Wednesday, 17 December 2014

BIRDMAN IS PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE'S FILM OF 2014


I hadn't heard of the Phoenix Critics Circle until today. I think they're new. Did we need another critics' group? Did we need another one from fucking Phoenix? Are there that many critics in Phoenix? Are there that many people in Phoenix? They might have announced nominations too - how would I know? I hadn't fucking heard of them until today! I've included their nominations below, cos you care.


Best Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Selma
Whiplash

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

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Hilary Swank (The Homesman)

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

Best Supporting Actress
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Best Screenplay
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

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

Best International Film
Force Majeure
Ida
Two Days, One Night

Best Comedy Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The LEGO Movie
Obvious Child
St. Vincent

Best Horror or Sci-Fi Film
Snowpiercer
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
Under the Skin

Best Mystery or Thriller Film
Gone Girl
Nightcrawler
The Imitation Game
A Most Violent Year