23 February 2015

Skandies: #2

Picture: The Grand Budapest Hotel (274/23)
Director: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel (291/24)
Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin (309/24)
Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler (291/22)
S. Actor: Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice (305/22)
S. Actress: Uma Thurman, Nymph()maniac Vol. I (245/19)
Screenplay: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night (213/18)
Scene: Converge but one of my two eyes, Goodbye to Language (106/08)

(Credit to Doug Dillaman, if I remember correctly, for that brilliant scene title, which for those who don't know is a reference to this. Also Michael Sicinski points out that the scene can be found here, though it really can't be appreciated unless seen in actual 3-D.)


In addition to his three previous "nominations," (see post below), Anderson has also placed 6th for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and 15th for The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

Johansson, who won Supporting Actress just last year and nearly won Actress this year (in one of the closer races), has now landed in the top 20 eight times. Her other "nominations" are recounted below, and are accompanied by nods at #15 (Girl With a Pearl Earring, 2003) and at #6 in Supporting (Match Point, 2005). Plus Lucy earlier this year (see #12).

Gyllenhaal placed 7th in Supporting for Brokeback Mountain (2005). Brolin has a previous Best Actor "nomination" (see below), and has also placed 15th in Supporting for Grindhouse (2007), 10th in the lead category for W. (2008), and 11th in Supporting for Milk (also 2008). Thurman, in addition to her previously mentioned Best Actress win for Kill Bill Vol. 1, also placed 6th for Vol. 2 (2004).

The Dardennes traditionally don't fare as well in Screenplay as they do in Director and Picture; their scripts for La Promesse, The Son, L'Enfant (The Child), Lorna's Silence, and The Kid With a Bike placed 12th, 16th, 17th, 10th, and 18th, respectively. (Rosetta didn't place at all.) This is the first time we've considered one of their films primarily an example of great writing.


md'a said...

Incidentally, this is the fourth time a Wes Anderson film has finished in second place. Rushmore lost to Out of Sight in 1998 (and would likely have won had the film been released outside of NY/LA before the deadline); Fantastic Mr. Fox lost to Inglourious Basterds in 2009; and Moonrise Kingdom lost to Holy Motors in 2012. Someday, Wes. Unless we're replaced by robots.

Michael said...

I think the Godard clip may be here:


(not sure if I linked it right)