31 January 2011
Picture: The Exploding Girl (55/4)
Director: Maren Ade, Everyone Else (58/6)
Actress: Reese Witherspoon, How Do You Know (39/6)
Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In (40/5)
S. Actor: Kieran Culkin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (51/6)
S. Actress: Rooney Mara, The Social Network (42/6)
Screenplay: Frank V. Ross, Audrey the Trainwreck (49/4)
Scene: “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before,” Everyone Else (35/4)
Scene: Joni Mitchell dinner, The Kids Are All Right (35/4)
(There was a tie for 20th in the last category. The Kids scene is below—sorry about the Swedish subtitles; I wasn't paying attention when I grabbed the file—and you can not only watch the Everyone Else scene but also read an essay about it by yours truly here.)
Ade’s terrific previous film, The Forest for the Trees, was never released in the U.S.
Previous Skandie winner Reese Witherspoon (Election, 1999) makes her first appearance since 2005, when she placed 6th for Walk the Line. She’s also appeared at #20 once before, for Legally Blonde in 2001, and at #18 in Supporting for Pleasantville in 1998. The three young'uns are all new.
Audrey the Trainwreck, which didn’t exactly get “released” in any conventional sense, is Ross’ first (barely) eligible feature.
Posted by md'a at 10:11 AM