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on: April 18, 2006, 02:27:05 AM

Best Supporting Male Performance: Cillian Murphy in BATMAN BEGINS


Cillian Murphy - Batman Begins
Jeffrey Wright - Broken Flowers
Clifton Collins Jr. - Capote
Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man
William Hurt - A History of Violence
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Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 03:31:55 PM
I think this is the only winner I'm kind of surprised by (and decidedly disapproving of). Why? What did I miss that was special or even noteworthy?

I voted for Jeffrey Wright. My second choice would have been Collins or Hurt.
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Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 05:18:38 PM
I think this is the only winner I'm kind of surprised by (and decidedly disapproving of). Why? What did I miss that was special or even noteworthy?

the combined cold stare, calm attitude and seething madness were impressive enough to yield a nomination, at least.

yea, Hurt and Collins were better. but Murphy's scarecrow is an excellent, hitherto underacknowledged bad-guy performance so,  :yabbse-thumbup:.


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Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 05:20:58 PM
This one did surprise me. Clifton Collins was my pick. He was the only other talent in Capote that i thought was especially noteworthy (Keener's performance wasn't that spectacular or deserving for that matter).
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Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 05:31:42 PM
Wow.  I am most pleasantly surprised with this win.  Congratulations on continually catching me off-guard, Xixax!
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Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 09:51:29 PM
Cillian definitely earned this one.
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Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 02:12:01 PM
Murphy in Batman Begins was at the very best a note-worthy performance. I can't really respect the voters' decision on this one, especially with the likes William Hurt in A History of Violence on the ballot, which is who my voted went to. It was a sketchy year for the category, since the distinction between supporting and leading roles was much more blurred than usual: Jake Gylenhaal, George Clooney, Matt Dillon, etc. but Hurt was obviously supporting, more than any others here. He has the one scene at the end, which I thought was perfect acting, and the highlight of the movie. It was the scene that all of A History of Violence was leading to, really, it needed to work a certain way, and because of Hurt, it worked that way. I would honestly compare him to Brando in Apocaylpse Now. The structure of the story brings you to a point in which you're so involved that you nearly forget the rest of the entire movie because Hurt's character brings you to such definining moments with his mesmorizing skill as a character actor. Seriously, he makes the movie what it is.

And Clifton Collins Jr. was good, too.

But when I was comprising my ballot, Cillian Murphy never came to mind once.


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Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 04:49:52 PM
time will make us look at this award and go:  :doh:

hurt, wright.....that was cool....this is trying too hard to be cool...