Friday, February 27, 2015

R.I.P. LEONARD NIMOY

Star Trek actor and Three Men and a Baby director Leonard Nimoy has passed away. Nimoy also directed the 3rd and 4th films in the Star Trek franchise, The Search for Spock and The Voyage Home. He was 83 years old.

"LIVE LONG AND PROSPER"

Monday, February 23, 2015

OSCARS RECAP

Here's my Oscars recap...

A lot of great films won Oscars.

A lot of great films lost Oscars.

A lot of great films weren't even nominated for Oscars.

Let's do this again next year!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

BIRDMAN WINS 87TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS



BEST PICTURE
American Sniper
Birdman - WINNER
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman - WINNER
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything - WINNER

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice - WINNER
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash - WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood - WINNER
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman - WINNER
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American Sniper
The Imitation Game - WINNER
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST FILM EDITING
American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash - WINNER

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel - WINNER
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman - WINNER
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST SOUND MIXING
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash - WINNER

BEST SOUND EDITING
American Sniper - WINNER
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Grand Budapest Hotel - WINNER
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Everything Is Awesome”  The Lego Movie
“Glory” – Selma - WINNER
“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar - WINNER
X-Men: Days of Future Past

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel - WINNER
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel - WINNER
Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida (Poland) - WINNER
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Big Hero 6 - WINNER
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
CitizenFour - WINNER
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
Parvaneh
The Phone Call - WINNER

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast - WINNER
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 - WINNER
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth
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#FiveStarFlicksPredicts THE OSCARS (AND WISHFUL THINKING)


HERE WE GO! Awards Season has finally come to an end and we have now reached our final destination, OSCARS SUNDAY! Below are all the nominees along with my predictions in each of the 24 categories, including the winners and nominees of all the major precursor awards that have happened up to this point. I'll let you know who I think will probably win, who could win, and who I would be happy to see win even though it's not very likely (my wishful thinking).

HERE GOES NOTHING...
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BEST PICTURE

American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


WILL WIN: Boyhood

COULD WIN: Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The closest Best Picture race in a long time, too close to call actually, so I flipped a coin 12 times (once for each year it took to film Boyhood) and Boyhood won 7 to 5. There is a method to my madness.

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BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game


WILL WIN: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

COULD WIN: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

This one seems like it will go to Linklater as a reward for sticking with Boyhood for a dozen years, but that pesky Directors Guild win by Iñárritu means this one is not a done deal.

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BEST ACTOR

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything


WILL WIN: Michael Keaton, Birdman

COULD WIN: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
WISHFUL THINKING: Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

With Jake Gyllenhaal from Nightcrawler out of the race (the single greatest performance by any actor this year) this race comes down to the comeback kid (Keaton) versus the formidable up-and-comer (Redmayne). My gut says they'll go with the veteran Keaton on the assumption that Redmayne will have more chances down the road.

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BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild


WILL WIN: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

COULD WIN: Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
WISHFUL THINKING: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

This one goes to Moore who finally gets to be the bride after being the bridesmaid for so many years. A long time coming. Pike was incredible though.

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash


WILL WIN: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

COULD WIN: Edward Norton, Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Simmons has made a career out of making the most out of smaller roles and stealing nearly every scene he is in. With Whiplash he basically serves as co-lead and dominates the screen like few others in recent memory. Norton might actually be better than Keaton in Birdman, but it won't be enough.

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods


WILL WIN: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

COULD WIN: Emma Stone, Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Arquette... DUH!

This is Arquette's award. Just give it to her right now. 'Nuff said.

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler



WILL WIN: Birdman

COULD WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
WISHFUL THINKING: Nightcrawler

The fact that the Birdman script was ineligible for the Writers Guild makes this one a little tougher to predict, so it didn't go head to head with The Grand Budapest Hotel in the most important precursor in this category. My gut says Birdman probably would have won, so I think it wins here. This is Nightcrawler's only nomination though, so there is always the chance it snags a victory as a consolation for being snubbed elsewhere.

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

American Sniper
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash


WILL WIN: The Imitation Game

COULD WIN: Whiplash
WISHFUL THINKING: The Theory of Everything

The Imitation Game seemed like a strong candidate across the board until it really failed to win in any major category except screenplay. I don't see it going home empty-handed, so this seems like the most likely place for it to be rewarded, especially after winning both the Writers Guild and the USC Scripter Award. Beware of Whiplash and The Theory of Everything though.

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BEST FILM EDITING

American Sniper
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash


WILL WIN: Boyhood

COULD WIN: Whiplash
WISHFUL THINKING: The Grand Budapest Hotel

There's no clear front-runner here, but I'm thinking that Sandra Adair will get rewarded fro stitching together 12 years of footage for Richard Linklater's Boyhood. Unless the voters feel Whiplash was more their tempo (sorry), which is possible.

