Thursday, December 18, 2014

A few more critics to ponder...


Best Picture: "Birdman." 
Runner-up: "The Imitation Game.

Best Achievement in Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, BIRDMAN
Runner-up: Jonathan Glazer, "Under the Skin

Best Lead Performance, Male: Michael Keaton, BIRDMAN
Runners-up: Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"; Ralph Fiennes, "Grand Budapest Hotel.

Best Lead Performance, Female: Rosamund Pike, GONE GIRL
Runner-up: Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night

Best Supporting Performance, Male: J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH
Runner-up: Edward Norton, "Birdman

Best Supporting Performance, Female: Jessica Chastain, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR
Runner-up: Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer

Best Original Screenplay: BIRDMAN
Runner-up: "Nightcrawler.

Best Adapted Screenplay: INHERENT VICE and SNOWPIERCER (tie)

Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit, NIGHTCRAWLER
Runner-up: Daniel Landin, "Under the Skin

Best Documentary Feature: CITIZENFOUR
Runner-Up: The Overnighters

Best Non-English Language Feature: WE ARE THE BEST!
Runner-up: Two Days, One Night

Best Animated Feature: THE LEGO MOVIE
Runner-Up: The Boxtrolls


Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Best Irish Film: Frank
Best Documentary: Finding Vivian Maier
Best Breakthrough: Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, Unbroken, ‘71)


Best Picture

Winner – Birdman

Other Nominees:
Boyhood
Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
Whiplash

Best Comedy Film

Winner – Grand Budapest Hotel

Other Nominees:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Lego Movie
Obvious Child
St. Vincent

Best Horror or Sci-Fi Film

Winner: Snowpiercer

Other Nominees:
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Under the Skin

Best Mystery or Thriller Film

Winners (tie) – Gone Girl and Nightcrawler

Other Nominees:
The Imitation Game
A Most Violent Year

Best Actor

Winner – Michael Keaton, Birdman

Other Nominees:
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Winner – Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Other Nominees:
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Hilary Swank, The Homesman

Best Supporting Actor

Winner – JK Simmons, Whiplash

Other Nominees:
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

Winner – Emma Stone, Birdman

Other Nominees:
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Best Director

Winner – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman

Other Nominees:
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay

Winner – Birdman

Other Nominees:
Boyhood
Gone Girl
Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash

Best Animated Film

Winner – The Lego Movie

Other Nominees:
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best International Film

Winners (tie) – Force Majeure and Ida

Other Nominee:
Two Days, One Night


(these girls are always entertaining)

BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN
Camp X-Ray
The Homesman
Still Alice*
Two Days, One Night

BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN
Belle
Selma*
The Babadook
The Pretty One

BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award]
Belle: Misan Sagay
Ida: Rebecca Lenkiewicz*
Obvious Child: Gillian Robespierre
The Babadook: Jennifer Kent

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard: Two Days, One Night
Carol Kane: Clutter
Julianne Moore: Still Alice*
Kristen Stewart: Camp X-Ray

BEST ACTOR
Tom Hardy: Locke
Tommy Lee Jones: The Homesman
Eddie Redmayne: The Theory Of Everything*
Jeremy Renner: Kill The Messenger

BEST YOUNG ACTRESS
Mira Grosin: We Are The Best*
Lorelei Linklater: Boyhood
Saoirse Ronan: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Quvenzhane Wallis; Annie

BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS
Anna Kendrick: Happy Christmas
Helen Mirren: The Hundred-Foot Journey
Jenny Slate: Obvious Child*
Kristen Wiig: Skeleton Twins

BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
Ida
Two Days, one Night*
We Are The Best
Zero Motivation

BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE
Belle
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1*
Lucky Them
Obvious Child
1,000 Times Good Night

WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE
Gone Girl
Horrible Bosses 2*
Nymphomaniac
Sex Tape
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE
Cesar Chavez
Kill The Messenger
Love Is Strange*
The Homesman

WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE
Bad Words
Big Eyes
Dumb And Dumber To*
Listen Up Philip

BEST THEATRICALLY UNRELEASED MOVIE BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
Girlhood*
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

