Sunday, 9 June 2019

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 2013: Results

5. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Lunchbox - Siddiqui's work effectively turns his character from a purposefully thin caricature trying to impress, to a honest protege trying to learn.

Best Scene: Being chewed out for his mistakes. 
4. Colm Meaney in Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa - Meaney plays right into his wheelhouse, effectively so, being the right irascible straight man of sorts to Steve Coogan's daffy title character.

Best Scene: "Always on my Mind"
3. Bill Nighy in About Time - Nighy captures just the right tone for the material in his easy going approach that finds both the humor and the heart in the material.

Best Scene: Last chat. 
2. Lily Franky in Like Father, Like Son - Franky delivers a completely naturalistic turn that offers such a wonderful and authentic contrast to Masaharu Fukuyama's leading turn.

Best Scene: Hurtful suggestion. 
1. Joaquin Phoenix in The Immigrant - Good Prediction Michael McCarthy, Luke, Charles, BRAZINTERMA. Maciej, and Calvin. Phoenix delivers one of his best turns, in his ambitious performance that captures his film's tone so beautifully, and so powerfully creates a complex portrait of a liar.

Best Scene: Only taste poison.
Updated Overall

Next Year: 1963 Lead


Luke Higham said...

1963 Lead (12 reviews from 10 films)
Gunnar Björnstrand - Winter Light
Burt Lancaster - The Leopard
Robert Shaw/Donald Pleasence - The Caretaker
Marcello Mastroianni - The Organizer (Request #1)
Maurice Ronet - The Fire Within (Request #2)
Michael Redgrave/Laurence Olivier - Uncle Vanya
Steve McQueen - Love With The Proper Stranger
Patrick McGoohan - The Scarecrow Of Romney Marsh
Donald Pleasence - Dr. Crippen
Oliver Reed - Paranoiac

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Lowest 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3 and 2.5.

Your Updated Female rankings with other 4+ performances.

Has Mara gone up for Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

Ratings and thoughts on the rest of the Lead performances and every supporting performance with a 3.5 or higher.

Rating and thoughts on Juliette Binoche in Camille Claudel, 1915.

You've got Renner down twice for The Immigrant.

Anonymous said...

Rating and thoughts on Lindsay Duncan in Le Week-End.


I believe that Toshiro Mifune will lose one of his 5 wins. Maybe by High and Low or Yojimbo.


When will the next not nominees the best supporting actor of 2014 come out who will be the chosen ones? Gary Poulter in Joe is a joke.


Do you have Instagram?

Emi Grant said...

Holy sh*t. I didn't actually expect Jonah Hill to get ahead of Leto on the nominees list, but damn do I love seeing it.

GM said...

Gunnar Björnstrand, Winter Light
Maurice Ronet, The Fire Within
Burt Lancaster, The Leopard
Edward G. Robinson, Sammy Going South
Marcello Mastroianno, The Organizer

Anil Chatterjee, The Big City
Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw & Alan Bates, The Caretaker
Kazuo Hasegawa, An Actor’s Revenge
Jackie Gleason, Soldier in the Rain
Marcello Mastroianni, Ieri, Oggi, Domani
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Le Doulos

Could be upgraded:
Richard Harris

Jack Palance, Contempt
Max von Sydow, Winter Light
Tatsuya Nakadai, A Woman’s Life

Matt Mustin said...

Very glad to see you've switched your win to the better Ben Foster peformance, and I got a pretty good laugh out of seeing Forest Whitaker dead last.

Bryan L. said...

I'd like to show my support for Lancaster and McQueen reviews.

Bryan L. said...

Whitaker seems to be VERY hit-and-miss, although he was truly great in his Oscar-winning role.

Matt Mustin said...

Bryan L: I think hit-and-miss is being kind. I thought he was great in Last King of Scotland, but outside of that, he seems to be more bad than good.

Anonymous said...

Gunnar Björnstrand – Winter Light
Burt Lancaster – The Leopard
Jean-Pierre Kerien – Muriel
Peter Breck – Shock Corridor
Átila Iório – Barren Lives
Maurice Ronet – The Fire Within
Nino Manfredi – The Executioner
Jean-Paul Belmondo – Le Doulos
Bruce Byron – Scorpio Rising
Channing Pollock – Judex

Michael McCarthy said...

