12 February 2010

Skandies: #9

Picture: Julia (110/13)
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man (108/9)
Actress: Julia Roberts, Duplicity (118/15)
Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man (128/13)
S. Actor: Jérémie Renier, Lorna's Silence (87/9)
S. Actress: Vinessa Shaw, Two Lovers (108/9)
Screenplay: Rian Johnson, The Brothers Bloom (104/11)
Scene: The parking garage, Drag Me to Hell (72/7)

Untitled from Daniel Gemko on Vimeo.


The Coens (or just Joel, as they used to claim) previously placed 3rd for Fargo (1996), 10th for The Big Lebowski (1998), 5th for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), 3rd for The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), 2nd for No Country for Old Men (2007), and 13th last year for Burn After Reading.

Julia Roberts makes her first top 20 appearance since finishing 5th in 2000 for her Oscar-winning turn in/as Erin Brockovich. Jérémie Renier gets his third nod for work in a Dardennes Bros. joint, having previously placed twice in the lead category: at #17 for La Promesse (1997) and at #11 for L'Enfant (The Child (2006). Stuhlbarg and Shaw debut.

Rian Johnson's screenplay for Brick placed 3rd in 2006.


Nictate said...

This is my favorite collection of winners so far. Stellar picks, AVB.

I love how the JULIA poster betrays no hint of the bent journey to come. It looks like a melodramatic "a dingo ate my baby" drama.

Private Joker said...

I definitely liked Jeremie Renier better here in Lorna's Silence than I did in Le Hurt Lockiere. But of course, he'll get more points for the Bigeleau.

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