January 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm #1201978032
Sorry if I missed a thread for this, but who gave the best multiple performances this year?
Andrew Garfield – Silence & Hacksaw Ridge
Janelle Monae – Hidden Figures & Moonlight
Amy Adams – Arrival & Nocturnal AnimalsJanuary 1, 2017 at 1:06 pm #1201978037
Michael Shannon appeared in seven theatrical/streaming releases this year, as well as three further films that have played only at festivals so far.January 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm #1201978047
Ryan Gosling was fine as Ryan Gosling (basically) in La La Land, but he is SO MUCH MORE deserving for his hilarious work in The Nice Guys.
Also, don’t forget Mahershala Ali in Luke Cage, House of Cards, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures. What an incredible breakout year for him.January 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm #1201978054
Yeah, however I thought Ali was pretty much a non-entity in Hidden FiguresJanuary 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm #1201978058
Rachel Weisz in The Lobster, Denial, Complete Unknown, and The Light Between OceansJanuary 1, 2017 at 6:01 pm #1201978107
Laura Linney – Sully & Nocturnal Animals.
Doing so much with so little.January 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm #1201978119
Also, don’t forget Mahershala Ali in Luke Cage, House of Cards, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures. What an incredible breakout year for him.
He didn’t do anything in House of Cards this year (and confirmed he won’t be in season 5), his Hidden Figures role was minuscule, and in Luke Cage the character was limited. He’s not exactly had stellar performances in everything he’s been in.January 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm #1201981772
Ryan. Gosling. Both of his films are in my top five and I could support both of his performances being nominated. He blew me away.January 7, 2017 at 7:05 pm #1201981800
Ali was AWESOME in “Luke Cage”. I hope he gets Emmy love.January 7, 2017 at 7:16 pm #1201981803
Haley Bennett in Girl On a Train, Magnificent Seven, and Rules Don’t Apply. Especially Girl On the Train she has this one scene that is just beautifulJanuary 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm #1201981852
Ali also appeared in “Free State of Jones” and “Kicks”, as well as a short called “Gubagude Ko”.
Great year for him.January 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm #1201981859
How did this thread go this long without a Huppert mention?
Things to Come is Huppert in her warmest, naturalistic and most likable mode which is absolutely wonderful to see, and I can see why some would prefer her here than in Elle. But Elle is her in this sort of hyper-intelligent twisted ice queen thing that she can do better than literally anybody in the world. She is the only actor who could do what she does in Elle and echoes back to her work in The Piano Teacher, which is one of the best performances in cinematic history.
I prefer her performance in Elle even if I liked Things to Come much more as a film. Even then, you could argue that these are the two best female performances of the year period (though I haven’t seen the likes of Bening, Braga, Hall, or Hüller). Incidentally, Valley of Love (former Cannes competition title starring Huppert and Gérard Depardieu) was also given a microscopic release in the US this past year, and she also happens to be very good in that.
As far as yearly bodies of work go, Huppert’s this past year prove that she is one of the most talented living actors in the world and she might even be in peak-form this year, even if none of these performances even delivered on the level of her work in La Cérémonie or The Piano Teacher.January 7, 2017 at 11:54 pm #1201981928
Obviously Rover De Niro who appeared in both Dirty Grandpa and The comedian. The second best after him is easily Will smith in Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty. And how can we forget Zac Efron in dirty Grandoa and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. All 3 of them should get oscars for their great work this year