Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DUBLIN CRITICS' CHOICES MIRROR THEIR PAN-ATLANTIC COUSINS'


It's certainly not just an American thing. Boyhood has triumphed with the Dublin Film Critics Circle, as it wins their awards for Best Film and Director both. Some hangover choices from 2013 exist (due to staggered international release dates), and a few uniquely European preferences can be detected also. But, overall, the Dublin critics' choices bear a fairly strong resemblance to those which we've seen from Stateside journalists. Check it out:


Best Film
1. Boyhood
2. Under the Skin
3. Ida
4. The LEGO Movie
5. 12 Years a Slave
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel
7. Two Days, One Night
8. Her
=  Leviathan
10. The Wolf of Wall Street
11. Blue Ruin
=   The Lunchbox

Best Director
1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
2. Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin)
3. Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida)
4. Spike Jonze (Her)
5. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
6. Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan)
7. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
8. Yann Demange ('71)
9. Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night)
=  Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie)
11. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)

Best Actor
1. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
2. Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
3. Jack O'Connell ('71)
4. Jack O'Connell (Starred Up)
5. Philip Seymour Hoffman (A Most Wanted Man)
6. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
7. Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up)
=  Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)
9. Michael Fassbender (Frank)
10. Irrfan Khan (The Lunchbox)
11. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
=   Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins)
=   Tom Hardy (Locke)
=   Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Actress
1. Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
2. Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)
3. Essie Davis (The Babadook)
4. Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars)
5. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
6. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
7. Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins)
8. Agata Kulesza (Ida)
9. Agata Trzebuchowska (Ida)
=  Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)
11. Emmanuelle Devos (Violette)
=   Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Documentary
1. Finding Vivian Maier
2. One Million Dubliners
3. Citizenfour
4. Concerning Violence
5. 20 Feet from Stardom
6. The Unknown Known
7. All This Mayhem
=  Night Will Fall
9. Dinosaur 13
=  Life Itself
11. 20,000 Days on Earth
=   Living in a Coded Land
=   Next Goal Wins
14. The Case Against 8
=   The Missing Picture
=   The Overnighters
=   Showrunners

Best Irish Film
1. Frank
2. Living in a Coded Land
3. Out of Here
4. Calvary
5. Run & Jump
6. One Million Dubliners
7. Gold
8. Standby
9. Noble
10. Unbreakable

Best Breakthrough
Jack O'Connell ('71 / Starred Up / Unbroken)