16 February 2007
Picture: The Departed (295/26)
Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed (338/27)
Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen (295/23)
Actor: Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson (394/24)
S. Actor: Mark Wahlberg, The Departed (246/26)
S. Actress: Shareeka Epps, Half Nelson (308/24)
Screenplay: Jonathan & Christopher Nolan, The Prestige (415/23)
Scene: Automobile ambush, Children of Men (205/15)
Undistributed 2004: The 10th District Court—Moments of Trial (Raymond Depardon) (107/9)
Yes, even the Skandies crew, who've previously awarded Best Actress to folks like Victoire Thivisol (Ponette), Christina Ricci (Buffalo '66), Reese Witherspoon (Election), and Sibel Kekilli (Head-On), could not stop the Mirren juggernaut. However, I am proud of us for getting Ms. Mol within striking range—indeed, she was a few points ahead at the point when the online ballot failed, with only half a dozen left to come in.
And here's the other wanky CoM trick shot. A decade from now this will look as misguided as our 1999 Best Actor award for Kevin Spacey does today.
HISTORY: This is Scorsese's third "nomination"; he placed 5th for Kundun (1997) and 3rd for Gangs of New York (2002), as well as 8th for The Aviator (2004).
Mirren came in 7th in Supporting in 2001 for Gosford Park. Gosling finished 8th in 2002 for The Believer. Wahlberg gets his second "nomination," having landed at #2 in the same category for I ♥ Huckabees (2004); he also placed 12th in the lead category for Boogie Nights (1997). Epps makes her Skandies debut at #1.
Christopher Nolan joins the tiny cadre of two-time Skandie winners (Lars von Trier as Director; Billy Bob Thornton as Actor and Supporting Actor), having previously won Screenplay for Memento in 2001. He also placed 15th last year for Batman Begins. Jonathan Nolan is new, though he wrote the short story on which Memento was based.
Complete results à la the indieWire poll are now available here. And for those of you who arrived via the GreenCine link and are wondering what the hell this is, some background can be found yonder.
Posted by md'a at 2:13 AM