Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Austin Film Critics Association...

Best Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
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 Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Score: Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Best Foreign-Language Film: Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)
Best Documentary: Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)
Best First Film: Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
Breakthrough Artist: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
Best Austin Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Special Honorary Award: Gary Poulter, for his outstanding performance in Joe

AFCA 2014 Top Ten Films:

1. Boyhood
2. Whiplash
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Birdman
5. Snowpiercer
6. Nightcrawler
7. Selma
8. The Imitation Game
9. TIE: Inherent Vice and Gone Girl


  1. I'm surprised by some of the wins here-Jake Gyllenhaal, for example and J.K. Simmons.

    1. Gyllenhaal has been snagging wins left and right, which is pretty awesome.

      J.K. Simmons has won practically everything so far.

  2. Boyhood again, no surprise. I wonder if Gyllenhaal really can crack the top 5 at the Oscars. I can't see Carell missing, but he totally could.

    1. It's hard. I'm debating that right now. Carell feels like a real Oscar contender...and yet his film is floundering so badly that I feel like he'd need Foxcatcher to overperform on nomination morning to actually get in, while Gyllenhaal could probably get away with being Nightcrawler's only nomination, considering how much passion is behind the film.

      Or, maybe they both miss out for Fiennes, who has the film everyone loves right now. I mean, how can a film that is so firmly steeped in an ensemble snag a BP nom without anyone from the cast getting in?