October 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm #195435
Mad Max: Fury Road, great movie. I had heard it was good, but I was pretty impressed when I finally saw it. It seems that Charlize Theron has been getting the lion’s share of the praise when it comes to actors in the movie, and I agree, it’s a great character, but I was a little underwhelmed by her performance. The character is badass, but I didn’t get much from her performance. But that’s not what I’m here to say, I want to talk about Nicholas Hoult.
IMO, his performance as the warboy was BY FAR the best performance in the movie. He brought a manic energy and commitment to the earlier scenes, completely going for the characters deranged sense of devotion and excitment. But then as you see him slowly break down he lets out all this emotion and vulnerability, changing his character while never losing who he originally was. His character goes through the clearest arc in the movie, as we see him morph from a complete follower to an independent kid who’s seen the error of his ways and wants to make it right. Not to mention how his innate inoccense and immediate chemistry with the wife character created the sweetest subplot in the movie, imo creating an entire love story in a few minutes of screentime. He’s the best performance in the movie, and while I admit I haven’t seen a lot of the other contenders, at the moment he is easily my number 1 Best Supporting actor contender, and I’d be very surprised to see him move any lower than my top 5. When he inevitable gets snubbed, I’m probably gonna see it as one of the biggest snubs of the day.
So yea, I don’t expect him to get nominated, but with all the talk about the movie and it’s oscar chances, why is no one talking about him??October 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm #195437
Pahahahahahaha in any Supporting Actor year it would be a mountain of unequivocal heights. This year, with the stacked competition there is, it is the definition of a pipeline dream.
Also, of those who think Mad Max is deserving of above the line nods, like acting/directing/picture, pretty much all were swept up by Theron. And for Hoult to get in, he’d have to overtake Tom Hardy to win the Best Supporting Actor prize within his own film.
I did like him. But like the film itself, he has kind of faded from my memory about an hour after I’d seen the film.October 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm #195438
I agree with you AMG once again. He was decent in solid enjoyable picture that really doesn’t deserve any major consideration except Theron.October 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm #195439
FYC – BEST ACTOR – JOHNNY DEPP in “Black Mass”October 8, 2015 at 1:31 pm #195440
Can’t work out if that’s spam or is just posted in the wrong post?October 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm #195441
Thats a spam. Man loves Johnny DeppOctober 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm #195442
Just wanna be clear, I by no means think he has any shot to be nominated, in this or a less competitive year. But we talk about deserving contenders who have no chance all the time, so I’m just wondering why, with people talking about the deserved or not deservedness of like every other aspect of the movie, why is no one talking about Hoult.October 8, 2015 at 1:42 pm #195443
He was decent, probably the best male in the movie considering how uninteresting and underwritten Max was. But i never though of him as an oscar nomination worthy. Just very decent.October 8, 2015 at 9:16 pm #195444
You’re right, he does deserve it. Great perf. It’s a little too early in the year to play this game but he’s high up on my personal list of supporting actors this year.
Will he even be considered for a nom? Probably not. Too bad.October 9, 2015 at 1:55 am #195445
He gave easily the best performance in the most overrated film of the year.
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