Monday, 8 December 2014


The Online Film Critics Society has announced its nominations for 2014, a week ahead of its awards on the 15th of December. A typically eclectic list from the group, but one stocked full of worthy nominees. As usual, the OFCS has bypassed awards season hype and has sought out the titles which they appear to honestly opine are the finest of the year, and I'd be inclined to agree with them on several cases. Interesting to note that certain titles with Oscar buzz, such as Birdman and Gone Girldo not appear in either the Best Picture or Director categories, but do appear with some frequency in others. Here are all of the OFCS' nominations:

Best Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The LEGO Movie
Two Days, One Night
Under the Skin

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Anne Dorval (Mommy)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Suzanne Clément (Mommy)
Agata Kulesza (Ida)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Two Days, One Night)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Paul Webb (Selma)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Bong Joon Ho and Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)
Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Lukas Moodysson (We Are the Best!)

Best Cinematography
Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal (Ida)
Daniel Linden (Under the Skin)
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Editing
Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
Kirk Baxter (Gone Girl)
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)
Tom Cross (Whiplash)
Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary
Life Itself
The Missing Picture
National Gallery
The Overnighters

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Missing Picture
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Two Days, One Night

Best Non-U.S. Release
Entre Nós
Han Gong-Ju
Hard to Be a God
The Look of Silence
The Salt of the Earth
What We Do in the Shadows
The Tribe