Tuesday, 23 December 2014

MOMMY LEADS WITH SIX NODS FROM VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE


The Vancouver Film Critics Circle (as far as I am aware) allows for crossover between its international film categories and its Canadian film categories, though no film has achieved as much this year. Xavier Dolan's Mommy still leads the pack, though, with a total of six nominations. The group's Canadian selection is more extensive (and better) than its national counterparts the Toronto Film Critics' Association's, though its international selections are perhaps wanting for a little imagination. That is, save the Best Actress category, which is a breath of fresh air, compared to the rest. Winners are set to be announced on the 5th of January. Here are the details in full:

Best Film
Birdman
Boyhood
Whiplash

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant)
Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Laura Dern (Wild)

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Documentary
Citizenfour
The Overnighters
Virunga

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Ida
We Are the Best!

Best Canadian Film
Enemy
Mommy
Tu Dors Nicole

Best Director of a Canadian Film
Xavier Dolan (Mommy)
Stéphane Lafleur (Tu Dors Nicole)
Denis Villeneuve (Enemy)

Best Actor in a Canadian Film
Jake Gyllenhaal (Enemy)
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos (The Husband)
Antoine-Olivier Pilon (Mommy)

Best Actress in a Canadian Film
Julianne Côté (Tu Dors Nicole)
Anne Dorval (Mommy)
Dagny Backer Johnsen (Violent)

Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
Bruce Greenwood (Elephant Song)
Marc-André Grondin (Tu Dors Nicole)
Callum Keith Rennie (Sitting on the Edge of Marlene)

Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film
Sarah Allen (The Husband)
Suzanne Clément (Mommy)
Sarah Gadon (Enemy)

Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film
Xavier Dolan (Mommy)
Andrew Huculiak, Josh Huculiak, Cayne McKenzie and Joseph Schweers (Violent)
Elan Mastai (The F Word)

Best Canadian Documentary
Everything Will Be
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
The Price We Pay

Best British Columbia Film
Everything Will Be
Preggoland
Violent

Best First Film by a Canadian Director
Sitting on the Edge of Marlene
The Valley Below
Violent

The Ian Caddell Award for Achievement
Warren Carr