10 February 2016
Picture: Brooklyn (77/6)
Director: Michael Mann, Blackhat (73/5)
Actress: Sarah Snook, Predestination (91/8)
Actor: Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind (106/10)
S. Actor: Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight (74/6)
S. Actress: Tessa Thompson, Creed (82/10)
Screenplay: Christian Petzold, Phoenix (99/12)
Scene: Bear attack, The Revenant (53/6)
Mann previously placed 15th for The Insider in 1999, 8th for Ali in 2001, and 9th for Miami Vice in 2006. That makes four times he's made the Director list for films that failed to make the cut in Best Picture. Twice (in 2001 and 2006) he's been the highest-ranked director whose film didn't make Best Picture. He's only the second-highest such instance this year, however.
Former Skandie winner Ruffalo, to my surprise (he gives the weakest performance among Spotlight's ensemble, if you ask me, but his 12-point average suggests that some folks were mightily impressed), makes his eighth appearance in the top 20. In addition to winning Best Actor in 2000 for You Can Count on Me, Ruffalo has placed six previous times in Supporting: 19th for 13 Going on 30 (2004), 12th for Zodiac (2007), 6th for The Kids Are All Right (2010), 8th for Shutter Island (also 2010), 19th again for Margaret (2011), and 5th last year for Foxcatcher. Mendelsohn previously placed 13th in Supporting for Animal Kingdom (2010). Both women are new.
Petzold's screenplays for Yella, Jerichow, and Barbara failed to place.
Posted by md'a at 7:00 AM