08 February 2009
Picture: The Wrestler (91/7) [tie for #13]
Director: Lance Hammer, Ballast (69/4)
Actress: Melissa Leo, Frozen River (82/6)
Actor: Karl Markovics, The Counterfeiters (68/6)
S. Actor: Aaron Eckhart, The Dark Knight (53/4)
S. Actress: Jane Lynch, Role Models (77/8)
Screenplay: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky (69/9)
Scene: "What did we learn, Palmer"? (coda), Burn After Reading (47/4)
Hammer gets the nod for his feature debut.
Eckhart is the veteran of this group, having finished 2nd in Lead for In the Company of Men (1997), 19th in Supporting for Erin Brockovich (2000), and 9th in Lead for Thank You for Smoking (2006). Leo previously placed 18th in Supporting for 21 Grams (2003). Lynch and Markovics are new.
Leigh took 4th in Original Screenplay for Secrets & Lies in 1996, the sole year I had separate categories for original and adapted works. (To the continuing annoyance—that I changed it and won't change it back, that is—of one of the August Voting Body's two professional screenwriters). He also finished 6th in Plain Old Screenplay in 1999 for Topsy-Turvy and 9th in 2004 for Vera Drake.
Posted by md'a at 1:31 PM