August 28, 2014 at 4:47 am #159893
Peter Finch was named best in show for our last poll regarding ‘Network’ (and we’re mad as hell!)
This poll will look at a film that’s requested a lot, and personally one of my favorites of all time, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’. So who’s the best in show???
ALSO, I hope to get some discussions going so if you want, I’d love for you to reveal your pick, a particular scene that stood out, and why.
Best in Show #1: Meryl Streep – August Osage County
Best in Show #2: Mark Wahlberg – I Heart Huckabees
Best in Show #3: Sandra Bullock – Crash
Best in Show #4: Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential
Best in Show #5: Jack Lemmon – Glengarry Glen Ross
Best in Show #6: Amy Adams – American Hustle
Best in Show #7: Hugh Jackman – Prisoners
Best in Show #8: Peter Finch – NetworkAugust 28, 2014 at 5:09 am #159895
Man, I just thought Toni Colette was outstanding in this movie, and thoroughly deserved a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her work. She was the glue that held that family (and film) together.August 28, 2014 at 6:14 am #159896
Voted for Colette. Outstanding work.
I suggest we do Brokeback Mountain, Pulp Fiction, The Departed and Mystic River 🙂August 28, 2014 at 6:34 am #159897
Voted on Colette. Best in show. Greg Kinnear is my second and Abigail Breslin is my third.August 28, 2014 at 7:04 am #159898
Toni Colette, then Abigail.August 28, 2014 at 7:58 am #159899
Yes to all the Toni Collette mentions!
I thought Greg Kinnear deserved some award attention too.
Dano (I….just don’t like Paul Dano in anything. I think it’s his face…)
My favorite scene has to be when Alan Arkin’s character tells his son that he’s proud of him no matter what. It tugged at these heart strings something fierce. You can see the resentment between them go away, for a fleeting moment, and they just bonded.August 28, 2014 at 8:39 am #159900
Paul Dano’s face is so rough, it reminds me of a pedophile. No wonder he’s always considered to play a psycho.August 28, 2014 at 8:51 am #159901
Hmm for me he reminds me of a giant porceline doll. He’s the male version of Mia WasakoisjdkAugust 28, 2014 at 8:58 am #159902
I rewatched this recently and kept looking for Alan Arkin’s Oscar-winning moment, but coming out of the
movie, I am not sure that there is an argument to be made for why he
even deserves the nomination over Steve Carell or Paul Dano (or why any
of those three deserves it over the others). A win seems a bit crazy. I voted Abigail Breslin. Bryan Cranston’s scene should not have made the final cut, although obviously no fault of his. By the way, was anyone else pleasantly surprised on rewatch to find Dean Norris as the cop (and Mary Lynn Rajskub as the pageant assistant)?August 28, 2014 at 10:15 am #159903
My guess was that Steve Carell would be winning this poll hands down. But no. Amazing.
The entire cast was one. Picking one out of the group?
Little Miss Sunshine herself. Love everyone, including Cranston’s cameo.August 28, 2014 at 10:19 am #159904
Paul Dano’s face is so rough, it reminds me of a pedophile. No wonder he’s always considered to play a psycho.
Lol. For me it’s his hair. Each time I continue thinking his hair style will change or look differently with each picture. But nooooo.August 28, 2014 at 10:43 am #159905
Carell was the most impressive for me. I love Dano and he was great in this. The whole cast was stellarAugust 28, 2014 at 10:50 am #159906
I think my favorite scenes are with those pageant girls/children, and that hilariously weasly pageant director. Actually the entire pageant cast.
Loved both cops as well. I think one of them is a producer.
Those pageant children were very very scary.August 28, 2014 at 11:04 am #159907
I voted for Breslin. I just think she gets everything right, from her scene finding out she’s in the pageant, to when she gets the pep-talk from Arkin, to her extremely memorable pageant performance. Arkin was #2 for me (whole cast is pretty great though).