14 February 2008
Picture: Zodiac (173/15)
Director: David Fincher, Zodiac (242/23) [third nomination]
Actress: Tang Wei, Lust, Caution (200/16)
Actor: Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men (207/24)
S. Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War (198/15) [second nomination]
S. Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Margot at the Wedding (240/19) [second nomination]
Screenplay: James Vanderbilt, Zodiac (193/20)
Scene: Darkness in the hotel hallway, No Country for Old Men (137/13)
Fincher has finished 3rd once before, for 1999's Fight Club. He also placed 8th in 1997 for The Game and was a nominee for Se7en in the survey's inaugural year. Panic Room is his only whiff.
Hoffman, whose rundown appears in #12, extends his record to 11 total top 20 appearances and gets his highest finish ever, two notches higher than Capote, his only previous nomination. Leigh receives her first nod since placing 17th in the lead category for Washington Square (a film I'd completely forgotten existed until just now) in 1997; she was also a member of the class of '95, receiving a nomination for Georgia. Brolin first cracked the list last week for Grindhouse. Tang, of course, is new, as is Vanderbilt.
Posted by md'a at 1:44 PM