04 February 2012

Skandies: #15

Picture: Beginners (55/5)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, Film Socialisme (60/6)
Actress: Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (67/9)
Actor: Brendan Gleeson, The Guard (61/6)
S. Actor: Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love. (64/6)
S. Actress: Jennifer Ehle, Contagion (87/8)
Screenplay: Lucas Belvaux, Rapt (48/5)
Scene: "New York, New York," Shame (55/5)

Super-awful CAM quality. Still not as painful as the scene itself, however.

HISTORY:

Godard failed to place for In Praise of Love or Notre Musique.

Gleeson gets his fourth nod, having previously placed 11th for The General (1998) and twice in Supporting: #15 for 28 Days Later (2003) and #9 for In Bruges (2008). Likewise Gosling, though all of his previous appearances were in the lead category: he won Best Actor in 2006 for Half Nelson and also finished at #8 for The Believer (2002) and at #6 last year for Blue Valentine. Mara, too, makes it two years in a row, having squeaked in at #20 in Supporting for The Social Network. Ehle is new.

Belvaux's screenplay for An Amazing Couple placed 14th in 2004.

4 comments:

Private Joker said...

I hope you mean the scene is painful emotionally, and not painfully bad!

Alas, I'm sure you mean the latter. *sigh*

Good job 4 other people giving points to BEGINNERS. With the results the way they've been thus far, I'll take whatever support I can get. (I gave it 16 pts).

Daniel said...

I'm surprised BEGINNERS is so low. What are the objections to this movie? I only had one: it plowed through its natural ending and went on for another 10 minutes or so.

Skandies are more than 25% done and I have yet to see any of the cited best actress performances. This is sad.

A.A. Dowd said...

I like BEGINNERS a lot, but Remembering Dad is a lot more vivid than Romancing Melanie. The love story half is a little too (500) DAYS OF SUMMER.

Daniel said...

I can see what you mean, but I thought that the two different sections complemented each other nicely.