31 January 2012

Skandies: #19

Picture: Hugo (41/6)
Director: Steve McQueen, Shame (46/5)
Actress: Zoé Héran, Tomboy (45/5)
Actor: Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris (46/6)
S. Actor: Mark Ruffalo, Margaret (42/5)
S. Actress: Sarina Farhadi, A Separation (62/7)
Screenplay: Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (45/5)
Scene: Lowering the wagons, Meek's Cutoff (45/4)

HISTORY: McQueen placed 3rd two years ago for Hunger.

This is Owen Wilson's 4th appearance in the top 20, though his first in seven years. He previously placed 15th twice—for Shanghai Noon (2000) and The Big Bounce (2004)—as well as 20th in Supporting for Zoolander (2001). Former Actor champ Ruffalo has an even longer Skandie CV, including two nods last year:

1. You Can Count on Me (2000)
6s. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
8s. Shutter Island (2010)
12s. Zodiac (2007)
19s. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

The two young girls are of course new.

Malick's screenplays for The Thin Red Line and The New World did not place. This is the best he's ever done!


Jeff said...

I was unable to give HUGO any points in this very strong year but I am happy it made the top 20. Film preservation is incredibly important.

It should also be noted that Atli's run for 100% predictions ended today. I cry a little.

Atli Sig said...

I'm still hoping I had the right 20 films and that they'll just be in a slightly different order.

md'a said...

Afraid not. You did pretty well overall though.

Zack said...

What a great scene. It had me on the edge of my seat -- not a position I expected to take when I entered the theater for MEEK, I have to admit.