05 February 2008

Skandies: #12

Picture: My Kid Could Paint That (84/8)
Director: Philippe Garrel, Regular Lovers (85/6)
Actress: Marina Hands, Lady Chatterley (94/8)
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (71/8)
S. Actor: Mark Ruffalo, Zodiac (88/10)
S. Actress: Imelda Staunton, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (76/8)
Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, Atonement (85/7)
Scene: Ambush in the rain, We Own the Night (72/7)

[This looks much more impressive on the big screen. Still can't believe all the rain is CGI.]


Regular Lovers is Garrel's first eligible film.

Of the actors, only Hands makes her debut. In fact, two of the remaining three are former Skandies champs: Staunton won Best Actress in 2004 for Vera Drake (her only previous nod), while Ruffalo's breakthrough performance in 2000's You Can Count on Me earned him Best Actor (he also finished 19th in Supporting three years ago for 13 Going on 30). Hoffman, meanwhile, becomes the first actor to place ten times in the top 20 and remains the most honored performer in the survey's history (though not the most "nominated," i.e. top 5—see forthcoming post). His full list:

5. Capote (2005)
6s. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
6s. Almost Famous (2000)
10s. Magnolia (1999)
10s. 25th Hour (2002)
12. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
12s. State and Main (2000)
15s. Happiness (1998)
15. Owning Mahowney (2003)
19s. Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Will he extend his lead further with an eleventh appearance for Charlie Wilson's War? Say it with me now: Duh.

Hampton failed to place for writing Mary Reilly, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, or The Quiet American.

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