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2014 Awards Season has begun 
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2014 Awards

Best Picture
Boyhood

Best Director
Richard Linklater
Boyhood

Best Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard
The Immigrant, Two Days, One Night

Best Actor
Timothy Spall
Mr. Turner

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette
Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Whiplash

Best Cinematographer
Darius Khondji
The Immigrant

Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary)
Citizenfour

Best Foreign Film
Ida

Best First Film
Jennifer Kent
The Babadook


Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:32 pm
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Best Film: A Most Violent Year
Best Director: Clint Eastwood – American Sniper
Best Actor (TIE): 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: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – The Lego Movie
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson – 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
Best Documentary: Life Itself
William K. Everson Film History Award: Scott Eyman
Best Ensemble: Fury
Spotlight Award: Chris Rock for writing, directing, and starring in – Top Five
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Rosewater
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Selma

Top Films
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
Fury
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Lego Movie
Nightcrawler
Unbroken

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Leviathan
Two Days, One Night
We Are the Best!

Top 5 Documentaries
Art and Craft
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Keep On Keepin’ On
The Kill Team
Last Days in Vietnam

Top 10 Independent Films
Blue Ruin
Locke
A Most Wanted Man
Mr. Turner
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Starred Up
Still Alice


Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:35 pm
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wow, Tom Hardy. most surprising award so far. Should be interesting to see how IFC positions Arquette, as a lead or supoorting?

LA Film Critics

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Picture: “Boyhood”
Runner-up: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Actor: Tom Hardy, “Locke”
Runner-up: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Runner-up: Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Supporting actress: Agata Kulesza, “Ida”
Runner-up: Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”

Screenplay: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Runner-up: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, “Birdman”

Foreign-language film: “Ida”
Runner-up: “Winter Sleep”

Documentary/nonfiction film: “Citizenfour”
Runner-up: “Life Itself”

Animation: “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Runner-up: “The Lego Movie”

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
Runner-up: Dick Pope, “Mr. Turner”

Production design: Adam Stockhausen, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Runner-up: Ondrej Nekvasil, “Snowpiercer”

Music/score: Jonny Greenwood, “Inherent Vice,” and Mica Levi, “Under the Skin” (tie)

Film editing: Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Barney Pilling, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

New Generation: Ava DuVernay, “Selma”

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video: Walter Reuben, “The David Whiting Story”

Career achievement: Gena Rowlands

Special citation: Leonard Maltin


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Best Film: A Most Violent Year


Wonderful news! I guess. I'm excited for the movie, at any rate. It's pretty cool how Chandor is seemingly going from telling his story exclusively with visuals in All is Lost to something that appears really talky like this. I never saw Margin Call, does anyone know if that's more visual or dialogue-driven? My guess is the latter given the material, but I don't really know.


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PeachyPete wrote:
I never saw Margin Call, does anyone know if that's more visual or dialogue-driven? My guess is the latter given the material, but I don't really know.


It's certainly dialogue-driven as you correctly suspected, and while it's far from visually flashy, it's not dull -- it does what it needs to. I'll admit that there's aspects of the movie that kinda directly appeal to my tastes, but I loved it. I've legitimately watched it at least 10 times, often while working or cleaning or something like that. It's become a bit of cinematic comfort food. It's intriguing, and like, say, Whiplash, it doesn't matter if we understand what they're talking about as long as we believe they understand what they're talking about. Seriously dug that movie.

All of which to say that A Most Violent Year was already my #2 most anticipated since the year started, and this only makes me more pumped.


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It's intriguing, and like, say, Whiplash, it doesn't matter if we understand what they're talking about as long as we believe they understand what they're talking about. Seriously dug that movie.


Cool. And I really dig this point. It sums up Whiplash, a movie everyone in the world seems to really like (myself included), perfectly.


Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:01 pm
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AFI's top 10(well 11, there was a tie)

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American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Nightcrawler
Selma
Unbroken
Whiplash


Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:28 pm
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SAG noms came out today. Golden Globes tomorrow.


Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:05 pm
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The Golden Globe nominations have made me aware of a film called Tangerines and a state called Abkhazia. If it ever gets a theatrical run in the Bay Area, it would be my first Estonian film.

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Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:18 pm
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dang, American Sniper got totally shut out.


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dang, American Sniper got totally shut out.

I have no idea what to think about this awards season. American Sniper looked like it was going to play pretty well at one point, and now it doesn't seem like it will anymore. A Most Violent Year had traction briefly and now it doesn't really. What the fuck is going on with Selma? No one loves Inherent Vice. I guess Boyhood is winning Best Picture, but I don't know.

I'm quietly predicting Foxcatcher snubs at the Oscars.

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Man, I haven't seen shit this year. I was looking forward to Birdman and then I didn't see it. Same with Boyhood. And Snowpiercer, Nightcrawler, Whiplash and more. I'll see Inherent Vice even with steep reservations.

Home video will be my ticket to timeliness. Something close to it.

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The most interesting snub for me is Interstellar. They are completely shut out in every award show that has come out so far. Only the headpounding score by Hans Zimmer was nominated. I wonder if the same trend will continue at the Oscars with only nominations on the technical side unlike 2001 that got some creative nominations which says the Awards show people don't like fantasy science fiction along with impenetrable physics technobabble. Strange to see Annie doing better than American Sniper,Unbroken and Interstellar but with 10 Best Picture slots some of those could sneak in for the have no chance but have to fill out the roster Oscar nominations.


