Director: Miguel Gomes, Tabu (129/13)
Actress: Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone (126/15)
Actor: Sean Penn, This Must Be the Place (81/8)
S. Actor: Michael Shannon, Premium Rush (95/7)
S. Actress: Kylie Minogue, Holy Motors (84/8)
Screenplay: Miguel Gomes and Mariana Ricardo, Tabu (108/12)
Scene: Mo-cap, Holy Motors (58/6)
[This cuts off a bit early, but, again, I'm feeling lazy this year.]
Gomes failed to place for Our Beloved Month of August, either as director or screenwriter (likewise Ricardo), and The Face You Deserve has never been released in the U.S.
Penn makes his sixth appearance in the top 20, having previously placed 19th for Hurlyburly (1998), 12th for Sweet and Lowdown (1999), 17th for 21 Grams (2003), a mere 19th for his Oscar-winning performance in Mystic River (also 2003), and most recently 3rd for Milk (2008). Plus, he was one of the Best Actor nominees in the survey's Oscar-style first year, for Dead Man Walking (1995). Shannon makes it two in a row, having placed 2nd in the lead category last year for Take Shelter; he's also finished at #8 in Actor (Bug, 2007), #4 in Supporting (Revolutionary Road, 2008), and #17 in Actor (Shotgun Stories, also 2008). Cotillard equals her (mere) 11th-place finish in 2007 for her Oscar-winning performance in La Vie en Rose, and also came in 14th in Supporting three years ago for Public Enemies. Minogue is new.