtime Companion
  83. Tim Curry in The Hunt For Red October
  84. John Turturro in State of Grace
  85. Richard Gant in Rocky V
  86. John Lithgow in Memphis Belle 
  87. Paul Sorvino in Dick Tracy
  88. William Hickey in My Blue Heaven
  89. Mako in Pacific Heights
  90. Bill Duke in Bird on a Wire
  91. Alan Arkin in Edward Scissorhands 
  92. Robert Picardo in Gremlins 2
  93. David Carradine in Bird on a Wire
  94. Gary Busey in Predator 2
  95. Devin Ratray in Home Alone
  96. Nathaniel Parker in Hamlet
  97. Luis Guzman in Q & A
  98. Graham Greene in Dances With Wolves
  99. Charles S. Dutton in Q & A
  100. Ned Beatty in Captain America
  101. Anthony Michael Hall in Edward Scissorhands 
  102. Charlie Korsmo in Dick Tracy
  103. John Turturro in Miller's Crossing
  104. Campbell Scott in Longtime Companion 
  105. Gailard Sartain in Ernest Goes to Jail
  106. Darren McGavin in Captain America 
  107. Robert Sean Leonard in Mr. And Mrs. Bridge
  108. Gilbert Gottfried in Look Who's Talking Too
  109. Tom Berenger in The Field  
  110. Julian Sands in Arachnophobia
  111. Vincent Perez in Cyrano de Bergerac
  112. Charles Napier in Ernest Goes to Jail
  113. Dennis Franz in Die Hard 2
  114. Ronny Cox in Captain America
  115. Ian Bannen in Ghost Dad
  116. J.E. Freeman in Miller's Crossing
  117. Charles Rocket in Dances With Wolves
  118. Patrick Cassidy in Longtime Companion 
  119. Burt Young in Rocky V
  120. Gerry Bamman in Home Alone
  121. Jason Alexander in Pretty Woman 
  122. Richard Tyson in Kindergarten Cop
  123. Ray Baker in Heart Condition
  124. Tony Goldwyn in Ghost
  125. Sage Stallone in Rocky V
  126. Pepe Serna in The Rookie
  127. Rip Taylor in Ducktales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
  128. Patrick O'Neal in Q & A
  129. Scott Paulin in Captain America
  130. Tommy Morrison in Rocky V
Next Year: 1936 Lead

34 comments:

GM said...

Charles Laughton - Rembrandt
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times
Jean Gabin - The Lower Depths
Spencer Tracy - Fury
William Powell - The Great Ziegfeld
Roland Young - The Man Who Could Work Miracles

luke higham said...

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. That is all.

luke higham said...

Louis: Ratings & Thoughts on:
Thomas F. Wilson in Back To The Future III
Raul Julia in The Rookie
Joseph Mazzello in Presumed Innocent
The Cast of Rocky V

Matt Mustin said...

Actually, can you give your ratings and thoughts on Eastwood and Sheen in The Rookie, too?

luke higham said...

Louis: And Eastwood in White Hunter Black Heart.

Michael Patison said...

Edward Arnold in Come and Get It
Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times
Clark Gable in San Francisco
Charles Laughton - Rembrandt
Spencer Tracy in Fury

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

William Powell in The Great Ziegfield
Charles Laughton in Rembrant
James Cagney in Ceiling Zero
Boris Karloff in The Man Who Changed His Mind
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Thoughts and ratings on:
Elias Koteas in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights
Hector Elizondo in Pretty Woman

Michael McCarthy said...

Edward Arnold-Come and Get It
Spencer Tracy-Fury
Clark Gable-San Francisco
Charles Laughton-Rembrandt
Charlie Chaplin-Modern Times
William Powell-My Man Godfrey
Fred MacMurray-The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Jean Gabin-The Lower Depths
Oskar Homolka-Sabotage
Tod Slaughter-Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (You KNOW that would be a fun review.)

RatedRStar said...

Theres quite a few here that can be used for bonus reviews Louis, I actually think you might not have to do two years at the same time, as I think most years (except some of the 20s/30s/40s) are strong enough on their own for 5 nominees.

William Powell in The Great Ziegfield
Charles Laughton in Rembrant
James Cagney in Ceiling Zero
Boris Karloff in The Man Who Changed His Mind
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times

John Smith said...

