17 February 2010

Skandies: #4

Picture: Up (156/12)
Director: Wes Anderson, Fantastic Mr. Fox (185/16)
Actress: María Onetto, The Headless Woman (175/19)
Actor: Matt Damon, The Informant! (222/20)
S. Actor: Paul Schneider, Bright Star (140/14)
S. Actress: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air (208/17)
Screenplay: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, A Serious Man (235/19)
Scene: Honeymoon express, You, the Living (113/12)


Anderson previously placed 5th for Rushmore (1998), 6th for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), and 15th for The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

Damon makes his fourth and highest appearance in the top 20, following nods at #20 for Good Will Hunting (1997), #9 for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and #15 for The Departed (2006). Kendrick finished 16th in the same category three years ago for Rocket Science. Onetto and Schneider are new.

The Coens remain the most honored screenwriters in Skandie history. 3rd for Fargo (1996), 7th for The Big Lebowski (1998), 4th for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), 3rd for The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), 2nd for No Country for Old Men (2007), and they finally won just last year for Burn After Reading.


dd said...

Dying to know where YOU THE LIVING came in overall. Two Skandie scenes (and lots of other awesomeness, of course) aren't enough to nudge it into the top 20?

md'a said...

Or even the top 30. It finished 32nd.

Robert Fuller said...

I'm so happy Vera Farmiga got a higher score than Anna Kendrick, who brought absolutely nothing to the movie, that I saw (and her crying scene was just pathetic).

I kind of hated You the Living (which surprised me, considering how much I liked Songs from the Second Floor), but that scene is fairly awesome. The rest of the movie essentially amounts to: "Life sucks. Here's some miserable people to prove it. Aren't they just hilarious?"

Nictate said...

Kendrick's crying scene was a crying shame, although I thought her performance overall was fine. While it felt like just a more tightly racheted version of her Rocket Science performance, it served its intended purpose well.

I found Schneider's performance distracting. I was always aware he was doing an accent (I swear it went in and out) and my eye kept being amusedly drawn to what appeared to be a prosthetic belly. His breakdown scene was as much as crying shame as Kendrick's.

Nice to see Onetto here. She captured fragility so delicately.

amy said...

Nice blog

movie forums said...

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