06 February 2015

Skandies: #18

Picture: Interstellar (58/5)
Director: Damien Chazelle, Whiplash (54/7)
Actress: Lika Babluani, In Bloom (50/4)
Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, A Most Wanted Man (67/4)
S. Actor: David Koechner, Cheap Thrills (41/4)
S. Actress: Mariam Bokeria, In Bloom (45/4)
Screenplay: Pascale Ferran & Guillaume Bréaud, Bird People (54/6)
Scene: Image capturing "Robin Wright," The Congress  (40/3)


Chazelle didn't place for his directorial debut, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, which was received rather poorly by the AVB members who saw it (2.20 average).

All of the actors are new save for the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman, who makes what will almost surely be his final appearance (though he still technically has one more film coming out). No doubt someone will eventually pass him by, should the survey continue for another 20 years, but he died as by far the most beloved performer in Skandie history, with a whopping 15 nods. The complete list:

1s. The Master
3s. Charlie Wilson's War
5. Capote
6. Synecdoche, New York
6s. The Talented Mr. Ripley
6s. Almost Famous
10s. Magnolia
10s. 25th Hour
11. Doubt
12. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
12s. State and Main
15s. Happiness
15. Owning Mahowny
18. A Most Wanted Man
19s. Mission: Impossible III

Ferran's screenplay for Lady Chatterley didn't make the cut. Nor did Bréaud's screenplay for Le petit lieutenant.


Joshua said...

Who has the second-most appearances in the poll after Hoffman?

Alex said...

Looks like it's Isabelle Huppert (for now; expect Tilda Swinton may show up this year):


Ryan said...

If I had it my way, Huppert (for Abuse of Weakness) will show. However, Swinton will place at least twice, for Snowpiercer and Only Lovers Left Alive, and potentially (though unlikely) a third time for Grand Budapest Hotel. So Swinton may yet edge ahead.

Victor said...

WEHOA .... how come only 3 other folks voted for PSH, especially ... and one hesitates to "go there" but it's unavoidable ... since the AVB so loved him; he died do suddenly; and he was clearly at least good in MOST WANTED MAN.

Private Joker said...

Victor -- I love Hoffman but didn't see AMWM. (Or Hunger Games 3 -- maybe my mourning has kept me from watching his films for a while).