Monday, 15 December 2014

NIGHTCRAWLER SPEEDS AHEAD AT SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY


Its rise to the middle of the pack this awards season is nowhere near as stunning as Slumdog Millionaire's rise to the very top six years ago, but Nightcrawler's steady ascent since TIFF has been impressive nonetheless. It reached what may be its peak today, with a terrific haul from the San Diego Film Critics Society. The group's nominations confirmed a more individualistic approach to the voting process than many of their critical counterparts this year, and this slate of winners only re-emphasises that point. Nightcrawler wins seven awards, basically leaving its competitors in the dust; will this enthusiasm for Dan Gilroy's debut film translate into Oscar nominations a month from today? I'm still not sold. Here are the winners from SDFCS in full:

Best Picture
Nightcrawler

Best Director
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Best Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Best Supporting Actress
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)

Best Original Screenplay
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography
Robert Elswit (Nightcrawler)

Best Editing
James Herbert and Laura Jennings (Edge of Tomorrow)

Best Production Design
Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Score
James Newton Howard (Nightcrawler)

Best Ensemble
Birdman

Best Animated Film
The Boxtrolls

Best Documentary
Citizenfour

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure

Body of Work
Willem Dafoe (The Fault in Our Stars / The Grand Budapest Hotel / John Wick / A Most Wanted Man / Nymphomaniac Vol. II)