29 January 2018
[For those of you new to the Skandies, below is what placed 20th in each of these categories. Tomorrow all the #19s will be unveiled, then #18 the next day, etc. If you just want to know who won, check back here in 20 days.]
Picture: Downsizing (40/4)
Director: Albert Serra, The Death of Louis XIV (39/4)
Actress: Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth (47/6)
Actor: Tim Robbins, Marjorie Prime (33/3)
S. Actor: Christoph Waltz, Downsizing (37/4)
S. Actress: (tie) Mary J. Blige, Mudbound (35/3)
S. Actress: (tie) Ana de Armas, Blade Runner 2049 (35/3)
Screenplay: Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project (49/6)
Scene: Winter, Call Me by Your Name (36/4)
(This is just the closing credits, but I counted votes for the whole epilogue, which plays as one scene imo. Also, Vimeo finally noticed that I've spent years using their site to host copyrighted material and shut down my account, so you're only gonna see videos for Scene if they're on YouTube.)
Serra makes his first appearance, having drummed up comparatively little support for Quixotic, Birdsong or Story of My Death.
Waltz, a previous Skandie winner in Supporting (for Inglourious Basterds, 2009), also placed 2nd and 13th in that category, for Django Unchained (2012) and Carnage (2011), respectively. I personally think two of the four performances, including this one here, are kind of terrible, but chacun à son gout. Speaking of terrible, Robbins' sole previous Skandie nod was a merciful (in the sense that at least he didn't fucking win) 6th place finish in Supporting for Mystic River back in 2003. The women are all new.
Congratulations to the Downsizing...frontlash? Would never have guessed back at TIFF that it would sneak on here, but I underestimated the Sallittist wing.
Posted by md'a at 1:43 PM