I probably like Foster's turn in Saints a little bit more than Lone Survivor, but I was kinda hoping it'd go to Fassbender, Abdi or Phoenix.

Also this might sound like a strange request, but my winning request is Cary Elwes in Liar Liar for 1997 supporting actor.

Matt Mustin said...

Michael: That is a strange request.

Michael McCarthy said...

Hear me out though: I think it’s an extremely underrated against-type performance. Liar Liar was one of my favorite movies as a kid, but now that I’ve seen more of the roles that Elwes is famous for I find it extremely impressive how naturally he brought to life such a dorky, “boring” character. Also I stand by the fact that the scene where he feebly tries to imitate “The Claw” is low key comedic gold.

Anonymous said...

Louis: Thoughts on the following Simpsons episodes

"Summer of 4 Ft. 2"
"Homer Badman"
"Lisa on Ice"
"The Secret War of Lisa Simpson"

Calvin Law said...

My request is Hiroyuki Sanada for The Twilight Samurai (2002). That year is jam-packed now!

Calvin Law said...

Also, finished Season 3 of Game of Thrones and thought it was remarkable. Hard to pick a favourite season really, though ,since they all excel differently. All three season so far have however been excellent in their own way so far, excelling in different storylines, and I'm glad I finally came around to watching the series. This time around the highlight was definitely the fall of Robb Stark, handled in particularly brutal fashion, and while there were many great performances this season, I have to say my choice for MVP was fairly easy:

Season 3

1. Michelle Fairley
2. Charles Dance
3. Liam Cunningham
4. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
5. Gwendoline Christie
6. Michael McElhatton
7. Alfie Allen
8. Richard Dormer
9. Iwan Rheon
10. Diana Rigg

HMs: Rory McCann, Noah Taylor, David Bradley, Clive Russell, John Bradley

Calvin Law said...

Also, Louis: what are your thoughts on the introduction to the Tullys ( and Catelyn's heart to heart with Blackfish (

I thought they were both incredibly effective scenes which in very short time moved the plot along while giving depth to both characters we just met and characters established beforehand.

Luke Higham said...

Calvin: Your thoughts on Jaime's Bathtub confession.

Calvin Law said...


A brilliant scene that's one of the highlights of Season 3, and finally allowed me to see the Coster-Waldau you'd all been raving about. I did really like his portrayal of an absolute tool with just the slightest hints of nuance across the first two seasons, but here Coster-Waldau absolutely delivers in showing Jamie at his most vulnerable, both physically and emotionally, exposing his demons and granting such an honest truth to his confession. In that he makes sense of Jamie's horrible behaviour that we've seen so far as in part stemming from his desire to play into the 'Kingslayer' persona while also showing that the core of that persona is the noblest thing he's ever done. Although I should also give credit, too, to the excellent writing behind the scene, particularly with the closing 'Jamie, my name is Jamie', and Gwendoline Christie's excellent reactions throughout the scene which give even more weight to Jamie's words.

Grady Tripp said...

I really love this site, and have been following it for years now, but does anyone around here know if there's a similar site somewhere devoted to ranked actresses lists as well? (Or both actors and actresses?)

For 1963 I recommend LE DOULOS and SHOCK CORRIDOR.

Tahmeed Chowdhury said...

Cavin: Could I have your thoughts on Richard Madden's performance in Game of Thrones?

RatedRStar said...

Burt Lancaster - The Leopard
Gunnar Björnstrand - Winter Light
Robert Shaw - The Caretaker
Alberto Sordi - Il diavolo
Marcello Mastroianni - The Organizer

Maciej said...

Ok, my request is Wojciech Pszoniak for "Korczak" for best actor '90

Calvin Law said...

Tahmeed: Well first thing that has to be said is that he leaves no question as to him being the King of the North, albeit a short-lived one. As he absolutely delivers on the charisma and conviction required of such a title, and grants his sheer presence alone to that akin of his father particularly when dressing down allies or foes, though with variations in that Robb is less experienced and settled into his current position, and is at heart still very much a young lad, shown particularly well whenever his duties come into conflict with his romance, a side which he handles well too. He also does well to show how like Ned his honour is ultimately what compromises him at every turn, and is particularly effective at showing how in Season 3 these weaknesses come to bite him in the back. The most underrated side of his performance though is the honest warmth he grants. Though he only has a few scenes with the fellow Stark children, his impact on them is so strongly felt in their remembrances of him and so well earned, particularly in his goodbye to Bran. And his dynamic with Michelle Fairley is terrific as they find such a perfect balance of the ebbs and flows of their mother-son relationship that is both contentious and unconditional in their love for one another, that serves to further amplify the horror that is the Red Wedding.

