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No. 507, February 26, 2012

Six-Degrees of Sherlockian Separation:
The 84th Academy Awards


By Don Hobbs, BSI

Tonight is the 84th Academy Awards® and the eighth year for this little exercise of Sherlockian inanity. By now, you know the drill. In six steps or less, I will tie the nominees for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Picture to a Sherlockian film. So with our further ado, let us start.


Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir- A Better Life
    1. 1. The Runaway (2010) with Claire Johnson
    2. 2. Claire Johnson – Girl With A Pearl Earring (2003) with Colin Firth
    3. 3. Colin Firth – The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) with Rupert Everett
    4. 4. Rupert Everett – Sherlock Holmes and the Case of silk Stocking (2004) 
    5. George Clooney - The Descendants
    6. 1. Michael Clayton (2007) with Tom Wilkinson.
    7. 2. Tom Wilkinson – Inspector Morse: The Infernal Serpent (1990) with John Thaw
    8. 3. John Thaw – The Sign of Four (1987)
    9. Jean Dujardin – The Artist
    10. 1. The Artist (211) with John Goodman
    11. 2. John Goodman - The Equalizer: Re Entry (1987) with Edward Woodward
    12. 3. Edward WoodwardSherlock Holmes: Hands of the Murderer (1990)
    13. Gary Oldman – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    14. 1. Love Actually (2003) with  Martin Freeman
    15. 2. Martin Freeman – Sherlock (2010)
    16. Brad Pitt – Moneyball
    17. 1. Legends of the Fall (1994) with Anthony Hopkins
    18. 2. Anthony Hopkins – Bounty (1994) Lawrence Olivier
    19. 3. Lawrence Olivier – Seven Percent Solution (1976)


Best Actress in a Leading Role

    1. Glenn Close –Albert Nobbs
    2. 1. Dangerous Liaisons (1988) with John Malkovich
    3. 2. John Malkovich – Mary Rielly (1996) with Michael Sheen
    4. 3. Michael Sheen – Frost/ Nixon (2008) with Frank Langella
    5. 4. Frank Langella -  Sherlock Holmes (1981)
    6. Viola Davis – The Help
    7. 1. – Knight and Day (2004) with Celia Weston
    8. 2. Celia Weston – The Talented Mr. Ripely (1999) with Jude Law
    9. 3. Jude Law – Sherlock Holmes (20096)
    10. Rooney Mara – Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
    11. 1. Tanner Hall (2009) with Tom Everett Scott
    12. 2. Tom Everett Scott – The Love Letter (1999) with Blythe Danner
    13. 3. Blythe Danner - The Great Santini (1979) with Robert Duval
    14. 4. Robert Duval – The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976)
    15. Meryl Streep -  The Iron lady
    16. 1. The Deer Hunter (1978) with Robert De Niro
    17. 2. Robert Di Nero – The Godfather II  (1974) with Robert Duval
    18. 3. Robert Duval – The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976)
    19. Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn
    20. 1. The Station Agent (2003) with Patricia Clarkson
    21. 2. Patricia Clarkson -  London Suite (1996) with Madeline Kahn
    22. 3. Madeline Kahn – The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)


Best Picture

    1. The Artist (Thomas Langmann, Producer)
    2. 1. Renegade (2007) – Ernest Borgnine
    3. 2. Ernest Borgnine – The Dirty Dozen (1967) with Donald Southerland
    4. 3. Donald Southerland – Murder by Decree (1979)
    5. The Descendant (The Descendants Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers)
    6. 1. The Savages – Laura Linney
    7. 2. Laura Linney – The House of Mirth (2000) with Penny Downie
    8. 3. Penny Downie – Food of Love (1997) with Nicola Duffett
    9. 4. Nicola Duffett – Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995 with Jeremy Brett
    10. 5. Jeremy Brett - The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
    11. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Scott Rudin, Producer)
    12. 1. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) with Ben Kingsly
    13. 2. Ben Kingsly – Without A Clue (1988)
    14. The Help (Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers)
    15. 1. The Jouneyman (2001) – with Willie Nelson
    16. 2. Willie Nelson – Honeysuckle Rose (1980) with Amy Irving
    17. 3. Amy Irving – The Confession (1999) with Ben Kingsly
    18. 4. Ben Kingsly – Without A Clue (1988
    19. Hugo (Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producer)
    20. 1. Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro
    21. 2. Robert Di Nero – The Godfather II  (1974) with Robert Duval
    22. 3. Robert Duval – The Seven Per-Cent Solution (1976)
    23. Midnight In Paris (Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers)
    24. 1. The Curse of Jade Scorpion (2001) with Brian Markinson
    25. 2. Brian Markinson – The Hard Truth (1994) with Ray Baker
    26. 3. Ray Baker - The Equalizer: Dead Drop(1987) with Edward Woodward
    27. 4. Edward WoodwardSherlock Holmes: Hands of the Murderer (1990)
    28. Moneyball (Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers)
    29. 1. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) with Elizabeth Hurley
    30. 2. Elizabeth Hurley – Inspector Morse: Last Seen Wearing (1988) with John Thaw 
    31. 3. John Thaw – The Sign of Four (1987
    32. The Tree of Life (Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, and Bill Pohlad, Producers)
    33. 1. The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) – with Rachel McAdams
    34. 2. Rachel McAdams – Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    35. War Horse (Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers)
    36. 1. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
    37. Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik)
    38. 1. Winter’s Bone –Garrett Dillahunt
    39. 2. Garrett Dillahunt – No Country for Old Men (2007) with Tommy Lee Jones
    40. 3. Tommy Lee Jones – Lonesome Dove (1989) with Robert Duvall
    41. 4. Robert Duvall – Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)


Happy Collecting and Happy Movie Watching!!

 

 

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