Monday, 15 December 2014

BIRDMAN TAKES FLIGHT AT DALLAS-FORT WORTH CRITICS


There were awards aplenty of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association today. The black comedy won in five categories, easily toppling its closest rival, the current critics' favourite Boyhoodwhich won two including one special award. There was a strong showing for Wild, which brought with it Reese Witherspoon's first Best Actress win of the season, while a stray nomination for Alfred Molina in fifth place for Best Supporting Actor in Love Is Strange brings to mind a similar placing five years ago for Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart - she went on to score an Oscar nomination for that performance, despite reaping no other nods that year. Here are all of the DFWFCA's charts:

Best Picture
1. Birdman
2. Boyhood
3. The Imitation Game
4. The Theory of Everything
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. Whiplash
7. Gone Girl
8. Selma
9. Wild
10. Nightcrawler

Best Director
1. Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
2. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
3. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
4. David Fincher (Gone Girl)
5. Ava DuVernay (Selma)

Best Actor
1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
2. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
3. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
4. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
5. Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

Best Actress
1. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
2. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
3. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
4. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
5. Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Best Supporting Actor
1. J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)
2. Edward Norton (Birdman)
3. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
4. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
5. Alfred Molina (Love Is Strange)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
2. Emma Stone (Birdman)
3. Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
4. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
5. Laura Dern (Wild)

Best Screenplay
1. Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
2. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
2. Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar)

Best Musical Score
     Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Animated Feature
1. The LEGO Movie
2. Big Hero 6

Best Documentary
1. Citizenfour
2. Life Itselr
3. Jodorowsky’s Dune
4. The Overnighters
5. The Great Invisible

Best Foreign-Language Film
1. Force Majeure
2. Ida
3. Winter Sleep
4. Leviathan
5. Wild Tales

Russell Smith Award for Best Low-Budget or Cutting-Edge Independent Film
     Boyhood