31 January 2013

Skandies: #17

Picture: Neighboring Sounds (51/4)
Director: Hong Sang-soo, The Day He Arrives (51/4)
Actress: Isabelle Huppert, In Another Country (56/6)
Actor: Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained (57/6)
S. Actor: Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths (66/5)
S. Actress: Sarah Silverman, Take This Waltz (50/5)
Screenplay: Hong Sang-soo, The Day He Arrives (69/7)
Scene: Mile 3.25 Tidal Inlet, Moonrise Kingdom (53/5)

sk17 from Daniel Gemko on Vimeo.

[I made an executive decision to treat this entire sequence as one scene, though some people voted for specific parts of it (mostly the dance). It's not quite a montage in the traditional sense, but I feel like it's effectively one idea. Also sync is a fraction of a second off again, not sure why that keeps happening.]


Hong, most of whose best films have been ineligible for the main survey (and won the Undies), also placed 17th in Director for Woman on the Beach in 2008. As a screenwriter, he's made the cut twice: for Woman on the Beach (#11, 2008) and Night and Day (#13, 2009).

Isabelle Huppert now ties Tilda Swinton as the second-most-honored actor in Skandies history, with 10 total appearances. (Philip Seymour Hoffman leads with 13, any possible appearances this year not included.) The roll call:

2. The Piano Teacher
2s. 8 Women
4. Gabrielle
8. The School of Flesh
12. White Material
13s. I [Heart] Huckabees
15. La Cérémonie
17. Time of the Wolf
17. In Another Country
19. Home

Foxx gets his third nod, having previously placed 10th and 12th in 2004 for Ray and Collateral, respectively. Rockwell scores his fourth, following appearances in the lead category at #13 (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, 2002), #4 (Joshua, 2007), and #11 (Moon, 2009). Silverman is new. (Also, Salma Hayek actually tied with her for #17, I belatedly noticed.)


Steel Dewgong said...

Sarah Silverman drunk was pretty terrible imo. Good to see Neighboring Sounds here anwyay.

Lee Walker said...

Well, the things I cared about the strongest have placed already. I'll leave the remainder of the countdown in the rest of y'all's hands.

Jeff said...

Well, Lee, at least you know the things you cared about placed. While I am certain my top film will do well, I am less than sure about my other faves. And now I wait. Hoping they don't hit the "also-ran" list.

I apologize for not seeing NEIGHBORING SOUNDS. Sorry bud.

Blake said...

Gonna go self-flagellate for a moment now that I realize I left Mendonça Filho off my Directors ballot. Would've placed high, too, dammit.

md'a said...

Lee's gonna gnash his teeth when he sees what places just above Neighboring Sounds tomorrow.

Victor said...


Ryan said...

Go David O.!