April 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm #547589
Cooper/HillApril 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm #547591
1. Barkhad Abdi
2. Michael Fassbender
3. Jared Leto
4. Jonah Hill
5. Bradley CooperApril 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm #547592
Leto by far. A brilliantly complex performance and the epitome of what a supporting performance is supposed to be: supporting the lead star while still having impact and being a terrific performance in and of its own. Bravo to the Academy for getting it perfectly right this year in this category.April 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm #547593
A great line up again. All of these performances were deserving along with Daniel Bruhl (Rush).
My rankings are:
1) Jared Leto – what a transformation and a true supporting performance
2) Michael Fassbender – perfectly cast as a villain in this role
3) Barkhad Abdi – another villain who held his own against Tom Hanks
4) Jonah Hill – a great comedic performance and had good chemistry with Leo
5) Bradley Cooper – was good on screen with Adams and Bale, not a lot of range thoughApril 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm #547594
1. Jared Leto – a transcendent performance with real depth and complexity, one of the best wins this category will ever see.
2. Jonah Hill – complemented DiCaprio perfectly. The performance feels like it perfectly fits in the film, a testament to Hill’s commitment and Scorsese strong direction.
3. Barkhad Abdi – a deeply intriguing look at a character that most films would not have had the respect for to develop.
4. Michael Fassbender – a memorable yet soulless portrayal of the ultimate villain.
5. Cooper – a uncomplex look at a man with no sense of when enough is enough, how anybody can believe this character/performance is based on a real person is beyond meApril 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm #547595
Jared made for a solid victor. I’m not passionate for the win like I am with Ledger, Waltz, and others, but it’s one that I can admire. Really, I probably wouldn’t have minded anyone except for Cooper winning.
James Franco in Spring Breakers was one of my favorite performances this year. I probably would have swapped out Cooper and Hill with him and Matthew McConaughey for Mud.April 18, 2014 at 1:20 am #547596
I’m such a big Fassbender fan, but it’s hard to deny Leto here.April 19, 2014 at 8:04 am #547597
Over all this the lame duck category of the year… Will Forte in NEBRASKA & James Franco in SPRING BREAKERS should he here. Leto & Fassbender are the only 2 really considerable here and although they were both very, very good and more than deserving…I still kinda feel let down by the category.
1. Jared Leto, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
2. Michael Fassbender, 12 YEARS A SLAVE
3. Barkhad Abdi, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
4. Bradley Cooper, AMERICAN HUSTLE
5. Jonah Hill, THE WOLF OF WALL STREETApril 19, 2014 at 8:07 am #547598
I agree.Will Forte should definitely have been here.April 19, 2014 at 9:57 am #547599
Forte was 100% Lead. Just because he was pimped in Supporting doesn’t mean we should go along with it.April 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm #547601
1. Hill: my personal favorite. His and sally hawkins surprise nominations are my favorite thing about this years oscars (literally haha). I just loved his performance to much and showed us he wasn´t a one time thing with moneyball (which is an inferior performance by far).
2. Leto: completely deserved the win. Loved the performance, but for some strange reason I don´t even understand, I didn´t feel as passionate about him as I did with Hill…seriously, I don´t see the logic in that, but it is what it is.
3. Cooper: between this and last years silver linings performance, I completely support both nominations and the acclaim. Best performance (by far) after Adams in AH.
4. Fassbender: I absolutely love how this guy acts. I´m still pissed at his snub for shame. But somehow I wasn´t as drawn to this performance as I might have expected. Its good, but I just don´t feel it and I hate myself for that haha…
5. Abdi: he was pretty good, but I was not as impressed by him…April 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm #547602
It makes me laugh that some of you actually think Will Forte was supporting in Nebraska. hahahahahahahaApril 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm #547603
He did win NBR in supporting.
I don’t see what’s so awful about putting him in supporting.Yes he and Dern was co-lead in Nebraska,but everybody knows how crowded the leading category was.
Roberts was also lead in A:OC,like it or not she still got a nomination