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Mar 11, 2015

Best of 2014 - My Awards


I am back with my "Best of 2014" awards post to acknowledge excellence of the films in various categories. I had posted my top 20 list here. Note that the nominees are all ranked.

Best Film:

1. Boyhood *WINNER*
2. Under the Skin
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
4. Two Days, One Night
5. Whiplash
6. Birdman
7. Foxcatcher
8. Olive Kitteridge
9. The Immigrant
10. Leviathan


Best Director:

1. Richard Linklater, Boyhood *WINNER*
2. Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
3. Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
4. Isao Takahata, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
5. Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
6. Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night



Best Lead Actor:

1. David Oyelowo, Selma *WINNER*
2. Michael Keaton, Birdman
3. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
4. Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
5. Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Jack O'Connell, Starred Up



Best Lead Actress:

1. Julianne Moore, Still Alice *WINNER*
2. Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
3. Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
4. Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
5. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
6. Jessica Chastain, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby



Best Supporting Actor:

1. J. K. Simmons, Whiplash *WINNER*
2. Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
3. Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up
4. Edward Norton, Birdman
5. James Brolin, Inherent Vice
6. Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher



Best Supporting Actress:

1. Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars *WINNER*
2. Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
3. Elena Lyadova, Leviathan
4. Elisabeth Moss, Listen Up Philip
5. Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
6. Imelda Staunton, Pride

Best Original Screenplay:

1. Boyhood *WINNER*
2. Birdman
3. Whiplash
4. Leviathan
5. Nightcrawler
6. Selma

Best Adapted Screenplay:

1. Olive Kitteridge *WINNER*
2. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
3. Inherent Vice
4. Under the Skin
5. Winter Sleep
6. The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film:

1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya *WINNER*
2. Two Days, One Night
3. Leviathan
4. The Wind Rises
5. Ida
6. The Missing Picture

Best Animated Film:

1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya *WINNER*
2. The Wind Rises
3. Song of the Sea
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2
5. The Lego Movie

Best Documentary:

1. Life Itself *WINNER*
2. The Missing Picture
3. Citizenfour
4. Jodorowsky's Dune
5. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Best Editing:

1. Boyhood *WINNER*
2. Whiplash
3. Nightcrawler
4. Birdman
5. Under the Skin
6. Two Days, One Night

Best Cinematography:

1. Ida *WINNER*
2. The Immigrant
3. Mr. Turner
4. Birdman
5. Under the Skin
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel *WINNER*
2. Snowpiercer
3. Mr. Turner
4. The Immigrant
5. The Double
6. Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Costume Design:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel *WINNER*
2. Belle
3. Inherent Vice
4. The Immigrant
5. Mr. Turner
6. Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel *WINNER*
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Foxcatcher
4. Birdman
5. Olive Kitteridge
6. Mr. Turner

Best Visual Effects:

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes *WINNER*
2. Interstellar
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
4. Godzilla
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past
6. Under the Skin

Best Original Score:

1. Under the Skin *WINNER*
2. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
3. Interstellar
4. Gone Girl
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Birdman

Best Original Song:

1. "Hal", Only Lovers Left Alive *WINNER*
2. "Glory", Selma
3. "I Love You All", Frank
4. "Split the Difference", Boyhood
5. "Race to Erase", The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
6. "Grateful", Beyond the Lights

Best Soundtrack:

1. Inherent Vice *WINNER*
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Boyhood
4. Guardians of the Galaxy
5. Ida
6. The Guest

Best Sound:

1. Whiplash *WINNER*
2. Fury
3. Godzilla
4. The Babadook
5. Under the Skin
6. Interstellar

Best Ensemble:

1. Birdman *WINNER*
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Boyhood
4. Selma
5. Inherent Vice
6. Nymphomaniac

Best First Film:
Nightcrawler

Best Breakthrough Actors:
Jack O'Connell, Starred Up & Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle

Best Youth Performers:
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood & Mackenzie Foy, Interstellar

Best Body of Work:
Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year & Interstellar)

Top 10 Movie Moments of 2014:

1. "The Finale" - Whiplash
2. "Princess Flees the Castle" - The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
3. "The Predator and the Prey" - Under the Skin
4. "Edmund Pettus Bridge" - Selma
5. "Home Invasion" - Nightcrawler
6. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" - The Skeleton Twins
7. "Seduce & Slash" - Gone Girl
8. "Avalanche" - Force Majeure
9. "Time In a Bottle" - X-Men: Days of Future Past
10. "Spider" - Enemy