Director: Steven Soderbergh, Haywire (42/8)
Actress: Leslie Mann, This Is 40 (53/7)
Actor: Gael García Bernal, The Loneliest Planet (56/9)
S. Actor: Christopher Walken, Seven Psychopaths (63/8)
S. Actress: Salma Hayek, Savages (50/5) [tie for #17]
Screenplay: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, The Kid With a Bike (68/8)
Scene: Fried chicken penance, Killer Joe (49/6)
[NOTE: I just grabbed a crappy version from YouTube, because creating my own video would have required watching the scene again and I have zero desire to do that. Nor do I recommend that anyone who hasn't seen Killer Joe subject themselves to this noxiousness. And I cordially invite everyone who voted for it to go fuck themselves. What is wrong with you people. And I say that as a staunch defender of the rape scene in Irreversible, which at least has a goddamn purpose beyond cheap provocation. This is just repugnant.]
Soderbergh makes his seventh overall and second consecutive appearance. He previously won for Out of Sight (1998) and placed 11th for The Limey (1999), 2nd for Traffic (2000), 15th for Erin Brockovich (also 2000), 20th for Ocean's Eleven (2001), and 16th last year for Contagion. Interestingly, no fewer than five (5) of the films for which Soderbergh has placed in Director failed to make the cut in Picture. [SPOLIER!]
Mann made her only previous appearance playing the exact same character in Knocked Up (2007), for which she placed 11th in Supporting. García Bernal landed at #15 in 2002 for Y tu mamá también and at #19 in 2004 for Bad Education. (You'll make it out of the teens one day, Gael!) Walken gets his first nod in a decade, having previously placed only for Catch Me if You Can (#8s, 2002). Hayek, despite her lengthy career, is new.
As writers, the Dardennes previously placed 12th for La Promesse (1997), 16th for The Son (2003), 17th for L'Enfant (The Child) (2006), and 10th for Lorna's Silence (2009). So this finish is par for their course.