17 February 2016
Picture: Inside Out (136/10)
Director: Guy Maddin, The Forbidden Room (136/13)
Actress: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road (207/19)
Actor: Christopher Abbott, James White (165/12)
S. Actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed (151/15)
S. Actress: Lucy Owen, The Mend (128/12)
Screenplay: Noah Baumbach & Greta Gerwig, Mistress America (152/13)
Scene: Border crossing, Sicario (92/10)
Maddin previously placed 15th for Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003) and 6th for My Winnipeg (2008).
Theron bests her 5th place finish for Monster in 2003; she's also previously placed 12th for Young Adult (2011). Everyone else is new.
In addition to his numerous nomations (see post below) Baumbach has placed 10th for The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004, co-written with Wes Anderson) and 7th for Greenberg (2010). Gerwig's non-Baumbach scripts, co-written with Joe Swanberg, were Hannah Takes the Stairs and Nights and Weekends; neither made the cut.
BONUS: Pixar history (since that won't be part of the big wrap post):
Toy Story (1995): Oscar-style inaugural year, was not one of the five nominees.
A Bug's Life (1998): did not place
Toy Story 2 (1999): #4
Monsters, Inc. (2001): did not place
Finding Nemo (2003): #13
The Incredibles (2004): #8
Cars (2006): did not place
Ratatouille (2007): #14
WALL•E (2008): #2
Up (2009): #4
Toy Story 3 (2010) : #9
Cars 2 (2011): did not place
Brave (2012): did not place
Monsters University (2013): did not place
Inside Out (2015): #4
The Good Dinosaur (2015): did not place (and is the lowest-rated Pixar film ever, in terms of average rating)
Pretty impressive track record, though Inside Out breaks an unprecedented three-film dry spell.
Posted by md'a at 7:00 AM
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The Good Dinosaur's rating is even lower than Cars 2? Damn. It admittedly belongs in the lower half of Pixar's outputs, but even then I would put it in #12 or #13 out of their 16 features (certainly ahead of Cars 2 or A Bug's Life).
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