Guys, i came up with a intresting question (Which i will answer after seeing how other reacts). The question is, what movies do you think captured the seventies decade best?

John Smith said...

Also, tought and ratings on Woody Allen in Manhattan

luke higham said...

Louis: Your thoughts on the latest episode of Game Of Thrones.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

American Graffiti
Dog Day Afternoon
All the President's Men
And yes, Manhattan

If we're talking about 'Murica

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Wilson - 4(The only performer who I feel bests his performance from the first film. This is sort of odd as I actually think he's close to being terrible in part II, in the past scenes anyways where he suddenly played Biff as a full blown psychopath rather than a jerk bully. Anyways he makes up for it here through his performance as Buford that brilliantly channels Lee Marvin in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Out of any performer he most gets the western vibe down with his work and is pretty good villain while being rather funny. Plus he gives one of my all time favorite reactions that being his very much undeserved pompous celebration after he thinks he's killed an unarmed Marty)

Julia - 4(The Rookie is action cheese on a plate but hey I don't mind when you have Raul Julia as perhaps the last sleazy 80's villain (even if he's a year too late). Julia's part is pretty standard but he always knows how to bring a certain style and a great deal of charisma even in a limited part like this)

Mazzello - 3.5(It's technically just a throwaway character within the plot but Mazzello is very moving in his single scene as a kid barely able to comprehend the abuse done to him)

Stallone - 1.5(I've always found it most peculiar how Stallone really plays Rocky as a different guy in every film. In this one I think he took the brain damage plot a little too seriously as he plays Rocky as though he is mentally out of it, well at least some of the time. It's just a weird performance from him, although I guess it fits in with Rocky V the only Rocky film that's not entertaining in at least some way)

Shire - 2.5(She's actually pretty consistent among the series and even here she more or less does what she needs to as Adrian)

Young - 1.5(Young is a bit more like Stallone where Paulie changes completely from movie to movie. Here, like Stallone, he's gives a oddly awkward performance that's more boring than anything else)

Stallone of the Sage variety - 1.5(Not the best film to join the series on and he has pretty much most of the checkmarks of annoying young actor.)

Meredith - 3(Meredith always sold it no matter what and he again does so here giving the only bit of emotion in the film that works even though Mickey is written in a way that's not all like his character from the earlier films. Meredith does his best to make it still seem like Mickey though)

Gant - 2.5(He's over the top but at least there's a little bit of entertainment value to be his Don King impression, certainly much more than....)

Morrison - 1(He's just altogether terrible as he finds that magical place of being both horribly bland while still seeming over the top. It's just a terrible performance that really commits the worst crime of being a Rocky opponent, which is to be forgettable)

Eastwood - 3.5(An interesting performance to be sure particularly with his John Huston manner of speaking. His approach though in that manner is only to accentuate the vowels while still using his own voice rather trying to go full Huston so to speak like Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood. It's a good performance I think as Eastwood's good at the tough guy routine while here he leaves a lingering vulnerability within it. He always seems a step from greatness though and never quite reaches the heights he seems to be aiming for here)

In terms of Game of Thrones I loved the Bronn and Jamie stuff, they're a great buddy cop duo. I also really liked the scene between Stannis and his daughter where Dillane killed it. I do have a few reservations this time. I'm not sure about the death at the end of the episode as I felt that character was finally being given something to do this season. Also The Sand Snakes. Indira Varma was good, but the performances of the Snakes were terrible. I felt Keisha Castle-Hughes was in particular very off. I hope they improve in future episodes. Even with those minor problems it still was good episode.

luke higham said...

Louis: You never know, he might only be injured.

luke higham said...

Louis: You've yet to change Garcia's rating for The Godfather Part III, from a 3.5 to a 3.

Scott Gingold said...

Why is Turturro so low?

Scott Gingold said...

Leslie Howard & Humphrey Bogart in The Petrified Forest

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Because he wasn't that good.

Louis Morgan said...

