Director: Steve McQueen, Shame (46/5)
Actress: Zoé Héran, Tomboy (45/5)
Actor: Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris (46/6)
S. Actor: Mark Ruffalo, Margaret (42/5)
S. Actress: Sarina Farhadi, A Separation (62/7)
Screenplay: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (45/5)
Scene: Lowering the wagons, Meek's Cutoff (45/4)
HISTORY: McQueen placed 3rd two years ago for Hunger.
This is Owen Wilson's 4th appearance in the top 20, though his first in seven years. He previously placed 15th twice—for Shanghai Noon (2000) and The Big Bounce (2004)—as well as 20th in Supporting for Zoolander (2001). Former Actor champ Ruffalo has an even longer Skandie CV, including two nods last year:
1. You Can Count on Me (2000)
6s. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
8s. Shutter Island (2010)
12s. Zodiac (2007)
19s. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
The two young girls are of course new.
Malick's screenplays for The Thin Red Line and The New World did not place. This is the best he's ever done!