William Powell (The Thin Man)
George Arliss – The House of Rothschild
My Overall Thoughts:
This is a year where there were only 3 nominees and two are excellent and one is quite lackluster. This makes one believe that they had to “scrape the bottom of the barrel” to find a third nominee on par with the other two.
2. Clark Gable
1. William Powell
2. It Happened One Night – Very good screwball rom-com, just doesn’t really age well. Gable and Colbert are both great here and were deserving of recognition by the Academy.
1. The Thin Man – Powell and Loy are great together and their banter makes this film so much fun. The mystery is done quite well and they do an amazing job keeping us guessing the whole way through.
Do I agree with the Oscar winner? – Yes and No! Gable and Powell both give great performances this year and it’s a bit difficult to choose between the two but the par between them and Morgan is so far apart that it seems quite absurd a sto how they all ended up on this list together.
Let me know what you think about these films and my rankings!