Monday, 22 June 2015

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2007: Results

10. Morgan Freeman in Gone Baby Gone - Freeman has good moments, but gives a little too many indications about his character's duplicitous nature early on.

Best Scene: His confrontation with Patrick,.
9. John Travolta in Hairspray - Travolta nicely gives a surprisingly earnest and sometimes moving portrayal of his character.

Best Scene: Edna revealing her insecurities.
8. Ed Harris in Gone Baby Gone - Harris nicely brings his usual acerbic style that works quite well for his character.

Best Scene: Remy's confession.
7. Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men - Jones gives a moving, yet also somehow funny portrayal of a man's confusion and exasperation in face of a violent world.

Best Scene: Bell visits Ellis.
6. Sam Rockwell in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford - Rockwell gives a terrific example of a pure supporting performance, that adds so much to the film, despite only ever briefly being the focus of it.

Best Scene: The Assassination.
5. Albert Finney in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - Finney gives a powerful portrayal of the rage and heartbreak that comes from a horrible loss.

Best Scene: The Last Scene.
4. Steve Zahn in Rescue Dawn - Zahn gives a haunting portrayal of a prisoner of war being worn away by his captors and nature.

Best Scene: After the failed signal.
3. Timothy Dalton in Hot Fuzz - Dalton gives a hilarious performance by creating the most obviously evil character who ever existed.

Best Scene: Skinner listens to Angel's theory.
2. John Carroll Lynch in Zodiac -  Lynch gives an outstanding performance, brilliantly realizing his unnerving enigma of a man all in one scene, well and a reaction shot. I have to admit that it was absurdly difficult just to rank my top and I'll admit I'm still not sure of my winner. I feel that I could switch out to any one of performances in the top five. This is an unbelievably great year for the category, it has to be to leave the likes of Bardem and Rockwell out of the top five.

Best Scene: His first scene. Although that reaction shot is also amazing.
1. Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma - Foster gives a wildly entertaining as well a rather chilling portrayal of a man who takes loyalty very seriously.

