Wednesday, 19 March 2014


Asghar Farhadi won his second and third Chlotrudis awards at the weekend, as The Past won the society's awards for Best Movie, Best Director (he previously won that award for A Separation) and Best Original Screenplay. Thankfully - though this became clear when nominations were announced - they have shunned Oscar, even if this is the second year in a row in which the Academy has picked a significantly better film for their top award. Always pleased to see Chlotrudis assert their independence over the other groups handing out awards in the December-March period. Nominations can be found here.

Best Movie
The Past

Best Director
Asghar Farhadi (The Past)

Best Actor
Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)

Best Actress
Brie Larson (Short Term 12)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Original Screenplay
Asghar Farhadi (The Past)

Best Adapted Screenplay
James Franco and Matt Rager, based on the novel by William Faulkner (As I Lay Dying)

Best Cinematography
Bradford Young (Mother of George)

Best Production Design
Alain Bainee (Blancanieves)

Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
James Franco, Beth Grant, Scott Haze, Logan Marshall-Green, Brian Lally, Danny McBride, Tim Blake Nelson, Ahna O'Reilly, Jim Parrack and Brady Permenter (As I Lay Dying)

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing

Buried Treasure
The Broken Circle Breakdown