I loved Jean Dujardin’s performance in The Artist. He had so much emotion and charisma in a performance that had 2 words. I was suprised Gosling got nominated over the better performance from Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid Love but I think they were on a Gosling high that year nominating him for The Ides of March in Drama. Owen Wilson did great, probably some of his best work in Midnight in Paris. I am dying to see The Guard now that I have seen Calvary and what Brendan Gleeson is capable of outside of Harry Potter. But my vote goes to Joseph Gordon Levitt. He gave the best performance from 2011 to me. I was so happy to see 50/50 to be recognized here.
Absolutely redemption from the year before. Stunning category.
– Gosling: I am actually proud I predicted his nomination. Fully deserved (though his on screen girl Stone shoul´vé been nominated as well), awesome comedic performance from him.
– Wilson: I hated most of his films, all of his performances, and was pleasently surprised by how well he caught up with the woody allen character vibe. He was amazing here.
– Dujardin: INCREDIBLE
– Levitt: I love this is his second nomination here for yer another great performance. My heart goes to him cause I just really liked him here…
– Gleeson: I dont have anything nice to say about him……but only cause I doidnt watch the guard.
I voted for Jean Dujardin, however i do not support his oscar win. Michael Shannon should have won for Take Shelter.
Then and Now:
1. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
2. Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
4. Jean Dujardin, The Artist
5. Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
1) Joseph Gordon-Levitt–50/50
2) Jean Dujardin–the artist
3) Owen Wilson–midnight in paris
4) Ryan Gosling–crazy stupid love
5) Brendan Gleeson–the guard
Ranking what I’ve seen:
1. Jean Dujardin, The Artist
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
3. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
4. Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
What Jean Dujardin does with body language alone is remarkable.