WOMEN'S WORK/BEST ENSEMBLE
The Homesman*
Two Days, One Night
We're The Best
Zero Motivation


SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

COURAGE IN FILMMAKING:
CitizenFour

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women
Frontera
Private Violence

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America
Anita: Speaking Truth To Power*
The Maid's Room

KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity
Belle*
Big Eyes

COURAGE IN ACTING [Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen]
Carla Juri: Wetlands
Julianne Moore: Still Alice*
Hilary Swank: The Homesman
Reese Witherspoon: Wild

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD: [Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored]
Amy Adams: Big Eyes
Patricia Arquette: Boyhood
Felicity Jones: The Theory Of Everything*
Hilary Swank: The Homesman

BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN
Anita: Speaking Truth To Power
CitizenFour*
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
She's Beautiful When She's Angry

MOMMIE DEAREST WORST SCREEN MOM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Charlotte Gainsbourg: Nymphomaniac

BEST SCREEN COUPLE
Boyhood
Elsa & Fred
Obvious Child
Skeleton Twins*

BEST LINE IN A MOVIE
Big Hero 6: "Stop whining. Woman up!"

A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO MALE ROLES IN MOVIES
Jessica Chastain: Interstellar


JUST KIDDING AWARDS:

Forty-Plus Female Empowerment Award: For the producers who give women over forty meaningful roles in movies on a regular basis, in an industry where forty is the new ninety-five - and as other than maniacs and witches.

Merry Macho Award: Seth Rogen and James Franco: For advancing the cause of world peace with their presidential assassination comedy, The Interview, and for further extending Hollywood as a wing of the US military and the CIA. And, while possibly mulling the Interview II sequel comedy - the assassination of President Obama.

ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: Adrienne Shelly was a promising actress and filmmaker who was brutally strangled in her apartment in 2006 at the age of forty by a construction worker in the building, after she complained about noise. Her killer tried to cover up his crime by hanging her from a shower20rack in her bathroom, to make it look like a suicide. He later confessed that he was having a "bad day." Shelly, who left behind a baby daughter, had just completed her film Waitress, which she also starred in, and which was honored at Sundance after her death.

JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: The daughter of a laundress and a musician, Baker overcame being born black, female and poor, and marriage at age fifteen, to become an internationally acclaimed legendary performer, starring in the films Princess Tam Tam, Moulin Rouge and Zou Zou. She also survived the race riots in East St. Louis, Illinois as a child, and later expatriated to France to escape US racism. After participating heroically in the underground French Resistance during WWII, Baker returned to the US where she was a crusader for racial equality. Her activism led to attacks against her by reporter Walter Winchell who denounced her as a communist, leading her to wage a battle against him. Baker was instrumental in ending segregation in many theaters and clubs, where she refused to perform unless integration was implemented.

KAREN MORLEY AWARD: Karen Morley was a promising Hollywood star in the 1930s, in such films as Mata Hari and Our Daily Bread. She was driven out of Hollywood for her leftist political convictions by the Blacklist and for refusing to testify against other actors, while Robert Taylor and Sterling Hayden were informants against her. And also for daring to have a child and become a mother, unacceptable for female stars in those days. Morley maintained her militant political activism for the rest of her life, running for Lieutenant Governor on the American Labor Party ticket in 1954. She passed away in 2003, unrepentant to the end, at the age of 93.

4 comments:

  1. The Women's awards are quite interesting and glad you brought it to attention here. One film I have the pleasure in saying I will never see is Dumb & Dumber 2 (I didn't see the 1st one either thankfully)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Women's Film Critics Circle is hilarious. They just...I mean...WTF!

      Delete
  2. Yay! We Are the Best! won something! But they gave it to the wrong Mira. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on that film!

    By the way, I watched The Skeleton Twins recently, and I'm curious to get your reaction. It's a sweet little movie, with great work from Hader and Wiig. Luke Wilson also reminded me how good can be. Hope you check that one out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just saw that that popped up in Redbox, so whenever I have a day where I'm not working late, I'll pick it up. I really want to see it.

      Delete