Friday, April 13, 2012

Best Actor: 1990s

1990: Alec Baldwin, Miami Blues
Oscar winner: Jeremy Irons, Reversal of Fortune
Was he nominated?: No

1991: River Phoenix, My Own Private Idaho
Oscar winner: Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
Was he nominated?: No

1992: Russell Crowe, Romper Stomper
Oscar winner: Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman
Was he nominated?: No

1993: David Thewlis, Naked
Oscar winner: Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
Was he nominated?: No

1994: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Three Colors: White
Oscar winner: Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump
Was he nominated?: No

1995: Sean Penn, Dead Man Walking
Oscar winner: Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas
Was he nominated?: Yes

1996: Kenneth Branagh, Hamlet
Oscar winner: Geoffrey Rush, Shine
Was he nominated?: No

1997: Russell Crowe, L.A. Confidential
Oscar winner: Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets
Was he nominated?: No

1998: Edward Norton, American History X
Oscar winner: Roberto Benigni, Life is Beautiful
Was he nominated?: Yes

1999: Ray Winstone, The War Zone
Oscar winner: Kevin Spacey, American Beauty
Was he nominated?: No

Updated: 10/24/14


  1. YES, we give the same wins to Crowe!!!

    1. YAY! I'd give him 5 overall - these, Gladiator, and American Gangster. There's a strong possibility he'll get a sixth with Les Mis, but I'm leaning towards a Hardy win for The Dark Knight Rises at the moment.

    2. Hmmm, Hardy was good, but my favorite supporting performance from TDKR was Gordon-Levitt. He just fleshed so much out of that man. I also loved what Caine did with his big moment...those tears almost choked me up. I only give Crowe those 3 wins. As you've seen on my Fisti page, I give Bale the win in 2000 and I consider Crowe lead for American Gangster, where he makes my top twelve. I fully expect him to garner nominations over the next few years. Les Miserables and Noah especially look like Fisti winners!

    3. Gordon-Levitt and Caine were great in the film, but Hardy sticks out more. I know he gets the flashiest role, but he completely delivers. He's acting with a voice that's distorted and a face that's almost completely covered by a mask, and he blew me away. That's a tough job he had, but he pulled it off. Especially during the fight in the sewer and the scene with Talia near the end. Just brilliant.

      YAY! Hope Crowe gets those wins.