13 February 2010
Picture: The Hurt Locker (127/14)
Director: Lucrecia Martel, The Headless Woman (110/10)
Actress: Alison Lohman, Drag Me to Hell (141/17)
Actor: Stephen McHattie, Pontypool (132/12)
S. Actor: Bob Peterson, Up (113/9)
S. Actress: Gwyneth Paltrow, Two Lovers (109/14)
Screenplay: Scott Z. Burns, The Informant! (116/16)
Scene: Opening title sequence, Watchmen (83/10)
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Martel finished 19th in 2005 for The Holy Girl. This year she's the highest-ranked director whose film failed to place.
Paltrow makes her 7th appearance in the top 20, tied with several others as the third-most-cited actor in Skandie history. The rundown:
19s. Hard Eight (1997)
7. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
16. Shallow Hal (2001)
10s. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
14. Proof (2005).
15s. Iron Man (2008)
(Amusingly, Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw finished in consecutive spots with only one point separating them; we were as Torn Between as Joaquin.)
Lohman gets her first nod since placing 5th in the Supporting category for Matchstick Men six years ago. Both men debut. (Peterson was the voice of Dug and Alpha.)
Burns' only previous eligible screenplay was The Bourne Ultimatum, which didn't make the cut. This year he's the highest-ranked screenwriter whose film failed to place.
Posted by md'a at 12:33 PM