Monday, December 29, 2014

North Carolina Film Critics Association

Best Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
A Most Violent Year

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)
Tom Hardy (Locke)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Alfred Molina (Love is Strange)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Jon Michael McDonagh (Calvary)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Nick Hornby (Wild)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)

Best foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night
We are the Best!

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
The Tales of Princess Kaguya

Best Documental Feature Film
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Life Itself
The Overnighters

Tar Heel Award (Related to North Carolina)
Zach Galifanikas (Birdman)
Cynthia Hill (Private Violence)
Jake Lacy (The Obvious Child)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz (Land Ho!)


  1. North Carolina always does good. Something we in Georgia could never get right in the world of films.

    1. You're from Georgia? My sister lived there for quite a while.

  2. I'd put Cumberbatch in ahead of Redmayne, but that Best Actor lineup is pretty awesome. Great to see even more mentions of Cotillard and We Are the Best! as well.

    1. I'm interested to see who bags that BAFTA, Cummerbund or Redmaybe...

  3. I am surprised to see Josh Brolin but I think he was in one of the other lists. Glad to see Cotillard receive some due

    1. Inherent Vice is surging at the right time to possible snag Brolin a surprise Oscar nomination...

  4. I think I've told you that you're the man. If not, consider this that time. I live in NC and had no clue this was released. Great work, as always.

    1. Thanks bud. I try to catch them all, that way all bases are covered and my 'Awards Tally Page' is as accurate as can be.

  5. I have to write this because it freaks me out. Yesterday I was thinking allot about Louise Rainer and I decided to look up who has died in 2014. I was glad to see she was not on the list only to find out, this morning, that she passed away. Now she was 104 so she had a great life but it still freaks me out that this happens to me allot. I think of a star for a couple of days and can't wonder why and then they die. ughhh . It's glad you just spotlighted her a couple months back

    1. Well, you're mind is working again since as you left this comment I was posting about her passing.

  6. Nice to keep seeing Keaton's name on Best Actor. WOW this might be the first time Hardy's name pops up but he's phenomenal in the one-man-show LOCKE, so yeah he's definitely worthy to be included.

    1. Oh, this isn't the first. He's actually landed quite a few critics mentions, and he won LA, which is a HUGE deal. He won't hit with Oscar, not with this list of contenders, but he's made a real play for it.