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  • TV12
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    #47404

    I’ve seen all of these performances and they left me only wanting more:

    1. Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
    2. Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin
    3. Brad Pitt – Moneyball
    4. Charlize Theron – Young Adult
    5. Owen Wilson  Midnight in Paris
    6. Viola Davis – The Help
    7. Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    8. Jonah Hill – Moneyball
    9. Alan Rickman – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II
    10. Octavia Spencer – The Help

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    babypook
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    #47406

    I’ll be seeing “The Artist” tonight, but until then here’s mine, for what it’s worth:

    Not in any particular order

    Rooney Mara, ” The Girl with the DragonTattoo”
    Evan Rachel Wood, “Ides of March”
    Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
    Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
    Eddie Redmayne, “My Week with Marilyn”
    Michael Shannon, “Take Shelter”
    Brad Pitt; “Tree of Life”
    Viola Davis, “The Help”
    George Clooney, “The Descendants”
    Stellan Skarsgard, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
    Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
    Nick Nolte, “Warrior”

    Is that over ten? Ran out of room again. Havent seen “Iron Lady” yet either.

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    Novic
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    #47407

    Gah, I’m so behind! The ones I’ve seen so far, in alphabetical order:

    Lubna Azabal, “Incendies”
    Juliette Binoche, “Certified Copy”
    Albert Brooks, “Drive”
    Jessica Chastain, “The Tree of Life”
    Oliva Colman, “Tyrannosaur”
    Peter Mullan, “Tyrannosaur”
    Staphanie Sigman, “Miss Bala”
    Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
    Charlize Theron, “Young Adult”
    Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids”

    Honorable mentions:
    Charlotte Gainsborough, “Melancholia”
    Ryan Gosling, “Drive”
    Brit Marling, “Another Earth”
    Patton Oswalt, “Young Adult”
    Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
    Andy Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

    Boy, I’ve seen a lot of good performances despite how small my viewing film list is so far! I can’t wait to see more!

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    LKMOSCAR
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    #47408

    My favorite performance of the year (yet)?

    Lead: Yun Jeong-hie in Poetry.

    Supporting: Charlotte Rampling in Melancholia.

    Funny thing about Rampling is that she’s in the movie for a total of something like four minutes (if that), but she knocked it out of the park with her very memorable performance (totally distinct). You’d hope that you understand a lead character with 90 minutes of screentime, but that you know Rampling’s Gaby, really, after just the first scene she’s in? It’s a truly amazing thing. Viola Davis did it in Doubt (three times the screentime, most likely), and it’s rare.   

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    #47409

    Still have a lot to see but so far:

    Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
    Viola Davis, The Help
    Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life/The Help
    Ryan Gosling, Drive/The Ides of March/Crazy, Stupid, Love
    Nick Nolte/Tom Hardy/Joel Edgarton, Warrior
    Brad Pitt, Moneyball/ The Tree of Life
    Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris

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    dannyboy.
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    #47410

    Kristen Wiig is getting a hell of a lot of top ten notices on this site.. She’s building credability for the future even though she has virtually no chance of getting in this year.

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    Tye-Grr
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    #47411

    Hmm… My favorite performance of the year.. Hard. Among them (in no particular order): Kirsten Dunst (‘Melancholia’), Charlize Theron (‘Young Adult’), Kristen Wiig (‘Bridesmaids’), Elizabeth Olsen (‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’), George Clooney (‘The Descendants’), Dominic Cooper (‘The Devil’s Double’), Ryan Gosling (‘Drive’), Corey Stoll (‘Midnight In Paris’), Nick Nolte (‘Warrior’), Christoph Waltz (‘Carnage’), Albert Brooks (‘Drive’), Kevin Spacey (‘Margin Call’), Jessica Chastain (‘The Help’), Charlotte Gainsbourg (‘Melancholia’), and Shailene Woodley (‘The Descendants’). Each wonderful in their own way. The very best? Upon reflection, a toss-up between Kirsten Dunst in ‘Melancholia’ and Charlize Theron in ‘Young Adult’. Two performances that I can get something new from each time I watch them, and two performances and two characters that have really stayed with me. In supporting, it’d be Nick Nolte in ‘Warrior’. An incredible performance and portrait of a broken man who has also broken the bonds with his two sons due to alcohol and is now doing his best to gain their love and respect again. Those three performances really stuck with me. Runners Up- Clooney, Olsen, Spacey and Woodley.

