04 February 2011
Picture: Vincere (70/8)
Director: Jacques Audiard, A Prophet (75/8)
Actress: Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole (92/10)
Actor: Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter (68/7)
S. Actor: Vincent Cassel, Black Swan (65/7)
S. Actress: Bryce Dallas Howard, Hereafter (55/4)
Screenplay: Alain Resnais & Laurent Herbiet, Wild Grass (66/8)
Scene (tie for #15): The book party, The Ghost Writer (42/4)
[Again, blocked in parts of Europe so I can't embed, but watch it here. And this ending really is a spoiler—don't click if you haven't seen the film and plan to.]
Audiard didn't place for his three previous eligible films (A Self-Made Hero, Read My Lips, The Beat That My Heart Skipped).
Kidman scores her ninth appearance in the top 20 (tied for #2 all-time), including three almost-victories at #2: Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Dogville (2004), and Margot at the Wedding (2007). Also: 6th for Moulin Rouge! (2001), 9th for The Others (also 2001), merely 9th for her Oscar-winning performance in The Hours (2002), 11th for Birth (2004), and 18th for Birthday Girl (2002).
Wahlberg gets his first nod since winning Supporting Actor for The Departed four years ago. He also placed 2nd in that category for I ♥ Huckabees (2004) and 12th as a lead for Boogie Nights (1997).
When Howard placed 10th in the lead category for The Village (2004), I wouldn't have guessed that her next Skandies appearance was six years away, but here it is (and for a controversial performance that many consider Razzie-worthy, though for me it was the sole sign of life in that godawful flick. I am happy to prematurely reveal that we won't be hearing from it again in any category).
Cassel, despite the August Voting Body's general love for both Hate and Irreversible, is new.
Resnais has never before placed in Screenplay, and Herbiet has no previous eligible credits.
Posted by md'a at 9:43 AM