Thursday, February 13, 2014

AFT Awards: Best Limited Performance – Male

This is the twenty-first category of the 7th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them. Click here to see previous years of this category, which has on occasion been split into male and female and sometimes been combined.

Honorable mentions:
Hank Azaria (Lovelace), Bobby Cannavale (Lovelace), Chad Michael Murray (Fruitvale Station), Michael C. Hall (Kill Your Darlings), David Cross (Kill Your Darlings), Michael Shannon (Mud), Paul Sparks (Mud), Kyle Chandler (The Spectacular Now), Paul Giamatti (12 Years a Slave), John Malkovich (Warm Bodies), Rob Corrdry (The Way, Way Back)

The winner:
Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies) stole the show with a performance focused first and foremost on being indisputably hilarious.

Other nominees:
Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Dano (12 Years a Slave) both made important contributions to a crowded film as an inherently good and inherently bad man, respectively. Jason Clarke (The Great Gatsby) gave his small but vital role his committed all. Kevin Durand (Fruitvale Station) had a tough job to be part of such a breathless extended scene, and he excelled with a chilling and unforgettable turn.

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