02 February 2009
Picture: Funny Games (50/6) [NOTE: the original Funny Games placed 16th in 1998]
Director: Woody Allen, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (55/6)
Actress: Galina Vishnevskaya, Alexandra (41/5)
Actor: François Bégaudeau, The Class (52/5)
S. Actor: Benoît Magimel, A Girl Cut in Two (42/4)
S. Actress: Go Hyun-jung, Woman on the Beach (50/6)
Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche, The Secret of the Grain (49/6)
Scene: Bank robbery, The Dark Knight (39/4)
NOTE: I couldn't find the entire scene on YouTube, but I did find most of it here. The embed above is actually the scene's brief conclusion. (I couldn't embed the main clip as the dude who uploaded it disabled that function.) There's roughly 30 seconds of overlap between the two.
This is Woody Allen's first appearance in Best Director. Surprisingly, he failed to make the cut three years ago for Match Point, even though the film placed 13th in Best Picture. Likewise, Kechiche wasn't nominated for writing his only previous eligible film, Games of Love and Chance.
All of the actors are newcomers.
Posted by md'a at 10:24 AM