04 February 2009
Picture: Still Life (62/5)
Director: Michael Haneke, Funny Games (58/7)
Actress: Miriam Toews, Silent Light (45/5)
Actor: Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon (58/6)
S. Actor: George Clooney, Burn After Reading (43/5)
S. Actress: Alexis Zegerman, Happy-Go-Lucky (60/7)
Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley, Doubt (55/7)
Scene: Barbed-wire/staple-gun match, The Wrestler (40/3)
sk18 from Mike D'Angelo on Vimeo.
[Well, it's not ideal—the audio went out of sync, for one thing—but it's better than nothing. WARNING: This clip is not for the squeamish.]
Haneke previously placed 13th for the original Funny Games (1998), 12th for Code Unknown (2001), 14th for The Piano Teacher (2002), and 2nd for Caché (2006).
Of the actors, only Clooney has an extensive Skandie history—mostly with the Coens. In the lead category, he came in 15th for Out of Sight (1998), 5th for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), 8th for Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and 10th just last year for Michael Clayton. This is his first supporting nod. Sheen finished 8th in Supporting in 2006 for The Queen. Toews and Zegerman are new.
Shanley had not previously written an eligible film during the Skandie era, save for, uh, Congo.
Posted by md'a at 12:13 PM