May 8, 2014 at 11:39 pm #547999
when i was created the topic of wrost post 2000 oscar winners i expected russel crow or jamie foxx gets the more votes as worst best actor but surprisingly dujardin was the final choice.i shocked why that happend.this performance is one of the most unique and hard performances in last decade and dujardin done that perfectly.the other nominees are incomparabale with him.pitt was so overratd and imo he shouldnt have even nominated.clooney was fine.bichir was fantastic. it was so great that academy recognize hilm between those famous names.i didnt see the ttss.
4-pittMay 9, 2014 at 4:08 am #548001
This was an odd year for Best Actor. My personal lineup would have been:
- George Clooney as Matt King in The Descendants
- Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The Artist
- Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame
- David Hyde Pierce as Warwick Wilson in The Perfect Host
- Michael Shannon as Curtis LaForche in The Artist
(The Perfect Host is my guilty pleasure film – and David Hyde Pierce was just sublime in it. It would have made a better winner than Jean Dujardin in any case)
But of the nominees that year, the one that stuck out to me the most was George Clooney, who gave a great, nuanced performance in a terrific film.
May 9, 2014 at 6:17 am #548002
1. Demian Bichir, A BETTER LIFE
2. Gary Oldman, TAILOR, TINKER, SOLDIER, SPY
3. George Clooney, THE DESCENDANTS
4. Brad Pitt, MONEYBALL
5. Jean Dujardin, THE ARTIST
I wanted to love THE ARTIST and everything about it so much I might have prejudiced myself. I didn’t love it 🙁 This was an over all impressive lineup and any of my top 3 winning would have been very good with me.May 9, 2014 at 6:20 am #548003
Michael Shannon in Take Shelter should have won.May 9, 2014 at 6:49 am #548004
Dujardin easily in my opnion. He was awesome in that movie.May 9, 2014 at 8:04 am #548005
Gary Oldman was absolutely fantastic, no question for me. Clooney and Dujardin are both quality runners-up.
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I haven’t seen A Better Life yet. While I do enjoy Dujardin’s performance much more than I enjoy the film itself I believe that this easily should have gone to either Clooney or Pitt.May 9, 2014 at 8:16 am #548007
No contest for me. Went with Bichir.
Brad Pitt: so cool in Moneyball
I adore Oldman but: crinkly forehead and raises voice once
George Clooney: charming and shows a bit of range
Dujardin: charming dancerMay 9, 2014 at 10:39 am #548008
Brad Pitt was the best to me.
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My vote goes to Clooney from these nominees. I don’t think that Dujardin’s win will age very well at all.May 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm #548010
Personally, my favorite was Michael Fassbender from Shame. I found his conveyance of emptiness and self-loathing to be more compelling than anyone else aside from maybe Michael Shannon.
Of the nominees, I think Clooney resonates the most with me, given the weight of his character. Pitt gave probably one of his most assured performances in Moneyball, and Dujardin’s ability to express so much charm and pain without dialogue was impressive. Haven’t seen Bichir, but Oldman didn’t quite register with me like the others did (that said, I was ecstatic when I saw him get his first career nomination).
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter
Brad Pitt’s trying to fit in there.May 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm #548011
Michael Fassbender and Michael Shannon would have made such great nominees that year. Shannon would win over Clooney in my lineup.May 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm #548012
Michael Shannon in Take Shelter should have won.
Wow we actually agree (well close enough) as Shannon would have been my runner-up to Demian Bichir. He was flippin’ awesome!May 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm #548013
I´m extremely passionate about Brad Pitt here. Not only was he most deserving in the final lineup, he was the best of the year overall (male). With a Shannon and Fassbender behind.May 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm #548014
I´m extremely passionate about Brad Pitt here. Not only was he most deserving in the final lineup, he was the best of the year overall (male). With a Shannon and Fassbender behind.
I’d like to think I made it up to Brad by giving him Best Supporting Actor for The Tree of Life.