19 February 2010

Skandies: #2

Picture: Fantastic Mr. Fox (196/17)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker (231/20)
Actress: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist (290/27)
Actor: Nicolas Cage, The Bad Lieutenant—Port of Call: New Orleans (237/18)
S. Actor: Peter Capaldi, In the Loop (261/21)
S. Actress: Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air (259/20)
Screenplay: Armando Iannucci et al., In the Loop (315/20)
Scene: Scenes from a marriage, Up (220/15)


Bigelow has never made the cut before, though her only previous films during the Skandie era are The Weight of Water [holds nose] and K-19: The Widowmaker. (And Strange Days, but that was the initial Oscar-style year.)

This is the second time Nicolas Cage has taken the runner-up spot, as he placed 2nd in 2002 for Adaptation. He also won for Leaving Las Vegas (in 1995, the aforementioned Oscar-style year) and finished 5th for Face/Off (1997). Gainsbourg gets her third nod in the past four years, though the other two were in Supporting: 14th for The Science of Sleep (2006) and 9th for I'm Not There (2007). Likewise for Farmiga, who placed 10th in '06 for The Departed and 8th in '07 for Joshua. Capaldi debuts, as do Iannucci and his team of gag men.


Nictate said...
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Nictate said...

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS is to MD'A as FANTASTIC MR. FOX is to me. I don't get the love.

I found it guilty of the exact things Wes is usually accused of -- emotionally detached and self-congratulatingly quirky. And I'm quite the retarded fangirl when it comes to the slim-suited auteur. My quirk tolerance in his hands is sky-high.

FOX is obviously an impressive technical/visual achievement, but the story is sadly unsatisfying. Its ambition as a film must be acknowledged, but in my book it's Anderson's AVATAR.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie said...

At first I didn't know if I wanted to see this, the animation looked really bad. But after thinking about it for a bit, I found that it fit into Anderson's style, it was something that he would do.