January 4, 2014 at 10:24 am #546544
Who do you think should have won?January 4, 2014 at 11:04 am #546546
Morgan Freeman.January 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm #546547
1. Morgan Freeman
2. Alan Alda
3. Thomas Haden Church
4. Clive Owen
5. Jamie FoxxJanuary 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm #546548
I always found the rejection to Foxx performance very odd. To me it’s not only better than his work on Ray, but the best one out of the line-up. But then again, he and Owen are the only ones I cared about a lot on this line-up. Haden Church is good, but not great. Alda was okay, but also random. And Freeman was doing stand wise old man role and not really taking much above the archtype even though he has nice moments.
5. Alda (random nom is random)January 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm #546549
right actor wonJanuary 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm #546550
Freeman is a great actor, but other than overdue I don’t understand why he won. This performance was competent, but nothing special. Alda is a great actor as well, and knowing he had but a bit of screentime going in (after noms had been announced) I thought he would be so incredible! He wasn’t. Owen is by far my fav performance here.
5. AldaJanuary 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm #546551
Freeman was solid enough, so I’m okay with his win. However, I currently have him as my winner for Se7en, so I’d probably give this to Clive Owen or Thomas Haden Church.January 8, 2014 at 3:52 am #546552
Alda is the worst nominee of the bunch.January 8, 2014 at 10:54 am #546553
All deserving performances.
Alan Alda: Killer in that role.
Thomas Haden Church: Perfect role for him.
Foxx: Amazing performance.
Freeman: Always is great but this was the long overdue factor and a great performance.
Owen: Hate most of his movies BUT this showed what he really can do.
Had to go w Freeman but would have been happy if any of these guys won.January 10, 2014 at 11:30 am #546554
Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen were both great but “Million Dollar Baby” was my favorite film of the year while I had a fair amoutn of problems with “Closer” so Freeman gets my vote.January 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm #546555
None of them.
What a lacklustre lineup. Morgan Freeman’s win is the very definition of a career win. He did absolutely nothing in ‘MDB’ to desreve and Oscar.
I suppose I’d go with Church at a push.January 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm #546557
[quote=”Baby Clyde”]Morgan Freeman’s win is the very definition of a career win. He did absolutely nothing in ‘MDB’ to desreve an Oscar.
Neither did Hilary Swank.[/quote]
I disagree with you on Freeman. He was great. In my opinion, Swank took Annette Benning’s Oscar. I still cannot get past how Benning lost that year.January 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm #546558
Jamie Foxx, CollateralJanuary 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm #546559
I have always been amazed by how much merit people give Foxx for his role in Collateral. Completely forgettable, every time I watch it (Despite him even being the film’s LEAD ACTOR).
Still haven’t seen Closer, but Church’s performance is the only one above I would applaud.