Director: Martin Scorsese, Hugo (80/8)
Actress: Charlize Theron, Young Adult (87/10)
Actor: Steve Coogan, The Trip (82/9)
S. Actor: Kevin Spacey, Margin Call (90/10)
S. Actress: Céline Sallette, House of Pleasures (105/8) [tie for #11]
Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants (55/6)
Scene: The end, Melancholia (69/8)
Not sure what the Russian-sounding voice is—dialogue translation, I thought, but a couple of lines nearer the end are ignored. Anyway, it's brief.
Scorsese, tied with Soderbergh, has the 2nd most all-time appearances in the top 20, with six. (Joel and/or Ethan have the lead with eight.) This is the first time he's missed the top 10, as he previously placed 5th for Kundun (1997), 3rd for Gangs of New York (2002), 8th for The Aviator (2004), 1st for The Departed (2006), and 6th last year for Shutter Island.
Oscar winner (and Skandie winner) comeback! Theron finally gets her second nod, having placed (only) 5th in 2003 for Monster. Spacey, meanwhile, appears for the first time since winning Best Actor in 1999 for American Beauty; he also won Supporting Actor in 1995 (the initial year, when I employed an Oscar-style format but allowed people to combine multiple performances; both The Usual Suspects and Se7en were cited), and placed 6th in Supporting for L.A. Confidential (1997). If you'd told me after American Beauty that it was the last we'd see of him for a dozen years, I would have...I dunno, probably said "Really? You think so?" Coogan makes his fourth appearance, following recognition of his work in 24 Hour Party People (#3, 2002), Coffee and Cigarettes (#8s, 2004—one place above Alfred Molina in the same short), and Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (#14, 2006). Sallette is new.
The Descendants is Faxon & Rash's first screenplay, but Payne has never missed for a film he's also directed, though he's finally missed the top 10: 9th for Citizen Ruth (1996), 2nd for Election (1999), 6th for About Schmidt (2002), and 4th for Sideways (2004). That's yet another Screenplay finalist for a film that (thankfully) didn't place, by the way.