Thursday, 14 January 2016

Best Supporting Actor 2015

And the Nominees Are:

Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight

Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies


Sylvester Stallone in Creed


Christian Bale in The Big Short

Tom Hardy in The Revenant

101 comments:

Luke Higham said...

Fuck Yes, Hardy's in.

1. Hardy
2. Rylance
3. Stallone
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Louis Morgan said...

Miller!!!!!! What a Lovely Day!!

Alex Marqués said...

Yeaaaah Hardy!!! :D

1.Hardy
2.Stallone
3.Rylance
4.Ruffalo
5.Bale

GM said...

1. Hardy
2. Stallone
3. Rylance
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Anonymous said...

Carol snubbed for Best Picture... What the f*ck? While The Martian and Bridge of Spies are in? This is pathetic.

L Rime said...

The Martian is better than Carol. Lol.

Cool to see Hardy get in. Dude deserved it three times over.

moviefilm said...

1) Sylvester Stallone
2) Tom Hardy
3) Mark Rylance
4) Mark Ruffalo
5) Christian Bale

Anonymous said...

@L Rime: The Martian is an enjoyable enough movie but now come on. It's a bit overlong, most of the characters are underwritten and it's far from being a masterpiece. The only truly outstanding thing about it is Matt Damon's performance.
On the other hand, Carol is a beautifully directed and acted masterpiece. The Martian is fun, Carol is art.
I'm pissed about it but I'm happy abour a few things, such as Hardy's and Rampling's nominations and Mad Max's presence almost everywhere! If only Theron could have been nominated instead of Lawrence.

Michael McCarthy said...

The Martian and Bridge of Spies were deserving but Carol definitely should've gotten in over The Revenant and The Big Short (not that it ever would have, but still).

1. Tom Hardy
2. Sylvester Stallone
3. Mark Rylance
4. Christian Bale
5. Mark Ruffalo

I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Stallone take this though.

L Rime said...

"The Martian is fun, Carol is art"

No, Carol is art. The Martian is fun AND art.

ruthiehenshallfan99 said...

I can't be happy about anything, hearing the news about Alan Rickman.


RIP

L Rime said...

Fuck cancer.

Alex Marqués said...

I'm really surprised that Carol wasn't nominated for Best Picture and Best Director, considering the reviews it received.

Anonymous said...

@L Rime: Well I'm glad you liked it :) I'm also sad they snubbed The Hateful Eight for Best Picture. These nominations have been quite a disappointment for me. I'm really glad about Hardy, Rampling and Mad Max in general, but I'm so angry about the category frauds, Carol's and The Hateful Eight's Picture and Director snubs.

Robert MacFarlane said...

1. Rylance
2. Hardy
3. Stallone
4. Bale
5. Ruffalo

My personal rankings:

1. Stallone
2. Hardy
3. Rylance
4 and 5: Fuck.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Your ratings and thoughts on:
Rogen and Daniels in Steve Jobs
Caine and Keitel in Youth
Will Smith in Concussion
Robert De Niro in Joy
Michael Shannon in 99 Homes

Anonymous said...

@Robert: Who would you have nominated instead of Ruffalo and Bale? And who would you have nominated for Best Picture?

By the way, my predictions:
1. Hardy
2. Stallone
3. Rylance
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: He'll go with Hoult and Cohen.

Michael McCarthy said...

So just to be clear, I'm the only one here who thought Abrahamson was actually more deserving than Scott, correct?

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: I'm happy enough with his nomination, so Scott's omission doesn't really bother me.

Maciej said...

1.Rylance
2.Stallone
3.Hardy
4.Ruffalo
5.Bale

mcofra7 said...

Hard to name the top 3 but I'll go with

1. Hardy
2. Stallone
3. Rylance
4. Bale
5. Ruffalo

I just wish Elba was nominated instead of Ruffalo.

Anonymous said...

@Michael: I actually agree that Abrahamson did a better job than Scott (who still would have been worthy). I wish Haynes got a nomination though.
@Louis: How would you rank the leading and supporting female nomineez and what is the best scene for each of them?

Michael McCarthy said...

The other thing I kind of like about Scott being nominated is that I think it gives George Miller even more of a shot to win.

My ideal lineup:

George Miller
Todd Haynes
Quentin Tarantino
Justin Kurzel
Alex Garland

Abrahamson and McCarthy wouldn't be far behind though.