Matt:

Eastwood - 4(For being a film he only made to get funding for White Hunter Black Heart Eastwood certainly is not phoning it in. It's an entertaining twist on Dirty Harry as he brings the same sort of menacing toughness but with an absurdist twinge that's rather entertaining)

Sheen - 2.5(He actually starts out just fine as the young cop not sure of himself, but once he goes tough he becomes far too goofy)

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar:

Koteas - 3.5(Koteas is easily the best part of the movie. Koteas brings a nice bit of humor to his performance playing the wise guy tough guy quite well. I've in particular always enjoyed his delivery of "Oops" when dispatching the Shredder)

Keaton - 3.5(Keaton must play one of the most obnoxious villains ever in terms of the scope of his plans. Keaton though is quite good in playing up the unabashed sleaze of his character. Then when his character goes even darker he does match it as well. The film's not very good and underuses Keaton, but when he's onscreen it becomes considerably better)

Elizondo - 3.5(The only part of the film that I liked as I feel he managed to find a tone that somehow connected the dark material with the light rom com direction. Elizondo is just appropriately smooth here in portraying the character's cold understanding of the world though with a nice earned bit of warmth within that. Frankly I would have rather just watched a film about him running his hotel)

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

@Scott: Bogart is supporting in my books. Howard would be a good choice though.

Anonymous said...

Louis , James saito , the Shredder in TMNT? What do you give him?

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Wasn't he dubbed over?

Anonymous said...

Louis what are your ratings and thoughts on Meryl Streep in Out of Africa? Also, in your thoughts on her performance in Postcards from the Edge you seemed to appreciate that it was quite a different performance from her, so I'd like to know what keeps you from giving her more than a 3.5?

luke higham said...

RatedRStar, GDSAO and anyone else: What are your 2010, 2013 and 2014 Lead Bonus Round Suggestions.

Michael Patison said...

Louis: Same question about Streep as Anonymous. Postcards is actually my favorite performance from her (to watch). Sophie's Choice is better, but I'd, for obvious reasons, much rather sit down and watch her in Postcards.

GetDonaldSutherlandAnOscar said...

Suggestions and my ratings,

2010
Lead:
Vincent Cassell in Mesrine (4.5)
Riz Ahmed in Four Lions (4, verging on a 4.5)
Jim Carrey in I Love You Philip Morris (4)
Jim Broadbent in Another Year (4.5)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nowhere Boy (4.5)

2010 Supporting
Nothing, really.

2013 Lead
Matthew Goode in Stoker (4 verging on a 4.5)
Mark Strong in Welcome to the Punch (4.5)
Leonardo Dicaprio in The Great Gatsby (4.5)
Steve Coogan in The Look of Love (4 verging on a 4.5)
Domhnall Gleason in About Time (4.5)

2013 Supporting
Sam Rockwell in The Way, Way Back (4.5)
Steve Carrell in The Way, Way Back (4)
Terrence Howard in Dead Man Down (4)
Bill Nighy in About Time (5)
Liev Schrieber in Fading Gigolo (4)

2014
Dan Stevens in The Guest (Lead, 4)
Vincent Cassell in Beauty and the Beast (Lead, 4)
Chadwick Boseman in Get On Up (Lead, 4)


koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

God no on The Way Way Back cast. None of them could rise upon the shit material given to them.

luke higham said...

2010 Lead:
Mads Mikkelsen in Valhalla Rising
Jim Broadbent in Another Year
Edgar Ramirez in Carlos (If Louis does happen to review TV Performances after the bonus rounds, then I would rather see Louis review him in the film's Definitive form)
Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version
Vincent Gallo in Essential Killng (Won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor)

2013 Lead:
Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive
Mads Mikkelsen in Michael Kohlhaas
Leonardo Dicaprio in The Great Gatsby (In all honesty, I quite like this performance)

2014 Lead:
Antoine-Olivier Pilon in Mommy
Mads Mikkelsen in The Salvation
Russell Crowe in Noah
Jack O'Connell in '71

luke higham said...

Plus, I don't know, whether Carlos will be eligible under Louis's rules and yes, I fucking love MADS.

Michael McCarthy said...

I can't agree with Robert about The Way, Way Back, at least concerning Rockwell's performance. No matter how problematic the film may be, I found Rockwell consistently entertaining. It was a very Rockwellian performance as far as the sense of humor, but the cool thing about it in this movie was you could tell that all of his joking around was a way to reach out to the kid and make him feel like he belonged.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

My problem with Rockwell's performance in The Way Way Back is how the film bends over backwards to absolve the character of his irresponsibility. Which honestly is a staple of films written by Jim Rash (i.e. The Descendants).

Louis Morgan said...

Saito can only be taken as his physical performance which I thought was fine but not particularly memorable.

As for Streep that's just how much I liked her performance.