Tuesday, 13 January 2015


It obviously wasn't to be for Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch's film's only decent shot at awards glory this year never materialised, as Oscar fave Boyhood won in both of the categories in which it was competing - Best Film and Best Director - with the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. But the biggest winner by quantity was Birdmanwhich garnered a whole six awards in main categories from the AWFJ. You can see the alliance's nominations here, and their award winners right here:

AWFJ 'Best Of' Awards

Best Film

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

Best Editing
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)

Best Film Music or Score
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)

Best Ensemble Cast
Douglas Aibel, Simone Bar, Antoinette Boulat, Jina Jay, Debra Maxwell Dion and Alexandra Montag (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Francine Maisler (Birdman)

Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary

Best Non-English Language Film

EDA Female Focus Awards

Best Woman Director
Ava DuVernay (Selma)

Best Woman Screenwriter
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Breakthough Performance
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Female Action Star
Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)

Female Icon of the Year
Ava DuVernay
Laura Poitras

EDA Special Mention Awards

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Tilda Swinton

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality or Seduction
Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)

Movie You Wanted to Love, but Just Couldn't
Inherent Vice

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
Cameron Diaz (Sex Tape)

Most Egregious Age Difference between the Leading Man and the Love Interest
Colin Firth and Emma Stone (Magic in the Moonlight)