And the Bondie goes to...Best Villain Plot as nominated by @nicktwentytwo!

thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
edited August 25 in Bond Movies Posts: 3,516
I am not sure if this type of thread exists or not. But I thought it would be fun to have different categories of "awards" now called the Bondie. (please some one come up with a catchier name:) ) I will post a category with nominees and you the esteemed community will pick your favourite and if the mood strikes why you picked the way you did.

I intend to have funny categories and some serious ones. If you have a category you would like to see featured suggest it and we shall make it happen. Remember there can only be one winner from the list provided. Some will be tough!

Best Bond Ally in a Supporting Role...page 1winner Kerim Bey
Worst Bond Ally in a Supporting Role...page 1
Best Bond director...page 2 Terrance Young FRWL
Best Adapted Screenplay...page 3 Wade, Purvis and Haggis for Casino Royale
Worst Female in a Supporting Role...page 3 Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton in AVTAK
Worst Adpated Screenplay...page 6 Christopher Wood for MR
Best Original Story or Sceenplay...page 7 Purvis, Wade and Logan for SF
Best Fight in a Confined Space...page 8 Bond vs Grant FRWL
Worst Title Song...page 10 Writing is on the Wall Sam Smith from SP
Worst Title Sequence...page 12Licence to Kill by Maurice Binder
Best Villain Monologue/Plot Reveal...page 14
Best Actress in a Lead Role...page 15Diana Rigg as Tracy Bond in OHMSS
Best Car Chase in a Bond film...page 15
Worst Car Chase in a Bond film...page 17
Worst Actor in a Villain role...page 19Christoph Waltz from SP
Best Actor in a Lead Villain role...page 20 Gert Frobe from GF
Best Scene Stealing Stunt in a Bond film...page 21
Best Song in a Bond film...page 22
Worst Pre-Title Sequence...page 24
Worst fashion choice by James Bond...page 25 blue denim suit from LALD
Best fight in a unique setting...page 26
Best Actor in a debut as Bond...page 27
Worst Send off of a Bond...page 29
Worst Soundtrack...page 31
Best Melee Battle...page 34
Best Bond meets Villain scene...page 36
Best Bond non-speaking character from a Bond film...page 37
Worst meeting between Bond and his leading lady...page 39
Worst line of dialogue uttered by Bond, James Bond...page 41
Best animal acting/appearance...page 42
Best Title Sequence in a Bond film...page 44
Worst Trope of the series...page 46
Worst Director of a Bond film...page 48
Best Gagdetless Car in a Bond film...page 51
Best End Titles Song...page 54
Worst Undermining of a Stunt or Sequence...page 57
Worst recurring character from the novels...page 60
Best Guilty Pleasure Song from the films...page 61Disco Moonraker from MR
Best Original Villain from a film...page 62 Franz Sanchez from LTK
Worst Movie Poster...page 64 No Time to Die Teaser poster from NTTD
Worst Boat Chase...page 65 Bond evades students in Thailand from TMWTGG
Best meeting of Bond and the Leading Lady (Sean movies only)...page 67 Bond meets Honey from DN
Best Q scene from the series...page 68 Q never jokes about his work from GF
Worst cringeworthy scene...page 70 Bond gets slap happy!
Best Dressed Bond Villain...page 71 Emil Largo from TB
Worst Film...page 72 Die Another Day
Best final scene as Bond...page 74 George Lazenby OHMSS
Worst final scene as Bond...page 74 Roger Moore AVTAK
Best Actor as Blofeld...page 74 Anthony Dawson and Eric Pohlmann Blofeld in FRWL and TB
Willard Whyte Lifetime Achievement Award...page 77 John Barry
Worst gentlemanly moment...page 79 Bond stacks the deck against Solitaire from LALD
Best escape scene...page 81 Bond uses a crocodile bridge to escape the farm
Worst sacrificial lamb...page 81Chuck Lee from A View To A Kill
Best Quip after a kill...page 83"I think he got the point" from TB
Best song lyrics...page 84 "We Have All the Time in the World lyrics by Hal David!
Worst actor in a supporting ally role...page 85 John Terry in The Living Daylights
Best newcomer actress in a Bond film...page 87 Daniela Bianchi in From Russia with Love
Best villains plot...page 89
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Comments

  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    Posts: 3,516
    "The Nominees are...

    Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love
    Mathis in Casino Royale (this performance only)
    Marc Ange Draco in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Saunders in The Living Daylights
    Columbo from For Your Eyes Only
  • Agent_47Agent_47 Canada
    Posts: 314
    Having a difficult time choosing between Kerim Bey and Mathis. I will have to flip a coin...

    Looks like Kerim Bey gets my vote.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 7,198
    René Mathis.

    He's my favorite from the books and he is SO well done in different ways for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

    And the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. As with Kerim Bey.
  • Posts: 599
    Kerim Bey- he's the one I always immediately think of. Such a warm and likeable presence. The others are great, but with the exception of Saunders, I think they all tried to do a Kerim Bey again.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited May 4 Posts: 3,213
    I'm gonna go with the oddball choice and say Milos Columbo. The energy Topol brings to his scenes is amazing to watch, and he's a very effective ally to Bond during the assault on St. Cyril's. My other favourites are Kerim Bey, and Draco.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 1,980
    @thedove I didn't use Kerim Bey in my Weekly Bond poll so far, because I'm pretty sure he will be the obvious choice. Nevertheless, your nominees are chosen wisely.

