Director: Lynne Ramsay, We Need to Talk About Kevin (72/10)
Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (80/7)
Actor: André Wilms, Le Havre (63/5)
S. Actor: Nick Nolte, Warrior (65/6)
S. Actress: Shailene Woodley, The Descendants (101/12)
Screenplay: Lee Chang-dong, Poetry* (49/7)
Scene: No reason, Rubber (65/8)
* Interesting note: Of the seven Best Screenplay finalists announced so far, only one is for a film that placed in Best Picture. (Not meant to be a guessing game—obviously the one is The Tree of Life.) Seems to suggest that as a group we ultimately value direction far more than writing.
Ramsay placed 16th in 2002 for Morvern Callar. Insufficient love for Ratcatcher.
This is Streep's 8th appearance in the top 20, though that's far from the all-time record she boasts in the Oscars. (On the other hand, the Skandies have only been around since 1995.) It's her weakest finish ever, no doubt because so few people cared to see the movie. Previously:
1s. Adaptation. (2002)
3s. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
5. Julie & Julia (2009)
5s. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
8. One True Thing (1998)
8s. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
12. Doubt (2008)
It's also Nolte's weakest finish, out of five total; he previously placed 3rd and 11th in the lead category for Affliction (1998) and The Good Thief (2003), respectively, as well as 8th and 2nd in Supporting for The Thin Red Line (1998) and Clean (2006), respectively. Wilms and Woodley are new.
Lee's only previously Skandie-eligible film was Oasis, which did not place in Screenplay.