Picture: Winter Sleep (63/7)
Director: David Fincher, Gone Girl (78/9)
Actress: Jenny Slate, Obvious Child (59/7)
Actor: Bradley Cooper, American Sniper (74/10)
S. Actor: Bill Paxton, Edge of Tomorrow (50/3)
S. Actress: Elena Lyadova, Leviathan (65/9)
Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler (71/9)
Scene: Phone call to Mom, Lucy (41/4)
Fincher, who won Best Director four years ago for The Social Network, has also previously placed 8th for The Game (1997) and 3rd for both Fight Club (1999) and Zodiac (2007).
Cooper placed 12th in Supporting last year for American Hustle. Paxton makes the top 20 for the first time since squeaking in at #18 (lead category) for A Simple Plan back in 1998. (I confess that this result catches me completely by surprise. For a moment, I couldn't even recall Paxton being in Edge of Tomorrow; he seemed a much more significant presence in Nightcrawler, for which he received no votes at all.) Both women are new.
Gilroy's screenplays for Two for the Money, The Fall, and The Bourne Legacy did not place. (Freejack and Chasers predate the survey.)