Thursday, 8 January 2015


The Alliance of Women Film Journalists had planned on announcing its nominees on the 29th of December... yeh, so that didn't happen. But they're here, finally, ahead of their awards announcement on Monday, the 12th of January. Unless they forget again... Only Lovers Left Alive pulls off a curious feat by scoring shock nominations in the top two categories, and nowhere else in the group's Best Of categories. Had others been expanded to five choices, though, the story may have been different. Here are all the details:

AWFJ Best Of Awards

Best Film
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Screenplay, Original
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Screenplay, Adapted
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Nick Hornby and Cheryl Strayed (Wild)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)
Hoyte van Hoytema (Interstellar)

Best Editing
Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)
Tom Cross (Whiplash)

Best Film Music or Score
Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
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)
Christopher Telles and Anne Walker-McBay (Boyhood)

Best Animated Film
Big Hero 6
The LEGO Movie
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Documentary
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Life Itself

Best Non-English Language Film
Force Majeure
Two Days, One Night

EDA Female Focus Awards

Best Woman Director
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Laura Poitras (Citizenfour)

Best Woman Screenwriter
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)
Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)

Best Female Action Star
Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)
Scarlett Johansson (Lucy)
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)

Female Icon of the Year
Ava DuVernay
Angelina Jolie
Laura Poitras

EDA Special Mention Awards

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Julianne Moore
Meryl Streep
Tilda Swinton

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality or Seduction
Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)

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

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses 2)
Cameron Diaz (Sex Tape)
Melissa McCarthy (Tammy)

Most Egregious Age Difference between the Leading Man and the Love Interest
Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise (Edge of Tomorrow)
Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner (Draft Day)
Colin Firth and Emma Stone (Magic in the Moonlight)