25 October 2009

Skandies: Best Performances of the Decade, #3



Naomi Watts, Mulholland Dr.
originally placed: #1, Actress, 2001.

10 comments:

Vladimir said...

You forgot the "she, not he" part. 'Cause some folks might get confused.

Anonymous said...

Noooo!!!!!!

You Skandies voters screwed it up somehow. Mullholland Doctor is the best, and so is Naomi.

The Hunting of the Snark said...

Best scene featuring the best performance in the best movie of the decade. Case closed.

Michael Casey said...

I know we're trying to keep things streamlined here, but a best scene decade poll would be awesome (aside from the logistical issues in reaching reasonable consensus).

Russ said...

Wow, I'm genuinely surprised and disappointed that Watts didn't take the #1 spot. And no amount of rationalizing (#3 for the whole decade, lots of great performances, etc) will make it okay.

I'm looking forward to the 'reveals' for the #2 & #1 spots, if only to silently scoff.

The Hunting of the Snark said...

I'd love to see a best scenes list. At least three more from this film would be heavy contenders (failed espresso, Cowboy, and the Thing Behind the Cafe). Also: Would RUSSIAN ARK count as a scene?

Michael Casey said...

Again, a best scenes list would be crazy to whittle down; MD'A might start charging us the overtime he richly deserves. (Or just plain time for that matter.) But it would be *fucking cool*. I also want a pony, and a space shuttle.

A big problem with consensus best-ofs is that not everybody has seen/read/eaten the same things. Is that part of the philosophy behind redoing the whole thing come January, as it gives everyone a chance to catch up with one another?

The Hunting of the Snark said...

MD'A might start charging us the overtime he richly deserves

And well he should. We should start a YouFundIt account for the Skandie's Best Scenes of the Decade.

Bilge Ebiri said...

I know everyone knows this already, but it bears repeating: She is so hot.

Michael Casey said...

Skandie voters overwhelmingly straight (white) males, I take it?