ksrymy wrote:Probably the best year for film in the past ten years. This category is no exception.
Anyway, a mixed bag.
I haven't seen Newman's film.
First to go is Ed Harris - an overwrought performance. A poorly conceived character, an unpleasant way to play it.
Next would be Chris Cooper. He's watchable and he gets some laughs, but he flails in the shift to drama and, overall, it's a shtick. Good actor, middling performance.
John C. Reilly's is a 'coattails' nomination but not an undeserved one. He generates some real pathos from the sidelines and his musical number achieves a poignant tone which is nowhhere to be found in the rest of the film.
Christopher Walken gets my win from this selection. He is truly moving, especially in the restaurant scene. I don't think we've ever seen this kind of warmth from him before or since.
1. José Ángel Egido ... Mondays in the Sun
2. Luis Tosar ... Mondays in the Sun
3. Artyom Bogucharsky ... Lilja 4-Ever
4. Jack Kehler ... Love Liza
5. Christopher Walken ... Catch Me If You Can
Dennis Quaid (Far from Heaven), Alfred Molina (Frida) and Ray Liotta (Narc) were the snubs. Quaid is the only one I've seen, and I thought his strained performance was just as bad as the flat gimmick of a movie surrounding it.