Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Denny Awards - Part 2 - Most Compelling Performances (Male)

Part 2/3 of my Annual "Denny Awards" ;-)
(Other Years' Awards)

Part I - Best Films
Part II - Most Compelling Performances (Male)
Part III - Most Compelling Performances (Female)

CHILD (male)
    Winner:

        Riley Griffiths, Joel Courtney, Zach Mills and Gabriel Basso as the kids in Super 8
Honorable Mentions:
        David Moreau as Wolfgang in Mozart's Sister
        Dakota Goyo as Max in Real Steel
        Asa Butterfield as Hugo in Hugo
        Karan Brar as Chirag Gupta in Diary of a Wimpy Kid II: Rodrick Rules

TEEN (male)
    Winner:
        Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black in Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, Pt 1
    Honorable Mentions:        
        Nick Krause as Sid in The Descendants
        Freddie Highmore as George in The Art of Getting By
        Alex Schaffer as Kyle in Win Win
        Alex Pettyfer as Kyle in Beastly
        Taylor Lautner as Nathan in Abduction   
        Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2


YOUNG ADULT (male)
    Winner:
        Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor
    Honorable Mentions:
        Dominic Cooper as Latif Yahia / Uday Hussein in The Devil’s Double
        Seth Rogan as Kyle in 50/50
        Juan Cornet as Vicente in The Skin I Live In
        Ryan Gosling as the Driver in Drive
        Hamish Linklater as Jason in The Future
        Patton Oswalt as Matt Freehauf in Young Adult
        Austin Stowell as Kyle Connellan in Dolphin Tale  
        Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers in Ides of March
        Justin Timberlake as Will Salas in In Time
        Ewan McGregor as Oliver in Beginners
        Ashton Kutcher as Adam in No Strings Attached


ADULT (male/unattached/no kids)
    Winner:
        Leonardo DiCaprio as J.Edgar Hoover in J.Edgar
    Honorable Mentions:
        Tom Hardy as Tommy in Warrior
        Paul Rudd as Ned in My Idiot Brother
        Brendan Gleeson as Sargent Gerry Boyle in The Guard
        Jean Dujardin as George Valentin in The Artist
        Philip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe in Moneyball
        Paul Giamatti as Tom Duffy in The Ides of March
        Michael Fassbender as Brandon Sullivan in Shame
        Daniel Craig as Jake Lonergan in Cowboys and Aliens
        Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

       
ADULT (male/parent)
    Winner:
        Alexander Siddig as Jamal (Miral's father) in Miral
    Honorable Mentions:
        Michael Shannon as Curtis in Take Shelter
        Dami├ín Bichir as Carlos Galindo in A Better Life
        Alex Kendrick as Adam Mitchell in Courageous
        Clive Owen as Will in Trust
        Paul Giamatti as Mike Flahery in Win Win
        George Clooney as Matt King in The Descendants
        Matt Damon as Matthew Dee in We Bought a Zoo
        Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton in Real Steel
        Steve Carell as Cal in Crazy, Stupid Love


ELDER (male)
    Winner:
        Christopher Plummer as Hal in Beginners
    Honorable Mentions:
        Martin Sheen as Tom in The Way
        Kevin Spacey as Sam Rogers in Margin Call
        Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose in Drive
        Jeremy Irons as John Tuld in Margin Call
        Nick Nolte as Paddy Conlon in Warrior
        Andy Lau as Detective Dee in Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
        Steve Martin as Stu Preissler in The Big Year
        Robert Forster as Scott Thorson in The Descendants
        Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy in Dolphin Tale
        Anthony Hopkins as Odin in Thor 


HERO / VILLAIN (male)
    Winner:
        Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto in X-men: First Class
    Honorable Mentions:
        John Hawkes as Patrick in Martha Marcy May Marlene
        Dominic Cooper as Uday Hussein in The Devil’s Double
        Paul Giamatti as Tom Duffy in The Ides of March
        Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor
        Albert Brooks as Bernie Rose in Drive
        James McAvoy as Prof. Charles Xavier in X-men: First Class
        Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol  
        Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
        Justin Timberlake as Will Salas in In Time
        Andy Lau as Detective Dee in Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame
        Antonio Banderas as Dr Robert Ledgard in The Skin I Live in
        Sasha Baron Cohen as Station-Inspector in Hugo


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