02 February 2016
Picture: Mistress America (54/8)
Director: Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie, Heaven Knows What (39/4)
Actress: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine (60/6)
Actor: Viggo Mortensen, Jauja (59/7)
S. Actor: James Ransone, Tangerine (43/5)
S. Actress: Tilda Swinton, Trainwreck (50/3)
Screenplay: Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, Spotlight (62/8)
Scene: Explaining the rules, It Follows (40/4)
I could only find this small excerpt, alas.
First appearance for les frères Safdie.
Swinton becomes the second actor in Skandies history to receive 13 total nods, putting her behind only Philip Seymour Hoffman (15) on the all-time list. (She'd been tied at 12 with Isabelle Huppert, who didn't have an eligible film in 2015.) Her complete roster:
1. Julia (2009)
4s. Michael Clayton (2007)
4s. Snowpiercer (2014)
5. The Deep End (2001)
5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
7. Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
9s. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
11. I Am Love (2010)
12s. Burn After Reading (2008)
13s. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
18. Female Perversions (1997)
19s. Thumbsucker (2005)
19s. Trainwreck (2015)
Mortensen makes his fourth appearance in the top 20, but his very first appearance in a film not directed by David Cronenberg. (No, Aragorn never made the cut.) He placed 2nd for A History of Violence (2005), 5th for Eastern Promises (2007), and 7th in Supporting for A Dangerous Method (2011). Rodriguez (it's not Kiki Rodriguez, is it?) and Ransone are new.
While McCarthy's previous films (apart from The Cobbler) have generally been reasonably well liked, this is the first time he's ever placed (though it's worth noting that he gets story credit on Pixar's Up, which placed 7th in 2009). Singer's only previous feature-film credit is for The Fifth Estate two years ago; his screenplay for that film did not make the cut, to put it politely.
Posted by md'a at 7:00 AM