07 February 2018

Skandies: #11

Picture: Brawl in Cell Block 99 (85/9)
Director: Jordan Peele, Get Out (77/8)
Actress: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya (105/10)
Actor: Richard Gere, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (78/7)
S. Actor: Benny Safdie, Good Time (67/7)
S. Actress: Geena Davis, Marjorie Prime (83/7)
Screenplay: Darren Aronofsky, mother! (74/7)
Scene: Mushroom omelette, Phantom Thread (54/6)

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Get Out is Peele's feature debut.

Robbie placed 9th in Supporting for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Everyone else is new—somewhat remarkably, in the case of longtime stars Gere and Davis. (Also, it's not clear to me why Robbins landed in the lead category for Marjorie Prime while Davis wound up in Supporting. Tricky film in that respect, as the focus keeps shifting, but surely those two should be considered equals.)

This is actually Aronofsky's first time making the Screenplay list, though he placed in Director for both Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain. (And Black Swan, of course, but he didn't write that.)


Jeff said...

Expected BRAWL to go a little higher; I overestimated the CELL BLOCK bloc.

Michael said...

Same here. The swamis are a bit off this year.

I hope this portends a strong showing for A QUIET PASSION, because that's a good movie and I think even I underrated it.

Guess what? I am not a robot.


Private Joker said...

Speaking of underperforming PHANTOM THREAD scenes, this is the one I thought would make top 5. I gave it 8 pts but assumed I would have more than five other voters with me. Hope the film itself fares better.

Private Joker said...

As for BRAWL, perhaps a lot of people are like me -- I liked it a lot but not quite top 10. For many of us maybe it fell in that 11-20 range of films this year so we couldn't give it points. (Also sorry, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, IT COMES AT NIGHT, LAST JEDI, etc.)

Unknown said...

Wonder if the reason for the mushroom omelette scene being so "low" is an effect of several scenes in PHANTOM THREAD being worthy of nomination? The breakfast order, the in-house fashion show, the dress retrieval, the New Year's Eve party, the reconstruction of the wedding dress, etc... (I know films can garner votes for several scenes on a single ballot, but maybe people tried to limit themselves to one or two scenes per movie?)

Scott Tobias said...

That's exactly the issue with Phantom Thread. I struggled with several scenes (you forgot Alma's surprise dinner) before settling on the final one. PTA used to know how to write himself one big Skandie scene. Now he just writes entire great movies.

Unknown said...

Ah, yes, how did I miss that one? Yet another excellent scene. "Right now I'm just admiring my own gallantry for eating it the way you've prepared it."

Ryan said...

I hope this portends a strong showing for A QUIET PASSION, because that's a good movie and I think even I underrated it.

Appropriately, those backing A QUIET PASSION aren't too vocal about it. Who are this film's champions? (Not me.)

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