Since the SAG Awards in 1994, there have been six men who were nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globes and the SAGs, but failed to receive an Oscar nomination.
Which of these six men do you think gave the best performance? Sound off.
Gosling has been snubbed three times, what a crime.
^ While I appreciate his Lars and the Real Girl snub, I don’t think it’s anywhere near shame on the Academy’s part. It’s somewhat of a hardsell really, and with lots of other snubs that year, I’m okay with it. The Blue Valentine and Drive ones were painful though.
Anyway, what a lovely group to be a part of. Here are my rankings:
1. Paul Giammatti, “Sideways” (To think I preferred this over the five men nominated is really a shame. He was so close!)
2. Ryan Gosling, “Lars and the Real Girl” (See first part of the post)
3. Richard Gere, “Chicago” (not too bothered seeing the five men nominated, though the fact that John C Reilly got in over him is… hmm).
4. Jim Carrey, “Man on the Moon” (Had this been The Truman Show, it will probably battle for numbers one or two)
5. Russell Crowe, “Cinderella Man” (I get the snub, and I’m fine with the five men nominated)
6. Leonardo di Caprio, “J Edgar” (Not like this much,a nd I think among all snubs, Gosling and Fassbender were even ahead of him).
1. Jim Carrey
2. Paul Giamatti
3. Leonardo DiCaprio (bad film, bad makeup, great performance)
4. Ryan Gosling
5. Russell Crowe
6. Richard Gere
Agree with your take on Leo and the film.
Let’s see.. some nice perfs up there. I liked all of them. Also difficult because there are two Canadians up there. Kidding, kidding.
I’ll say Gosling, (I love that film), with Giamatti and Carrey right behind.
I think Gosling is the best actor of his generation and while ‘Blue Valentine’ is his most crude and subtle performance to date, what he did with Lars was natural and extremely dedicated of him as an actor. His performance (natural in a way that any of the other nominees in that year wasn’t) decided the tone of the film (a movie I really liked) and created a one of the kind character. It was really painful to see him receiving so many nominations for the critics’ awards, for BFCA + GG + SAG and being overlooked (along with Hirsche AND McAvoy) in favor of Depp and the wtf nomination of TLJ, especially since the movie was nominated for Original Screenplay.
I agree with babypook, Giamatti and Carrey are right behind of him.
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