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: Can I have your thoughts on Macbeth in general, because I didn't ask about it before.

Anonymous said...

My line-up would be Haynes, Sorrentino, Miller, Villeneuve and Tarantino. With Garland, Kurzel and Abrahamson not far behind.

Anonymous said...

Anyway Louis, thoughts on the nomination? Any disappointment or any welcome surprise?

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah!!! Hardy and Miller are in!!!
1. Hardy
2. Rylance
3. Stallone
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Michael McCarthy said...

Luke: Well as I kind of suggested earlier I thought it was beautifully shot without ever compromising the griminess of the environment. I loved the way Fassbender never went OTT with the performance but rather kept the intensity of a ticking time bomb all the way through, which made the scenes where he did blow up all the more effective. Cotillard did an excellent job basically playing Lady Macbeth as you'd imagine she'd be played by anyone, but adds a fascinating level of fear-based vulnerability to the final act of her performance. I think my favorite thing about the film though was that it was the first time I've ever watched a true to the text film adaptation of Shakespeare that never made me feel like I was watching a play, Kurzel's vision was cinematic all the way through and it flowed wonderfully.

Robert MacFarlane said...

My nominees for Best Director would have been:

1. Miller for Mad Max
2. Haynes for Carol
3. Coogler for Creed
4. Mitchell for It Follows
5. Heller for Diary of a Teenage Girl

Robin Kazan said...

I am outraged that Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) is not among the nominees. In place of Ruffalo could have entered colleague Michael Keaton or Joel Edgerton (Black Mass) or the Seven Hated Tarantino (up to Kurt Russell would fall like a glove).
#Fuck The Academy!

Good on the ranking of the nominees, here we go:
5 - Ruffalo
4 - Bale
3 - Rylance
2.1. - Hardy or Stallone (TIE, do not know which of the two gets the better)

Robert MacFarlane said...

Edgerton wasn't Supporting. Or memorable. They could have went with Emroy Cohen, Adam Driver, Nicolas Hoult, Benicio Del Toro, at least 6 others from Spotlight, and they didn't.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Oh, and Michael Sheen.

tahmeed chowdhury said...

1) Hardy
2) Rylance
3) Stallone
4) Bale
5) Ruffalo

Robert MacFarlane said...

Fucking Ruffalo.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Rogen - 3.5(His performance is fine bit of work, though I don't think there is anything too worthy of note inside it, although that might come in part because of a certain repetition involving his character "recognize the Apple II team". Nevertheless Rogen handles the dialogue well and what I think works best his chemistry with Fassbender. When their talking anything specific related to Jobs's status Rogen brings the right distance and intensity as Steve Wozniak questions Jobs's steadfast positions. What I like most though are the small casual moments, where Rogen shows a warmth and familiarity suggesting their relationship before Steve Jobs became the Steve Jobs.)

Daniels - 4(Daniels familiarity with Sorkin's style is readily apparent as he thrives within the style of dialogue extremely well. He handles the quips and the dishes back and forth in a way that is effective and feels natural. Again his chemistry he strikes up with Fassbender is quite good as Daniels portrays the right passion in disagreement yet underlines it all with an honest respect)

Originally my thoughts for the rest were longer, but what I wrote was deleted on me.

Caine - 2.5(Extremely standard Caine as he seemed honestly content just to sit there even in the pivotal moments involving his character. Even the major emotional scene he does have seems out of place from the rest of his characterization, and makes little sense in the end as his character changes his mind about the issue which is given no sense in regards to Caine's performance. His best scenes were when he was just shooting the breeze with Keitel)

Keitel - 3.5(Keitel is very enthusiastic with his performance, perhaps almost too much so as he does come close to caricature at times. Nevertheless his energy works in reflecting his character's passionate creative drive to do something special. Honestly though two of his most important scenes are undercut by his co-stars, Caine and especially Jane Fonda being so off. Well Keitel is trying to bare his soul they just seem so off which diminishes Keitel's impact.)

Smith - 2.5(Unlike Cumberbatch in the Imitation Game Smith does not manage to make the socially awkward yet endearing man work. Smith plays too much into it almost coming off as wacky at times. What is worse is that he just drops this entirely when he wants to be passionate about the cause. Smith can cry, he could always cry, but the way he does it always seems so forced rather than the natural reaction of his character)

De Niro - 2(Forgettable more than anything. An uninspired turn that does not rise above the caricature he's given, and feels like a lame reprise of his Silver Linings Playbook performance (which I was not in love with to begin with).)

