April 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm #547546
The closest acting race imoApril 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm #547548
wow surprisingly no vote for mcconaughey so far
DICAPRIO FTWApril 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm #547549
DiCaprio. However if Tom Hanks would have been nominated for Captain Phillips then it would be a hard choice….April 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm #547550
DiCaprio – I honestly couldn’t picture any other actor in that role.April 17, 2014 at 7:02 pm #547551
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) and Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) would have also been deserving nominees. The top three are so hard to rank.
My rankings are:
1) Leonardo DiCaprio – like we’ve never seen him before
2) Matthew McConaughey – deserving winner, great performance
3) Chiwetel Ejiofor – outstanding in the role
4) Bruce Dern – a remarkable actor, finally recognised
5) Christian Bale – didn’t hate the performance, he was good but others deserved this slotApril 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm #547552
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor – beautifully understated performance that haunts you and gets stronger with every viewing
2. Leonardo Dicaprio – riveting work filled with energy, would have been an incredibly worthy winner
3. Matthew Mcconaughey – a transformation layered with committment and fantastic characterization, worthy performance
4. Christian Bale – the performance carries the problematic film smoothly, this performance seems to get a lot of hate simply because it was nominated
5. Bruce Dern – a fine actor, it’s not his fault that Payne directed this film as though he was drunk, blindfolded and spun around about 20 timesApril 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm #547553
Great nominees, with my only replacement being Joaquin Phoenix for Christian Bale.
Leo gets my vote.April 18, 2014 at 1:26 am #547554
An immensely strong year for actors, though my vote would’ve gone for Hanks, *sigh*, I would have been fine with McConaughy, Ejiofor, or Dicaprio winning (in that very close order).April 18, 2014 at 5:47 am #547555
1.Dern.Delivered the role with such humanity and honesty.The chemistry between him and Wil Forte was excellent.Well-deserved victory in Cannes.
2.McConaughey.Pretty nice.Fine winner.
3.Ejiofor.Pretty nice as well.
4.Bale.He and Adams were the driving force of Hustle,Adams was the brighter star,but he was good enough.
5.Dicaprio.I can’t decide which one has been more overpraised,him or Nyong’o.
Phoenix should’ve been nominated.April 19, 2014 at 7:49 am #547556
1. Bruce Dern, NEBRASKA
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE
3. Matthew McConaughey, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
4. Christian Bale, AMERICAN HUSTLE
5. Leonardo DiCaprio, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Dern was perfection. Ejiofor & McConaughey were near perfect. Bale was a delight. DiCaprio stank, stank, stank per usual. I’m no fan of Tom Hanks, but loved him in Captain Phillips and would have been so much happier had he or Redford been nominated in place of DiCaprio.April 19, 2014 at 11:42 pm #547558
5-DiCaprio(just overrated)April 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm #547559
1. Matthew McConaughey
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
4. Bruce Dern
5. Christian BaleApril 23, 2014 at 5:28 pm #547560
This wouldnt have been my ballot choices anyways