February 9, 2016 at 5:13 pm #216281
Is that a good thing or does it point out he’s done practically nothing good in between?
I’m starting to wish Ruffalo, a three time nominee had a chance.February 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm #216283
I never bought into Stallone winning an acting Oscar. Not gonna happen. Ruffalo will pull a Marcia Gay Harden and pull this out.February 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm #216284
His performance was the best part of that movie for sure, if not for the hype I think Tom Hardy would win though. Everybody pretty much has their minds set on Stallone though, and he’s campaigningFebruary 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm #216285
I just can’t believe of how all of a sudden Stallone is considered as an overdue actor. He’s pretty much one of the worst actors I’ve ever seen and Rocky is one of the worst Best Picture winners ever. Granted I haven’t seen Creed, but from the clips it seems he’s as bad as he was in Rocky. What are people thinking, seriously??February 9, 2016 at 9:43 pm #216286
I never bought into Stallone winning an acting Oscar. Not gonna happen. Ruffalo will pull a Marcia Gay Harden and pull this out.
Ruffalo can’t pull a Marcia Gay Harden. He has precursor nominations.February 9, 2016 at 11:54 pm #216287
I think this sentiment is exactly what is going to help him win. In one sentence it reminds people of the original Rocky, how he has never won for the franchise, and how this might be their best opportunity to finally reward him. I feel like people on here discount Rocky and Stallone’s performance in it, and I’ve said this before but among the general public (and I’m sure many “steak-eater” voters as well) it is an iconic and very highly respected movie. And people forget but Stallone’s performance in the movie was legitimately acclaimed, with many comparing him to a young Brando, it was not a matter of him just riding the coattails of the love for the movie to a nomination. Saying that someone is giving their best performance since they introduced a character that has become as indelible into the public consiousness as Rocky Balboa is, that’s a huge compliment and exactly what Stallone needs.February 10, 2016 at 2:25 am #216288
Between his first and final performance as Rocky Ballboa, literally nothing was even close to acting nominations and that includes several other appearances in this role. The timing is right but it’s not that Mr. Stallone would be snubbed if he lost. Among action heroes, I think even Arnold Schwarzenegger was overall a better actor (when directed by James Cameron or Ivan Reitman), not to mention Bruce Willis or Tom Cruise.
So saying that “Creed” includes the best performance from Sylvester Stallone since “Rocky” isn’t really saying much. What was the other best performance until now? “Tango & Cash”?February 10, 2016 at 8:51 am #216289
My my what an incredibly insightful observation by Radio Ad.
I thought he was pretty good in Antz and Cop Land….
If he wins, it’ll be one of the highlights of Oscar for me.February 10, 2016 at 9:10 am #216290
Between his first and final performance as Rocky Ballboa, literally nothing was even close to acting nominations and that includes several other appearances in this role.
That’s not really true. COP LAND was seen as a big departure for him (muted, vulnerable, a compromised hero) and while any award talk dissipated quickly, it was definitely there. That he never had any real follow-up in taking similarly interesting roles is too bad, but that was a notable instance.
Essentially, if he wins the Oscar, it’s not because he’s overdue, but because he paid his dues, devoting his life to the industry and becoming remarkably successful at it. Although Sean Connery is a much better actor in general, it is a very similar situation–a popular veteran actor mostly associated for action movies makes good in a part where he can play off all his strengths in a way that reminds people why they liked him so much in the first place.February 10, 2016 at 9:23 am #216291
While I think he would be my 3rd choice in the category (behind Hardy and Ruffalo), I wouldn’t begrudge him a victory. What this ad speaks to is that a win for Creed is basically a win for Rocky 40 years later. There’s no way he deserved to beat Peter Finch’s outstanding performance that year, but in a year where there’s no urgent winner, why not play a little catch up? Ruffalo will win eventually, but this is the third time that there is a sense of his being the actor that’s a lock for a nomination but not a contender for the win. Who knows if he’ll ever actually win, it’s just clearly not happening this year.