Saturday, 28 January 2017

Best Supporting Actor 2016: Results

5. Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals - Shannon is the best part of a bad film. He offers some entertainment, with just a bit of pathos, in his portrayal of an uninspired character. 

Best Scene: His reintroduction.
4. Lucas Hedges in Manchester By The Sea - Michael Shannon's work is more consistent but Lucas Hedges's has higher heights in his depiction of a teenager going through grief. Hedges is best when he gives a more internalized performance, but I do find he falters in his attempt to depict a more overt sadness.

Best Scene: Patrick sees his father.
3. Dev Patel in Lion - Patel gives a surprisingly strong performance. He gives a moving and authentic portrayal of his fairly straight forward yet still compelling character.

Best Scene: The reunion.
2. Mahershala Ali in Moonlight - Ali gives a great performance that manages to give truth and a real poignancy to his character who is both a good natured man and drug dealer. Despite appearing in only the first third of the film he makes a lasting impact.

Best Scene: The Beach.
1. Jeff Bridges in Hell Or High Water - Good predictions Robert MacFarlane, Psifonian, and RatedRStar. Although Ali gives a great performance, and it is easily the best actually supporting performance in this lineup, Bridges is easily my favorite overall. Bridges delivers such a vivid and powerful depiction of the old lawman type that surpasses any notion of merely being the trope. It is such incredible work particularly his unforgettable final scenes.

Best Scene: The shootout.

32 comments:

Calvin Law said...

You know, I'd call this a good year. I mean, not as powerful as Stallone/Rylance, but still four great performances and one decent one surpasses three great ones, a filler nom and Mark Ruffalo.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Who're you supporting at the oscars, Ali or Bridges.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

I'm fine with either victory, particularly since Ali is truly supporting.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: On average, it is better than last year.

Robert MacFarlane said...

My request is 1983 Best Actor (or Supporting?) Jason Robards in Something Wicked This Way Comes

RatedRStar said...

Jeff Bridges finally wins =D that is a good feeling

Calvin Law: Don't forget Tom Hardy =D lol

I am ready for 2015 lead, I am ready =D, I will give you my request tomorrow Louis.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Although I will say I did appreciate the complete lack of category fraud in 2015 for supporting actor.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: 2016 lead mate.

Luke Higham said...

RatedRStar: :)

Calvin Law said...

RatedRStar: Hardy's a step below Stallone and Rylance for me, but yeah he was great too. And yes, Louis, it was good to see no category fraud in 2014 and 2015. They did a bit of that this year, but I wouldn't call Bridges an outrageous example of category fraud, even though I very easily consider him leading. Patel's a different matter but I'm just glad he was nommed.

Louis Morgan said...

Calvin:

Well I will admit Bridges does require one to really examine the film, so it's much more forgivable than many examples of fraud.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: What's the last supporting performance to be nominated for Lead Actor exactly.

Calvin Law said...

I have to admit even Shannon's nomination isn't sitting too well with me now. And I know this is irrational, but I might as well blame Nocturnal Animals instead of Streep for Adams not getting a nomination. Negga probably was the 5th spot so I can't complain too much, Streep at least gave a good performance, and I fear that somehow for some reason they split votes for Amy in NA and Arrival.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: Hopkins, probably.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: That's what I thought, but I'm still not sure.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Anthony Hopkins for Silence Of the Lambs, there are those who might argue Forest Whittaker and Daniel Day-Lewis for Gangs though.

Calvin Law said...

Luke: I mean I've heard arguments for Carrell, Whitaker, Rush (Shine), Washington (Training Day), but I'm not convinced by any of them.

Calvin Law said...

Actually I would not be entirely unconvinced by a Day-Lewis in Gangs argument, except that he literally dominates every frame of the film. Quality? Quantity? I dunno but I couldn't possibly fathom him in supporting.

Calvin Law said...

For the actress category, I actually could imagine someone making an argument for Streep this year.

Charles Heiston said...

As times goes by, I hate Shannon and Hedges nominations even more. Can't wait for 2016 lead.

RatedRStar said...

2016 I meant to say


I am just sat here casually waiting for 2016 Lead to appear lol, I thought I would listen to a song that has a big buildup, Running Up That Hill by Placebo =D lol.

Charles Heiston said...

RatedRStar: How about Bon Jovi? :D

Psifonian said...

Ali: You oughta let me have the win. Hell, it's my Oscar.
Bridges: Not on your life. It's mine.

Psifonian said...

As for Best Actor predictions:

1. Mortensen
2. Garfield
3. Washington
4. Gosling
5. Affleck

RatedRStar said...

I do like Bon Jovi but Brian Molko is my queen =D

RatedRStar said...

Psifonian: That is so interesting to me, Affleck finishing last, can I ask why? not disagreeing with you or anything I am just interested why?

Charles Heiston said...

Great taste, Imagine if Claude Rains was a singer? Wow!

Charles Heiston said...

Psifonian: Finally, A logical place for Garfield.

RatedRStar said...

Claude Rains as a singer, I wonder what he would sing lol

Actually he did sing once

"POP GOES THE WEASEL"

Psifonian said...

Rated R Star: This is how I'm predicting Louis will go, but if he's anything like how I felt about the film and performance, it's a very good turn that nonetheless is undercut by Lonergan at every turn, and Affleck seems adrift, looking for material to suit his talent. Perhaps Louis (like the critics) will disagree, but he's the only one of the five I'd be disappointed to see take it home.

Charles: These aren't my personal rankings (although not too far off). I think Garfield is extremely underappreciated, largely due to his (sight still unseen) "Silence" turn being more appealing to cinephiles and less old-school than what he does in "Hacksaw," but his work is impeccable nonetheless.

Mitchell Murray said...

No "Ruffalo" performance this year

Varun Neermul said...

Louis, do you have any thoughts and rating on Nawazuddin in Lion, he is one of my all time favorites.