Saturday, February 21, 2015

Awards-Nazi Award Winners for 2014!

And here they are. Lots of good work out there this year. So much, in fact, that I couldn't help but acknowledge my runner-up selections for each category.

Enjoy! And feel free to let me know what your picks would be.

Best Picture
WHIPLASH, (Damien Chazelle, Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster)
Runner-up: BOYHOOD, (Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland)

Best Director
RICHARD LINKLATER, BOYHOOD
Runner-up: ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, BIRDMAN

Best Actor
MICHAEL KEATON, BIRDMAN
Runner-up: JAKE GYLLENHAAL, NIGHTCRAWLER

Best Actress
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, BEGIN AGAIN
Runner-up: MARION COTILLARD, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. SIMMONS, WHIPLASH
Runner-up: EDWARD NORTON, BIRDMAN

Best Supporting Actress
TILDA SWINTON, SNOWPIERCER
Runner-up: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, BOYHOOD

Best Acting Ensemble
BOYHOOD
GONE GIRL

Best Original Screenplay
FOXCATCHER, (E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman)
Runner-up: BIRDMAN,
(Alejando G. Iňárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo)

Best Adapted Screenplay
WILD, (Nick Hornby)
Runner-up: GONE GIRL, (Gillian Flynn)

Best Animated Feature
SONG OF THE SEA, (Tomm Moore)
Runner-up: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, (Dean DeBlois)

Best Foreign Film
FORCE MAJEURE, (Ruben Östlund)
Runner-up: IDA, (Paweł Pawlikowski)

Best Documentary
VIRUNGA, (Orlando von Einsiedel)
Runner-up: THE OVERNIGHTERS, (Jesse Moss)

Best Cinematography
BIRDMAN, (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Runner-up: MR. TURNER, (Dick Pope)

Best Film Editing
WHIPLASH, (Tom Cross)
Runner-up: WILD, (Jean-Marc Vallée, Martin Pensa)

Best Production Design
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL,
(Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock, Gerald Sullivan)
Runner-up: SNOWPIERCER,
(Ondrej Nekvasil, Beatrice Brendtnerovà, Stefan Kovacik)

Best Costume Design
THE BOXTROLLS, (Deborah Cook)
Runner-up: INHERENT VICE, (Mark Bridges)

Best Original Score
GONE GIRL, (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
Runner-up: INTERSTELLAR, (Hans Zimmer)

Best Adapted Score
WHIPLASH, (Justin Hurwitz, Andy Ross)
Runner-up: INTO THE WOODS, (David Crane, Jonathan Tunick)

Best Original Song
"Glory" from SELMA, (John Legend, Common, Rhymefest)
Runner-up: "A Step You Can't Take Back" from BEGIN AGAIN,
(John Carney, Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois)

Best Sound Mixing
WHIPLASH, (Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley)
Runner-up: FURY, (Paul N.J. Ottosson, Marc Fishman, Lisa Pinero)

Best Sound Editing
FURY, (Paul N.J. Ottosson)
Runner-up: GODZILLA, (Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn)

Best Visual Effects
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES,
(Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Matt Kutcher, Daniel Barrett)
Runner-up: INTERSTELLAR,
(Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Ian Hunter)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, (Jan Sewell)
Runner-up: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY,
(David White, Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou)

So that makes five wins for Whiplash, and two apiece for Boyhood and Birdman.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, wasn't expecting Whiplash!
    Great choices.. I would go for:

    Best motion picture of the year:
    Boyhood
    runner up: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Achievement in directing:
    Boyhood – Richard Linklater
    runner up: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu

    Performance by an actor in a leading role:
    Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
    runner up: Michael Keaton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Performance by an actress in a leading role:
    Reese Witherspoon – Wild
    runner up: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
    Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
    runner up: Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
    Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
    runner up: Laura Dern – Wild

    Adapted screenplay:
    Whiplash
    runner up: Inherent Vice

    Original screenplay:
    Boyhood
    runner up: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Best animated feature film of the year:
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
    runner up: How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Achievement in film editing:
    Whiplash
    runner up: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Achievement in cinematography:
    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
    runner up: Mr. Turner

    Best foreign language film of the year:
    Leviathan – Russia
    runner up: Ida – Poland

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
    Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
    runner up: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
    A Most Violent Year – "America for Me" – Music and Lyrics by Alex Ebert
    runner up: Begin Again – “Coming up Roses " – Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Danielle Brisebois


    Achievement in production design:
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    runner up: Interstellar

    Achievement in costume design:
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    runner up: Into the Woods

    Achievement in makeup and hairstyling:
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    runner up: Foxcatcher

    Achievement in sound editing:
    Godzilla
    runner up: Fury

    Achievement in sound mixing :
    Fury
    runner up: Whiplash

    Achievement in visual effects:
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    runner up: Interstellar

    Best documentary feature:
    The Overnighters – Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine
    runner up: Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

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    1. Love how identically we line up on the "blockbuster" categories (sound and fx). Fools seldom differ ;)

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    2. lol or great minds think alike... hey, Since the academy added a casting directors, branch is that a foreshadowing for a best cast/ensemble category?

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  2. Maybe someday, but probably not for a while. I understand the suggestion has been turned down by the board of governors before.

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  3. Picture: Boyhood, alt.: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Director: Linklater, alt.: Nolan
    Actor: Keaton, alt.: Carell
    Actress: Witherspoon, alt.: Pike
    Sup. Actor: Simmons, alt.: Norton
    Sup. Actress: Arquette, alt.: Stone
    Original Screenplay: Birdman, alt.: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Adapted Screenplay: Gone Girl, alt.: How To Train Your Dragon 2
    Cast Ensemble: The Grand Budapest Hotel, alt.: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Young Actor (21 or Under): Coltrane, alt.: Foy
    Foreign Language: Force Majeure, alt.: Ida
    Documentary: Citizenfour, alt.: Virunga
    Original Score: Interstellar, alt.: The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Original Song: "Glory", alt.: "Everything is Awesome!!"
    Sound Editing: Guardians of the Galaxy, alt.: Unbroken
    Sound Mixing: Whiplash, alt.: Unbroken
    Animated Feature: Dragons 2, alt.: The LEGO Movie
    Cinematography: Birdman, alt.: Interstellar
    Makeup: Foxcatcher, alt.: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel, alt.: Into the Woods
    Costume Design: The Grand Budpaest Hotel, alt. Into the Woods
    Film Editing: Interstellar, alt.: Whiplash
    Visual Effects: Interstellar, alt.: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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