Alan Arkin – Argo
Russell Crowe – Les Misérables
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike
Ewan McGregor – The Impossible
Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
Mcgregor's might not be technically the most powerful voice ever, but he sings with such heart and emotion, that I actually kind of love his voice. He deserved to be considered for a nomination on his singing, which was actually pretty excellent.
DDL was crap, and I can't even remember what Gere sounded like (not a good sign).
You clearly don't know anything about Les Miserables, Jackman's character, or the reception to his performance.
also, do you really think that AMPAS voters are going to dissect every musical performance the same way they do non-musical perfs? NO! but this is the supporting actor thread, so i'm done on this topic. it''s definitely a nail biter.
But your argument still doesn't hold water. You can't just group all musicals together. Sorry!
Last edited by tututaya; 12-01-2012 at 10:30 PM.
Again, your argument doesn't work. They nominated Depp five years ago. They've given wins to Rex Harrison, Joel Grey, Bing Crosby, Yul Brynner, etc.
Day-Lewis wasn't nominated for Nine because both he and the film were awful. Gere wasn't nominated because he's not very popular and his role was borderline supporting. As for McGregor, he was overshadowed by Kidman throughout the entirety of the film.
If the Academy doesn't think it's logical to have someone break out in song in the middle of a dramatic scene, how did Chicago, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, etc all win Best Picture? How did Jennifer Hudson win just six years ago?
If anything hurts Les Mis and/or Jackman, Redmayne, etc, it's not the film's genre but its quality.
Suffice it to say, I would love to see redmayne get in, b/c he is stupendous in the film.
Murphy should have won. And could have won. I don't think he was denied the win because he was in a musical.
Getting back to the actual buisness of the supporting actor race. A tweet from Neveldine Taylor (cinematographer and also director of the Jason Statham vehicle Crank) going crazy for Sam Jackson;
also, when you start to think Sam Jackson can only play Sam Jackson, you will be floored by him in Django #genius
Methinks Leo is royally fucked about now.