23 February 2006

Skandies: #6

Picture: The Squid and the Whale (164/17)
Director: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain (166/18)
Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line (185/17)
Actor: David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck. (169/15)
S. Actor: Ed Harris, A History of Violence (94/10)
S. Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Match Point (131/13)
Screenplay: Josh Olson, A History of Violence (117/12)
Scene: Hammer time, Oldboy (81/8)
Undistributed 2003: Falling Angels (Scott Smith) (48/3)


Lee won Best Director in 2000 for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, beating out Edward Yang, whose Yi Yi (A One and a Two...) was that year's Best Picture. Lee also placed 12th in 1997 for The Ice Storm.

Witherspoon won Best Actress in 1999 for Election. She also placed 20th in 2001 for Legally Blonde and 12th in the supporting category for Pleasantville in 1998.

Scarlett Johansson won Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for Ghost World. She also placed 5th in 1998 for The Horse Whisperer, and appeared twice in the lead category two years ago, for Lost in Translation (2nd) and Girl With a Pearl Earring (15th). Had she come in fifth for Match Point instead of sixth, she would have tied Billy Bob Thornton's record for most Skandie "nominations" (four total).

Harris' only previous citation was for The Truman Show (1998); he placed 12th in Supporting. Strathairn gets his first-ever nod.

This is Olson's first eligible screenplay.

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