04 February 2014
Skandies: #12 (special Oscar edition)
Picture: Gravity (105/11)
Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave (115/13)
Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12 (106/14)
Actor: Christian Bale, American Hustle (86/11)
S. Actor: Bradley Cooper, American Hustle (80/8)
S. Actress: June Squibb, Nebraska (69/7)
Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave (100/12)
Scene: Auditioning for Bud, Inside Llewyn Davis (66/7)
McQueen is now three-for-three. He previously placed 3rd for Hunger (2009) and 19th for Shame (2011).
Bale gets his seventh career Skandies nod. Previously, in chronological order:
2000: #3, American Psycho
2005: #5s, The New World
2005: #18, Batman Begins
2006: #7, The Prestige
2007: #17, Rescue Dawn
2010: #2s, The Fighter
All of the other actors are new, and none of Ridley's previous screenplays made the top 20 (though he gets story credit for Three Kings, a Skandies favorite in 1999).
Posted by md'a at 11:51 AM
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So glad now that I point-bombed the ACT OF KILLING talks show, as only 7 points separates 20 from 12 in Scene. Normally, my point distribution is all 10s, and I have done 19 and nine 9s. This time, based on the fact I didn't even have to think what I thought was Best Scene of year, I decided to go with 28 and nine 8s, and that pushed it into the Top 20.
And yay, ACT OF KILLING, as I imagine this will be its only appearance.
Gravity over Computer Chess? I expect better from this group...
Pretty sure Act of Killing will make another appearance, probably in the film category. I voted for another scene myself (Anwar reenacting murders with a wire), though I think there are a few better scenes from that picture upon further consideration.
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