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  • Ahsan Haseeb 10:38 pm on January 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    87th Academy Awards Nominations 

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced the nominations of 87th Academy Awards with so many surprises and shocks that one would be like, “WTF is wrong with these guys?” The award ceremony will be held on February 22th, 2015 and it will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. I have a feeling he’d do good at the Oscars.

    NOMINATION SHOCKS

    1. The most disappointing thing the AMPAS ever did was totally ignoring the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself. The Oscars are becoming more and more irrelevant every year.
    2. WHERE THE HELL IS THE LEGO MOVIE? LIKE SERIOUSLY? The Lego Movie was probably the best animated feature of 2014 and the AMPAS failed to recognize that. One of the directors Phil Lord even tweeted about it. That’s such a shocking news when you look at the Best Animated Feature nominations and go like, “I have never heard of these movies.” Well, I have but that doesn’t make any difference because the Lego Movie isn’t there.
    3. GONE GIRL. No Best Director, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score [the most deserving one, probably] nominations. It’s surprising to see Rosamund Pike getting nominated for Best Actress though. She was so good in it. But she is not going to win.
    4. SELMA. UNBROKEN. NIGHTCRAWLER. Jennifer Aniston for CAKE.
    5. AMERICAN SNIPER getting nominations for no reason. NIGHTCRAWLER should’ve gotten nominated instead, at least in Best Actor and Best Picture category.

    SURPRISES

    1. WHIPLASH. I freaking love this movie and it’s so great to see it getting nominated in the Best Picture category along with Best Adapted Screenplay nomination and best Supporting Actor nomination [which is an absolute win, btw]
    2. THE IMITATION GAME. Scoring the important nominations is already a win for this film as it won’t be winning anything major. Let’s see.

    Here is the complete list of nominations along with my 1st and 2nd guesses:

    Best Picture

    • American Sniper, Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
    • Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
    • Boyhood, Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson
    • The Imitation Game, – Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
    • Selma, Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
    • The Theory of Everything, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
    • Whiplash, Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

    Best Director

    • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
    • Bennet Miller, Foxcatcher
    • Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

    Best Actor in a Leading Role

    • Michael Keaton, Birdman
    • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
    • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
    • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
    • Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

    Best Actress in a Leading Role

    • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
    • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    • Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
    • Reese Witherspoon, Wild
    • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role

    • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
    • Robert Duvall, The Judge
    • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
    • Edward Norton, Birdman
    • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role

    • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
    • Emma Stone, Birdman
    • Laura Dern, Wild
    • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
    • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

    Best Original Screenplay

    • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman
    • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, Foxcatcher
    • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    • Jason Hall from American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, American Sniper
    • Graham Moore from Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, The Imitation Game
    • Paul Thomas Anderson from Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice
    • Anthony McCarten from Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, The Theory of Everything
    • Damien Chazelle from his short film of the same name, Whiplash

    Best Animated Feature

    • Big Hero 6, Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
    • The Boxtrolls, Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
    • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
    • Song of the Sea, Tomm Moore and Paul Young
    • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

    Best Foreign Language Film

    • Ida (Poland), Paweł Pawlikowski
    • Leviathan (Russia), Andrey Zvyagintsev
    • Tangerines (Estonia), Zaza Urushadze
    • Timbuktu (Mauritania), Abderrahmane Sissako
    • Wild Tales (Argentina), Damián Szifrón

    Best Documentary – Feature

    • Citizenfour, Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutsky
    • Finding Vivian Maier, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
    • Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
    • The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, David Rosier, Julia de Abreu, Fakhrya Fakhry, Andrea Gambetta and Christine Ponelle
    • Virunga, Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara and Jon Drever

    Best Documentary – Short Subject

    • Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
    • Joanna, Aneta Kopacz
    • Our Curse, Tomasz Śliwiński and Maciej Ślesicki
    • The Reaper (La Parka), Gabriel Serra Arguello
    • White Earth, J. Christian Jensen

    Best Live Action Short Film

    • Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
    • Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
    • Butter Lamp (La Lampe au beurre de yak), Hu Wei and Julien Féret
    • Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
    • The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

    Best Animated Short Film

    • The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
    • The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
    • Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
    • Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove
    • A Single Life, Joris Oprins

    Best Original Score

    • Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
    • Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
    • Gary Yershon, Mr. Turner
    • Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

    Best Original Song

    • Everything Is Awesome from The Lego Movie – Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
    • Glory from Selma – Music and Lyric by John Legend and Common
    • Grateful from Beyond the Lights – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
    • I’m Not Gonna Miss You from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
    • Lost Stars from Begin Again – Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois

