The 1st and Final Annual Loscar Awards
I understand that it’s a bit early to be giving kudos to the acting throughout this season, but I’m a wannabe-critic, and I can’t wait another 2 weeks to let it all out. As much grief as I have given the writing/pacing of the 6th season to this point, I must say that I’ve been impressed with the quality of the acting. That’s one thing I don’t think I’ve ever had a problem with regarding Lost overall. It seems to have gotten even better this year, and it’s not easy to make an already great thing, even greater. So here I am, handing out loscars (Lost oscars) that don’t mean shit. Enjoy.
The “Most acting diversity I’ve ever seen within a single character” loscar goes to………Terry O’Quinn (Locke/MIB).
Locke has obviously done another stellar job this year so far. I’d say the LA X episode(s) has been his strongest performance throughout all 6 seasons. After playing such a warm hearted and timid older man throughout the first 5 years, it was amazing, to me, to see him have such a wicked expression and portray a meaner, more confident individual as the man in black so far. You’re a great actor Terry. They need you on “Heroes” immediately. (LOL) No, that show is beyond repairable.
The “biggest surprise of the season….so far” loscar goes to…….Josh Holloway (Sawyer).
If there was a bit of a weak spot throughout the years in terms of the acting, I think it’s been Josh. Go ahead and hate me ladies, I understand. I also understand you’re never going to even meet him, so get over it. He usually had solid performances, but at times I thought he has overacted. This year, however, I’ve noticed improvement. In “What Kate Does”, Sawyer’s sitting by the dock with Kate in a rather depressing scene. The way he made me actually feel bad for Sawyer was something I didn’t think he could accomplish. He plays “sad” really well when he doesn’t over do it. Congrat’s Josh. Don’t let it get to your head though. If you acted like you were supposed to throughout the first 5 seasons, maybe you would have won a more prestigious award by now.
The “Best acting one could do considering he/she has gotten a relentlessly terrible script this season” loscar goes to………Jeff Fahey (Frank Lapidus).
This guy has really gotten the bottom of the barrel in terms of acting opportunities. Despite two seperate occasions where I laughed at something he said, he has gotten some ridiculous material to work with. “Hey!….Don’t talk about bacon.” had me rolling. I’m not really sure why that is, but he pulled it off well regardless. “Weirdest damn funeral I’ve ever been to.” was another that made me smile. He’s done well with what little he’s been given. It couldn’t be easy before the final season started. He probably read his entire script through the finale within ten seconds. Your one-liners wont be missed Jeff, but your ability to pull them off like a true jack-ass will be.
Finally, the “Most deceptive acting of all time, in the history of television and theater” loscar goes to……….Mark Pellegrino (Jacob).
This guy’s almost making ME believe that Jacob’s actually good. They did a tremendous job casting a guy that looks like he’s never even been angry at someone before. He looks like the type of guy that farts flower pedals and gives decent gifts at Christmas. I hear it all the time, “There is no way in hell Jacob’s a bad guy.” Only superior acting (and writing) can make so many people believe that the devil is actually a “man” with good morals. Congrat’s Mark. You deserve this award for properly disguising your sick and twisted ambitions.
Everyone else has done a terrific job of acting this year in my opinion. Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Michael Emerson, Evangeline Lilly have all done their jobs well, as expected. I’d like to hear some opinions of yours about how the acting’s been so far. Everyone’s gotta have some favorites. Feel free to make up a lame loscar category as if you have no life whatsoever.