13 October 2009

Skandies: Best Performances of the Decade, #9



Mathieu Amalric, Kings & Queen
originally placed: #8, Actor, 2005.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

that dude was even better than tom cruise in tropic thunder.

Ryan said...

Totally unexpected, but so so awesome. Good job other voters.

Anonymous said...

The first film I haven't been able to identify. Someone help out a bud.

Michael said...

Desplechin's KINGS AND QUEEN.

Matthew said...
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md'a said...

The deleted comment suggested that one or two voters must have given Amalric mega-points. Actually, not so: he got six votes, and the most generous of those was only 12 pts. of a possible 30.

Mike Lee said...

I was considering trying to guess the final eight actors, but after this completely-out-of-left-field pick, no thanks. It does not make the sense: How does someone go from 103/12 in 2005 to (let's say) 50/6 for the entire decade? There must either be a lot of post-2005 viewings or some major reassessments.

md'a said...

It's pretty mysterious. Riddle me this, further: Amalric placed 8th in 2005. The runner-up for Actor that year was Viggo Mortensen, A History of Violence. Total number of votes for Viggo in the decade poll: 0.

I believe Helen Mirren was the only Actor/Actress winner who didn't get a single vote. [Checks.] Actually, no: Paul Giamatti got a big fat goose-egg for Sideways (though he did get a couple votes for American Splendor).

Matthew B. said...

Partial explanation: I'm apparently Amalric's second-biggest supporter in the voting here, and I abstained in 2005.

Ryan said...

I tossed Amalric a nominal amount of points (I was fairly top-heavy with my point-allocation for this category), and I'm pretty sure I awarded him the 2nd most points among actors back when in 2005. (I gave more points in the decade poll to the #1 guy from 2005.) So don't look at me.

Kza said...

Thanks for this. I wanted to show my wife the villain from QUANTUM OF SOLACE breakdancing without using up a Netflix slot, and now I can.

Jason said...

I am a new Skandies voter and I gave Amalric some points for his awesome work in KINGS & QUEEN. I hope this means the film will also show up in the top ten.

Nictate said...

Hurrah!

Michael Casey said...

Our kids are going to be baffled by Netflix as we know it now. "So wait, it was called NETflix, and you got movies in the mail? And the internet had indeed been invented by then?"

Private Joker said...

"Jason said...

I am a new Skandies voter and I gave Amalric some points for his awesome work in KINGS & QUEEN. I hope this means the film will also show up in the top ten."

Anytime I see Amalric or Desplechin in any of these things, I blame Overbeck.

Bad performance, doesn't belong in the top 10 at all.

Then again, I think I was waaaay out of step with my fellow voters in this. So far, only 1 of my 10 films and 1 of my 10 performances has appeared. I do expect at least 3-4 more of my movies but max 2 of my performances. What crap was *I* watching this decade, etc.

wug said...

In a mid-decade thingy I did in another movie forum, this Amalric performance came in first.