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I'll see Inherent Vice even with steep reservations.

Home video will be my ticket to timeliness. Something close to it.


Any particular reason for those steep reservations?

Also: Nightcrawler and Boyhood. Both pretty wonderful, especially the Linklater movie. Nightcrawler revels in cynicism a bit too much, but it's really good.

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The most interesting snub for me is Interstellar. They are completely shut out in every award show that has come out so far. Only the headpounding score by Hans Zimmer was nominated. I wonder if the same trend will continue at the Oscars with only nominations on the technical side unlike 2001 that got some creative nominations which says the Awards show people don't like fantasy science fiction along with impenetrable physics technobabble. Strange to see Annie doing better than American Sniper,Unbroken and Interstellar but with 10 Best Picture slots some of those could sneak in for the have no chance but have to fill out the roster Oscar nominations.


I think it's safe to say it probably shouldn't get any acting nominations unless we're now considering blubbering as evidence of great emoting, amirite?

Really though, I think it's probably out of contention this year unless The Academy suddenly decides they actually enjoy Christopher Nolan. The reviews were mostly good, but far from overwhelmingly positive, and the whole event movie potential didn't really pan out. Like most blockbusters this year, it kind of came and went without a whole lot of fanfare.

Plus, you know, it wasn't any good, so there's that too.


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t's safe to say it probably shouldn't get any acting nominations unless we're now considering blubbering as evidence of great emoting, amirite?
Really though, I think it's probably out of contention this year unless The Academy suddenly decides they actually enjoy Christopher Nolan. The reviews were mostly good, but far from overwhelmingly positive, and the whole event movie potential didn't really pan out. Like most blockbusters this year, it kind of came and went without a whole lot of fanfare.
Plus, you know, it wasn't any good, so there's that too.

Ouch. But yes, unfortunately you are mostly right. Mostly. Although it was imo kinda good. Kinda.


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unless The Academy suddenly decides they actually enjoy Christopher Nolan


Inception did get a Best Picture nomination.


Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:32 pm
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With 8-10 nominations, Interstellar will likely get a nod at least. What's the current prediction as to the winner though? I have a feeling they may give it to Imitation Game.


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With 8-10 nominations, Interstellar will likely get a nod at least. What's the current prediction as to the winner though? I have a feeling they may give it to Imitation Game.

I'm predicting Boyhood - seems to have some momentum. Also the favourite among people who are putting their money on it: http://www.oddschecker.com/awards/oscars/best-picture


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@ Inherent Vice

I didn't like the novel at all, found it a sloppy blend of PI nostalgia/riffing and psychedelic parody of the kind of work Pynchon made his name on. He's an author trying to keep up with himself and hasn't done anything I've liked for a pretty long time. Though people tell me that Against The Day is worth the time I didn't want a retread of my experience (in college, via syllabus) with Mason & Dixon. So maybe I'm really just a fan of his earlier stuff, not of the author.

That said, I can't say I'm not interested or even that I'm not looking forward to it given the guy at the helm. Doesn't open for a while over in these parts, looks like.

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unless The Academy suddenly decides they actually enjoy Christopher Nolan


Inception did get a Best Picture nomination.


And a screenplay nomination (as did Memento). But zero director nominations and, from what I can remember, he's never been considered a legitimate threat to win in any of the categories where he did receive nominations. Maybe Interstellar's "it's pretty good" general consensus is what finally brings him a ton of Academy love, but I have a tough time seeing that.

I'll defer to Pedro here since he's the expert, but don't blockbusters like Interstellar usually require some combination of huge box office success and cultural impact to get a nomination? Since they went to 10 nominees (or up to 10 nominees) in 2009, the only blockbusters that received nominations were Avatar, Up, Toy Story 3, and Inception (and maybe Hugo, although that's a blockbuster in budget only). Interstellar isn't really in the same ball park as those 4, no? I guess it could get a nomination based on the whole "we want to recognize more popular movies" angle, but I'd prefer that go to something like The LEGO Movie which was genuinely excellent, made a bunch of money, and had a large cultural impact.

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@ Inherent Vice

I didn't like the novel at all, found it a sloppy blend of PI nostalgia/riffing and psychedelic parody of the kind of work Pynchon made his name on. He's an author trying to keep up with himself and hasn't done anything I've liked for a pretty long time. Though people tell me that Against The Day is worth the time I didn't want a retread of my experience (in college, via syllabus) with Mason & Dixon. So maybe I'm really just a fan of his earlier stuff, not of the author.

That said, I can't say I'm not interested or even that I'm not looking forward to it given the guy at the helm. Doesn't open for a while over in these parts, looks like.


Interesting. I suspected something along those lines. I read 3/4 of the book earlier this year and never finished it for reasons unknown to me. I didn't love it or anything, but was entertained and assumed it was all building towards something that would make sense of everything. It either does or doesn't, I don't know which. Apparently PTA changed the ending. I don't really know what the means to have an opinion on whether or not it's a good thing.


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