09 February 2014
Picture: The Act of Killing (136/14)
Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Leviathan (150/14)
Actress: Tallie Medel, The Unspeakable Act (126/13)
Actor: Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty (168/15)
S. Actor: Matthew McConaughey, The Wolf of Wall Street (97/8)
S. Actress: Zhang Ziyi, The Grandmaster (144/15)
Screenplay: Cormac McCarthy, The Counselor (133/10)
Scene: Piano bench duet, Stoker (95/10)
First nod for both of Leviathan's directors. Very gratifying to see them finish so high, given the nature of the film.
Again, McConaughey's stats can be found at #15 below. Incredibly, this is his second consecutive year placing three performances in the top 20, after getting zero recognition prior to that. Zhang makes her first appearance since she placed 4th in Supporting for Hero (2005); she's also been honored twice in the lead category, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (#6, 2000) and House of Flying Daggers (#12, 2004). Servillo previously placed 12th for Il Divo (2009). Medel is new.
The Counselor is McCarthy's first screenplay.
Posted by md'a at 3:36 PM