30 January 2007

Skandies: #19

Picture: Dave Chappelle's Block Party (57/6)
Director: Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly (70/8)
Actress: Melinda Page Hamilton, Sleeping Dogs Lie. (60/4)
Actor: Hugh Jackman, The Prestige (61/8)
S. Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mission: Impossible III (59/4)
S. Actress: Adriana Barraza, Babel (58/6)
Screenplay: Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine (60/4)
Scene: Ricky Bobby says grace, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (36/4)
Undistributed 2004: 13 Lakes (James Benning) (25/1)


Linklater has been on a roll the past five years, having previously placed 18th in 2001 for Waking Life, 13th in 2003 for The School of Rock, and 4th in 2004 for Before Sunset.

Philip Seymour Hoffman extends his lead as the most honored actor in Skandie history with this, his ninth top 20 appearance. The previous eight, in order of finish (s = supporting):

5. Capote
6s. The Talented Mr. Ripley
6s. Almost Famous
10s. Magnolia
10s. 25th Hour
12s. State and Main
15s. Happiness
15. Owning Mahowney

The other three actors are all new, as is Mr. Arndt.

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