March 23, 2013 at 10:55 am #543411
Your pick? Denzel was great but Landau’s haunting performance in Crimes was more complex and challenging in my opinion. Its arguably a lead performance but its the best performance in this line up.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 23, 2013 at 11:18 am #543413
I believe that Landau was robbed of an Oscar for Crimes and Misdemeanors. Yeah, Denzel was great in Glory and Marlon Brando did what he had to do in A Dry White Season, but Landau’s performance was so….I have no words for his performance.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 23, 2013 at 11:18 am #543414
Also, I think that Dan Aykroyd didn’t even belong here.March 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm #543415
If just for the whipping scene, I would definitely give this to Denzel. So simple and yet so powerful……but it is also hard knowing that you have two almost borderline leading performances that were both wonderful in this category: Danny Aiello and Martin Landau.
So, I’d rank it as follows:
Martin Landau (honestly all three of his nominations were worthy to be considered for or actually get a win for him IMO)
Dan Aykroyd (didn’t hate him though)March 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm #543416
5. AykroydMarch 25, 2013 at 9:13 am #543417
Landau won for the right role with Ed Wood.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantMarch 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm #543418
Landau won for the right role with Ed Wood.
Yes, I believe that he deserved his Oscar for Ed Wood, but I also believe that he should have won an Oscar for Crimes and Misdemeanors.March 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm #543419
All you Denzel haters are just Jelly! He deserved this win more than anyone.March 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm #543420
The whipping scene was well acted, but Landau’s scene in Crimes where he imagines talking with his family at the dinner table is a much better acted scene than anything Denzel does in GloryMarch 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm #543421
I feel a little uncomfortable deeming Landau a supporting performance for the film. He seems a bit too much like a leading character here for me to vote for him.March 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm #543422
Yes, I believe that he deserved his Oscar for Ed Wood, but I also believe that he should have won an Oscar for Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Like most Oscar winners, he’s a one shot deal, and therefore he won for the right performance.March 28, 2013 at 5:52 pm #543423
Denzel Washington, Glory