    Best Sound Editing

    • Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, American Sniper
    • Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock, Birdman
    • Brent Burge and Jason Canovas, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    • Richard King, Interstellar
    • Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro, Unbroken

    Best Sound Mixing

    • John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin, American Sniper
    • Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga, Birdman
    • Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten, Interstellar
    • Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee, Unbroken
    • Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley, Whiplash

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    • Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard, Foxcatcher
    • Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White, Guardians of the Galaxy

    Best Costume Design

    • Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
    • Colleen Atwood, Into the Woods
    • Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive, Maleficent
    • Jacqueline Durran, Mr. Turner

    Best Film Editing

    • Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, American Sniper
    • Sandra Adair, Boyhood
    • Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • William Goldenberg, The Imitation Game
    • Tom Cross, Whiplash

    Best Visual Effects

    • Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    • Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    • Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould, Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher, Interstellar
    • Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer, X-Men: Days of Future Past
     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:17 pm on January 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    19th Annual San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 

    The San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) announced their awards  with giving away the Best Film award to NIGHTCRAWLER directed by Dan Gilroy who also won the Best Director award. That is a surprise and such a bold choice by the critics to love a film so much that it becomes the major winner of the night.

    Last year, 6 SDFCS winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Let’s see what happens this time.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    BEST FILM
    NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST DIRECTOR
    Dan Gilroy, NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST ACTOR
    Jake Gyllenhaal, NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST ACTRESS
    Marion Cotillard, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    Mark Ruffalo, FOXCATCHER

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    Rene Russo, NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    Dan Gilroy, NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST ADAPATED SCREENPLAY
    Gillian Flynn, GONE GIRL

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE
    FORCE MAJEURE

    DOCUMENTARY
    CITIZENFOUR

    ANIMATED
    THE BOXTROLLS

    CINEMATOGRAPHY
    Robert Elswit, NIGHTCRAWLER

    EDITING
    James Herbert, Laura Jennings, EDGE OF TOMORROW

    PRODUCTION DESIGN
    Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pincock, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

    BEST SCORE
    James Newton Howard, NIGHTCRAWLER

    BEST ENSEMBLE
    BIRDMAN

    BODY OF WORK
    Willem Dafoe – JOHN WICK, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, A MOST WANTED MAN & NYMPHOMANIAC 2

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 6:00 pm on December 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    23rd Annual Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 

    The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) announced their 23rd annual awards with giving away the Best Film award to The Grand Budapest Hotel whereas the Best Director award went to Richard Linklater for Boyhood.

    Last year, 6 SEFCA winners won the Oscar. Let’s see how it goes this year.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    Best Picture
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Best Director
    Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” (Runner-up: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”)

    Best Actor
    Michael Keaton, “Birdman” (Runner-up: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”)

    Best Actress
    Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” (Runner-up: Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”)

    Best Supporting Actor
    J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” (Runner-up: Edward Norton, “Birdman”)

    Best Supporting Actress
    Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” (Runner-up: Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer”)

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    “Gone Girl” (Runner-up: “Wild”)

    Best Original Screenplay
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Runner-up: “Birdman”)

    Best Animated Film
    “The LEGO Movie” (Runner-up: “Big Hero 6”)

    Best Foreign Language Film
    “Force Majeure” (Runner-up: “Ida”)

    Best Documentary
    “Life Itself” (Runner-up: “CITIZENFOUR”)

    Best Ensemble
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Gene Wyatt Award
    For a film that best evokes the spirit of the South
    “Selma” (Runner-up: “Cold in July”)

    Top 10
    “Birdman”
    “Boyhood”
    “Foxcatcher”
    “Gone Girl”
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    “The Imitation Game”
    “Nightcrawler”
    “Snowpiercer”
    “The Theory of Everything”
    “Whiplash”

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:49 pm on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    18th Annual Online Film Critics Society Awards 

    The  Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) announced their awards with giving away the Best Picture award to THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL whereas the Best Director award went to Richard Linklater for BOYHOOD.

    Last year, 8 OFCS winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Let’s see how it goes this time.

    Here is the complete list of winners along with nominations:

    Best Picture

    Boyhood
    ^ The Grand Budapest Hotel ^
    Ida
    The Lego Movie
    Mommy
    Nightcrawler
    Selma
    Two Days, One Night
    Under the Skin
    Whiplash

    Best Animated Feature

    Big Hero 6
    The Boxtrolls
    How to Train Your Dragon 2
    ^ The Lego Movie ^
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Best Film Not in the English Language

    Ida
    The Missing Picture
    Mommy
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
    ^ Two Days, One Night ^

    Best Documentary

    Citizenfour
    ^ Life Itself ^
    The Missing Picture
    National Gallery
    The Overnighters

