Tuesday, 13 January 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER PULLS OFF SURPRISE VICTORY WITH DENVER CRITICS


Remember when the Denver Film Critics Society announced their nominations? They appeared in a curious order that seemed to resemble an order of preference based on initial voting figures. Their award winners might go some way to dispel that notion among some, though not me, even as American Sniper pulls off a big shock to win the group's Best Picture award. That's easily explainable: more members getting a chance to see the film, votes redirected toward it after nomination choices were ruled out. Anyway, it's indicative of the film's enormous popularity among select portions of the movie-watching community. I'll refrain from judgement until I've actually seen the film itself. Here are the Denver Film Critics Society 2014 award winners:

Best Picture
American Sniper

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Actress
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

Best Score
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)

Best Original Song
Tegan and Sara - 'Everything Is Awesome' (The LEGO Movie)

Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
The Overnighters

Best Foreign Language Film
Two Days, One Night

Best Comedy
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Science Fiction / Horror Film
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes