Sunday, 7 February 2016

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2015: Results

10. Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation - Elba gives a charismatic performance as a godlike military commander, even if his character gets progressively less interesting as the film proceeds.

Best Scene: The Commandant prepares the men to attack. 
9. Stanley Tucci in Spotlight - Tucci, much like the majority of the cast of spotlight, gives a realistic portrayal of a man in the film's story, and only stands when it aids this story.

Best Scene: "You don't know the half of it"
8. Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Driver creates a most unusual yet still very effective and complex villain

Best Scene: Kylo and Han.
7. Emory Cohen in Brooklyn - Cohen gives an extremely charming performance that is essential the film's success, as he flawlessly avoids the various potential pitfalls of his technically simplistic character.

Best Scene: Tony and Ellis the night after the dinner with Tony's family. 
6. Michael Sheen in Far From the Madding Crowd - Sheen gives a very moving performance in his portrayal of a man whose emotions reveal themselves, for better or worse, after being shown a hint of love.

Best Scene: Boldwood joins Bathsheba in song. 
5. Benicio Del Toro in Sicario - Del Toro is appropriately chilling in his depiction of a cold killer, yet is particularly compelling in revealing the man behind the actions.

Best Scene: A family dinner.
4. Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina - Isaac is wildly entertaining yet also appropriately enigmatic as his odd tech genius who he plays as though he's a real BRO at heart.

Best Scene: "Have you tried dancing with her?"
3. Walton Goggins in The Hateful Eight - Goggins gives quite the impressive performance, as he's hilarious, incisive, and somehow makes a friendship between a racist Sheriff and a black bounty hunter believable.

Best Scene: Reading the Lincoln Letter. 
2. Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk - Jenkins is completely unrecognizable in his funny yet heartbreaking portrayal of a real old timer of the old west.

Best Scene: The flea circus. 
1. Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road - Good prediction Psifonian. This year is simply amazing, and having to choose between them is absurdly difficult. I could go so many different ways for my winner, since I love all these performances. I could go with any performance in my top 12 and they'd be deserving. My top two came down to the two performances that I've found myself quoting the most incidentally. I could easily switch at any time. Hoult is outstanding in his compelling and entertaining portrayal of zealotry, then is quite heartbreaking in his depiction of a loss of this blindness.  

Best Scene: A promised trip to Valhalla. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Tom Hardy in The Revenant
  2. Nicholas Hoult in Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Sylvester Stallone in Creed
  4. Richard Jenkins in Bone Tomahawk
  5. Walton Goggins in The Hateful Eight
  6. Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies
  7. Samuel L. Jackson in The Hateful Eight
  8. Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina
  9. Benicio Del Toro in Sicario
  10. Michael Sheen in Far From The Madding Crowd
  11. Emory Cohen in Brooklyn
  12. Kurt Russell in The Hateful Eight 
  13. Bruce Dern in The Hateful Eight 
  14. Michael Angarano in The Stanford Prison Experiment
  15. Matthew Fox in Bone Tomahawk
  16. Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  17. Harrison Ford in Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
  18. Sam Elliot in Grandma
  19. Stanley Tucci in Spotlight
  20. Josh Brolin in Sicario
  21. Matthias Schoenaerts in Far From The Madding Crowd
  22. Liev Schreiber in Spotlight
  23. Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation
  24. Michael Keaton in Spotlight
  25. Tim Roth in The Hateful Eight
  26. Joel Edgerton in The Gift
  27. Jeff Daniels in Steve Jobs
  28. Michael Shannon in 99 Homes
  29. Tom Noonan in Anomalisa 
  30. Jason Statham in Spy
  31. Will Poulter in The Revenant 
  32. Brian d'Arcy James in Spotlight
  33. Richard Kind in Inside Out
  34. Louis C.K. in Trumbo
  35. Domhnall Gleeson in The Revenant
  36. Michael Madsen in The Hateful Eight 
  37. Rory Cochrane in Black Mass
  38. James Parks in The Hateful Eight 
  39. Brendan Gleeson in In The Heart of the Sea
  40. Billy Crudup in The Stanford Prison Experiment
  41. Peter Sarsgaard in Black Mass
  42. Sean Harris in Macbeth 
  43. Demian Bichir in The Hateful Eight 
  44. W. Earl Brown in Black Mass
  45. David Morse in Concussion
  46. Liev Schreiber in Pawn Sacrifice
  47. Tye Sheridan in The Stanford Prison Experiment
  48. Hugh Keays-Byrne in Mad Max: Fury Road
  49. Chiwetel Ejiofor in The Martian 
  50. Dave Bautista in Spectre
  51. Jeremy Renner in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  52. Seth Rogen in Steve Jobs 
  53. Peter Sarsgaard in Pawn Sacrifice
  54. Michael Douglas in Ant-Man
  55. David Harbour in Black Mass
  56. Forrest Goodluck in The Revenant
  57. Oscar Isaac in Star Wars: The Force Awakens  
  58. Billy Crudup in Spotlight
  59. Domhnall Gleeson in Brooklyn
  60. Sean Bean in The Martian
  61. Paul Dano in Youth
  62. Mark Strong in Kingsman: The Secret Service 
  63. Jeff Daniels in The Martian
  64. Nathan Jones in Mad Max: Fury Road
  65. Richard Jenkins in Spotlight
  66. Tom Hardy in London Road 
  67. Jack Reynor in Macbeth
  68. Jim Beaver in Crimson Peak
  69. Jim Broadbent in Brooklyn
  70. John Goodman in Trumbo
  71. Josh Helman in Mad Max: Fury Road 
  72. Lewis Black in Inside Out 
  73. Brendan Gleeson in Suffragette
  74. Michael Stuhlbarg in Trumbo
  75. Bill Camp in Love & Mercy
  76. Arthur Redcloud in The Revenant
  77. Mikhail Gorevoy in Bridge of Spies
  78. Tom McCamus in Room
  79. Mark Rylance in The Gunman
  80. Corey Stoll in Black Mass
  81. Domhnall Gleeson in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  82. Neal Huff in Spotlight 
  83. Kit Harington in Testament of Youth
  84. Paddy Considine in Macbeth
  85. Ben Whishaw in Spectre
  86. Jude Law in Spy
  87. Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  88. Kurt Russell in Furious 7
  89. Harvey Keitel in Youth
  90. Cory Michael Smith in Carol
  91. Sylvester Groth in The Man From Uncle
  92. Chris O'Dowd in The Program
  93. Albert Brooks in Concussion
  94. James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  95. John Slattery in Spotlight
  96. Ben Whishaw in The Lobster
  97. Michael Cyril Creighton in Spotlight 
  98. Milo Parker in Mr. Holmes 
  99. Paddy Considine in Child 44
  100. David Arquette in Bone Tomahawk
  101. Colin Morgan in Testament of Youth 
  102. Colin Quinn in Trainwreck
  103. Benedict Wong in The Martian 
  104. Christoph Waltz in Spectre
  105. Kurt Egyiawan in Beasts of No Nation 
  106. Jeffrey Donovan in Sicario 
  107. Josh Brolin Everest
  108. Christian Berkel in Trumbo
  109. Tom Holland in In The Heart of the Sea 
  110. Forest Whitaker in Southpaw
  111. Angus Sampson in Mad Max: Fury Road
  112. Ralph Fiennes in Spectre
  113. Kobina Amissa-Sam in Beasts of No Nation
  114. Ryan Gosling in the Big Short