Luke Higham said...

I'll make my request tomorrow, I'm considering choosing a 63 performance as an extra if it doesn't make the cut. I'll say that I don't mind Reed missing out for Paranoiac as I expect a 4 for that. Same for Pleasence in Dr. Crippen with a 4.5 though I would like to see it reviewed with The Caretaker.
Aside from the obvious reviews, I really hope Redgrave/Olivier, McGoohan and McQueen make it in.

If I'm wholly satisfied however, my request will be a performance from an actor who died too soon, an underrated film from the 2000s and is a favourite of Robert's as well.

Luke Higham said...

Louis: Peter Breck in Shock Corridor instead of Oliver Reed/Paranoiac.

Charles H said...

1963 lead looks incredible, Lancaster in The Leopard might be my favorite from him.

My request is Byung-hun Lee in Joint Security Area

Mitchell Murray said...

I'd just like to say, while we're still on 2013, that Louis' updated supporting actor ranking is exactly how I'd rank the actual nominees.

Louis Morgan said...


Marion Cotillard - The Immigrant
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Rooney Mara - Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Juliet Binoche - Camille Claudel, 1915
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
Berenice Bejo - The Past
Amanda Seyfried - Lovelace
Adele Exarchopoulos - Blue is the Warmest Color

Brie Larson - Short Term 12
Agata Kulesza - Ida
Tilda Swinton - Only Lovers Left Alive
Lindsay Duncan - Le Week-End
Mia Wasikowska - Stoker
Lee Re - Hope
Uhm Ji-won - Hope

Supporting Actress:

1. Tilda Swinton - Snowpiercer
2. Kristin Scott Thomas - Only God Forgives
3. Allison Pill - Snowpiercer
4. Melanie Thierry - The Zero Theorem
5. Amy Adams - Her
6. Sarah Paulson - 12 Years a Slave
7. Elni Roussinou - Miss Violence
8. Yoki Maki - Like Father, Like Son
9. Margot Robbie - The Wolf of Wall Street
10. Joanna Lumley - The Wolf of Wall Street


Mia Wasikowska - Only Lovers Left Alive
Machiko Ono - Like Father, Like Son
Carey Mulligan - Inside Llewyn Davis
Vanessa Redgrave - Song for Marion
Rooney Mara - Side Effects
Agata Trzebuchowska - Ida

4.5: Gandolfini
4: Song Kang-ho
3.5: Irvine NOTE: No misplacement on Stanfield just settled thoughts.
3: Greenwood (PBP)
2.5: David Cross

Yes in regards to Mara.

Binoche - 5(Outstanding work from her once again in creating such a vivid state within this character that we jump into what might be scene as the "and then" part of her story. Binoche powerfully captures the particular state of insanity within the character that is especially potent in the way she manages to find this powerful balance within the role. The balance between her condition against those around her within the institute that makes her even this outcast within the outcasts. Binoche is heartbreaking in managing to create that sense of clarity in essentially her reaction to her circumstances against those moments of revealing the turmoil within her mind. Binoche's work captures this state so effectively with her confessional scene being a highlight within her career. Amazing work.)

Nunganen - (Quietly affecting work from him in that he manages to bring the right nuance and complete honesty to the purity of the character. This grants the right sweetness and sincerity that makes the developments of the plot especially heartbreaking)

Meskhi & Nakashidze - 3.5(Both give effective turns that begin as rather stiff in portraying the limitations of essentially the hatred of the character. The two are good though in separating the way each opens their hearts to the idea of a peaceful resolution each bringing the appropriate depth to this. This in particular the way each reveals the true personality as they slowly find friendship via their situation.)

Louis Morgan said...

Goldblum - 3.5(Goldblum goldblumming it to quite the satisfaction. Just perfect really as a self-satisfied, yet still somehow quite charming overachiever.)

Dillane - (Has a similar disposition to his dad though less extreme. He offers some fine support though in creating the uniquely aimless personality, that has a similar intensity though not quite as dark as the old man.)

