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Dec 15, 2014

20th Annual Critics Choice Awards Nominations


20th Annual Critics Choice Awards nominations were just announced. The BFCA awarded maximum nominations to films like Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Gone Girl etc. In the best picture category, Unbroken and Nightcrawler made it alongside the already mentioned films. The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Selma and Whiplash also made up the list. That means, films like Foxcatcher and A Most Violent Year weren't nominated, which I predicted instead of the Dan Gilroy and Angelina Jolie directed films. Anyways, the full line up gives one an understanding of the overall consensus that seems to have been building up this awards season. It is not too far fetched of an idea to think that the Academy may go for these nominees as well.

Foxcatcher missed on many nominations (lead actor, screenplay, director) but Mark Ruffalo was nominated. Inherent Vice had a nice presence in categories, supporting actor, adapted screenplay, art direction and costume design. Amy Adams yet again missed out on a nomination while Jennifer Anniston made it, so did the wonderful Marion Cotillard. Reese Witherspoon's co-star in Wild, Laura Dern missed out as well but Tilda Swinton was nominated in supporting actress category. Their choices mostly looks nice but nothing too out of the ordinary, very much in tuned with the rest of them. Not complaining!

Below is the full list of all the nominees:

Best Picture:
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"Gone Girl"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"Nightcrawler"
"Selma"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Unbroken"
"Whiplash"


Best Director:
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
David Fincher, "Gone Girl"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Angelina Jolie, "Unbroken"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"

Best Actor:
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress:
Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Supporting Actor:
Josh Brolin, "Inherent Vice"
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
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"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer"

Best Original Screenplay:
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Nightcrawler"
"Whiplash"

Best Adapted Screenplay:
"Gone Girl"
"The Imitation Game"
"Inherent Vice"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Unbroken"
"Wild"

Best Foreign Language Film:
"Force Majeure"
"Ida"
"Leviathan"
"Two Days, One Night"
"Wild Tales"

Best Documentary Feature:
"CITIZENFOUR"
"Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me"
"Jodorowsky’s Dune"
"Last Days in Vietnam"
"Life Itself"
"The Overnighters"

Best Animated Feature:
"Big Hero 6"
"The Book of Life"
"The Boxtrolls"
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
"The LEGO Movie"

Best Editing:
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"Gone Girl"
"Interstellar"
"Whiplash"

Best Cinematography:
"Birdman"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Interstellar"
"Mr. Turner"
"Unbroken"

Best Art Direction:
"Birdman"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Inherent Vice"
"Interstellar"
"Into the Woods"
"Snowpiercer"

Best Costume Design:
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Inherent Vice"
"Into the Woods"
"Maleficent"
"Mr. Turner"

Best Hair & Makeup:
"Foxcatcher"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
"Into the Woods"
"Maleficent"

Best Visual Effects:
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
"Interstellar"

Best Score:
"Birdman"
"Gone Girl"
"The Imitation Game"
"Interstellar"
"The Theory of Everything"

Best Song:
"Lost Stars" from "Begin Again"
"Big Eyes" from "Big Eyes"
"Yellow Flicker Beat" from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
"Everything is Awesome" from "The LEGO Movie"
"Glory" from "Selma"

Best Acting Ensemble:
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"Into the Woods"
"Selma"

Best Young Actor/Actress:
Ellar Coltrane, "Boyhood"
Ansel Elgort, "The Fault in Our Stars"
Mackenzie Foy, "Interstellar"
Jaeden Lieberher, "St. Vincent"
Tony Revolori, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Annie"
Noah Wiseman, "The Babadook"

Best Action Movie:
"American Sniper"
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"Fury"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"

Best Actor in an Action Movie:
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
Tom Cruise, "Edge of Tomorrow"
Chris Evans, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
Brad Pitt, "Fury"
Chris Pratt, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Best Actress in an Action Movie:
Emily Blunt, "Edge of Tomorrow"
Scarlett Johansson, "Lucy"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"
Zoe Saldana, "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Shailene Woodley, "Divergent"

Best Comedy:
"Birdman"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"St. Vincent"
"Top Five"
"22 Jump Street"

Best Actor in a Comedy:
Jon Favreau, "Chef"
Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"
Chris Rock, "Top Five"
Channing Tatum, "22 Jump Street"

Best Actress in a Comedy:
Rose Byrne, "Neighbors"
Rosario Dawson, "Top Five"
Melissa McCarthy, "St. Vincent"
Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child"
Kristen Wiig, "The Skeleton Twins"

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:
"The Babadook"
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
"Interstellar"
"Snowpiercer"
"Under the Skin"