Monday, 15 December 2014


With an impressive 13, Birdman took the lead at today's Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations. The film benefitted from inclusion in the association's additional comedy categories, which cynics realists have assumed to be excuses to draw more stars to the group's awards telecast. Fair enough, I guess. In so doing, they've also shown the first significant love from any awards group yet this year for Angelina Jolie's Unbroken; alongside Ava DuVernay for Selma, this pair become the first two women to be nominated in the BFCA's Best Director category in the same year. For that alone, you won't hear me complaining. Winners for their whopping 28 categories will be announced live on TV on the 15th of January.

Best Picture



Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game



The Theory of Everything



Best Director

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Ava DuVernay (Selma)

David Fincher (Gone Girl)

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Angelina Jolie (Unbroken)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Michael Keaton (Birdman)

David Oyelowo (Selma)

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress

Jennifer Aniston (Cake)

Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)

Robert Duvall (The Judge)

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Edward Norton (Birdman)

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Original Screenplay

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejando González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Richard LaGravenese and William Nicholson (Unbroken)

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Nick Hornby (Wild)

Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)

Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (Unbroken)

Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)

Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar)

Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Editing

Sandra Adair (Boyhood)

Kirk Baxter (Gone Girl)

Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)

Tom Cross (Whiplash)

Lee Smith (Interstellar)

Best Art Direction

Beatrice Brentnerova and Ondrej Nekvasil (Snowpiercer)

David Crank and Amy Wells (Inherent Vice)

Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis (Interstellar)

George DeTitta Jr. and Kevin Thompson (Birdman)

Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock (Into the Woods)

Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Costume Design

Colleen Atwood (Into the Woods)

Mark Bridges (Inherent Vice)

Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Jacqueline Durran (Mr. Turner)

Anna B. Sheppard (Maleficent)

Best Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Edge of Tomorrow

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Best Hair & Makeup


Guardians of the Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Into the Woods


Best Score

Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)

Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)

Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)

Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Song

Joshua Bartholomew, Lisa Harriton, Shawn Patterson, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone – ‘Everything Is Awesome’ (The LEGO Movie)

Common and John Legend – ‘Glory’ (Selma)

Lana del Rey – ‘Big Eyes’ (Big Eyes)

Keira Knightley – ‘Lost Stars’ (Begin Again)

Lorde – ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Best Acting Ensemble



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Into the Woods


Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary Feature


Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Last Days in Vietnam

Life Itself

The Overnighters

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure



Two Days, One Night

Wild Tales

Best Action Movie

American Sniper

Captain America; The Winter Soldier

Edge of Tomorrow


Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Comedy

22 Jump Street


The Grand Budapest Hotel

St. Vincent

Top Five

Best Sci-Fi / Horror Movie

The Babadook

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes



Under the Skin

Best Actor in an Action Movie

Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow)

Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Brad Pitt (Fury)

Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Best Actor in a Comedy

Jon Favreau (Chef)

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Bill Murray (St. Vincent)

Chris Rock (Top Five)

Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street)

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)

Scarlett Johansson (Lucy)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Shailene Woodley (Divergent)

Best Actress in a Comedy

Rose Byrne (Neighbours)

Rosario Dawson (Top Five)

Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent)

Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)

Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins)

Best Young Actor / Actress

Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)

Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars)

Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar)

Jaeden Liberher (St. Vincent)

Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie)

Noah Wiseman (The Babadook)

Genius Award

Ron Howard

MVP of Film

Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them / Interstellar / Miss Julie / A Most Violent Year)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Costner