14 February 2013

Skandies: #3

Picture: The Deep Blue Sea (215/20)
Director: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom (229/22)
Actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour (271/26)
Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master (366/27)
S. Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Magic Mike (217/18)
S. Actress: C├ęcile De France, The Kid With a Bike (179/17)
Screenplay: Rian Johnson, Looper (200/17)
Scene: Opening shot, The Turin Horse (123/11)
[Yes, it's the actual scene. Here's the other one, ICYMI.]
HISTORY:
Anderson makes his fifth appearance in Director (out of seven films) and manages his best finish yet, having previously placed 5th for Rushmore (1998), 6th for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), 15th for The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004), and 4th for Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009).
Phoenix, in addition to his 2009 Actor win for Two Lovers, came in at #9 in Supporting for Gladiator (2000), #10 in Actor for Walk the Line (2005), and #11 in Actor for I'm Still Here (2010). McConaughey gets his third nod in the same category this year (see #6 and #12), which as I noted elsewhere is almost certainly a record. Both women are new.
Johnson also placed 3rd for writing Brick (2006), as well as 9th for The Brothers Bloom (2009). But I've been pushing him to make a really small, personal, intimate film that will surely miss our top ten.



19 comments:

md'a said...

Sorry the poster looks so shitty. Blogger changed their upload process for images yesterday, and in addition to removing various customization options (e.g. "align"), they seem to have scaled resolution way back. I'm not knowledgeable enough to fix it.

Michael said...

Man oh man, I am smelling massive victory for Holy Motors.

I like it.

Blake said...

I can only imagine Kylie and Entracte will be the next two scenes. Did The Master really get shut out of the Scene category? More people liked the Prometheus C-Section than Freddie's first processing, wall-to-window, the jail blow-up, his sex scene, and I could go on? Really?

Jeff said...

I am not so sure about Kylie making it. Hope I am wrong. If I could vote again after seeing HOLY MOTORS again I would have picked 9 of its seens and also "Ladies of Tampa" in my opinion.

I wish MAGIC MIKE had been about McConaughey's character instead of meathead potato man.

Michael said...

Not sure about The Master getting any scenes in the lineup, possibly because no one could agree on a single standout scene? Freddie's first processing seems like a popular choice, but I went window/wall... I guess we'll see soon enough.

Mike Lee, director of Career Girls said...

1) Entracte, Holy Motors
2) The first processing, The Master
23ish) "Who Were We," Holy Motors

Private Joker said...

Yeah I agree with the director of Career Girls. Processing Freddie will definitely place. And I agree with Michael that HOLY MOTORS will sweep. (Accordion entr'acte, Lavant #1, etc.)

Again I'm surprised DDL beat out Phoenix for the #2 spot. He's obviously great but it seems THE MASTER had more overall love than LINCOLN and that Phoenix performance is out of this world. Then again, DDL is a guy we can all agree on while Phoenix may be a little more polarizing. 13.6 points per vote is pretty passionate. I'm guessing DDL got on at least 5 more ballots but perhaps slightly fewer points per.

Private Joker said...

Actually I may have just talked myself into believing DDL could sneak into #1 over Lavant by virtue of being on like everyone's ballot. Like, who wouldn't put DDL on their ballot? On the other hand, there could have been several voters who didn't even see HOLY MOTORS.

thanksbud said...

Walking Phoenix is way too high but thankfully he did not win at least. Usually we do not fall for the retard performances even if Walking did not quite go full retard.

Victor said...

Mr. Joker: Yes ... remember when the 22nd Greatest Film Critic in History said one of the Skandie winners irked him because it felt to him that the winner in question was being voted on because he has The Huge Rep. Day-Lewis defeating Lavant could produce that kind of reaction in 22 (his new nickname).

Alex said...

Mr. Right Wing: I was actually wondering whether it would be Rachel Weisz or Amy Adams who would be the target of tomorrow's diatribe.

Mike Lee, director of Career Girls said...

I don't think 22's complaint is about DD-L.

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dd said...

I did not put DDL on my ballot on account of LINCOLN not releasing in NZ until after Skandies deadline. I would feel bad but I'm pretty sure lots of voters didn't see BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW so it evens out. Also I did not put Phoenix on my ballot on account of I did not enjoy his performance, although I can't argue that there's a lot of it.

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Nictate said...

I did not put Phoenix on my ballot on account of I did not enjoy his performance, although I can't argue that there's a lot of it.

DD-L gave an a lot of performance in THERE WILL BE BLOOD and walked away with Skandie's best actor spot that year. Outside of the jail shout-off, there wasn't much milkshake drinking with Walking's boozer.

dd said...

I would not deny there was a lot of performance in THERE WILL BE BLOOD and I would have given it points were I a voter then on account of I did enjoy it. And this year I did vote for Apichatpong the Killer and Candyman and those performances are not restrained.

But as to your other point, playing a perpetually clenched fist can be just as much Performance as screaming at the rafters.

Nictate said...

But as to your other point, playing a perpetually clenched fist can be just as much Performance as screaming at the rafters.

"Perpetually clenched" overlooks the softer side of Freddie. Joaquin melts quite magnificently in certain moments. A big reason I admire the performance is the depth of vulnerability Joaquin reaches at times (e.g., getting the phone call in the theater).

md'a said...

I figured out how to get the posters back to their former resolution. Huzzah!