Monday, 15 December 2014


One must query the validity of a critical organisation that can't even determine an original screenplay from an adapted one. Anyway, despite mistakenly awarding Whiplash for its original screenplay in their adapted category, the Indiana Film Journalists Association's 2014 awards ought to raise few concerns. Boyhood gains back a little ground on Birdman, which had been fighting back against Richard Linklater's awards behemoth these past few days, and Reese Witherspoon wins her second Best Actress prize for Wild today. Meanwhile, Birdman is shut out - and I mean completely shut out - and not one of the group's Top 10 features a female lead. Just so you know. Here are all the details of winners and runners-up:

Best Film
1. Boyhood
2. Whiplash
·  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
·  The Grand Budapest Hotel
·  Guardians of the Galaxy
·  The Imitation Game
·  Life Itself
·  Locke
·  A Most Violent Year
·  St. Vincent

Best Director
1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
2. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Best Actor
1. Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
2. Tom Hardy (Locke)

Best Actress
1. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
2. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
1. J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)
2. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
2. Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
2. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
2. Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

Best Musical Score
1. Mica Levi (Under the Skin)
2. Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Animated Feature
1. The LEGO Movie
2. The Boxtrolls

Best Documentary
1. Life Itself
2. An Honest Liar

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Two Days, One Night
2. Ida

Original Vision Award
1. Boyhood
2. Under the Skin

The Hoosier Award
     Eric Grayson