  115. Stacy Keach in Truth
  116. Bradley Cooper in Joy 
  117. Jesse Plemons in Black Mass
  118. John Hawkes in Everest
  119. Taron Egerton in Testament of Youth
  120. Sebastian Koch in Bridge of Spies
  121. Brad Pitt in The Big Short 
  122. James Badge Dale in The Walk 
  123. Ben Mendelsohn in Slow West
  124. Corey Stoll in Ant-Man
  125. Stephen Root in Trumbo
  126. John C. Reilly in The Lobster
  127. Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  128. Alec Baldwin in Concussion
  129. Jamey Sheridan in Spotlight
  130. Christian Bale in The Big Short
  131. Taron Egerton in Legend 
  132. Jason Statham in Furious 7
  133. Sid Haig in Bone Tomahawk 
  134. Jeremy Strong in The Big Short 
  135. Scott Shepherd in Bridge of Spies
  136. Kyle Chandler in Carol 
  137. Steve Carell in The Big Short
  138. Derek Jacobi in Cinderella
  139. Jake Weary in It Follows
  140. Jake Gyllenhaal in Everest
  141. Kevin Bacon in Black Mass
  142. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in Trumbo
  143. Hugh Grant in The Man From Uncle 
  144. Ving Rhames in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  145. Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  146. Bill Hader in Inside Out 
  147. Bobby Cannavale in Spy 
  148. Dwayne Johnson in Furious 7
  149. Jesse Plemons in The Program
  150. Javier Bardem in The Gunman
  151. Ed Harris in Run All Night
  152. Chris Evans in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  153. Sean Bridgers in Room 
  154. Michael Stuhlbarg in Steve Jobs 
  155. Norman Lloyd in Trainwreck 
  156. Robert Redford in Truth
  157. Nonso Anozie in Cinderella
  158. Bobby Cannavale in Ant-Man
  159. Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  160. Graham McTavish in Creed 
  161. Ben Whishaw in In the Heart of the Sea
  162. Rory McCann in Slow West
  163. David Thewlis in Legend
  164. David Thewlis in Macbeth
  165. Ben Whishaw in The Danish Girl
  166. Keir Gilchrist in It Follows
  167. Channing Tatum in The Hateful Eight
  168. Jon Bernthal in Sicario
  169. John Magaro in The Big Short
  170. Finn Wittrock in The Big Short
  171. Chris Hemsworth in Avengers: Age of Ultron 
  172. Hiroyuki Sanada in Mr. Holmes
  173. Ezra Miller in The Stanford Prison Experiment
  174. Matthias Schoenaerts in The Danish Girl
  175. William H. Macy in Room 
  176. Michael Stuhlbarg in Pawn Sacrifice
  177. Edgar Ramirez in Joy
  178. Dennis Quaid in Truth
  179. Michael Caine in Kingsman: The Secret Service 
  180. Charlie Hunnam in Crimson Peak
  181. Benedict Cumberbatch in Black Mass 
  182. Donald Glover in The Martian 
  183. Sean Bean in Jupiter Ascending
  184. Sean Harris in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  185. Ty Simpkins Jurassic World 
  186. Paul Giamatti in Love & Mercy
  187. Michael Pena in Ant-Man
  188. Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron
  189. Ben Kingsley in The Walk
  190. Adam Scott in Black Mass
  191. Ben Whishaw in Suffragette
  192. Alexander Skarsgard in The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  193. Andy Serkis in Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
  194. Common in Run All Night
  195. Robert De Niro in Joy
  196. Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight 
  197. Samuel L. Jackson in Kingsman: The Secret Service 
  198. Michael Pena in The Martian 
  199. John Cena in Trainwreck
  200. Tony Bellew in Creed
  201. John Magaro in Carol
  202. Nick Robinson in Jurassic World
  203. Lebron James in Trainwreck 
  204. Curtis Jackson in Southpaw
  205. Anthony Bourdain in The Big Short
  206. Hugh Jackman in Chappie
  207. Vincent D'Onofrio in Jurassic World
  208. Richard Thaler in The Big Short 
  209. Miguel Gomez in Southpaw
  210. Austin Stowell in Bridge of Spies
  211. David Dastmalchian in Ant-Man 
  212. David James Elliot in Trumbo
  213. Dean O'Gorman in Trumbo 
  214. Adam DeVine in The Intern
  215. Nat Wolff in The Intern
  216. Anders Holm in The Intern
  217. Andrew Rannells in The Intern
  218. B.D. Wong in Jurassic World
  219. Douglas Booth in Jupiter Ascending
  220. Nat Wolff in Grandma
  221. Tom Sturridge in Far From the Madding Crowd 
  222. Jose Pablo Cantillo in Chappie
  223. Ninja in Chappie 
  224. Joel Kinnaman in Child 44
  225. Topher Grace in Truth
  226. Guillaume Canet in The Program
  227. Quentin Tarantino in The Hateful Eight
  228. Eddie Redmayne in Jupiter Ascending
Next Year: 2015 Lead (Please name and rank the top three you'd like to see reviewed)


