Monday, 5 January 2015

GRAND BUDAPEST IS NORTH CAROLINA CRITICS' FILM OF 2014


Once more, The Grand Budapest Hotel defies expectations by triumphing with another critic group's awards. The North Carolina Film Critics Association has chosen Wes Anderson's new comedy as its favourite film of 2014, ensuring that it rises to occupy a position in their favour alongside Birdman as their choice contenders against current Oscar race frontrunner BoyhoodThere are surprises aplenty alongisde Grand Budapest's big victory here, including ranging from very impressive (Best Actress) to very questionable (Best Adapted Screenplay). You can peruse their nominations here, and their award winners below:

Best Narrative Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress
Essie Davis (The Babadook)

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton (Birdman)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Adapted Screenplay
James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary Film
Life Itself

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure

Tar Heel Award
Zach Galifianakis (Birdman)