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner


WILL WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

COULD WIN: Interstellar
WISHFUL THINKING: Budapest is best

The one characteristic of each and every Wes Anderson film that stands out the most is the fantastic Production Design. This year the Academy finally recognizes that brilliance. ____________________


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken


WILL WIN: Birdman

COULD WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
WISHFUL THINKING: Ida

Birdman MIGHT win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay, or it COULD lose all of those. Weird, right? Cinematography on the other hand is all but assured for Birdman, though the stunning Back-and-White work in Ida would be my own personal preference in this category.

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BEST SOUND MIXING

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash


WILL WIN: Birdman

COULD WIN: Whiplash
WISHFUL THINKING: Whiplash sounds great to me.

This one could go one of three ways; Birdman, Whiplash or American Sniper. Any one of three would be a solid choice, so I'm going with Birdman, the one that the Cinema Audio Society deemed best.
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BEST SOUND EDITING

American Sniper
Birdman
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken


WILL WIN: American Sniper

COULD WIN: Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Birdman

This category tends to go with the loudest BOOM! and that is American Sniper, with all it's warzone gunshots and explosions. If Birdman takes Sound Mixing it might win here too though.
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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything


WILL WIN: The Theory of Everything

COULD WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
WISHFUL THINKING: The Grand Budapest Hotel

I won't be flabbergasted if Desplat pulls out the victory for The Grand Budapest Hotel (it would be well deserved) but my money is on Jóhann Jóhannsson and his Theory of Everything score.
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BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Everything Is Awesome”  The Lego Movie
“Glory” – Selma
“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again


WILL WIN: "Glory" from Selma

COULD WIN: "Everything is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie
WISHFUL THINKING: "Glory" from Selma

"Everything is Awesome" might have made the bigger splash in pop culture, but "Glory" is a glorious and absolutely relevant anthem and will have the full support of all those disappointed with all of Selma's other perceived snubs.
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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past


WILL WIN: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

COULD WIN: Interstellar
WISHFUL THINKING: Guardians of the Galaxy

This one comes down to incredible settings (Interstellar) versus impressive character animation (Dawn of Apes). My guess is that they'll go with the photo-realistic Apes. Rocket and Groot were great in Guardians though, too bad they'll probably be passed over.
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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Mr. Turner


WILL WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel

COULD WIN: Into the Woods
WISHFUL THINKING: Budapest is best, again.

Disney's fairy tales Into the Woods and Maleficent likely cancel each other out here, paving the way for another well deserved technical category win for Budapest.
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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Foxcatcher
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy


WILL WIN: Guardians of the Galaxy

COULD WIN: The Grand Budapest Hotel
WISHFUL THINKING: Guardians rule this galaxy, er category.

This one's close but Guardians makeup is more showy and therefore more obvious and therefore more likely to win.
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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
Timbuktu (Mauritania)
Wild Tales (Argentina)


WILL WIN: Ida

COULD WIN: Leviathan
WISHFUL THINKING: Ida, beautiful Ida.

With the tremendous Mommy and Force Majeure out of the picture this one likely comes down to Ida and Leviathan. Both are impressive and terribly sad, but Ida is simply marvelous and I think it will wow the voters the most. This category is pretty wide open though, as Wild Tales and Timbuktu also have their own loud cheering sections as well.
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BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


WILL WIN: How to Train Your Dragon 2

COULD WIN: The Boxtrolls
WISHFUL THINKING: The LEGO Movie wins via Write-In vote.

One of the best films of the year, regardless of type, was The LEGO Movie. Since it's out of the picture here the award likely goes to the well received blockbuster sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2.
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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga


WILL WIN: CitizenFour

COULD WIN: Virunga
WISHFUL THINKING: Virunga pulls on the heartstrings of voters and wins.

CitizenFour is a strong film about an important subject (the government spying on it's own people), and it has won every award under the sun, so it likely wins the Oscar. But Virunga is probably a better film and also shines a light on an important subject (the protection of mountain Gorillas against corporate greed and civil war in Africa) so a win would be huge for this worthy cause.
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BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
Parvaneh
The Phone Call


WILL WIN: The Phone Call

COULD WIN: Boogaloo and Graham
WISHFUL THINKING: Aya

The short films are always the toughest races to call, and the live action films this year are all wonderful (except Butter Lamp, which was a snoozefest in my opinion), but The Phone Call has the biggest names (Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent) and the most support on the ShortsHD website dedicated to the Oscar nominated short films, so that's the one I'm going with. Boogaloo and Graham won at BAFTA, so don't rule it out either. I also wouldn't be disappointed with a victory for Aya or Parvaneh, as both are very good as well.
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BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life




WILL WIN: The Dam Keeper

COULD WIN: Feast
WISHFUL THINKING: A Single Life

Other than Me and My Moulton, which was just okay, all of the other nominees are quite good. Feast and A Single Life are crowdpleasers, while The Bigger Picture and The Dam Keeper are the most visually pleasing and emotionally heartfelt, but I think The Dam Keeper might be the best of the bunch. The voters at ShortsHD agree as well, barely, so that's my pick and I'm sticking to it.
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BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper (La Parka)
White Earth




WILL WIN: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
COULD WIN: Joanna
WISHFUL THINKING: ???