Shannon - 4(He starts out very strong as he seems in the driver seat for the character. Shannon shows the cruelty of his character not through evil, yet instead just a straight forward professionalism. Yet in that even Shannon conveys a modicum of humanity as he suggests that Rick Carver is not unmoved by the evictions, but he simply must do his job. Then the film makes him just a villain. He has an affair, he's cheating the government, and he is bribing officials to screw over a man out of his house. He just becomes Gordon Gecko. Shannon does this well actually, but it feels like a let down as the initial scenes suggest a far more morally complex figure. It seems that was entirely Shannon though since the film would prefer that he just be an obvious bad guy)

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Actress:

1. Ronan (After the date with Tony's family)
2. Larson(Preparing Jack to leave the Room)
3. Rampling (The final scene)
4. Blanchett (Lunch with Carol)
5. Lawrence (Joy shows off the mop herself on QVC)

Supporting Actress:

1. Leigh ("When you get to hell John", although her pitch to Mannix is a close second)
2. Mara(Lunch with Carol)
3. Winslet
4. McAdams
5. Vikander

Winslet and McAdams's scenes kind of blend together, in a good way actually. While Vikander just seems to have the same scene over and over again.

Anonymous:

Picture:

MAX!!!! is all I needed.

Director:

McKay over any of the other people in the running was disgusting. But hey as long as I got my Miller time.

Actress:

Theron would have been great but I never thought it would happen. As it stands its a pretty good line up.

Supporting Actress:

I hate that there are two cases of fraud here, but I'm happy that it was not an the expense of Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Original Screenplay:

Would have liked to seen Tarantino make it.

Calvin Law said...

On one hand, thoroughly pissed off at Carol getting snubbed for both Best Picture and Best Director, and commiting category fraud for Mara.

On the other hand, I loved a lot of the decisions made. Great to see Damon and Hardy nominated, and Brooklyn being nominated for Best Picture.

My Best Director lineup:

Todd Haynes for Carol
George Miller for Mad Max
Ridley Scott for The Martian
Quentin Tarantino for The Hateful Eight
Dennis Villenueve for Sicario/Ryan Coogler for Creed

Robert MacFarlane said...

I think what you said exemplifies my problem with Shannon: His approach to earlier scenes is so good and unexpected, and then the film turns him into Gordon Gecko that it feels like such a letdown.

Calvin Law said...

Also thoroughly happy about the Brooklyn + Martian love.

Calvin Law said...

Louis why do you reckon Carol missed out on the BP and BD noms? Because the Academy seemed to like the film just fine otherwise.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Truth be told? Lesbians.

Calvin Law said...

Robert: Perhaps. :(

Annoying thing is...I can't rightfully get annoyed at any of the actual nominees for those two categories.

Loved that Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max, The Martian, and Room got in, don't mind The Revenant, and haven't seen either Spotlight or The Big Short.

I thought all four nominees for the Director category I have seen all did sterling work, and again, haven't seen The Big Short.

Hopefully watching it won't infuriate me too much.


Calvin Law said...

*all three nominees

*haven't seen The Big Short or Spotlight

Calvin Law said...

Also, nearly forgot:

1. Rylance
2. Hardy
3. Stallone
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Picture was so spread out to the point that it seemed almost anything could have missed. I mean Original Screenplay seemed to think Straight Outta Compton was still getting for picture for example. The Big Short seems to have that American Hustle love right now, and I do think it will probably wain by time the awards are handed out. That got McKay in over Scott, Spielberg or Haynes though.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Are we getting the first review tonight.

Calvin Law said...

My personal ranking of all the nominees:

1. Brooklyn
2. The Martian
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Bridge of Spies
5. Room
6. The Revenant

1. Miller
2. Abrahamson
3. Innaritu

1. Damon
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2. Cranston
3. DiCaprio
4. Fassbender

1. Ronan
2. Blanchett
3. Larson
4. Rampling

1. Stallone
2. Hardy
3. Rylance (loved all three so can't complain too much about Elba and Del Toro getting snubbed)

Calvin Law said...

Louis: Will watching The Big Short make me flip, you reckon I should give it a pass and feign ignorance?

