14 February 2009
Picture: My Winnipeg (118/14)
Director: José Luis Guerin, In the City of Sylvia (141/10)
Actress: Anna Faris, The House Bunny (116/10)
Actor: Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon (107/8)
S. Actor: Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder (123/12)
S. Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt (103/12)
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton & Jim Reardon, WALL•E (143/15)
Scene: First day at the deli counter, The Wrestler (65/6)
sk8 from Mike D'Angelo on Vimeo.
[Procedural note: I received separate votes for Ram actually serving customers and Ram walking out to the deli to the sound of imaginary crowd noise. After a second viewing revealed that these are contiguous, I decided they're essentially the same scene (since the latter is really more of a moment introducing the scene) and added them all together. I did not, however and of course, add votes—and there were a few—for Ram's last day at the deli counter.]
Guerin (or is it Luis Guerin? I can never get that right) gets the nod for his first eligible film.
Downey has now placed for four consecutive years. He previously finished 10th for Two Girls and a Guy (1998), 3rd for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), 3rd in Supporting for A Scanner Darkly (2006), and 6th in Supporting for Zodiac (2007). Faris and Langella kick off possible streaks of their own, having placed in their respective categories last year—the former at 6th for [Smiley Face], the latter at 11th for Starting Out in the Evening. Davis is new.
Stanton, who in the past has generally been part of a stable of Pixar scribes, has previously finished 3rd for Toy Story 2 (1999), 14th for Monsters, Inc. (2001), and 11th for Finding Nemo (2003). Reardon is new.
Posted by md'a at 12:13 PM