08 February 2010
Picture: Revanche (84/11)
Director: Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues (87/8)
Actress: Sasha Grey, The Girlfriend Experience (64/8)
Actor: George Clooney, Up in the Air (99/13)
S. Actor: Joshua Leonard, Humpday (70/8)
S. Actress: Juliette Binoche, Summer Hours (88/11)
Screenplay: Hong Sang-soo, Night and Day (68/6)
Scene: One last party at the old estate, Summer Hours (60/7)
[SPOILER: This is the end of the film. No subtitles, but it doesn't really matter—all you need to know is that at the end she's reminiscing about having come to this house as a child, and when she gets sad it's because the house is about to be sold.]
Sita Sings the Blues is Paley's first feature.
Clooney makes his sixth appearance in the top 20, having previously placed 15th for Out of Sight (1998), 5th for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), 8th for Intolerable Cruelty (2003), 10th for Michael Clayton (2007), and 18th in Supporting last year for Burn After Reading. (We didn't love his Oscar-winning performance in Syriana, however.) Binoche makes her fifth appearance, beginning with 6th in Supporting for The English Patient way back in '97; also 13th in Supporting for Code Unknown (2001), 11th for Caché (Hidden) (2005), and 5th last year for Flight of the Red Balloon. Grey and Leonard are new, though the latter seems more awesome to me in The Blair Witch Project every time I rewatch it. (Only Heather Donahue placed.)
Hong placed 11th last year for Woman on the Beach.
Posted by md'a at 2:51 PM