Who Should Win Best Actor?

Who Should Win Best Actor?

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
11
32%
George Clooney, Up in the Air
1
3%
Sharlto Copley, District 9
0
No votes
Matt Damon, The Informant!
2
6%
Colin Firth, A Single Man
12
35%
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
1
3%
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
2
6%
Viggo Mortensen, The Road
1
3%
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
2
6%
Michael Stuhlberg, A Serious Man
2
6%
 
Total votes: 34

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Postby Hustler » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:34 pm

Bridges is the sentimental candidate. Firth should win.

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Postby Big Magilla » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:09 pm

As I said quoting Katharine Hepburn in the Best Actress thread, the right actors win Oscars for the wrong movies.

Jeff Bridges will likely win this year for Crazy Heart, but he's more apt to be remembered for other, better films. Conversely, George Clooney who gives by far his best performance in Up in the Air will be remembered for that film long after the one he won his Oscar for is forgotten. Wait, I think it already has been.

I voted for Clooney.
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Postby rudeboy » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:37 am

I really want Jeff Bridges to win the Oscar, but as Crazy Heart isn't out here yet I went with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, narrowly over Viggo Mortensen.

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Postby Reza » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:58 am

kaytodd wrote:And I think Matt has been unfairly overlooked by the Academy more than once, especially when Leo was nominated for The Departed.

Leo was not nominated for The Departed. It was for Blood Diamond.

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Postby kaytodd » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:15 pm

He will probably not even get nominated, but I had to show support for Matt Damon in The Informant!. One of the most pleasant surprises I had at the movies this year was seeing how Matt and Soderbergh made that character one of the year's most complex and interesting. And I think Matt has been unfairly overlooked by the Academy more than once, especially when Leo was nominated for The Departed.
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Postby Sabin » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:55 pm

Stuhlbarg, with Joaquin Phoenix for Two Lovers as runner-up.
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Postby Damien » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:35 pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt by a whisker over Jeff Bridges.
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Postby Eric » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:24 pm

What DWS said. Null vote.

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Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:33 pm

Colin Firth all the way.

Of the actors listed here, I have only seen the performances of Clooney, Copley, Firth, Freeman, and Renner. Mortensen's performance is the only one I am still looking forward to seeing, but I doubt any of the folks listed here whom I have not seen will change my support for Firth.
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Postby dreaMaker » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Jeff Bridges, of course. :)

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Postby dws1982 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:53 pm

Joaquin Phoenix for Two Lovers. Charles Berling for Summer Hours. Robin Williams for World's Greatest Dad. Moritz Bleibtreu in The Baader Meinhof Complex. Kevin Bacon in Taking Chance. And I put it with my 2008 films, but a lot have put it with 2009: Michael Fassbender in Hunger.

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Postby Big Magilla » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:43 pm

Again, as with Best Actress, not who we think will win, but who we think should win this year's Best Actor Oscar.
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