07 February 2017

Skandies: #12


Picture: The Witch: A New-England Folktale (91/9)
Director: Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some!! (75/9)
Actress: Kate Lyn Sheil, Kate Plays Christine (68/7)
Actor: Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man (64/5)
S. Actor: André Holland, Moonlight (85/10)
S. Actress: Lou-Roy Lecollinet, My Golden Days (67/8)
Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (85/8)
Scene: Dueling exorcisms, The Wailing (56/6)




HISTORY:

Linklater has placed in Director more times than anyone except the Coen Brothers—this is his eighth nod. (Joel and Ethan have nine. Scorsese has seven, not counting Silence.) He placed 18th for Waking Life (2001), 13th for The School of Rock (2003), 4th for Before Sunset (2004), 19th for A Scanner Darkly (2006), 20th for Bernie (2012), 8th for Before Midnight (2013), and 3rd for Boyhood (2014).

All four actors are new—including Lindon, who somehow failed to place for Denis' Friday Night, even though his costar Valérie Lemercier finished 8th. And Jenkins' Medicine for Melancholy screenplay didn't make the cut.



6 comments:

Victor said...

I don't think it's self-confirmation-bias (or wishful thinking) to say ... "I thought THE WITCH would do better." D'Angelo effect, if nothing else.

vjmorton said...

and also ... c'mon, people ... Lindon deserved better than this.

Private Joker said...

I'd never even heard of THE MEASURE OF A MAN let alone seen it, so Lindon wasn't on my radar, sorry bud.

Ryan said...

Don't blame me--Lindon was on my top 5.

vjmorton said...

I had Lindon #2 in the category, trailing only Denzel. And I suppose the unseen-film factor also means there's not much hope for my #3, Elmer Bäck.

Michael said...

For what it's worth, Victor, I got your bäck.