Director: Aleksei German, Hard to Be a God (83/7)
Actress: Brie Larson, Room (103/11)
Actor: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy (110/10)
S. Actor: Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road (81/6)
S. Actress: Lou de Laâge, Breathe (96/7)
Screenplay: Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson & Robert Kotyk, The Forbidden Room (102/8)
Scene: When Yves met Jacques, Saint Laurent (55/4)
Hard to Be a God is German's first (and last) Skandie-eligible film, as Khroustaliov, My Car! was never released in the U.S.
Larson placed 12th two years ago for Short Term 12. Dano finished at #7 in Supporting for There Will Be Blood in 2007. Hoult and De Laâge are new.
Johnson and Kotyk have no previous writing credits, but Maddin previously placed 15th for The Saddest Music in the World (2004, written with George Toles) and 4th for My Winnipeg (2008).