    Best Director

    Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne – Two Days, One Night
    Ava DuVernay – Selma
    Jonathan Glazer – Under the Skin
    ^ Richard Linklater – Boyhood ^

    Best Actor

    Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Brendan Gleeson – Calvary
    Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
    ^ Michael Keaton – Birdman ^
    Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

    Best Actress

    Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
    Essie Davis – The Babadook
    Anne Dorval – Mommy
    Julianne Moore – Still Alice
    ^ Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl ^

    Best Supporting Actor

    Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
    Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
    ^ Edward Norton – Birdman ^
    Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
    J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

    Best Supporting Actress

    ^ Patricia Arquette – Boyhood ^
    Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
    Suzanne Clément – Mommy
    Agata Kulesza – Ida
    Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

    Best Original Screenplay

    Boyhood
    ^ The Grand Budapest Hotel ^
    Selma
    Two Days, One Night
    Whiplash

    Best Adapted Screenplay

    ^ Gone Girl ^
    Inherent Vice
    Snowpiercer
    Under the Skin
    We Are the Best!

    Best Editing

    ^ Birdman ^
    Boyhood
    Gone Girl
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Whiplash

    Best Cinematography

    Birdman
    ^ The Grand Budapest Hotel ^
    Ida
    Mr. Turner
    Under the Skin

    Best Non-U.S. Release (non-competitive category)

    ’71
    10,000 km
    Entre Nós
    Han Gong-ju
    Hard to Be a God
    The Look of Silence
    The Salt of the Earth
    What We Do in the Shadows
    Timbuktu
    The Tribe

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 6:04 pm on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    18th Annual Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 

    The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced their awards on December 15th, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award.

    Last year, 4 TFCA winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Let’s see how it goes this year.

    Here is the complete list of winners along with runners-up:

    •    Best Film: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a cinematic masterpiece that evokes beauty in life and the inevitable passage of time

    Runners-up: The Grand Budapest HotelInherent Vice

    •    Best Director: Richard Linklater, for the singular achievement that is Boyhood

    Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice; Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    •    Best Actor: Tom Hardy, for playing a Welsh builder in crisis in Locke

    Runners-up: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler; Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

    •    Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, for her performance as a Polish woman navigating 1920s America in The Immigrant

    Runners-up: Julianne Moore, Still Alice; Reese Witherspoon, Wild

    •    Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, for his role as a tyrannical conductor in Whiplash

    Runners-up: Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice; Edward Norton, Birdman

    •    Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, for her role as the mother of Mason Jr. in Boyhood

    Runners-up: Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice; Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

    •    Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel, for its nuanced humour and intricate narrative dollhouse

    Runners-up: Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater); Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

    •    Best Animated Feature: Isao Takahata’s delicate fable The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    Runners-up: The Lego MovieBig Hero 6How to Train Your Dragon 2

    •   Best First Feature: Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox

    Runners-up: Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy); John Wick (dir. David Leitch and Chad Stahelski)

    •   Best Foreign-Language Film: Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure

    Runners-up: Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski); Leviathan (dir. Andrei Zvyagintsev)

    •   Best Documentary Film: Jesse Moss’s The Overnighters

    Runners-up: Citizenfour (dir. Laura Poitras); Manakamana (dir. Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez)

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:36 pm on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    27th Annual Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 

    The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced their 27th annual awards at a ceremony held on December 15, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award.

    Last year, 8 CFCA winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. Let’s see how it goes this year.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    BEST PICTURE: Boyhood

    BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater — Boyhood

    BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton — Birdman

    BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore — Still Alice

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons — Whiplash

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette — Boyhood

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Gillian Flynn — Gone Girl

    BEST ART DIRECTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE): Birdman — Emmanuel Lubezki and The Grand Budapest Hotel — Robert Yeoman

    BEST EDITING: Whiplash — Tom Cross

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Under the Skin — Mica Levi

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: The Lego Movie

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Life Itself

    BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: Force Majeure

    MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Jack O’Connell — Starred Up/Unbroken

    MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER: Damien Chazelle — Whiplash

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:18 pm on December 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    8th Annual Detroit Film Critics Society Awards 

    The Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) announced their awards on December 15th, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to Boyhood written and directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award.

    Last year, 4 DFCS winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay. Let’s see how it goes this time.

