15 February 2009
Picture: Synecdoche, New York (146/10)
Director: Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight (159/15)
Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long (118/10)
Actor: Mathieu Amalric, A Christmas Tale (108/10)
S. Actor: Vlad Ivanov, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (126/12)
S. Actress: Hanna Schygulla, The Edge of Heaven (109/9)
Screenplay: Cristian Mungiu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (148/17)
Scene: The pencil trick, The Dark Knight (66/6)
Nolan previously placed 5th for Memento (2001) and 4th for The Prestige (2006). He didn't make the cut for Batman Begins, though the film itself did.
Scott Thomas gets her first nod since a double appearance in 1996, when she finished 6th for The English Patient and 12th in Supporting for Angels and Insects. Amalric previously placed twice in 2005, 8th for Kings & Queen and 16th in Supporting for Munich. Ivanov and the legendary Ms. Schygulla are new.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is Mungiu's first eligible film.
Posted by md'a at 10:00 AM