Corraface - (Tastes just on the edge of caricature, but doesn't go too far offering a moving portrayal of sort of the "Fun uncle" even if a bit limited within this approach.)

Gilder - (Although the film itself didn't do much for me his performance works in granting the appropriate sort of genuine roughness with just the slightest bit of humanity on the sides of it. This is especially well realized in the final moments where he wholly delivers on his essential moment.

Ulfsak - 4(A very moving portrayal of just a truly genuine decency. I like the way he never goes too far in portraying the near enigmatic nature of the man. He effectively grounds the purity of this in just this most genuine moments of humor and camaraderie that grant such a quiet power to this performance as well as the film)

Amalric - 3.5(Shame this wasn't a better use of him being a Polanski surrogate as he's more than game here, and is terrific in the early scene as the indifferent yet still powerful director. Sadly the film becomes less interesting the more it goes on until just falls off the rails despite early promises. This sadly leads the performance to just fall into more and more ridiculous of situations, though he and Polanski's wife do give it a try to bring some honesty to these scenes they can't quite make it.)

Chapman & Thomas - 3(Both are fine however don't really quite hit past being naturalistic part of a great child performance. They are there however their characters both feel at an arm's length as their performance never quite bring the needed internalization.)

Broadbent - 4(He's very good here in offering sort of that affable and humorous Broadbent routine that is quite charming, however he effectively reveals a quiet pathos within this type of performance from him. His work cultivates a quiet power as he slowly brings about this natural explosion of emotion that reveals the honest truth of the man's self doubts, which could've easily been an overblown scene. Broadbent though not only delivers in the moment but makes the whole approach to the scene completely work.)


Duncan - 4(An effective performance from her as she manages to capture the certain sly cutting of her character of course. She goes further though in creating the right dynamic with Broadbent. This in these moments of switching between seeing the stronger affection of the married couple against the moments of weakness. This being the quality she underlies that she portrays well as almost a begrudging appreciation that feels left over from a stronger passion, that she depicts as almost resistant. This is particular effective in granting the sense of the bitterness of the character towards her husband near sedentary attitude, as this quiet disappointment that Duncan slowly reveals itself more strongly throughout.)

Louis Morgan said...




A review for Jerry one of the most mistreated "other guys"? Alright sure.


"Summer of 4 Ft. 2" - (An episode that actually is more "drama" than comedy really in Lisa trying to find friends. It is still funny though pretty low key in that way (Outside of Homer's firework exploits and Milhouse "the dud". Although not one of the funniest episodes it works in its more "hearty" expectations and in that shows one of the essential elements lost later on in the show.)

"Homer Badman" - (One of the all time great, and seems to become all the more prescient as time goes on. The episode though works gangbusters as this trials of Homer and the nature of media's exploitation of a subject. But let's be honest's just a hilarious episode. The candy explosion, Homer's half truth involving show curtains, all of Rock Bottom's clever editing, "under the sea", it's just one hilarious moment after another, in addition to being some especially biting commentary.)

"Lisa on Ice" - (Fantastic episode as well, though I do think the episode can be retroactively looked at as an early version of one of the show's downfall aka "Jerk Homer". That though here is only used for this episode, and used for laughs, quite hilariously so, especially Homer's death stare after "joking" about a threat to Bart if he loses. The episode though just works though as the funny exploration of the children's sport mentality, whether it be Lisa's early failures, to the competition, and of course the wholly earned heartfelt finale. Also just a hilarious episode whether it be Moe's begging for tips, "Bart Simpson, stop raising hand you haven't gotten a single answer right all day" or Alas Mr. Funny Bunny we knew ye well)

"The Secret War of Lisa Simpson" - (Although there are good episodes after this one, would've been a fine finale, as another more heart tugger involving Bart and Lisa, but again it works as such. Again though also quiet hilarious when it wishes to be whether it be the museum....of crime, Willem Dafoe "there's women motorists" or the rather combative poetry lesson.)

Grady Tripp:

Thank you. Ole' Fritz and the Oscars has several Actress reviews of official Oscar nominees, there are a few others though I don't think any complete ones, nor any that broached "alternates" though I'd love it if there were.

Grady Tripp said...

Thank you, Louis! I'd love to see a site just as dedicated as yours is.

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