Friday, 12 December 2014

A SMALL BUT SATISFYING SELECTION FROM DETROIT FILM CRITICS


The Detroit Film Critics Society rang in yesterday for a few of this season's most celebrated underdogs with the nominations for their annual awards. Under the Skin picked up some love, as did Calvarywhile The Grand Budapest Hotel continued its unpredicted rise toward the top of this year's Oscar contenders list. Winners will be announced on the 15th of December, just two days from now. Here are all the candidates:

Best Film
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Under the Skin
Whiplash

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Tom Hardy (Locke)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Laura Dern (Wild)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
John Michael McDonagh (Calvary)

Best Ensemble
Birdman
Boyhood
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods

Best Documentary
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Keep on Keepin’ On
Life Itself

Best Breakthrough
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle / Beyond the Lights)
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dan Stevens (The Guest)