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    Raylan
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    #47412

    Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love)
    Ryan Gosling (Drive,ides, crazy)
    Charlize Theron (Young Adult)
    Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
    Harry Potter Cast
    Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
    Michael Fassbender (X men, Shame)
    Marion Cotillard (Midnight in Paris)
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt (50/50)
    Leonardo Dicaprio (J. Edgar)
    George Clooney (The Descendants)

     

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    Tye-Grr
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    #47413

    ^I love the ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ sig! 🙂

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    #47414

    Have yet to see a LOT of movies but these performances made me happy and wanting for more- (Not in any particular order)

    Viola Davis, The Help 
    Jessica Chastain, The Help
    Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
    Steve Carell, Crazy Stupid Love
    Corey Stoll, Midnight in Paris
    Tom Hiddleston, Midnight in Paris
    Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
    Ryan Gosling, Drive
    Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life
    Charlotte Gainsborough, Melancholia
    Maggie Smith, HP7
    Alan Rickman, HP7 
    Johnny Depp, Rango (does this count?)

    watching Moneyball, Warrior, 50/50, Ides of March, We Need to..Kevin, Tinker..Spy, by the next two weeks so hopefully increase the list more.

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    allabout oscars
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    #47415

    I havent seen MERYL STREEP..or  GARY OLDMAN  yet.

    but as of now

    ACTRESS-Tilda Swinton runnerup Michelle Williams

    ACTOR-  Ryan Gosling- Drive, runner up George Clooney in The Descendants

    SUP. ACTRESS-  Jessica Chastain- Take Shelter, runner up Janet McTeer

    SUP> ACTOR- Ben Kingsley- Hugo runner up Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Ides of March

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    #47416

    I still need to watch a whole lot more, but for now:

    (in no particular order)

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
    Ryan Gosling, Drive and The Ides of March
    Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
    Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
    Viola Davis, The Help
    Octavia Spencer, The Help
    Bryce Dallas Howard, The Help
    Felicity Jones, Like Crazy
    Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene
    John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Brad Pitt, Moneyball and The Tree of Life

    I guess my favorite out of all those would be Dallas Howard and Pitt.
    Quite disappointed that Olsen and Hawkes lost all their buzz.
    And damn, McCarthy was so good I actually didn’t recognize her at first, since she was giving a whole different vibe. I thought she was just some actress who looked like McCarthy. It was only until the credits rolled that I realized that it was truly she!

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    #47417

    Michael Fassbender in ‘Shame’ – he does in this film what NO other major actor would dare to do! Period!

    My other favorite male performance was Jean Dujardin in ‘The Artist’. This is my favorite film of the year, and Jean has an old school Hollywood handsomeness that is perfect for this film – his megawatt smile is on par with Fassbender’s, and he can dance too!

    Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids was just hilarious
    Ryan Gosling has been underappreciated for Drive, fantastic understated performance.
    Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes in Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs (sorry Glenn)

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    #47418

    Charlize is also getting a lot of attention here, even over Close. We’ll see if the Academy agrees….

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    #47419

    Kristen Wiig is getting a hell of a lot of top ten notices on this site.. She’s building credability for the future even though she has virtually no chance of getting in this year.

    I think you’re right.

    I didnt really care for Wiig (gulp) before this, and now I have to say she was the highlight of “Bridesmaids” for me. The lady has range.

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