With no movies coming out in the near future, all we can do is look back to the past. The past decade was a great one for movies, but was it a great one for Oscars? I dive in here to give what I, and twitter via poll, think what was the best and the worst wins of the 10s.
Check out my twitter @Tberry57 to see the latest poll. Next up, Supporting Actress!
My Pick: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
- Up until this movie, Simmons had always been a household name that never made it to the Oscars stage. After this performance, no one looked at Simmons the same. He was painfully brilliant as one of the most eccentric and outlandish villains ever put on screen. Every move of his was menacing and every moment was tense. Not surprised he just ran away with the award that year, this is one of the best Supporting Actor wins of the 2000’s.
Twitter’s Pick: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
- Not surprised it wasn’t close. Just like how he basically swept the year he was nominated, he dominates here as well. Rightfully so, this performance was truthfully just THAT good.
My Pick: Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
- This was Sylvester Stallones year, and then in the 11th hour the rug was ripped from underneath him. Rylance is a good actor and deserves an Oscar, but the fact that he took this from a cinematic legend is what really hurts this win. Just the thought of Stallone walking up on stage, the Rocky music blaring from the stands, him giving a heartfelt speech, and then ending it with, “YO ADRIAN! WE DID IT!”. That thought brings tears to my eyes when I think about it.
Twitter’s Pick: Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
- My thoughts on Rylance are above. However, to speak on another one of these, I think Cristoph Waltz’s win from Django Unchained wasn’t the most undeserved win, but the fact he had just won for Inglorious Basterds, a much better performance, this one seemed almost too soon. Especially, when this should’ve been Leo’s win.
Jacob is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association and specializes in the awards season. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.