Best Scene: Finding the decoy wagon. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Ben Foster in 3:10 to Yuma
  2. John Carroll Lynch in Zodiac
  3. Timothy Dalton in Hot Fuzz
  4. Steve Zahn in Rescue Dawn
  5. Albert Finney in Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  6. Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men
  7. Sam Rockwell in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
  8. Garret Dillahunt in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
  9. Charles Fleischer in Zodiac
  10. Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men
  11. Armin Mueller-Stahl in Eastern Promises
  12. Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men
  13. Robert Downey Jr. in Zodiac
  14. Josh Brolin in American Gangster
  15. Jim Broadbent in Hot Fuzz
  16. Jeremy Davies in Rescue Dawn 
  17. Kurt Russell in Grindhouse
  18. Gene Jones in No Country For Old Men
  19. Paddy Considine in Hot Fuzz
  20. Dillon Freasier in There Will Be Blood
  21. Woody Harrelson in No Country For Old Men 
  22. Karl Marcus Franklin in I'm Not There
  23. Robert Duvall in We Own the Night
  24. Paul Dano in There Will Be Blood
  25. Ben Whishaw in I'm Not There
  26. J.K. Simmons in Juno
  27. Nick Frost in Hot Fuzz
  28. Ed Harris in Gone Baby Gone
  29. Anthony Edwards in Zodiac
  30. Titus Welliver in Gone Baby Gone
  31. Peter O'Toole in Ratatouille
  32. Edward Woodward in Hot Fuzz
  33. Sam Shepard in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
  34. Richard Gere in I'm Not There
  35. Brian Cox in Zodiac
  36. Paul Schneider in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
  37. Elias Koteas in Zodiac
  38. Paul Freeman in Hot Fuzz
  39. Barry Corbin in No Country For Old Men
  40. Chris Evans in Sunshine
  41. Thomas Haden Church in Spider-Man 3
  42. Garret Dillahunt in No Country For Old Men 
  43. Raymond J. Barry in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 
  44. Toby Jones in The Mist 
  45. Jeff Daniels in The Lookout
  46. J.K. Simmons in Spider-Man 3
  47. Peter Fonda in 3:10 to Yuma
  48. Jeremy Renner in The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
  49. Mark Strong in Stardust
  50. Jerzy Skolimowski in Eastern Promises
  51. John Travolta in Hairspray
  52. David Wenham in 300
  53. Tom Wilkinson in Michael Clayton
  54. Brian F. O'Brien in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
  55. Mark Strong in Sunshine
  56. Hal Holbrook in Into the Wild
  57. Timothy Spall in Enchanted
  58. Benedict Wong in Sunshine
  59. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War
  60. Alan Tudyk in 3:10 to Yuma
  61. Stephen Root in No Country For Old Men
  62. James Marsden in Enchanted
  63. Josh Brolin in Grindhouse
  64. Rafe Spall in Hot Fuzz
  65. Ricky Gervais in Stardust
  66. Tim Meadows in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 
  67. Michael Parks in Grindhouse
  68. Bill Nighy in Hot Fuzz
  69. Peter Vaughn  in Death at a Funeral
  70. Gary Oldman in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  71. Peter O'Toole in Stardust 
  72. Matthew Goode in The Lookout
  73. Forest Whitaker in The Great Debaters
  74. Michael Biehn in Grindhouse
  75. Cliff Curtis in Sunshine  
  76. Ian Holm in Ratatouille
  77. Bill Nighy in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  78. Willem Dafoe in Mr. Bean's Holiday 
  79. Ciaran Hinds in There Will Be Blood
  80. Christopher Walken in Hairspray
  81. Michael Wincott in Seraphim Falls
  82. Philip Baker Hall in Zodiac 
  83. Michael Fassbender in 300
  84. Michael Shannon in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 
  85. Albert Brooks in The Simpson Movie
  86. Kevin J. O'Connor in There Will Be Blood
  87. Paul Giamatti in Shoot 'Em Up
  88. Christian Bale in I'm Not There
  89. Hiroyuki Sanada in Sunshine 
  90. Alan Rickman in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  91. William Sadler in The Mist
  92. Vincent Cassel in Eastern Promises
  93. Philip Bosco in The Savages
  94. Donal Logue in Zodiac
  95. Peter Cullen in Transformers
  96. Karl Johnson in Hot Fuzz
  97. Peter Dinklage in Death at a Funeral 
  98. William Hurt in Into the Wild
  99. Matt Besser in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 
  100. Michael Gambon in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  101. Chris Parnell in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 
  102. James Franco in Spider-Man 3
  103. Timothy Spall in Sweeney Todd
  104. Waris Ahluwalia in The Darjeeling Limited
  105. Dallas Roberts in 3:10 to Yuma
  106. Morgan Freeman in Gone Baby Gone
  107. Kevin J. O'Connor in Seraphim Falls
  108. Peter Fonda in Ghost Rider
  109. Danny Hoch in We Own the Night
  110. Kevin Eldon in Hot Fuzz
  111. Robbie Coltrane in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  112. Ned Beatty in Charlie Wilson's War
  113. Jon Voight in Transformers
  114. James Cromwell in Spider-Man 3
  115. Jason Bateman in Juno
  116. Lam Suet in Mad Detective
  117. Sam Elliot in Ghost Rider
  118. Bruce Davison in Breach
  119. Mark Wahlberg in We Own the Night
  120. Timothy Olyphant in Live Free or Die Hard
  121. John Ashton in Gone Baby Gone  
  122. Terrence Howard in August Rush
  123. Tom Hollander in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  124. Benedict Cumberbatch in Atonement 
  125. Alan Tudyk in Death at a Funeral
  126. Alan Rickman in Sweeney Todd
  127. Heath Ledger in I'm Not There
  128. Gordon Lam in Mad Detective 
  129. Justin Long in Live Free or Die Hard
  130. Dennis Haysbert in Breach
  131. Sacha Baron Cohen in Sweeney Todd
  132. Alex Veadov in We Own the Night
  133. Geoffrey Rush in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 
  134. Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix 
  135. Nate Parker in The Great Debaters
  136. Michael Cera in Juno
  137. Toby Huss in Rescue Dawn
  138. Kevin Smith in Live Free or Die Hard
  139. Rupert Graves in Death at a Funeral
  140. Chow Yun-Fat in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 
  141. Logan Lerman in 3:10 to Yuma 
  142. Vince Vaughn in Into the Wild
  143. Robert De Niro in Stardust
  144. Robin Williams in August Rush
  145. Jamie Campbell Bower in Sweeney Todd
  146. Chris Evans in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  147. Michael Chiklis in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  148. Josh Duhamel in Transformers
  149. Julian McMahon in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  150. Anthony Anderson in Transformers 
  151. John Turturro in Transformers 
  152. Topher Grace in Spider-Man 3 
  153. Rodrigo Santoro in 300
  154. Wes Bentley in Ghost Rider
Next Year: 1989 Lead

41 comments:

luke higham said...

