09 February 2007
Picture: Gabrielle (113/8)
Director: Michael Mann, Miami Vice (121/13)
Actress: Maggie Cheung, Clean (129/17)
Actor: Aaron Eckhart, Thank You for Smoking (119/14)
S. Actor: David Bowie, The Prestige (111/10)
S. Actress: Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine (126/11)
Screenplay: Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly (103/10)
Scene: Hotel reunion, Climates (47/3)
Undistributed 2004: Zebraman (Takashi Miike) (40/6)
[Unfortunately, I don't have a Climates screener handy anymore, and it's not the kind of film people are bandying about online. So here's the awesome opening shot from Ceylan's Distant (Uzak) instead.]
This is Mann's third appearance on the Director list for a film that didn't make the top 20. He finished 15th in 1999 for The Insider and 8th in 2001 for Ali. (And 23rd for Collateral—a near miss.)
Cheung gets her fifth nod, having previously placed 7th for Irma Vep (1997), 13th for Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1998), 2nd for In the Mood for Love, and 4th in Supporting for Hero (2004). Eckhart hadn't been seen since 2000, when he landed at #19 in Supporting for Erin Brockovich; he also took 2nd in the lead category for In the Company of Men (1997). Bowie and Breslin are new.
Linklater's only previous Screenplay citation was his 2nd place finish for 2004's Before Sunset.
Posted by md'a at 12:02 AM