I dunno but it's one of the most hideous and wrong-headed years for the way it left Finney out twice for one of the greatest years in acting history and it was a bad year for male acting too and in what it signaled ahead:
The Browning Version (remake)/A Man of No Importance - 2 turns (pick one) that are not even remotely close to each other in actor craft or tone, one a gay film role of compassion and tenderness (though some find it OTT, I don't....at all)......a completely tone deaf year for acting '94 is.
I guess Hanks, Travolta, and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Red) would be reasonable picks for me that year off the top of my head but .....a real missed opportunity to honor one of the greats in Finney. Like I always say the 1993 winner shouldn't have won and the 94 win by Hanks ruined this award forever - 2 BA by 40 GTFO - so Nicholson (undeserved), DDL (undeserved), and soon Hanks and Washington and DeNiro too will all get 3 as a participation prize (mostly).
Hanks obliterated the benchmark in 94 and I don't blame 94....... I blame 93 which he shouldn't have won for, might not even be the best in his film (which isn't that good) and he himself is maybe not even nodworthy that year.
Tom Cruise for Interview With the Vampire is right up there for me with the usual ones: Pulp Fiction duo, Shawshank Redemption duo, Johnny Depp. Also Aamir Khan for his genius comedic performance in Andaz Apna Apna and the heartbreaking SRK in Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa. Sam Jackson FTW tho.
1. Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump 2. John Travolta, Pulp Fiction 3. Jean Reno, Leon the Professional 4. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption 5. Johnny Depp, Ed Wood 6. Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral
This is one of the toughest decisions I have to make, because I really adore Hanks in Forrest Gump. One of the greatest performances ever, but I still can't give him the win.
1. Paul Newman - Nobody's Fool 2. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump 3. Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption (which quite certainly still would make my top 25 lead actor performances list if it existed) 4. Nigel Hawthorne - The Madness of King George 5. Massimo Troisi - Il Postino
next in line, all great performances: 6. Albert Finney - A Man of no Importance 7. Johnny Depp - Ed Wood 8. Tim Robbins - The Shawshank Redemption 9. Gary Oldman - Immortal Beloved 10. Jean-Louis Trintignant - Rouge 11. Ralph Fiennes - Quiz Show
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jun 18, 2020 18:17:28 GMT
1. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption 2. Terrence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 3. Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump 4. Massimo Troisi, The Postman 5. Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral
I have JLT in Supporting, which may be fraud but that's what I thought after watching the film.
1. Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction 2. Zbigniew Zamachowski, Three Colours: White 3. Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption 4. Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump 5. Linus Roache, Priest 6. Terence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 7. John Travolta, Pulp Fiction 8. Johnny Depp, Ed Wood
He ran until the sun came up and he couldn't run any further.
Post by urbanpatrician on Jun 18, 2020 20:58:38 GMT
Pretty great year
1. Johnny Depp - Ed Wood 2. Gary Oldman - Immortal Beloved 3. Woody Harrelson - Natural Born Killers 4. Albert Finney - The Browning Version 5. Albert Finney - Man of No Importance 6. Anthony Hopkins - Legends of the Fall 7. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump
I'm really just looking for an excuse to prop up Finney. And I really wanna fit all of these guys in, but unfortunately in this year, even Finney barely squeezes in for his double-great-performances year.
1 Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption 2 Johnny Depp, Ed Wood 3 Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption 4 Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump 5 Samuel L. Jackson, Pulp Fiction 6 Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness of King George 7 John Travolta, Pulp Fiction 8 Jean Reno, Léon 9 Jean-Louis Trintignant, Trois couleurs: Rouge 10 Massimo Troisi, Il postino
Post by therealcomicman117 on Jun 19, 2020 14:40:16 GMT
1. Tom Hanks - Forrest Gump 2. Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption 3. Terrence Stamp - The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert 4. Paul Newman - Nobody's Fool 5. Jean-Louis Trintignant - Three Colors: Red
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jun 19, 2020 15:06:25 GMT
Nothing too inspired here...
1 Morgan Freeman, The Shawshank Redemption 2 Johnny Depp, Ed Wood 3 Terence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 4 Woody Harrelson, Natural Born Killers 5 John Travolta, Pulp Fiction
I rewatched Shawshank on big screen like 3 years ago and I think I underestimated Morgan Freeman's performance in it for years, he inhabits each scene so effortlessly and naturally to the point that it seems almost too simple, I needed more efforts but I was dead wrong, he's perfection as Red. He's my win out of the nominees but I think overall I give the edge to Daniel Auteuil in La Separation, a masterclass in acting. I obviously nominate Hanks for being so believable playing such an unbelievable character, iconic stuff and I'm totally fine with Newman's nomination. Many others foreigns choices, the Academy nominated Massimo Troisi for Il Postino in another year...let's nominate him here.