Anonymous said...

No nominations for BP and BD for Carol? Damn you, Academy!

Louis Morgan said...

Luke: Yes.

Calvin: Give it a try if you dare. Apparently some people really love it, I just can't understand why.

Calvin Law said...

Also...I'm so torn for Best Supporting Actress. Mara gave my favourite lead actress performance of the decade, but she was nominated in BLOODY SUPPORTING, and of course I'd want her to get recognition of some sort, but the fact that there's my supporting win for the year, Jennifer Jason Leigh (who probably gives my £2 favourite supporting female performance of the decade), is there too.

Calvin Law said...

I might not. I hate to judge a film in advance before seeing it, but seeing Speilberg, Haynes, Villenueve, Scott, Coogler, TARANTINO

TARANTINO

TARANTINO

TARANTINO

TARANTINO

Calvin Law said...

Ugh I'll stop. Sorry all.

tahmeed chowdhury said...

The Academy don't really want to award homosexual films outside of acting or writing categories. It's sad, but true.

Louis Morgan said...

tahmeed:

I hear that but I always come back to the fact that Kiss of the Spider Woman was nominated for Picture and Director all the way back in 1985.

Anonymous said...

Now that the nominations are announced, I just hope DiCaprio wins.

Michael McCarthy said...

Luke: You were the one that requested Rohrig right?

RatedRStar said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Tom Hardy yessss, I am very happy with this.

1)Hardy
2)Stallone
3)Rylance
4)Bale
5)Ruffalo

Robert MacFarlane said...

They certainly don't like lesbian stories in Picture.

Anonymous said...

Louis would you have preferred Carol to get in instead of The Big Short? I honestly agree with Robert, I think that homophobia might have been a reason for its snub. I'm not saying the Academy never nominates gay movies but in a crowded year like this I think that the topic of the movie might have costed Carol a well-deserved Best Picture nomination.

Louis Morgan said...

Robert:

The Kids Are All Right made it into picture. I'm not saying that there's no such thing as prejudice with the Oscars, but in this case I actually think it was just due to the field. I mean Room, Brooklyn or Bridge of Spies could have just as easily missed.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

I'd certainly would have taken it over The Big Short and Haynes over McKay.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Oh yeah, totally blanked on Kids.

Robert MacFarlane said...

You know what, I won't be a jerk and make you review Redmayne in Jupiter Ascending. Switch it to Bateman in The Gift. And please, give us your thoughts and rating of Mr. Redmayne and his mommy issues.

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: I did request Rohrig.

JackiBoyz said...

I am fairly pleased with Hardy getting mentioned as well as the Mad Max love, wow 2015 was Tom Hardys year.

1)Tom Hardy
2)Sylvester Stallone
3)Mark Rylance
4)Christian Bale
5)Mark Ruffalo

RatedRStar said...

Daniel Bruhl where are you, ohhhhh I have found you both, Idris Elba and Michael Shannon.

RatedRStar said...

2015 is the best year so far for film in this decade, certainly the best choices of films, you wont find many years that have so many big mainstream films =D. OMG Tom Hardy I am in loveeee.

Michael McCarthy said...

Luke: What were your thoughts on Rohrig?

Anonymous said...

Robert: I think he will give Redmayne a 0.

RatedRStar said...

In honor of the great man

I have made my mind up on my winning request Louis, and its a very easy one for me and that is

Alan Rickman - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: I haven't seen him yet, though it's one that I'm really interested in, especially when he came runner-up at LAFCA, as well as being in the likely foreign language film winner.

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: And the subject matter appeals to me as well.

Michael McCarthy said...

Why would you request him if you haven't seen him?

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: I was gonna request him for the bonus rounds, but Robert wanted him for the alternates.

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: Anonymous requested Cooper in Man Of The West before seeing it.

Anonymous said...

Well sometimes you want to request someone so that Louis can give an expert opinion on whether its worth seeing it or not.

JackiBoyz said...

I will make my winning request an actors final performance, Oskar Werner has appeared quite a number of times and that is great, what are your thoughts on him in general Louis?

Oskar Werner - Voyage of the Damned

Michael McCarthy said...

So be it then, as people on this blog have surely noticed I'm not a fan of requesting performances in years that haven't had an Oscar ceremony yet, so I just figured that if one must be requested it should at least be one that we know is worthy of a review.

