13 February 2007

Skandies: #5

Picture: Old Joy (143/14)
Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, L'Enfant (The Child) (146/15)
Actress: Laura Dern, Inland Empire (167/10)
Actor: Daniel Craig, Casino Royale (175/16)
S. Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland (134/11)
S. Actress: Meryl Streep, A Prairie Home Companion (147/15)
Screenplay: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Half Nelson (125/16)
Scene: Parkour chase, Casino Royale (94/9)
Undistributed 2004: Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman) (64/5)

[This makes the top five, but the opening of District B13 is nowhere to be seen. You people. Look at all those lame cuts between leap and landing in the Bond version!]


The Dardennes placed 15th in 1997 for La Promesse and 5th in 2003 for The Son. This is their second "nomination."

Dern finished 10th for Citizen Ruth (1996) and 19th in Supporting for We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004). Whitaker came in 10th in 2000 for Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. Streep gets her second "nomination" (and I won't pretend her third isn't forthcoming), having won Supporting in 2002 for Adaptation.; she also finished 8th for One True Thing (1998) and 8th in Supporting for The Manchurian Candidate (2004). Craig gets his first nod.

Boden and Fleck, of course, are also new.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's what i kept thinking during the CASINO ROYALE chase too. Exciting, but too effect-y.


Anonymous said...

District B > Casino R.


Steve said...

Daniel Craig fifth? Ahead of Norton and Renier, among others? I mean, yeah, he was good... but fifth?

Greg said...

Gotta see the movie to vote for it, I'm afraid. Sorry District.

Tim said...

My ankles hurt watching that clip.

Wait a minute. Daniel Craig is my age. Okay, a year younger. I don't care if Bond is a highly trained secret agent. There's no way his knees could take that kind of punishment after he turned 30.