    All five are very good, I love Colombo but Kerim is the winner.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
    Posts: 38,299
    Definitely Marc-Ange Draco. Fantastic actor and a great character with surplus charisma.
    Unique role within the series as well.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Posts: 3,213
    Definitely Marc-Ange Draco. Fantastic actor and a great character with surplus charisma.
    Unique role within the series as well.

    100% agree. Just imagine if we got him in a Lazenby - Savalas follow up... what could have been. :'(
  • Posts: 12,393
    Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,142
    Kerim Bey gets my vote on this one. Start to finish, just a perfect companion to Bond. Pedro's charisma brings the character from the book to life perfectly.
    I do think the Bondies academy and board of directors snubbed Tiger Tanaka. I jest of course, it is very hard to narrow down to five nominations!
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,565
    Can I write in the TND version of Jack Wade with his Hawaiian shirt and floppy hat?


    Kidding- Kerim Bey for me. It's awful to hear how sick he was during filming.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    Posts: 3,516
    Yes @MooseWithFleas I decided to go with short lists to make it tougher to pick and to also save some characters for future categories. It's funny @Last_Rat_Standing I was trying to get one ally for each Bond but I didn't think Wade was quite up there.

    Great first run at this! Excellent choices for you all.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 689
    Kerim Bay.

    JB: All I want is the lektor.
    KB: Is that all you want?
    JB: Well…….
    JB,KB: (Laughter)

    The above scene is one of my favorite parts of FRWL as it really underscores the respect and affection that Bond and Kerim have for each other. Another would be the scene where Karim tells Bond why he “stays in this crazy business.” Great stuff. And – as much as I’ve enjoyed the Craig era – I miss stuff like this.
  • Posts: 466
    Kerim Bey all the way!
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    Posts: 3,516
    Looks like the Mi6 community has spoken the best male supporting ally role goes to Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love!n (applause!)

    For our next category we shall move on from the best to the worst. Worst male ally in a supporting role. The nominees are:
    • Jack Terry as Felix Leiter in TLD
    • Norman Burton as Felix Leiter in DAF
    • John Moreno as Luigi in FYEO
    • David Yip as Chuck Lee in AVTAK
  • Last_Rat_StandingLast_Rat_Standing South Florida
    Posts: 3,565
    Norman Burton by far. The poorest excuse for a Felix. At least John Terry's was a very small scene although very poor as well.
  • Posts: 3,816
    Personally, I love how Norman Burton is annoyed by Bond's shenanigans.

    I have to vote for John Terry.
  • Posts: 947
    I'll vote for Burton. I don't like his kinda "by the book" style, and moreover he ends up looking dumb.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
    edited May 5 Posts: 38,299
    mattjoes wrote: »
    Personally, I love how Norman Burton is annoyed by Bond's shenanigans.

    I have to vote for John Terry.


    Same here.
  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,019
    Neither of my true choices were nominated.

    I'd have to write in Tiger Tanaka(YOLT) for best and Jack Wade(TND version) for worst.
  • Posts: 12,393
    John Terry, very bland character.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
    Posts: 1,980
    John Terry, very bland character.

    Yes, same here.
  • Posts: 599
    Toss up between the two Felix's. I might have to give it to John Terry. While neither actor is particularly memorable, Burton's Felix is given a memorable role, while Terry isn't very good in my opinion, and leaves no impression at all due to his lack of screen time.
  • Posts: 4,333
    What ? No lieutenant Hip (from TMWTGG) ? The man who managed to leave Bond behind, leéaving him to the tender mercies of a whole karate school ?
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    Posts: 3,516
    Yes controversy abounds @Gerard just like the academy awards some get snubbed! LOL!
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    Posts: 3,999
    All good choices but I'll have to go with Draco and Terry's Leiter.

    Controversially, I have to say Rik Van Nutter is one of the worst Leiters, despite looking the part. He's as wooden as Jack Lord.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,142
    John Terry for worst supporting Ally for me. Though that's based on my least favorite, I wonder which ally would truly be the least helpful or most harmful to Bonds efforts
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
    Posts: 4,772
    For Best Ally, I would have gone for Saunders, though the others are phenomenal as well.

    Worst one has to be Norman Burton. I'd never pick Luigi, I love that guy. Looks like a genuinely nice person.
  • mtmmtm
    edited May 5 Posts: 4,370
    I've never found Burton all that bad, he does 'avuncular' well enough I think. Luigi is a comedy character and played as such, could have been more memorable but he's not terrible. I don't think the poor guy is helped by never being allowed to take off his sunnies. David Yip can't do the accent to save his life but he's still quite likeable, although why 'Chuck Lee CIA' (for that is his name) chooses to sell crabs instead of investigating anything I'm not quite sure.

    So it's got to be John Terry glory-hunting the award for the blandest bit of screen acting in the Bond movies (and that's quite an achievement next to most of the incredibly dull actors they've had playing Felix).
  • mtmmtm
    edited May 5 Posts: 4,370
    echo wrote: »
    All good choices but I'll have to go with Draco and Terry's Leiter.

    Controversially, I have to say Rik Van Nutter is one of the worst Leiters, despite looking the part. He's as wooden as Jack Lord.

    I think the only actually good Felixes have been Hedison and Wright. Cec Linder was probably the runner-up in Goldfinger but I still didn't really believe James and him knew each other. The other ones have ranged from 'fine' to 'bad'.

    NSNA's Bernie Casey made more of an impact than most of the official ones, much better.

    Interesting he never turned up in the Brosnan movies, perhaps a hint that they took place in the same continuity as the Dalton films.
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