Luke Higham said...

Michael McCarthy: If you want me to change my request, I've no problem with that, since Rohrig's a definite for the bonus rounds and Louis' probably not gonna see it for awhile.

Michael McCarthy said...

It's on you dude, I have no intention of bullying you into changing it.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I'll change my request for Rohrig to Mendelsohn.

tahmeed chowdhury said...

Louis: Hasn't anyone requested Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset and Midnight, or Madds Mikkelsen in The Hunt?

Luke Higham said...

Tahmeed: Those performances will get reviewed, especially Mikkelsen.

RatedRStar said...

Tahmeed: Hawke was reviewed for Before Sunset, I am pretty certain Mikkelsen and Hawke again will be reviewed, its always best to suggest a performance that is likely not to be reviewed, its always a smart option =D.

Anonymous said...

Luke: I'm pondering if I should change my request...

Louis Morgan said...

Robert: Thank you for that.

Redmayne - 0(Eh where does one even begin with this performance. It's not good obviously, but its not bad in that special brand of Tommy Wiseau style bad that's so fascinating in its badness. Its odd because Redmayne seems to be genuinely taking his performance so seriously there's no sense of fun with it, yet its not even fun because he's taking it so seriously either. It an anomaly of badness since its not as though he's bland bad either, he's just wrong, very wrong. As a villain he certainly does not have any menace. Then there is his bizarre prancing, and whatever it is he is doing with his lips. One can't forget his old man voice he does for some reason, I guess because his character is old but his siblings don't bother so he probably should not have either. Then his whole attempt to portray his character's relationship with his mother breaks down to him giving a confused constipated look while he breaths in fashion as though he forgot to bring his inhaler to set. What is this? Again what is this? Well whatever it is it'll certainly be deserving of that Razzie, if they have the slightest bit of sense to award him. I'll admit I usually have fun writing about extremely bad performances, but this one transcends that to the point I don't even enjoy describing it.)

JackiBoyz:

For him I'd say the reviews speak for themselves since I've actually reviewed every one of his performances that I've seen.

Anonymous said...

Louis: I'll change my request for Cooper in Man of the West to Mitchum in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957).

Luke Higham said...

Louis: If you did review Redmayne, would you've given him a blank space at the bottom of it.

Matt Mustin said...

Predicted ranking:
1. Rylance
2. Stallone
3. Hardy
4. Ruffalo
5. Bale

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Either that or a picture of Wes Bentley in Ghost Rider.

Anonymous said...

Louis: What are your thoughts and ratings on:
Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman in The Dark Knight

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Can I have your rating and thoughts on The Dark Knight.

Alex Marqués said...

It's really weird how the same actor can be nominated for Best Actor and for Worst Actor in the same year lol

Luke Higham said...

SANDRA BULLOCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the great actress known as Sandra Bullock got nominated for both the Oscar and the Razzie.

Alex Marqués said...

yeah, but it's still weird haha

RatedRStar said...

Just currently carrying on with the spreadsheet, I am not sure whether Oliver Reed and Alan Bates are Co Lead, or supporting for Women In Love as I have the seen the film a few times but, I think an argument could be made for either, anybody know what they would place them as???

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous:

Bale - (Bale is a great Bruce Wayne in every respect in being appropriately humorous as the entitled playboy then brings the needed passionate devotion as the real Bruce Wayne. He has some great moments as Wayne in the film particularly the scene after Joker gave him the 50/50 choice. Now his Batman voice is not great, but honestly the fact that he can get any emotion through that as well as his mask is worth mentioning. He does though particularly in the final scene with Harvey and Gordon)

Gyllenhaal - (A major upgrade over Holmes but part of the problem was Rachel Dawes was not much of a character to begin with. Gyllenhaal does as well as she really could though I think given that the role is pretty thin)

Caine - (Caine is good in all of the film offering the right comedic touches at the right times while bringing the needed understated warmth in his interactions with Bale. In addition to that he really does bring the gravitas when he needs to and his delivery of the Bandit monologue is quite good)

Freeman - (Freeman's good once again as his Q, being just there for a few sly quips while doing exposition. He does both these well. There's a bit extra here and there and Morgan does not falter with any bit of it)

Luke:

Noted.

Robert MacFarlane said...

From what I heard they digitized Bale's voice in post.