12 February 2013

Skandies: #5

Picture: The Turin Horse (163/13)
Director: Béla Tarr, The Turin Horse (187/15)
Actress: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (220/20)
Actor: Jack Black, Bernie (184/20)
S. Actor: Simon Russell Beale, The Deep Blue Sea (186/16)
S. Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt, Your Sister's Sister (148/14)
Screenplay: Whit Stillman, Damsels in Distress (177/14)
Scene: The Incident, The Loneliest Planet (111/11)

[I'm choosing not to put this scene up because of its unusual nature. If you've seen the film you remember it perfectly well, and if you haven't you don't want to watch it out of context.]


Oddly, Tarr did not place for Werckmeister Harmonies, even though the film did. (Whiffing on The Man From London is more comprehensible.) His first appearance...and, barring a change of heart, his last.

Chastain placed both 7th and 8th in Supporting last year, for Take Shelter and The Tree of Life, respectively. Black's two previous appearances were noted in the "nomination" post (he's never placed lower than #5), as was DeWitt's sole previous appearance. Beale is new.

Stillman's screenplay for The Last Days of Disco placed 8th in 1998. His other two films predate the survey.


Scott Renshaw said...

Well, guess I'll have to be content with possibility of getting the right scenes, but in the wrong order.

Scott Renshaw said...

Also, kind of surprised Passion-dex for Beale wasn't higher. Wrongly assumed from small sample that those who'd vote for the performance were those who *loved* it.

md'a said...

Beale's average points-per-vote (13.69) is the second-highest across all four acting categories, trailing only—weirdly—McConaughey in Bernie (14.17).

md'a said...

(That's excluding the top 3 in each category, which I haven't yet calculated. I'm doing that day-by-day as I create each post.)

Private Joker said...

I wouldn't be shocked if Phoenix or Lavant had over 14 points per vote. People (myself included) seem really passionate about one or both of those performances.

Jeff said...

I voted for neither, but I am glad Hathaway got more votes than DeWitt.

Will be interesting to see if the Picture/Director placements continue to match up.

A.A. Dowd said...

I love DeWitt's performance—she made my Voice and IndieWire ballots—but how is this she supporting? She's as much a lead as Duplass and Blunt.

md'a said...

I don't get that either. Voted for her in lead myself, and so did four others. But most people went the other way. I guess they perceive it as the guy's story?

Alex said...

Was this a cut-and-paste snafu, or did Whit Stillman truly get the exact same point and vote totals as Greta Gerwig?

md'a said...

He did.