02 February 2012

Skandies: #17

Picture: Take Shelter (43/5)
Director: Radu Muntean, Tuesday, After Christmas (52/8)
Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Hanna (53/9)
Actor: Lambert Wilson, Of Gods & Men (53/4)
S. Actor: Kiefer Sutherland, Melancholia (51/4) [tie for #16]
S. Actress: Ellen Page, Super (78/8)
Screenplay: Andrew Haigh, Weekend (45/6)
Scene: Falcon chase, The Adventures of Tintin (50/5)

CAM quality, I'm afraid.


Tuesday, After Christmas is Muntean's first Skandie-eligible film, though his The Paper Will Be Blue finished 12th for Best Undistributed Film of 2006.

Ronan makes her third appearance in the top 20 in five years, having placed 14th for The Lovely Bones (2009) and 7th in Supporting for Atonement (2007). Likewise, Page has two previous nods, both in the lead category: 14th for Hard Candy (2006) and 4th for Juno (2007). Both men are new, as is Haigh.


Scott Renshaw said...

Genuinely stunned to see Page, since I was convinced many of our voters didn't see SUPER, and those who did, didn't like it. Good job, other seven buds.

Alex said...

There wasn't much about the film that was commendable other than Page's gleefully crazed performance.

Nictate said...

Great to see TAKE SHELTER here. I couldn't fit it in my top 10, but it definitely deserves to be in the Skandies top 20. It has such a truly American spirit and treats today's middle-class struggle with so much dignity.

Jeff said...

Hoping those Lambert Wilson voters thought OF GODS AND MEN strong enough for some points.

Victor said...

I'd bet it's a pretty good sign. Also ... it's an ensemble (there's even a scene where the other monks dress him down for being too bossy and insufficiently communal). Hence "supporting."

Private Joker said...

Agree with Alex -- SUPER was fucking horrible, but Page was so good I couldn't deny her some love. I gave her 15 pts. in what was probably the second worst film of 2011 that I saw.