08 February 2011
Picture: Enter the Void (97/7)
Director: Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer (93/10)
Actress: Tilda Swinton, I Am Love (130/11)
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, I'm Still Here (95/9)
S. Actor: Justin Timberlake, The Social Network (89/10)
S. Actress: Ruth Sheen, Another Year (113/10)
Screenplay: Mike Leigh, Another Year (107/11)
Scene: Opening night, Black Swan (55/3)
[Try as I might, I couldn't get this clip up with sound, for some reason. Below is one of my shorter tests, if you want to see how it plays when Nina is performing to John Cage instead of Tchaikovsky.]
Polanski previously placed 19th for The Pianist in 2002. His only other eligible films during the Skandies era were The Ninth Gate (pretty sure he got points from me, at least) and Oliver Twist (not so much).
Swinton won Best Actress last year for Julia, and her nine appearances in the top 20 to date find her tied for 2nd place in the all-time ranking (along with Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, and Isabelle Huppert, plus Kate Winslet, whose absence this year let these four catch up). Her other nods:
18. Female Perversions (1997)
5. The Deep End (2001)
9s. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
19s. Thumbsucker (2005)
4s. Michael Clayton (2007)
12s. Burn After Reading (2008)
13s. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Phoenix won Best Actor last year for Two Lovers. He also placed 10th in 2005 for Walk the Line and 9th in Supporting for Gladiator in 2000. Sheen landed at #9 in the same category in 2002 for Leigh's All or Nothing. Timberlake is new.
Leigh's screenplays for Secrets & Lies (1996), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Vera Drake (2004) and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) placed 4th, 6th, 9th, and 14th, respectively (though Screenplay was divided into Original and Adapted in '96). He failed to place for Career Girls or All or Nothing.
Posted by md'a at 11:41 AM