Louis: My request is Aleksei Kravchenko in Come And See for 1985 Lead.

Psifonian said...

Ed Harris, The Abyss
John Candy, Uncle Buck/Who's Harry Crumb?
Tom Hanks, The 'Burbs
Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Michael Douglas, Black Rain

Robert MacFarlane said...

Jeff Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys

That's basically it.

luke higham said...

John Hurt - Scandal
Jeff Bridges - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Michael J. Fox - Casualties Of War
James Spader - Sex, Lies And Videotape
Raul Julia - Romero

luke higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings & thoughts on all the 3.5+ performances that you haven't covered yet.

Any other 4+ Female performances.

Matt Mustin said...

James Spader in Sex, Lies and Videotape
Matt Dillon in Drugstore Cowboy
Jeff Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys
Jack Nicholson in Batman
Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams

luke higham said...

Louis: Is Kurt Russell a 4 or a 4.5.

It's Edward Woodward in Hot Fuzz, not Rescue Dawn.

mcofra7 said...

105 does not have a film listed

luke higham said...

Louis: Ratings & Thoughts also on Bill Nighy in At World's End, Ian Holm in Ratatouille and your bottom 10 as well, please.

luke higham said...

Louis: Don't forget Armin Mueller-Stahl in Eastern Promises.

Michael McCarthy said...

Wow, if Freeman had been rated correctly this would be the most fives ever in a supporting year :P

My top five recommendations are the same as Luke's but here are some other possibilities:

John Cusack-Say Anything
Matt Dillon-Drugstore Cowboy
Michael Douglas-The War of the Roses
Kevin Costner-Field of Dreams (Probably the only time I found him genuinely likable.)

Michael McCarthy said...

RIP James Horner

Anonymous said...

Jeff Bridges- The fabulous Baker Boys
JAmes Spader- Sex, Lies and Videotapes
Matt Dillon- Drugstore Cowboy

RatedRStar said...

I don't really have anyone else to mention, its the same with the rest of the years, all I have to say to Louis is when you get to 1939, remember that giant list I gave you, as for the other years, I kinda already know who is getting in, since most people have mentioned a lot of them.

I am just like excited about the bonus reviews, the moment Louis mentions how they work, I will get straight on with my spreadsheet, and finding performances for each year and marking them down as I did with the alternates.

Grady Tripp said...

Jeff Goldblum, The Tall Guy (one of my favorite performances of him!)
Billy Crystal, When Harry Met Sally...
Michael Gambon, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
John Cusack, Say Anything...
Dennis Quaid, Great Balls of Fire!
James Spader, Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Kevin Costner, Field of Dreams

Calvin Law said...

John Hurt in Scandal was my request :)

Also Michael J Fox, Raul Julia, Jeff Bridges and James Spader

My request is Anthony Quayle for Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Calvin Law said...

Also thoughts and ratings for:

Armin Mueller-Stahl in Eastern Promises
Josh Brolin in American Gangster
Karl Marcus Franklin in I'm Not There
Ben Whishaw in I'm Not There
J.K. Simmons in Juno
Raymond J. Barry in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 
Toby Jones in The Mist
Jeff Daniels in The Lookout

Calvin Law said...

RIP James Horner

luke higham said...

R.I.P. James Horner

luke higham said...

Louis: Ratings & Thoughts on Michael Cera in Juno and Heath Ledger in I'm Not There.

luke higham said...

RatedRStar: What I'm looking forward too most about the bonus rounds, is that Louis will get to see more great female performances, such as Imelda Staunton in Vera Drake and Marion Cotillard in Rust And Bone. Another good thing, is that almost every year will become stronger than they've been during the alternates. e.g. 2014 has 17 5s overall and who knows, it might go up to 20 and 2012 has 10 but should go up to 12 at least with Mikkelsen (The Hunt) and Cotillard.

Michael Patison said...

Thought and rating on Dillahunt

For 1989 Lead:
Jeff Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys
John Hurt in Scandal
Raul Julia in Romero
James Spader in sex, lies, and videotape
James Woods in True Believer

GM said...

Massimo Troisi - What Time is It?
Marcelo Mastroianni - What Time is It?
Gene Wilder - See No Evil, Hear No Evil
James Spader - Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Jeff Bridges - Fabulous Baker Boys
Tony Leung Chiu Wai - A City of Sadness

Michael Patison said...

Scratch my first question, I found it.

