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Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Top 100 Performances of the Decade that Oscar forgot.

I think the name is self-explanatory. Recently while looking thru my DVD collection I realized just how many good performances were not short-listed with the Academy over the last few years, so this is my ode to them....thoughts and comments are always welcome.

In alphabetical order...the top 100 performances of 00's that Oscar forgot.

  1. Amy Adams "Enchanted"
  2. Ben Affleck "Hollywoodland"
  3. Sean Astin "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"
  4. Kevin Bacon "The Woodsman"
  5. Christian Bale "American Psycho"
  6. Eric Bana "Munich"
  7. Javier Bardem "The Sea Inside"
  8. Kate Beckinsale "Nothing But the Truth"
  9. Jamie Bell "Billy Elliot"
  10. Maria Bello "A History of Violence"
  11. Paul Bettany "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"
  12. Helena Bonham-Carter "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"
  13. Steve Buscemi "Ghost World"
  14. Jim Carrey "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
  15. Jim Caviezel "The Passion of the Christ"
  16. George Clooney "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
  17. Sacha Baron Cohen "Borat"
  18. Clifton Collins, Jr. "Capote"
  19. Jennifer Connelly "Requiem for a Dream"
  20. Paddy Considine "In America"
  21. Sharlto Copley "District 9"
  22. Daniel Craig "Casino Royale"
  23. Russell Crowe "Cinderella Man"
  24. Billy Crudup "Almost Famous"
  25. Tom Cruise "Collateral"
  26. Matt Damon "The Bourne Ultimatum"
  27. Rodrigo de la Serna "The Motorcycle Diaries"
  28. Julie Delpy "Before Sunset"
  29. Rosemarie DeWitt "Rachel Getting Married"
  30. Cameron Diaz "Vanilla Sky"
  31. Leonardo DiCaprio "The Departed"
  32. Michael Douglas "Wonder Boys"
  33. Aaron Eckhart "Thank You For Smoking"
  34. Colin Farrell "In Bruges"
  35. Albert Finney "Big Fish"
  36. Bruno Ganz "Downfall"
  37. Romola Garai "Atonement"
  38. Richard Gere "Chicago"
  39. Paul Giamatti "American Splendor"
  40. Paul Giamatti "Sideways"
  41. Bruce Greenwood "Thirteen Days"
  42. Maggie Gyllenhaal "Secretary"
  43. Maggie Gyllenhaal "Sherrybaby"
  44. Gene Hackman "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  45. Rebecca Hall "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
  46. Sally Hawkins "Happy-Go-Lucky"
  47. Freddie Highmore "Finding Neverland"
  48. Emile Hirsch "Into the Wild"
  49. Hugh Jackman "The Fountain"
  50. Scarlett Johansson "Lost in Translation"
  51. Angelina Jolie "A Mighty Heart"
  52. Nicole Kidman "Dogville"
  53. Nicole Kidman "The Others"
  54. Q'Orianka Kilcher "The New World"
  55. Kevin Kline "Life as a House"
  56. Gong Li "Memoirs of a Geisha"
  57. Ray Liotta "Narc"
  58. Sergi Lopez "Pan's Labyrinth"
  59. Ewan McGregor "Moulin Rouge"
  60. Christian McKay "Me and Orson Welles"
  61. John Cameron Mitchell "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"
  62. Radha Mitchell "Melinda and Melinda"
  63. Gretchon Mol "The Notorious Bettie Page"
  64. Samantha Morton "Minority Report"
  65. Liam Neeson "Kinsey"
  66. Catherine O'Hara "For Your Consideration"
  67. Gary Oldman "The Contender"
  68. Haley Joel Osment "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
  69. Clive Owen "Children of Men"
  70. Guy Pearce "Memento"
  71. Brad Pitt "Burn After Reading"
  72. Dennis Quaid "Far From Heaven"
  73. Sam Rockwell "Moon"
  74. Emmy Rossum "The Phantom of the Opera"
  75. Mickey Rourke "Frank Miller's Sin City"
  76. Mark Ruffalo "You Can Count on Me"
  77. Keri Russell "Waitress"
  78. Kurt Russell "Miracle"
  79. Peter Sarsgaard "Jarhead"
  80. Peter Sarsgaard "Shattered Glass"
  81. Campbell Scott "Roger Dodger"
  82. Andy Serkis "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"
  83. Michael Sheen "The Queen"
  84. Tilda Swinton "The Deep End"
  85. Audrey Tautou "Amelie"
  86. Kristin Scott Thomas "I've Loved You So Long"
  87. Emma Thompson "Love Actually"
  88. Billy Bob Thornton "The Man Who Wasn't There"
  89. Uma Thurman "Kill Bill: Volumes I & II"
  90. Marisa Tomei "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"
  91. Jean-Claude Van Damme "JCVD"
  92. Maribel Verdu "Y Tu Mama Tambien"
  93. Max Von Sydow "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"
  94. Naomi Watts "King Kong"
  95. Naomi Watts "Mulholland Dr."
  96. Robin Williams "One Hour Photo"
  97. Kate Winslet "Revolutionary Road"
  98. Evan Rachel Wood "Thirteen"
  99. Catherine Zeta-Jones "Traffic"
  100. Zhang Ziyi "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"