Friday, 9 January 2015


Rarely has a film in the Oscar race received such selective but significant support as SelmaYesterday, it picked up five top awards from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, which left Oscar favourites Birdman and Boyhood in the dust: they won nothing. Even The Babadook won two richly-deserved awards from the group, whose choices have bucked many trends in the race and have been all the more appealing for it. One of the finest awards slates of the year. Check out which films made their nominations here, and their full list of winners below:

Best Film
1. Selma
2. Whiplash
3. Snowpiercer
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Nightcrawler
6. Birdman
7. The Imitation Game
8. Boyhood
9. A Most Violent Year
10. Gone Girl

Best Director
1. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
2. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Actor
1. David Oyelowo (Selma)
2. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
=  Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress
1. Essie Davis (The Babadook)
2. Scarlett Johansson (Under the Skin)

Best Supporting Actor
1. J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)
2. Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
=  Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)
2. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Paul Webb (Selma)
2. Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
2. Bong Joon Ho and Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)

Best Cinematography
1. Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
2. Daniel Landin (Under the Skin)

Best Film Editing
1. Tom Cross (Whiplash)
2. Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)

Best Score
1. Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
2. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)

Best Ensemble
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Birdman
=  Foxcatcher

Best Animated Film
1. The LEGO Movie
2. Big Hero 6

Best Documentary
1. Finding Vivian Maier
2. Citizenfour

Best Foreign Language Film
1. We Are the Best!
2. Ida

Best Overlooked Film
1. The Babadook
2. Edge of Tomorrow

Best breakthrough Film Artist
1. Ava DuVernay (Selma)
2. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)

Actor of the Year
1. Jake Gyllenhaal (Enemy / Nightcrawler)
2. Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel / Only Lovers Left Alive / Snowpiercer / The Zero Theorem)