16 February 2007

Skandies: #2

Picture: The Prestige (231/17)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Children of Men (266/21)
Actress: Gretchen Mol, The Notorious Bettie Page (264/19)
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Departed (287/24)
S. Actor: Nick Nolte, Clean (228/18)
S. Actress: Luminita Gheorghiu, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (224/18)
Screenplay: William Monahan, The Departed (413/31)
Scene: The Battle of Bexhill, Children of Men (185/14)
Undistributed 2004: Triple Agent (Eric Rohmer) (95/6)

[I included votes for "the ceasefire" here after rewatching the scene, since it's clearly contiguous—hence the confusion in the Scene category earlier. But this clip stops at the end of the wanky follow-that-actor! shot.]


Cuarón placed 4th in 2002 for Y tu mamá también. This is his second "nomination."

DiCaprio finished 9th in 2004 for The Aviator. Nolte scores his second "nomination," having previously landed at #3 in the lead category for Affliction (1998); he also placed 8th in Supporting the same year for The Thin Red Line, and came in 11th (lead) for The Good Thief in 2003. Mol and Gheorghiu are new.

Monahan's Kingdom of Heaven script didn't make the cut, although few saw the reportedly superior extended version.


Theo said...

What a Skandie triumph it would have been to choose Bettie Page over Her Majesty! So near and yet so far, etc.

Ryan said...

Hmmmm...video is no longer available. Can the YouTube police be that efficient?

Also, excellent poster choices throughout; the last two, neither of which I've ever seen, are especially good.

As for Mol, a pity I missed the movie, thus being unable to aid and abet an unusual Skandie triumph.

md'a said...

This happened once before—the video was up, I posted it, and then it temporarily vanished again before reappearing 10 or 15 minutes later. I think it's just a processing glitch.

#1 coming right up.

Dan Owen said...

The poster from The Prestige was used in the UK at least, and The Departed poster I've seen all over the place (back home, around Europe and in Korea).

Ryan said...

I meant the posters for The Prestige and United 93. When I posted that, The Departed hadn't been up yet.

Adam Villani said...

Hm, so Scarlett Johnsson gets billing over Michael Caine. Hm.