Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The List

Oh how I love a good list. Let's go!

Favorite Actors:
  1. Brad Pitt
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio
  3. Michael Fassbender
  4. James Franco
  5. Ryan Gosling
  6. Christian Bale
  7. Jared Leto
  8. Bradley Cooper
Favorite Actresses:
  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Amy Adams
  3. Rooney Mara
  4. Jessica Chastain
  5. Keira Knightley
  6. Emma Stone
  7. Gwyneth Paltrow
  8. Jennifer Garner
  9. Charlize Theron
Actors/Actresses Who Need Academy Awards NOW:
  1. Brad Pitt- Nominated for 12 Monkeys (lost to Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (lost to Sean Penn in Milk), and Moneyball (lost to Jean Dujardin in The Artist). He clearly came in 2nd to Kevin Spacey and I bet if that movie had come out later on in BP's career, he would have won. I think his Moneyball role was completely underrated and could have won it for him. Now, in looking at his upcoming work, I think Fury could be really good because Oscar loves a good warm film. I could also see his first Academy Award come from producing, though, too. His production company puts out really good stuff.
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio- Nominated for What's Eating Gilbert Grape (lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive), The Aviator (lost to Jamie Foxx in Ray), and Blood Diamond (lost to Forest Whitaker in The Last Kind of Scotland). The thing about Leonardo DiCaprio's filmography, is that he should have been nominated several more times. No nominations for Django Unchained? The Departed? Nothing for Catch Me If You Can?? Some actors are just so good that people don't realize it because they make it look so easy. And I've never seen Ray (no desire) so I can't really comment on that, but I saw The Wolf of Wall Street today and he should totally be nominated for that insane movie. I actually think his work in The Great Gatsby was great, too, but TWoWS was a bigger, more sensational performance. Nothing listed on IMDB as upcoming so...I hope that changes soon!
  3. Michael Fassbender- HOLD THE PHONE! Has he never been nominated?! How is that even possible?? Did you see Hunger? Jane Eyre? SHAME? He better be nominated for 12 Years a Slave because he was incredible in that role. It'll be a tough category, but he was so good in that movie. 
  4. Amy Adams- I think that one day (soon) we will refer to Amy Adams like we do to Meryl Streep because she will have so many Oscar nominations. Unlike Meryl Streep*, so far I think Amy Adams has deserved each and every nomination. She has been nominated four times for Best Supporting Actress. For Junebug (lost to Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener), Doubt (lost to Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona), The Fighter (lost to Melissa Leo in The Fighter), and The Master (lost to Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables). I totally get who she lost to each time, but she needs to win soon! She was incredible in American Hustle, which I think she could win for so let's cross our fingers!
So, clearly this list could go on and on, but these are my top four. Anyone you'd like to add??

*I think they nominated MS sometimes because they think they have to.

+ Title from Metric

1 comment:

Randi said...

I honestly do think that Fassbender missed a nod for Shame. He was really good in that movie.

And Amy Adams... how wonderful is she? I love her.