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  • BrokenFan
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    #88645

    Sorry if I created a duplicate thread, it’s so hard to find old inactive threads on this site.

    Anyway, I’m sick of this forum’s obsession with female actors so can we discuss the male actors now? I know DDL is in lead (which Im perfectly okay with because it was a great perf) i still don’t think he’s walking away with it that easily. Can we get a Phoenix vs. DDL discussion going?

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    Fishbiscuit
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    Since the best performance of the year is not nominated, John Hawkes, I’ll go with Phoenix as the best in this race. DDL is winning this and thats OK.    

    1. Phoenix
    2. DDL
    3. Cooper
    4. Washington
    5. Jackman       

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    Raylan
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    Since the Oscars dont vote for the best performance..DDL is winning hands down. Honestly theres no need for a best actor discussion lol because theres no way DDL is losing, but the best performance to me is Phoenix.

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    Since the Oscars dont vote for the best performance..DDL is winning hands down. Honestly theres no need for a best actor discussion lol because theres no way DDL is losing, but the best performance to me is Phoenix.

    Yes, Phoenix is outstading and gave a great perf., I’d love him to upset but DDL is not losing, and I gotta accept that he was nearly perfect in LINCOLN…  

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    It really doesn’t matter who walks off the stage with the statue for Best Actor. The one who actually deserves it is Hugh Jackman.  

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    babypook
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    #88651

    It really doesn’t matter who walks off the stage with the statue for Best Actor. The one who actually deserves it is Hugh Jackman.  

    I’d love to see him win. I feel the same towards Phoenix. But really, NOONE that I truly support in this category is up there. So, what else is new? Lol.  

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    Laactingnyc
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    If Phoenix wasn’t in this race this year than i would want DDL to win. But he is so i want Phoenix to win. But if DDL win’s the oscar than i won’t be upset or anything because both of them gave a great performance.

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    #88653

    For sure DDL is stellar, but that doesnt mean I want him to win.

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    I really appreciate DDL because he is serious about his craft. Its good to have those who are more fun and loose but this generation needs an actor that will go to the extreme to pull off a incredible performance. He probably wants to be the first actor to have 3 lead Oscars but its hard to say he doesn’t deserve it. Its about time someone else joins Katharine Hepburn for having 3 or more Lead Oscars… DDL was the front runner in 2002 and he won ever award besides the Oscar, I doubt they will do that to him again haha.

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    Well they’re going to want to give Lincoln something…..kidding, kidding.

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    The Master finally came out yesterday in piracy world, and it’s very upsetting how the movie faded and how Phoenix potentially ruined his chances with his (expected) reaction to the awards process. Even with Daniel Day Lewis in this category, Phoenix would still get my vote.

    When the movie was over I imagined 2002 all over again and replaced Adrien Brody with Phoenix on Oscar night, which in this case would be an even bigger shock. It would be perfect, but of course it won’t happen this time.  

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    ^Bradley cooper would actually fit the mold of Adrien Brody better. He’s in a film that received a surprising amount of support from the Academy, like “The Pianist.” But, that theory still wouldn’t work because 4 of the 5 nominees don’t already have Oscars.

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    I would rank them like this

    1. Joaquin Phoenix
    2. Daniel Day Lewis
    3. Hugh Jackman
    4. Bradley Cooper
    5. Denzel Washington

    Phoenix – One of the best performances of the year

    Lewis – He became Abraham Lincoln. A great performance

    Jackman – I loved him in Les Mis

    Cooper – This is obviously his breakout role. He deserves his nomination….. but not a win

    Washington – Flight was pretty disapointing. I though it was going to be more than it turned out to be. If it was me i would not have nominated him and instead i would have nominated John Hawkes.

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    My ranking of the nominees:

    Denzel Washington, ‘Flight’
    Daniel Day-Lewis, ‘Lincoln’
    Joaquin Phoenix, ‘The Master’
    Bradley Cooper, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
    Hugh Jackman, ‘Les Miserables’

    My personal choices (in order):

    Denzel Washington, ‘Flight’
    Daniel Day-Lewis, ;Lincoln’
    Joaquin Phoenix, ‘The Master’
    Jack Black, ‘Bernie’
    Tom Holland, ‘The Impossible’

    VERY CLOSE CALLS: John Hawkes, ‘The Sessions’, Jean-Louis Trintignant, ‘Amour’, Matthias Schoenaerts, ‘Rust and Bone’, Bradley Cooper, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Logan Lerman, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ 

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    I’ve put this up before, but it is why I honestly believe Hugh Jackman did everything possible that an actor can do to bring an iconic role to the screen.  Whether you like the film or not, this man delivered a wonderful performance and he had to pretty well go through hell to do it.

    For Les Miserables, Mr. Jackman moved through a thirty year age difference with four distinct faces while singing and acting each age to perfection – a totally multilayered performance. All of it was done while up to his chest in icy water, climbing through snow-covered mountains in threadbare robes, slogging through watered peat sludge and physically changing in order to achieve the correct look for each stage of the role.  In the process he lifted masts, carts, children, and two full-grown bodies while filming, acting, and singing each song live repeatedly for 10 – 12 hours a day. Then he topped it off by being the lead and at the center of a great ensemble cast that made every one of his fellow actors better. No one but no one else could have done what he did for this role or even came close to doing that this year. (Yes that goes for Daniel Day-Lewis)

    I just don’t want his nice guy thing to distract you from the fact that he is deep, serious and profoundly gifted actor.” Anne Hathaway
     

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