Friday, 17 September 2010

Lead Ranking 100 Nominees

Now with a total of hundred nominees reviewed with a total 21 years, without the two years I have done which lacked five nominated or at least five see-able performances. 


1. F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus (1984)
2. James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
3. Giancarlo Giannini in Seven Beauties (1976)
4. Peter O'Toole in The Lion in Winter (1968)
5. Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot (1989)
6. Peter Finch in Network (1976)
7. Laurence Olivier in Sleuth (1972)  
8. Ernest Borgnine in Marty (1955)
9. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (2005)
10. Clark Gable in It Happened One Night (1934)
11. Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)
12. Spencer Tracy in A Bad Day At Black (1955)
13. Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek (1964)
14. Peter O'Toole in Becket (1964)
15. Art Carney in Harry and Tonto (1974)
16. Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974)
17. William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
18. Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993)
19. Al Pacino in The Godfather Part 2 (1974)
20. Rod Steiger in The Heat of the Night (1967)
21. James Dean in East of Eden (1955)
22. Richard Burton in Becket (1964)
23. Michael Caine in Sleuth (1972)
24. Tom Wilkinson in In The Bedroom (2001)
25. Laurence Olivier in Henry V (1946)
26. Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (1964)
27. Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)
28. Walter Huston The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
29. Robert Duvall in The Apostle (1997)
30. Emil Jannings in The Last Command (1928)
31. Walter Huston in Dodsworth (1936)
32. David Niven in Separate Tables (1958)
33. Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967)
34. Tom Hulce in Amadeus (1984)
35. William Powell in The Thin Man (1934)
36. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
37. Daniel Day-Lewis in In the Name of the Father (1993)
38. Cary Grant in Penny Serenade (1941)
39. Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
40. Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
41. Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
42. Peter Fonda in Ulee's Gold (1997)
43. Alan Bates in The Fixer (1968)
44. Albert Finney in Under The Volcano (1984)
45. Tony Curtis in The Defiant Ones (1958)
46. Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)
47. Sam Waterson in The Killing Fields (1984)
48. Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones (1958)
49. Peter O'Toole in The Ruling Class (1972)
50. Paul Newman in A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
51. William Holden in Network (1976)
52. William Powell in My Man Godfrey (1936)
53. Cliff Robertson in Charly (1968)
54. Kenneth Branagh in Henry V (1989)
55. Dustin Hoffman in Lenny (1974)
56. Gary Cooper in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
57. Fredric March in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
58. Warren Beatty in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
59. Anthony Hopkins in The Remains of the Day (1993)
60. Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003)
61. Jude Law in Cold Mountain (2003)
62. Ron Moody in Oliver! (1968)
63. Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady (1964)
64. James Cagney in Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
65. David Straithairn in Good Night and Good Luck (2005)
66. Harrison Ford in Witness (1985)
67. Sean Penn in Mystic River (2003)
68. Spencer Tracy in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
69. Alan Arkin in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
70. Charlie Chaplin in The Circus (1928)
71. Jack Nicholson in As Good as it Gets (1997)
72. Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog (1997)
73. Paul Muni in The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
74. Albert Finney in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
75. Spencer Tracy in San Francisco (1936)
76. Johnny Depp in The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
77. Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line (2005)
78. Paul Winfield in Sounder (1972)
79. Frank Sinatra in The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
80. Tom Hanks in Philadelphia (1993)
81. Gregory Peck in The Yearling (1946)
82. James Garner Murphy's Romance (1985)
83. Robert Montgomery in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
84. Sylvester Stallone in Rocky (1976)
85. Frank Morgan in The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
86. Ben Kingsley in The House of Sand and Fog (2003)
87. Jon Voight Runaway Train (1985)
88. Denzel Washington in Training Day (2001)
89. Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
90. Spencer Tracy in The Old Man and The Sea (1958)
91. Jack Nicholson in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
92. Larry Parks in The Jolson Story (1946)  
93. Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow (2005)
94. Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting (1997)
95. Robin William in Dead Poet's Society (1989)
96.Tom Cruise in Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
97. Jeff Bridges in Star Man (1984)
98. Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941)
99. Will Smith in Ali (2001)
100. Sean Penn in I Am Sam (2001)

Some Random Trivia so far
Most Lead Wins: Walter Huston with 2
Most Losses without win: Spencer Tracy with 5
Most Reviewed Performer: Spencer Tracy
Biggest Differences in Scores for different performances: Spencer Tracy and Jack Nicholson 2 to 5
Best Average: Laurence Olivier with 5
Worst Average: Sean Penn with 2.25
Best Real Winner: F. Murray Abraham in Amadeus
Worst Real Winner: Gary Cooper in Sergeant York
Lowest of My Winners: Bill Murray in Lost in Translation
Best Entrance by Nominee: Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster, Runner up Laurence Olivier in Henry V
Strangest Character: Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove
Favorite Film: Amadeus
Most Pleasant Surprise: Giancarlo Giannini in Seven Beauties
Biggest Disappointment: Jack Nicholson in Prizzi's Honor
Most 2nd places: William Powell

Here is a video I made of my winners.


Anonymous said...


The video was great too.

Louis Morgan said...

Thanks Sage.

joe burns said...

Congrats! You are really a great writer......

Love the video! Do you have a Youtube channel?

Anonymous said...

Louis, could I request for you to review BSA 2008 or BSA 1956 in the near future?

Louis Morgan said...

Joe Burns: Thank you very much Joe, and I do not have a Youtube channel.

Sage: Sure I can do 2008 soon, but I will have to look for The Bold and The Brave, and if I can find that I'll be able to do 1956 too.

Fritz said...

Congratulations on this great achievment and your great video! Maybe I will steal that idea with the video, haha ;-)

Louis Morgan said...

Thank you Fritz. I think it would be very interesting to see a video of your winners.

dinasztie said...

Wow, such a fantastic video! Congrats.

Louis Morgan said...

Thank you very much Dinasztie, I am very glad to hear that everyone liked my video.

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