Wednesday, 17 December 2014


Two and a half weeks into awards season, alas, there's still a lot to publish but not a lot to report on. So I'll just tell you that these are the nominations for the Florida Film Critics Circle awards, and that the winners will be announced this Friday, the 19th of December. Because otherwise, I'm sure that they meant well, but who actually cares.

Best Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Emma Stone (Birdman)

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar)
Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Art Direction / Production Design
Nathan Crowley (Interstellar)
Dennis Gassner (Into the Woods)
Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Score
Mica Levi (Under the Skin)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Ensemble
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Life Itself

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland)
The Raid 2 (Indonesia)

Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle / Beyond the Lights)