30 January 2017
[For those of you new to the Skandies, below is what placed 20th in each of these categories. Tomorrow all the #19s will be unveiled, then #18 the next day, etc. If you just want to know who won, check back here in 20 days.]
Picture: Knight of Cups (56/4)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster (50/4)
Actress: Krisha Fairchild, Krisha (46/5)
Actor: John Hawkes, Too Late (35/2)
S. Actor: Teruyuki Kagawa, Creepy (46/6)
S. Actress: Rima Te Wiata, Hunt for the Wilderpeople (41/4)
Screenplay: Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, Little Men (47/5)
Scene: T-bone diner, Hell or High Water (32/3)
Lanthimos placed 3rd in 2010 for Dogtooth.
Hawkes is a prior Skandie winner, for 2010's Best Supporting Actor in Winter's Bone; he also placed 10th in Supporting for Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). Everyone else is new, as are Sachs and Zacharias (in their third consecutive collaboration, following Keep the Lights On and Love Is Strange).
Early in the year, I thought Malick might finally have made a film that would fail to place (after To the Wonder surprised me by not just placing but landing in the top 10). I was right, but the film in question was Voyage of Time (which barely got released, really), not Knight of Cups, which managed to scare up just enough enthusiasts—including one voter for whom it's last year's very best film—to squeak in.
Posted by md'a at 4:00 PM