February 12, 2017 at 5:59 am #1202008610
In chronological order;
Wallace Beery in The Champ. Beery ws the over-acting champ. Jackie Cooper over-acts too but he is moving and affecting; Beery is truly atrocious (he tied with Fredric March in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, who was excellent)
Victor McLaglen in The Informer. This passed for great acting in the 1930’s. Hammy and over-done. The 3 BP winner Mutiny on the Bounty actors cancelled each other out (Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone were the other nominees)
Spencer Tracy in Captains Courageous. First of all, he is a Supporting Actor in the movie: he doesn’t show up for 35 minutes and is gone for the last 20 minutes of the movie. Freddie Bartholomew was much more deserving with one of the best child performances ever; it is his movie and he is superb. (Charles Boyer, Fredric March, Robert Montgomery and Paul Muni were all much more deserving)
Bing Crosby in Going My Way. lightly likable and competent, but not at all Oscar-worthy. Not only 3 of the other nominees – Charles Boyer, Cary Grant, and Alexander Knox – but also Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity), Dick Powell (Murder, My Sweet) and Edward G Robinson (The woman In The Window) were all so much more deserving of the Oscar.
Jose Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac. Dull, dull, dull, this movie simply doesn’t hold up. William Holden deserved to win for Sunset Boulevard, and Louis Calhern, James Stewart and Spencer Tracy were all so much much better than Ferrer.
Burt Lancaster in Elmer Gantry. Way over-blown and blustery, I didn’t care for this one. Trevor Howard, Jack Lemmon, Laurence Olivier and Spencer Tracy all deserved to win way more than Lancaster.
Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou. I can hardly remember his dual roles. Rod Steiger deserved to win for The pawnbroker. This one is a real head-scratcher.
Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful. Ian McKellan (Gods and Monsters) deserved to win. Benigni was to much. I have only ever liked him in To Rome With Love. His personality is simply too much for my taste.
Denzel Washington in Training Day. If Russell Crowe hadn’t won for Gladiator the year before he wold have won for A Beautiful Mind. I personally preferred Sean Penn in I Am Sam. I have never been that much of a DW fan; he deserved an Oscar for Malcolm X though. Just not one of my favorites.
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Groaning isn’t my idea of great acting. I have enjoyed diCaprio in other films; he should have Oscars for The Aviator and The Departed. But I didn’t care for his work in TR.
Those are my ten that I felt least deserved Oscar gold in the Best Actor category. What are yours?February 12, 2017 at 6:35 am #1202008617February 12, 2017 at 6:51 am #1202008625
Another excuse to bash Denzel thread. If he wins go whole hog.February 12, 2017 at 7:17 am #1202008635
Close this repetitive and racist thread poster, plz.February 12, 2017 at 7:28 am #1202008638
Racist?February 12, 2017 at 7:33 am #1202008641
Lol god forbid someone have a differing opinionFebruary 12, 2017 at 9:18 am #1202008706
Stfu with this obvious shade towards Denzel. At least Affleck would lose to a great performance, so stop the bitching. It wouldn’t be like Best Actress where four worthy performances loses to bubblegum.February 12, 2017 at 9:24 am #1202008714
Denzel was amazing. The actor that this should be throwing shade at is Leonardo DiCaprio. He did nothing special what so ever. Matt Damon should have won that Oscar. DiCaprio should be #1 on everybody’s list ugh I can’t believe people wanted him to win.February 12, 2017 at 9:42 am #1202008731
Matt Damon?? For Good Will Hunting right? Talented Mr. Ripley? Cause I know you not talking about The Martian.February 12, 2017 at 9:57 am #1202008742
Denzel Washington deserved to win an Oscar for Malcolm X. While I would have voted for Martin Landau (Crimes and Misdemeanors) I thougth DW was superb in Glory; also in Cry Freedom. I did not like his work in Fences.
Michael B Jordan should have been Oscar nominated for Fruitvale Station and was superb in Creed. This year, Ashton Sanders should have been nominated for Moonlight. Viola Davis was the only performance I loved in Fences and while I would choose others for the award, she is deserving too. Janelle Monae was great in both Hidden Figures and Moonlight. Andre Holland (Moonlight) would have ben a better nominee than Ali, Bridges, or Shannon. Simply because someone doesn’t like one particular performance (or even a few) by a non-white actor does not equate with racism. I’m not crazy about identity politics and find much of the films about African-american experiences to be stuck in regressive politics. This is a valid opinion and one that is worthy of discussion. I also object to violence and propaganda for the corporate state/MIC in movies as well.
My question wasn’t what do you think about my list, but what is YOUR list of performances that have won that you thought were the worst of the five nominees? I am trying not to take the outcome of the Oscars so seriously; it’s not the end of the world, it’s just their dumb opinions!February 12, 2017 at 10:13 am #1202008757
Lol god forbid someone have a differing opinion
Please, if this was about Casey or your precious Nocturnal Animals, you would be singing a different tune. Stop it.
No I don’t try to change others opinions or call them racist lol. I said Denzel is s great actorFebruary 12, 2017 at 10:29 am #1202008771
It doesn’t matter that you said he was a great actor. Because just like the Portmaniacs vs Stoners vs Hupuppets (new Stan name for them), you Affleck fans have been constantly trying it with Denzel ever since he won SAG. And I find it so funny that Griffin keeps on saying “dumb opinions” yet was one of the ones implicating the whole “respect everyone’s opinion” shit. It’s fake. Synthetic.February 12, 2017 at 10:30 am #1202008772
My ten, but in no particular order, would be…
Charlton Heston, “Ben-Hur”
David Niven, “Separate Tables”
Ronald Colman, A Double Life”
Jack Nicholson, “As Good As It Gets”
Warner Baxter, “In Old Arizona’s
Spencer Tracy, “Captains Courageous”
Ray Milland, “The Lost Weekend”
Paul Muni, “The Story of Louis Pasteur”
Paul Lukas, “Watch on the Rhine”
Cliff Robertson, “Charly”