Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I'm sorry...but what the actual fuck just happened?

Best Film
A Most Violent Year

Top Ten
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The LEGO Movie

Best Director
Clint Eastwood/American Sniper

Best Actor 
Oscar Isaac/A Most Violent Year & Michael Keaton/Birdman

Best Actress
Julianne Moore/Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton/Birdman

Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain/A Most Violent Year

Best Original Screenplay
The Lego Movie

Best Adapted Screenplay
Inherent Vice

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Breakthrough Performance
Jack O’Connell/Starred Up & Unbroken

Best Directorial Debut
Gillian Robespierre/Obvious Child

Best Foreign Language Film
Wild Tales

Top Five
Force Mejeure
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem
Two Days, One Night
We Are the Best

Best Documentary
Life Itself

Top Five
Art and Craft
Jodorowsky's Dune
Keep On Keepin' On
The Kill Team
Last Days in Vietnam

Top Ten Independent Films
Blue Ruin
A Most Wanted Man
Mr. Turner
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Starred Up
Still Alice

William K. Everson Film History Award
Scott Eyman

Best Ensemble

Spotlight Award
Chris Rock for writing, directing, and starring in Top Five

NBR Freedom of Expression Award
Rosewater Selma


  1. ok....I don't get how the Lego movie is in the top list and wins for screenplay but doesn't take best animated?? I didn't even hear about Clint Eastwood being in the running for anything....hmmmmm

    1. Clint Eastwood always wins big here. Apparently the president of the NBR is friends with friends of Eastwood, or something like that. His films always place, regardless of reviews. Hereafter was in their Top Ten, and he won Best Actor for Gran Torino here. The reviews for American Sniper pretty much took it completely out of the running for Oscar, and yet they shamelessly awarded him. They can't help themselves.

      They also fawn all over Clooney, but he has nothing in the running this year, so he's out.

      As far as LEGO is concerned, they obviously wanted to have more people show up to their awards ceremony, which they hold every year. Awarding LEGO in screenplay (which I find to be absolutely fantastic) and Dragon in Animated snags two studios for attendance.

  2. NPR and their raging Eastwood boner...

    As much as I dug Lego Movie, BEST original screenplay? What?!

    1. I'm all for it, LEGO that is. I mean, it was such a cleverly devised script that played into all the things we love about LEGOS and those characters and fused it rather beautifully. It may not be the best of the year, but it's an inspired choice here and one I fully endorse!

  3. LOL, the Eastwood love is always good for a laugh. I see A Most Violent Year and American Sniper underperforming at the Oscars, but I wonder about the Best Picture lineup. While it feels the same every year, I think we could see anywhere from 7-9 nominees. 10 is a stretch, but I could see as many as 9 again for sure.

    1. I kind of feel like we'll see a solid nine noms every year until they change the rules again.