The votes are in and we have the winners for the 1st Annual In Morr We Trust Oscar Snubs! I would like to send a thank you to the readers who sent me their votes and their thoughts, it’s refreshing to see others having the same love for cinema as I do. This was truly a year full of fantastic films and wonderful performances ranging from Hollywood veterans to relative unknowns. Enough with the build up lets get to the winners! And The Morr goes to…….
Best Supporting Actress:
Carey Mulligan in Shame
You go topless, you get a Morr. Not really, but Carey Mulligan broke through with a performance that seemed to be written for anyone else but her. She shined as Sissy, the sister of Michael Fassbender’s character Brandon, and gave us a performance drastically different from her critically acclaimed one in An Education. She was damaged, yet manipulative but through it all you felt nothing but sympathy for her character.
Best Supporting Actor:
Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
This was one of the biggest snubs of the year in my opinion. I realize that the academy is not yet ready to acknowledge a character who relies solely on computer assistance but Andy Serkis dominated the screen as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In an almost voiceless role, Serkis truly became Caesar and when watching behind the scenes clips of the filming, you can’t help but see how little effect the computers really had.
Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Kristin Wiig in Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids was one of the biggest films of the year so it’s a no brainer that it’s lead actress takes home the Morr! Kristin Wiig plays a character very similar to ones she has played on so many episodes of SNL, but through it all she delivers a truly memorable performance. She’s nominated for the Oscar for her screenplay so she just might have an award better than a Morr but who knows.
Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Michael Fassbender in Shame
This category was so close through the voting that I had no idea who would end up with the Morr, but in the end Michael Fassbender beat out Ryan Gosling by a nose. Giving us a performance eerily similar to Brando’s in Last Tango in Paris, Michael Fassbender shocked and stunned so many movie goers. I’ll admit I was a little surprised through the graphic scenes throughout but the one thing that remained certain was Fassbender’s ability to be flawless. Congrats Magneto!
Nicholas Winding Refn for Drive
One of the most talked about films of the year can be traced directly back to it’s Director Nicholas Winding Refn. Ryan Gosling handpicked this man to direct him in this film, and the connection these two had was remarkable. Not only did Gosling bring the defining performance of this career but Refn broke through under what was sure to be tremendous pressure. He took home Best Director at Cannes so I hope this award sits to the right of that one.
This was a runaway winner for Best Picture. Hands down the most talked about film of the year with the best face stomping scene of all time. Drive has everything a movie goer could ask for and then some. Ryan Gosling shines as does Carey Mulligan and Albert Brooks. Drive will be talked about for years to come, and I’m glad to say I was around when it was released.