05 February 2014
Picture: Leviathan (116/10)
Director: Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty (117/10)
Actress: Cosmina Stratan, Beyond the Hills (107/11)
Actor: Sun Honglei, Drug War (114/10)
S. Actor: John Goodman, Inside Llewyn Davis (84/8)
S. Actress: Amy Adams, Her (81/9)
Screenplay: Shane Carruth, Upstream Color (111/10)
Scene: Not so well hung, 12 Years a Slave (67/5)
This is Sorrentino's first Best Director nod, in part because his early films were never released in the U.S.
Believe it or not, Goodman (who's actually tied for #10) makes his first appearance in the top 20 since he placed 5th in Supporting for The Big Lebowski in 1998—his only other citation. (I also have trouble believing that eight people think this a superlative performance, since the introduction of his junkie jazzman ruins the movie in my opinion, but that's just me.) Adams, who won Supporting Actress just last year for The Master, has also previously placed 12th in Supporting for Junebug (2005), 15th for Enchanted (2007), and 6th in Supporting for The Fighter (2010). Stratan and Sun are new (and I had to check to see which character the former played—she was the nun, not the friend).
Carruth's screenplay for Primer placed 6th in 2004.
You can thank/blame Josh Rothkopf for the awesomely tasteless description of Slave's hanging scene.
Posted by md'a at 9:47 AM