My Best of 2016 is a series of annual
lists in which I pick the best of the best from 2016 (from Posters to
Directors, from Screenplays to Actors/Actress), all leading up to my
official picks for My Top 10 Films of 2016.
Supporting Actor is always my toughest category. Generally, I have one or two favorites, then a ton of great ones vying for the rest of the spots. This year, the difficulty was the order… there was no one supporting performance that blew me away this year, but there were plenty that came close. What I’m say is… pretty much anyone in my Top 5 could very be in the top spot. Also, far too many great performances just missed the list, so here are 5 Honorable Mentions: Ben Foster in Hell or High Water; Glen Powell in Everybody Wants Some!! (& Hidden Figures); John Hurt in Jackie; Kevin Spacey in Elvis & Nixon; Michael Shannon inNocturnal Animals.
My Top 10 Performances by a Supporting Actor in 2016!
10. Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
This could’ve been a top spot performance, if only the film had given him more. The few moments he is actually given to shine, he does… and brightly.
9. Mykelti Williamson in Fences
Most of the performances in Fences are far too theatrical for the screen. Williamson’s is the only one that works wonders despite still playing to the balcony.
8. Hugo Weaving in Hacksaw Ridge
Weaving brings this man’s burden of life to us with such anger. It hurts.
7. Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea
You mean there’s actually a real-life, flawed, vulnerable human hidden somewhere in all those loud-mouth, pompous, vile assholes I’ve bumped into so many times up in Boston?
6. Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water
He’s too old for this shit… Jeff Bridges plays jaded and determined better than anyone out there.
5. Jeremy Renner in Arrival
This is Renner’s first great performance since The Hurt Locker.
4. John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane
Terrifying. Unnerving. Disarming. Terrifying.
3. Ralph Fiennes in A Bigger Splash
That Rolling Stones scene, though.
2. Alden Ehrenreich in Hail, Caesar!
I can easily picture the whole “Would that it were so simple” scene being exactly what happened every time a director needed to get a serious line of dialogue out of John Wayne.
And the Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in 2016 is…
1. Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nocturnal Animals
For the most part, Nocturnal Animals lost me with it’s poorly conceived/executed ending, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s performance here makes the it all worth the time and effort. What a disgusting, grimy piece of shit… I loved/hated every second he was on screen.
“There’s witchcraft on your lips!” they’re told. They smile and say “Thank you!” in reply. It’s to them you come should the veil between our world and Other Worlds tears and you become lost in terror. Shadowy roads are their homes as is the scent of dried herbs. They’re the best witches, weaving spells with little effort. They work at animal shelters, taking care of all the animals but showing favor to the dogs, especially black ones. If the power should go out that’s not a problem; flashlights, candles, a fire, take your pick. They watch the seasons turn and know it is Her that is aiding Persephone with the transition from Maiden of Spring to Queen of the Underworld. Should you have a problem, never forget to ask them for help; they never ask for much for aiding others is what they do.
After all, it is their Teacher who knows best both the roads of Fate and Witchcraft.
Your writing feels very much like you're doing your best to start weaving an epic tale. It is an enjoyable read no matter who you're with or how mundane the subject is. Azura's hesitance and sadness is easy to (1/2)
[[I can get really lost in dialogue or description at times but with RP, the things I write need to be more coherent than my personal writing. ty pal]]
“Provided there’s a single opportunity, it’s possible that it’ll leap.” That is what I thought from the very beginning about UtaPri. But I honestly never thought it would grow to this point. Ladies poured out their love to the series and its Princes. There are many moments that I also feel it, so I am infinitely thankful. Because if it wasn’t for that love, this day wouldn’t have come. I wonder if synchronicity increases as more time is spent together? The time that I’ve spent with Jinguji Ren is irreplaceable to me. I want to aim higher, and continue to grow together with him. With him, and also our wonderful friends. We will try our best to weave songs and words one by one wholeheartedly, so please continue to support the Princes!
Suwabe Junichi’s Special Message from the Uta no Prince-sama 5th Anniversary Book
Michael Bay gave the part of Megatron in Transformers to Hugo Weaving, best known for saying “Mr. Anderson” a lot in the Matrix trilogy. But despite taking on the role of one of the most elite supervillains of the ‘80s, Weaving had very little else to do with the project. He never read the script. He never saw the set. He never met his nemesis, Shia LaBeouf. All of his interactions with Michael Bay happened over Skype. He did the entire thing in two hours in a studio while wearing a T-shirt, and it looked like this.
Hair Spray to lighten Hair Chop up the frozen whole Lemon & 1/8 orange in a wooden bowl. Simmer with water until the liquid has been reduced by half. Strain through cheesecloth or pantyhose and pour the liquid into a bottle with a pump-type sprayer. Add more water to thin the mixture if necessary.
2 drops olive oil
2 C Water
Spray your hair with this mixture whenever necessary. Make fresh every few days and keep in the fridge between uses.