This is the ONLY category where I failed to see a single nominee, so I'm going by the trailers and the votes at ShortsHD alone and picking Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1. Don't take my word for it though, this is a wild guess.
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There you have it, my picks in all 24 Oscars categories. Last year I correctly predicted 22 categories. This year features way more races that are almost too close to call, so I'm thinking a score of 17 or 18 would actually pretty solid this year. In a few hours we'll know for sure.

Have fun with your own Oscar predictions and enjoy the show!

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

SPIRIT AWARDS PREDICTIONS (AND WISHFUL THINKING)


Here are my predictions (as well as my own wishful thinking) for today's Film Independent Spirit Awards...

BEST FEATURE
WILL WIN: Boyhood
COULD WIN: Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR
WILL WIN: Richard Linklater – Boyhood
COULD WIN: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

BEST MALE LEAD
WILL WIN: Michael Keaton - Birdman
COULD WIN: David Oyelowo – Selma
WISHFUL THINKING: Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

BEST FEMALE LEAD
WILL WIN: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
COULD WIN: Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
WISHFUL THINKING: Jenny Slate – Obvious Child

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
WILL WIN: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
COULD WIN: Edward Norton – Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
WILL WIN: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
COULD WIN: Emma Stone – Birdman
WISHFUL THINKING: Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

BEST SCREENPLAY
WILL WIN: Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
COULD WIN: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias – Love Is Strange
WISHFUL THINKING: Jim Jarmusch – Only Lovers Left Alive

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
WILL WIN: Blue Ruin
COULD WIN: Test
WISHFUL THINKING: Land Ho!

BEST FIRST FEATURE
WILL WIN: Nightcrawler
COULD WIN: Dear White People
WISHFUL THINKING: Obvious Child

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
WILL WIN: Justin Simien – Dear White People
COULD WIN: Justin Lader – The One I Love
WISHFUL THINKING: Desiree Akhavan – Appropriate Behavior

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
WILL WIN: Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
COULD WIN: Bradford Young – Selma
WISHFUL THINKING: Darius Khondji – The Immigrant

BEST EDITING
WILL WIN: Sandra Adair – Boyhood
COULD WIN: Tom Cross – Whiplash
WISHFUL THINKING: John Gilroy – Nightcrawler

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
WILL WIN: Ida (Poland)
COULD WIN: Under The Skin (United Kingdom)
WISHFUL THINKING: Mommy (Canada)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
WILL WIN: Virunga
COULD WIN: CitizenFour
WISHFUL THINKING: 20,000 Days on Earth

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FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS WINNERS


Here is the full list of nominees and winners from today's 30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards...

BEST FEATURE
(Award given to the producer)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - WINNER
Boyhood
Love Is Strange
Selma
Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater – Boyhood - WINNER
David Zellner – Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

BEST MALE LEAD
André Benjamin – Jimi: All Is By My Side
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - WINNER
John Lithgow – Love Is Strange
David Oyelowo – Selma

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant
Rinko Kikuchi – Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Julianne Moore – Still Alice - WINNER
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Tilda Swinton – Only Lovers Left Alive

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Riz Ahmed – Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Alfred Molina – Love Is Strange
Edward Norton – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash - WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood - WINNER
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Carmen Ejogo – Selma
Andrea Suarez Paz - Stand Clear of the Closing Doors
Emma Stone – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski – Big Eyes
J.C. Chandor – A Most Violent Year
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler - WINNER
Jim Jarmusch – Only Lovers Left Alive
Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias – Love Is Strange

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD
(Award given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer)
Blue Ruin
It Felt Like Love
Land Ho! - WINNER
Man from Reno
Test

BEST FIRST FEATURE
(Award given to the director and producer)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Dear White People
Nightcrawler - WINNER
Obvious Child
She’s Lost Control

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Desiree Akhavan – Appropriate Behavior
Sara Colangelo – Little Accidents
Justin Lader – The One I Love
Anja Marquardt – She’s Lost Control
Justin Simien – Dear White People - WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Darius Khondji – The Immigrant
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - WINNER
Sean Porter – It Felt Like Love
Lyle Vincent – A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Bradford Young – Selma

BEST EDITING
Sandra Adair – Boyhood
Tom Cross – Whiplash - WINNER
John Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Ron Patane – A Most Violent Year
Adam Wingard – The Guest

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Ida (Poland) - WINNER
Leviathan (Russia)
Mommy (Canada)
Norte, The End of History (Philippines)
Under The Skin (United Kingdom)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
(Award given to the director and producer)
20,000 Days on Earth
CitizenFour - WINNER
Stray Dog
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga


PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AWARD WINNERS


ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
(Award given to one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast)
Inherent Vice - WINNER

SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD
Foxcatcher - WINNER

PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Chad Burris
Elisabeth Holm
Chris Ohlson - WINNER

KIEHL’S SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
Ana Lily Amirpour, Director of A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia, Directors of H - WINNER
Chris Eska, Director of The Retrieval

LENSCRAFTERS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Sara Dosa, Director of The Last Season
Dan Krauss, Director of The Kill Team - WINNER
Darius Clark Monroe, Director of Evolution of a Criminal
Amanda Rose Wilder, Director of Approaching the Elephant

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