13 February 2008
Picture: Grindhouse (127/12)
Director: Quentin Tarantino, Grindhouse (179/16) [third nomination]
Actress: Ellen Page, Juno (198/21)
Actor: Sam Rockwell, Joshua (196/13)
S. Actor: Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild (165/14)
S. Actress: Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton (202/16) [second nomination]
Screenplay: Noah Baumbach, Margot at the Wedding (189/17) [second nomination]
Scene: Waterloo Station, The Bourne Ultimatum (135/12)
[This was my top choice, for the record.]
Previous Skandie winner Tarantino (Kill Bill, Vol. 1, 2003) also placed 5th the following year for Vol. 2.
Swinton scores her second nomination and her fifth appearance overall. She previously finished 18th in the lead category for Female Perversions (1997), 5th (lead) for The Deep End (2001), 9th for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), and 19th for Thumbsucker (also 2005). Page makes it two in a row, having landed at #14 last year for Hard Candy. Rockwell's only previous appearance was for 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, at #13. The venerable Mr. Holbrook is new.
Baumbach won Best Screenplay two years ago for The Squid and the Whale, and also finished 10th in 2004 for co-writing The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
My joy at seeing Rockwell's otherwise unheralded performance get its rightful due more than compensates for the fact that we, too, fell for Holbrook's banal Wise But Lonely Old Man routine. (Thanks one other person who voted for Brian Dierker.)
Posted by md'a at 1:43 PM