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  • Ahsan Haseeb 1:30 pm on January 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    4th Annual Georgia Film Critics Association Awards 

    The Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) announced their awards on January 9th, 2015 with giving away the top prize to Boyhood, written and directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award.
    The critics showed love to Nightcrawler and awarded it with Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
    Last year, 7 GFCA winners won the Oscars, i.e. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Animated Feature. Let’s see how it goes this year
    Here is the complete list of winners, along with nominations:
    Best Picture
    • “Birdman”
    • WINNER: “Boyhood”
    • “Gone Girl”
    • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    • “Ida”
    • “A Most Violent Year”
    • “Nightcrawler”
    • “Selma”
    • “Snowpiercer”
    • “Whiplash”

    Best Director
    • WINNER: “Boyhood” – Richard Linklater
    • “Gone Girl” – David Fincher
    • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Wes Anderson
    • “Selma” – Ava DuVernay
    • “Whiplash” – Damien Chazelle

    Best Actor
    • Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
    • WINNER: Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”)
    • Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)
    • David Oyelowo (“Selma”)
    • Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”)

    Best Actress
    • WINNER: Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”)
    • Scarlett Johansson (“Under the Skin”)
    • Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”)
    • Lisa Loven Kongsli (“Force Majeure”)
    • Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”)
    • Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”)

    Best Supporting Actor
    • Riz Ahmed (“Nightcrawler”)
    • Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”)
    • Edward Norton (“Birdman”)
    • Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”)
    • WINNER: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”)

    Best Supporting Actress
    • Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”)
    • Jessica Chastain (“A Most Violent Year”)
    • Rene Russo (“Nightcrawler”)
    • Emma Stone (“Birdman”)
    • WINNER: Tilda Swinton (“Snowpiercer”)

    Best Original Screenplay
    • “Boyhood” – Richard Linklater
    • “Calvary” – John Michael McDonagh
    • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
    • WINNER: “Nightcrawler” – Dan Gilroy
    • “Selma” – Paul Webb

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    • WINNER: “Gone Girl” – Gillian Flynn
    • “The Imitation Game” – Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges
    • “Inherent Vice” – Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon
    • “Snowpiercer” – Bong Joon-ho, Kelly Masterson, Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, Jean-Marc Rochette
    • “The Theory of Everything” – Anthony McCarten, Jane Wilde Hawking
    • “Wild” – Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed

    Best Cinematography
    • WINNER: “Birdman” – Emmanuel Lubezki
    • “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Robert Yeoman
    • “Ida” – Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
    • “Inherent Vice” – Robert Elswit
    • “Interstellar” – Hoyte van Hoytema

    Best Production Design
    • WINNER: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
    • “Inherent Vice” – David Crank, Amy Wells
    • “Interstellar” – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
    • “Into the Woods” – Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
    • “Snowpiercer” – Ondrej Nekvasil, Catherine George
    • “Under the Skin” – Chris Oddy, Emer O’Sullivan

    Best Original Score
    • “Birdman” – Antonio Sánchez
    • “Gone Girl” – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
    • WINNER: “Interstellar” – Hans Zimmer
    • “Life Itself” – Joshua Abrams
    • “Under the Skin” – Mica Levi

    Best Original Song
    • “Everything is Awesome” – Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, The Lonely Island (“The Lego Movie”)
    • WINNER: “Glory” – John Stephens, Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith (“Selma”)
    • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”)
    • “Something so Right” – Bret McKenzie (“Muppets Most Wanted”)
    • “We Will Not Go” – J. Ralph (“Virunga”)

    Best Ensemble
    • “Birdman”
    • “Boyhood”
    • WINNER: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    • “Gone Girl”
    • “Selma”

    Best Foreign Film
    • “Force Majeure”
    • WINNER: “Ida”
    • “Sepideh”
    • “Two Days, One Night”
    • “We Are the Best!”

    Breakthrough Award
    • Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”)
    • Ava DuVernay (“Selma”)
    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle,” “Beyond the Lights”)
    • WINNER: David Oyelowo (“Default,” “Interstellar,” “A Most Violent Year,” “Nightingale,” “Selma”)
    • Jenny Slate (“The Longest Week,” “Obvious Child”)
    • Tessa Thompson (“Dear White People,” “Grantham & Rose,” “Selma”)

    Best Animated Film
    • “Big Hero 6”
    • “The Book of Life”
    • “The Boxtrolls”
    • “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
    • WINNER: “The LEGO Movie”

    Best Documentary
    • “Citizenfour”
    • “Finding Vivian Maier”
    • “Keep On Keepin’ On”
    • WINNER: “Life Itself”
    • “Sepideh”
     
    Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
    • “Selma” – Ava DuVernay, Paul Webb
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  • Ahsan Haseeb 11:08 pm on December 9, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    14th Annual New York Film Critics Online Awards 

    The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) announced their awards on December, 7th, 2014 with giving away the Best Picture award to none other than Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award. The acting awards are really spot on, and it’s safe to say that J.K. Simmons is one of the front-runners for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year for his role in Whiplash.

    Last year, 7 NYFCO winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Let’s see if NYFCO gets it right this time as well.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    FILM: Boyhood

    DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

    ACTOR: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

    ACTRESS: Marion Cotillard, (Two Days, One Night)

    SCREENPLAY: Birdman (Amando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone, Alejandro G. Inarritu)

    CINEMATOGRAPHY: Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)

    SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

    ENSEMBLE CAST: Birdman

    FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Two Days, One Night

    DOCUMENTARY: Life Itself

    ANIMATED FEATURE: The Lego Movie

    DEBUT AS DIRECTOR: Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

    USE OF MUSIC: 
    Get On Up (Score: Thomas Newman; Music Supervisor: Budd Carr)
    BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Starred Up)
    TOP TEN PICTURES
    • Birdman
    • Boyhood
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • The Imitation Game
    • A Most Violent Year
    • Mr. Turner
    • Selma
    • The Theory of Everything
    • Under the Skin
    • Whiplash
     
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