Keith Allison said...

James Spader, Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Matt Dillon, Drugstore Cowboy
John Cusack, Say Anything
Jeff Bridges, The Fabulous Baker Boys
Kevin Costner, Field of Dreams

Scott Gingold said...

Michael J. Fox - Casualties Of War
Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Steve Martin, Parenthood
James Spader, Sex, Lies, and Videotape
John Candy, Uncle Buck
Billy Crystal, When Harry Met Sally...

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

James Spader-Sex, Lies and Videotapes

that is all.

luke higham said...

Louis & Calvin: Tom Holland's the new Spider-Man, I have to say, I'm incredibly pleased about this. Love his performance in The Impossible.

Another victory for Britain too.

UK - 4 USA - 0

luke higham said...

Hannibal's been Cancelled.

FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

luke higham said...

Louis & Calvin: I will say, it's getting really annoying seeing Spider-Man rebooted again.

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luke higham said...

Louis: Do you plan on watching The Passion Of Joan Of Arc for 1928. Renee Jeanne Falconetti's performance is regarded as one of the finest in the history of film.

luke higham said...

Louis: Your top ten films of 2007.

Calvin Law said...

Louis: Holland is a great choice. I guess this means it's time for me to catch up on some Hannibal!

luke higham said...

Calvin: Was your comment meant for me instead of Louis.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: It was, sorry haha I'm a bit tired today lol

luke higham said...

Calvin: That's Alright :), although I'm really sad about Hannibal's Cancellation. :(

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Skolimowski - 3.5(I rather like the support he offers in his couple of scenes, as he brings a certain endearing fire to the old man as he confronts the mobsters, managing to make his actions believable)

Simmons - 3.5(Once again a hoot)

Daniels - 3.5(I think he almost overdoes the supportive friends beats just a tad early on the film. Once he settles down though Daniels gives the right sort of exasperated wisdom of sorts that effectively shows that his knowledge comes from pain)

Jones - 3.5(Jones is usually a welcome presence and being kinda a natural character helps adds a nice bit of character to the film)

Barry - 3.5(Very one note but an enjoyably one note one note)

Church - 3.5(He actually gives a rather moving portrayal of the sandman's plight. The film just has a problem knowing what exactly to do with him. By the way he has to be one of the most perfect casting in terms of representing the comic character ever)

O'Toole - 4(Although maybe Louis Jouvet deserves a bit of posthumous nom as well. Easily my favorite part of the film as O'Toole does the cold pompousness of the character beautifully)

Simmons - 4(Simmons offers some fine work here managing to work his way through some of the questionable dialogue, managing to be rather funny well being rather heartwarming as well)

Whishaw - 4(Whishaw literally gets the least room to move around as Dylan, but I quite like his quietly rebellious side that represents the poet side of Dylan quite effectively)

Franklin - 4(I rather like his performance as he conveys the certain seeds of wisdom, but at the same time does a good job of suggesting the manner of the boy to always be a bit of a kid making make believe)

Russell - 4.5(He single handily gives the film any reason to exist. Russell is compelling any moment he's onscreen with his enjoyably sleazy turn as stunt man Mike. Whenever he's off the film suffers a whole lot, but he still stays as a memorable villain for an unmemorable film)

Brolin - 4.5(Brolin I find kinda manages to steal the film with his menacing portrayal of the corrupt cop. Brolin effectively creates the sort of man who just abuses his power, and has seemingly no reservations about it in the least. Brolin manages to make one element in the film that feels complete)

Mueller-Stahl - 4.5(A very good performance as he at first seems to be the character he fairly often plays that of the warm and wise old man. Mueller-Stahl pulls that away somewhat to reveal a man more like he played in Shine, but he's particularly chilling though when he reveals the man to be even darker than that)

Cera - 2.5(Never care too much for Cera I'll admit. This case be no different)

Ledger - 2.5(His performance here fell a bit flat for me and his story never came to life the way I felt the others did.)

Top Ten:

1. Zodiac
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Razor thin margin between the top two)
3. Hot Fuzz
4. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
5. No Country For Old Men
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
8. Rescue Dawn
9. Eastern Promises
10. Gone Baby Gone

Louis Morgan said...

RIP James Horner

Connor Olen said...

Please see Dustin Hoffman in Mr. Magorium!

Anonymous said...

I actually thought Ledger was the best after Blanchett in I'm Not There, better than Bale, Gere and all the others who didn't really made any sort of impact. Ledger was very good in his role and probably a 4 for me.