Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Alternate Oscars Two-fer Tuesday: Best Actor of 2008 and 2009

A two-fer Tuesday: the best actor of 2008 and 2009. (And yes, I'm listening to Two-fer Tuesday on Breakfast with the Beatles ...)

For those keeping score at home, The Dark Knight did well in my 2008 polls, winning best picture, director (Christopher Nolan) and best supporting actor (Heath Ledger as the Joker in the last performance of his career). Sally Hawkins won best actress (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) was the best supporting actress.

As for 2009, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds won best picture, director and supporting actor (Christoph Waltz). Carey Mulligan won best actress for her terrific work in An Education, and Mo'Nique won best supporting actress for the most oddly named film of that or any other year, Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' by Sapphire.

Have at it.

My choices are noted with a ★. A tie is indicated with a ✪. Historical Oscar winners are noted with a ✔. Best foreign-language picture winners are noted with an ƒ. Best animated feature winners are noted with an @. A historical winner who won in a different category is noted with a ✱.

1 comment:

Sean Ingram said...

Dude, you literally added Colin Farrell here but didn't even nominate Brendan Gleeson who gives an even better performance and by far the best lead performance of the entire 2008...