June 22, 2012 at 11:09 am #63306
All gave outstanding, iconic performances worthy of all the praise. Who gave the best performance?June 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm #63308
1. Timothy Hutton – Ordinary People
2. Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Bastards
3. Martin Landau – Ed WoodJune 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm #63309
1. George Sanders- ALL ABOUT EVE
2. Timothy Hutton- ORDINARY PEOPLE
3. Christopher Walken- THE DEER HUNTER
4. Frank Sinatra- FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
5. Karl Malden- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREJune 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm #63310
among the winners, top 10:
1. Christopher Walken – The Deer Hunter
2. Robert DeNiro – The Godfather Part II
3. Martin Landau – Ed Wood
4. Karl Malden – A Streetcar Named Desire
5. Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight
6. Javier Bardem – No Country for Old Men
7. Benicio Del Toro – Traffic
8. Christoph Waltz – Inglorious Basterds
9. George Sanders – All About Eve
10. Denzel Washington – GloryJune 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm #63311
I’m glad to see Chris Walken on your list and I voted for him. I would simply LOVE to see him win another Oscar, and in Lead. He works enough and I hope it happens.
Walken’s turn in TDH is my all-time favorite performance from a supporting actor.June 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm #63312
Ledger, Waltz, and Spacey are where it is at for me. Granted, I haven’t seen all of those films, so shame on me. Still, those roles are so haunting, but so great to watch that as villainous as they are, I can’t help but cheer them on.June 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm #63313
These choice suck.
Denzel WashingtonJune 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm #63314
I think Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects was quite overrated.
Some of my personal favourite Supporting Actor winners: Heath Ledger, Christoph Waltz, and Javier Bardem (and probably the best three-year streak in that, or possibly any category in the history of Oscar winners). Another one of my favourite winners is Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.
Favourites that didn’t win: Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List (lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive), Sam Jackson in Pulp Fiction (lost to Martin Landau in Ed Wood), and believe it or not, Michael V. Gazzo in The Godfather Part II (lost to Robert DeNiro for the same film).June 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm #63315
Heath Ledger. Never before or since have I seen an actor so completely immerse himself in the role, and all the while making it look completely effortless. Never once did Ledger come off as fake, nor did he overact. He perfectly walked the line between showy and subtle. Quite simply, he became The Joker, and I doubt I’ll see another performance in a superhero movie reach the level that Ledger achieved in The Dark Knight.
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