Tuesday, 16 December 2014

BIRDMAN WINS AT PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY


In a race that has recently become closer than it had first appeared (still not exactly close, but definitely opening up the field for other contenders to push through later), Birdman has won another Best Picture award over BoyhoodThe Phoenix Film Critics Society still gave Richard Linklater their Best Director award, though. Rosamund Pike won again for Gone Girl - she's fast becoming Julianne Moore's biggest rival in the Best Actress category - and Keira Knightley pulled off a surprise win in Best Supporting Actress. Few were impressed by the Phoenix critics' nominations last week; perhaps their award winners will improve their public image this year. Here are the details of all of their winners:

Best Picture
Birdman

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Screenplay Adapted from Material in Another Medium
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

Best Film Editing
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)

Best Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Costume Design
Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Visual Effects
Interstellar

Best Original Score

Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)


Best Original Song
'Everything Is Awesome' (The LEGO Movie)

Best Stunts
Edge of Tomorrow

Best Ensemble Acting
Birdman

Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida

Best Live Action Family Film
Into the Woods

Breakthrough Performance behind the Camera
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Breakthrough Performance on Camera
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female
Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods)

Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Male
Jaeden Liberher (St. Vincent)

Overlooked Film of the Year
Edge of Tomorrow