     Here is the complete list of winners along with the nominations:

    BEST FILM

    • Winner: Boyhood
    • Birdman
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Under the Skin
    • Whiplash

    BEST DIRECTOR

    • Winner: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
    • Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
    • Ajejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

    BEST ACTOR

    • Winner: Michael Keaton, Birdman
    • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
    • Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
    • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
    • Tom Hardy, Locke
    • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

    BEST ACTRESS

    • Winner: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
    • Essie Davis, The Babadook
    • Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
    • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
    • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

    • Winner: JK Simmons, Whiplash
    • Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
    • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
    • Edward Norton, Birdman
    • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

    • Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
    • Laura Dern, Wild
    • Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
    • Emma Stone, Birdman
    • Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

    BEST ENSEMBLE

    • Winner: Birdman
    • Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Winner: Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Boyhood
    • Into the Woods

    BREAKTHROUGH

    • Winner: Damien Chazelle, Whiplash (director, screenplay)
    • Jennifer Kent, The Babadook (director, screenplay)
    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle, Beyond the Lights (actress)
    • Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy (actor)
    • Dan Stevens, The Guest (actor)

    BEST SCREENPLAY

    • Winner: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
    • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
    • Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
    • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary

    BEST DOCUMENTARY

    • Winner: CitizenFour
    • Finding Vivian Maier
    • Jodorowsky’s Dune
    • Keep On Keepin’ On
    • Life Itself
     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:54 pm on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    11th Annual St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards 

    The St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association announced their 10th annual awards on December 15th, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to Boyhood whereas the Best Director award went to Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman.

    Last year, 10 STL winners won the Oscar which is a great feat. Let’s see how it goes this year.

    Here is the list of winners:

    Best Film
    “Boyhood”

    Best Director
    Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

    Best Actor
    Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”

    Best Actress
    Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

    Best Supporting Actor
    J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

    Best Supporting Actress
    Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    “Gone Girl”

    Best Original Screenplay
    “Birdman”

    Best Art Direction
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

    Best Cinematography
    “Birdman”

    Best Musical Score
    “Birdman”

    Best Visual Effects
    “Interstellar”

    Best Animated Film
    “The LEGO Movie”

    Best Non-English Language Film
    “Force Majeure”

    Best Documentary
    “CITIZENFOUR”

    Best Art House or Festival Film
    “Whiplash”

    Best Comedy
    “Guardians of the Galaxy”

    Best Soundtrack
    “Guardians of the Galaxy”

    Best Scene
    “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (Quicksilver Escape from the Pentagon)

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:41 pm on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    21st Annual Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) announced their awards on December 15th, 2014 with giving away the Best Picture award to Birdman directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu who also won the Best Director award.

    Last year, 11 DFWFCA winners won the Oscars which is a huge feat for critics for awarding the right films. Let’s see how it goes this time.

    Here is the list of winners along with runners-up:

    Best Film: Birdman
    Runners-Up, in order: Boyhood, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything,The Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash, Gone Girl, Selma, Wild and Nightcrawler

    Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
    Runners-Up, in order: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game, Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler and Timothy Spall for Mr. Turner

    Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, Wild
    Runners-Up, in order: Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything and Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night

    Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
    Runners-Up, in order: Edward Norton for Birdman, Ethan Hawke for Boyhood, Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher and Alfred Molina for Love is Strange

    Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
    Runners-Up, in order: Emma Stone for Birdman, Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game, Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year and Laura Dern forWild

    Best Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
    Runners-Up, in order: Richard Linklater for Boyhood, Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel, David Fincher for Gone Girl and Ava DuVernay for Selma

    Best Foreign-Language Film: Force Majeure
    Runners-Up, in order: Ida, Winter Sleep, Leviathan and Wild Tales

    Best Documentary: Citizenfour
    Runners-Up, in order: Life Itself, Jodorowsky’s Dune, The Overnighters and The Great Invisible

    Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
    Runner-Up: Big Hero 6

    Best Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
    Runner-Up: Richard Linklater for Boyhood

    Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
    Runner-Up: Hoyte Van Hoytema for Interstellar

    Best Musical Score: Hans Zimmer, Intersellar

    Winner of the Russell Smith Award: Boyhood

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 5:28 pm on December 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    48th Annual Kansas City Film Critics Circle Loutzenhiser Awards 

    The Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) announced the winners of 48th annual Loutzenhiser Awards on December 14th, 2014 with giving away the Best Film award to BIRDMAN whereas the Best Director trophy went to Richard Linklater for Boyhood.

    Last year, 6 KCFCC winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Animated Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Let’s see how it goes this year.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    BEST PICTURE: “Birdman”

    ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING: Richard Linklater – “Boyhood”

    BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton – “Birdman”

    BEST ACTRESS: Rosamund Pike – “Gone Girl”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Edward Norton – “Birdman”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette – “Boyhood”

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicholas Glocobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – “Birdman”

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Gillian Robespierre – “Obvious Child”

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: “The Lego Movie”

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: “CitizenFour”

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “Ida” (Poland)

    VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCI-FI, FANTASY or HORROR FILM: “The Babadook”

     
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