Luke Higham said...

1. Attah
2. Fassbender
3. Hardy

Luke Higham said...

I'm so happy, that Hardy's your winner. :)

Anonymous said...

1. McKellen
2. Fassbender
3. Hardy

Anonymous said...

1. McKellen
2. Attah
3. Segel

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings and thoughts on McCarthy, Byrne and Statham in Spy.

mcofra7 said...

I didn't expect to see Anthony Bourdain in the lineup:)

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Does your 4s end with Sean Harris in Macbeth.

Luke Higham said...
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Anonymous said...

John Smith:

Félix de Givry-Eden

Ulrik Munther/The Here After (My favorite performance of the year, trailer:


tahmeed chowdhury said...


mcofra7 said...

1. Fassbender
2. Segel
3. Hardy

Michael Patison said...

1. Hardy
2. McKellen
3. Tremblay

Psifonian said...

Jacob Tremblay
Ben Foster
Paul Dano
John Cusack
Michael B. Jordan
Johnny Depp
Tom Hardy
Tom Courtenay
Michael Fassbender
Abraham Attah

Michael McCarthy said...

I was really hoping for Hoult, but Hardy's a great choice too.

1. Segel
2. Tremblay
3. Hardy

For what it's worth, my honorable mentions are Fassbender, Depp and Russell.

Robert MacFarlane said...

Once again, because Bateman and Mendelsohn are requests and you gave your thoughts and rating on Reynolds:

1. Jordan
2. Courtenay
3. Segel

Alternates include the Love and Mercy duo and the Compton 3.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: For your Nominations page, Michael Sheen has 2.
2009 Lead Actor: The Damned United - #8
2015 Supporting Actor: Far From The Madding Crowd - #10

GM said...

Hoult is my favorite, but I am happy Hardy has a win.

1. Tremblay
2. Jordan
3. Courtenay

Anonymous said...


Calvin Law said...

1. McKellen
2. Segel
3. Jordan

Kinda wished Hoult won but Hardy is a great choice.

Calvin Law said...

Surprisingly pleased to see Stallone at #3 :D

Calvin Law said...

Also Sturridge is way too high ;)

Matt Mustin said...

"Anthony Bourdain in The Big Short". Ha, that's awesome.

Alex Marqués said...


Calvin Law said...

As for my predictions for the winners, pretty certain Hardy, Fassbender and Dicaprio are making the top 5. Remaining 2 places could be any of McKellen, Segel, Courtenay, or Tremble.

Calvin Law said...


Calvin Law said...

Or even Bateman, Mendhelson.

RatedRStar said...

I have this man at the top of my interests simply because I have no idea whether you liked him or not, plus I think Black Mass was a one off and Depp will go back to the current Depp as opposed to the old one so expect Depp to stay on 3 Oscar noms for the time being.

1. Johnny Depp
2. Tom Hardy
3. Ian McKellen

Calvin Law said...

I would certainly be very interested to see a Depp review. I remember Louis saying he was saving Damon and Depp not only because they could be nominated, and wonder if Depp's gone up or down, like Damon, in his books.

Anonymous said...

1. Michael Caine in Youth (5/5)
2. Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes
3. Jason Micthell in Straight Outta Compton (4/5)

Henri Charter said...

Where is Michael Shannon placed?He gave one of the best performances of the year

Anonymous said...

1. Jordan
2. Fassbender
3. Tremblay

Luke Higham said...

Louis: I'm changing my preferences, as my hopes for Attah are futile.

1. Fassbender
2. Hardy
3. McKellen

Anonymous said...

1. Attah
2. Foster
3. McKellen

Luke Higham said...

Anonymous: Thank you.

1. Attah
2. Fassbender
3. Hardy

Luke Higham said...

I just realized, Courtenay might miss out.

Lineup Prediction

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Can I have your ratings and thoughts for each performance that didn't make the lineup.

Anonymous said...

Louis: I know you already gave me your thoughts for Heston in Apes and Soylent Green and McQueen and Robinson in The Cincinnati Kid, but you forgot the ratings. What are your ratings for these four performances?

Louis Morgan said...


McCarthy - 3.5(Her performance went a bit like the film's as a whole for me in that I really liked it for the first hour or so, but then it just kind of ran out of gas, mostly I think because the action itself wasn't done in a particularly funny way. McCarthy I found enjoyable in being just sort of friendly while being a master spy. I found her fake tough act less amusing I must admit, though I still liked her just fine)

Byrne - 3(I suppose I'll commit slight blasphemy in that I did not love this performance I liked it just fine, but I guess I never found her spoiled brat routine THAT funny.)

Statham - 4(Very funny since he plays it so straight as though his hapless "hero" is indeed the usual Statham badass. I could listen to him list of his various awesome achieves all day. Every line of his was made pure gold by Statham's appropriately extreme delivery)


4 for Robinson. 3 for the rest.

John R. said...

1. Depp
2. Foster
3. Tremblay

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Louis: Although he was never considered for the role, do you think that Massey would work as Father Mapple?

Louis Morgan said...

I think he would have worked well in that part.

Alex Marqués said...

I'm really interested about the possible lineup.