13 February 2009
Picture: In the City of Sylvia (108/10)
Director: Arnaud Desplechin, A Christmas Tale (127/13)
Actress: Asia Argento, The Last Mistress (107/12)
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Redbelt (101/8)
S. Actor: Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges (123/11)
S. Actress: Olivia Thirlby, Snow Angels (98/10)
Screenplay: Jenny Lumet, Rachel Getting Married (120/13)
Scene: Bathing the kids, Silent Light (60/6)
[Found this looking spectacular on YouTube—for better results go the page and watch it in high quality. I kinda violated my own rules for this category by voting for this, since I wouldn't show it at our annual clip party and can't imagine it plays well out of context, but oh well.]
Desplechin placed 17th in 2005 for Kings & Queen.
Ejiofor gets his third nod and his highest placement yet, having previously finished 14th for Dirty Pretty Things (2003) and 17th in Supporting for Serenity (2005). Gleeson likewise has two previous top 20 appearances: 11th in Lead for The General (1998) and 15th in Supporting for 28 Days Later (2003). Thirlby is new (though this performance seems like it was ten years ago to me, as I saw Snow Angels a good six months before Juno), and Ms. Argento has never before made the cut—perhaps because she can only posture, not act, but never mind.
Rachel Getting Married is Lumet's first produced screenplay.
Posted by md'a at 10:00 AM