04 February 2018
Picture: Dunkirk (77/8)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer (63/6)
Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water (74/7)
Actor: James McAvoy, Split (72/4)
S. Actor: Dan Sallitt, Hermia & Helena (54/5)
S. Actress: Elisabeth Moss, The Square (50/6)
Screenplay: Michael Almereyda, Marjorie Prime (65/7)
Scene: Light speed sacrifice, Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi (45/5)
(Arguably more of a moment than a scene, but it's amazing, so I can't really complain.)
Lanthimos placed 3rd in 2010 for Dogtooth and sneaked in at #20 last year for The Lobster.
Hawkins finished 2nd in Actress for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and 3rd in Supporting for Blue Jasmine (2013). Moss, too, had a third-place Supporting nod, for Listen Up Philip in 2014. Both men are new, and I should note that Sallitt is a Skandie voter (though he didn't vote for himself). Also, McAvoy had literally zero votes until a few hours before the deadline, when four people suddenly decided that he's the greatest. I'm sure that was coincidental and not some coordinated effort (especially given the people involved, who don't generally interact to my knowledge), but it was still weird.
Almereyda's screenplays for Hamlet (2000) and Experimenter: The Stanley Milgram Story (2015) both placed 16th.
As for Dunkirk, it would surely have wound up several notches higher (a mere 10 points would vault it into 9th place) had Bilge Ebiri submitted a ballot this year. He had a feline emergency to contend with after returning home from Sundance. (But that's why I urge y'all to create provisional ballots right away. You'll still be covered should something arise right before the deadline. Do it!)
Posted by md'a at 11:09 AM