Sunday, February 18, 2007

Master Thespians

The subject came up somewhere on the internet today of the best film performances of the decade thus far. As a bit of a prelude to my upcoming Oscar picks, if figure I might as well post my list here. Split into the four categories, the nominees for the best performances from 2000-2006 are:


Tony Leung - 2046
Steve Coogan - 24 Hour Party People
Tadanobu Asano - Last Life In The Universe
Johnny Depp - Pirates Of The Caribbean
Bill Murray - Lost In Translation
Will Farrell - Anchorman
Clint Eastwood - Million Dollar Baby
Sasha Baron Cohen - Borat


Maggie Cheung - In The Mood For Love
Shu Qi - Millenium Mambo
Audrey Tautou - Amelie
Zhang Ziyi - House Of Flying Daggers
Zhang Ziyi - 2046
Zhao Tao - The World
Julie Delpy - Before Sunset
Q'orianka Kilcher - The New World

Supporting Actors:

Ian McKellen - The Fellowship Of The Ring
Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs Of New York
Seu Jorge - City Of God
Andy Lau - House Of Flying Daggers
Jason Bateman - Dodgeball
Mickey Rourke - Sin City
Ian McDiarmid - Revenge Of The Sith
Jack Nicholson - The Departed

Supporting Actresses:

Zhang Ziyi - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Gwynneth Paltrow - The Royal Tenenbaums
Cate Blanchett - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Faye Wong - 2046
Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain
Maria Bello - A History Of Violence
Michelle Yeoh - Memoirs Of A Geisha
Gong Li - Miami Vice

And the winners are:

Actor: Tony Leung - 2046
Actress: Q'orianka Kilcher - The New World
Sup. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis - Gangs Of New York
Sup. Actress: Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain

1 comment:

  1. Picking from these ballots, here's who I'd choose:

    Actor: Steve Coogan, 24 Hour Party People (also one of the best comedic performances outside Cohen's Borat)

    Actress: Q'orianka Kilcher, The New World (the toughest choice)

    Supporting Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, Gangs of New York (the scene where he's wrapped in the flag is one of the great movie moments of the 21st century)

    Supporting Actress: Gong Li, Miami Vice (just cuz...well, she's great and beautiful and devastating)