Friday, January 16, 2015

20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Winners

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners of the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards and there were no surprises as Boyhood got the top award, best director and two acting categories plus Birdman got the most awards (7) and The Grand Budapest Hotel got 3.

Did not watch awards show so I missed Jessica Chastain acceptance speech and a few events that probably would have enjoyed live, but will be watching them later as"everything" is in youtube already. According to news, acceptance speeches from several honorees went political, making statements about the "color" of the Oscar nominations. Know will talk more about this issue when write about Oscar nominations, but can't help to notice how race is "used" by media, as there was a photo composite with some of the Oscar nominees with legend that said "all white, except one". I didn't see non-whites in photo, so had to read the article. A big surprise when found that the only non-white was Alejandro González Iñárritu!!! If he is not white, then what is he? Mexican? Racism is bad, no matter the "color" or who/whom/what promotes it. Check article here.

Well, going back to CCMA's have to admit that I enjoy Michael Strahan style and humor, so know that he must be a good host. As a matter of fact just watched his opening -plus some other show videos- and he was alright.  Definitively will miss Jessica Chastain at Oscars show but last night she looked gorgeous and her acceptance speech has become today's news -a speech that I consider extremely well-put together going beyond color.

From previous years we already know the (huge) distance between Academy members and critics but some winners here show that the distance could be wider this year as, for example, check Best Foreign Film, Best Documentary Feature and Best Adapted Screenplay categories where winners didn't get an Oscar nomination.

Winners are in *BLUE. To read announcement at official site go here.

Best Picture
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Foreign Film
*Force Majeure
Two Days, One Night
Wild Tales

Best Documentary Feature
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Last Days in Vietnam
*Life Itself
The Overnighters

Best Director
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay for Selma
David Fincher for Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
Angelina Jolie for Unbroken
*Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Best Actress
Jennifer Aniston in Cake
Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
*Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Best Supporting Actress
*Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
Emma Stone in Birdman
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton in Snowpiercer

Best Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
*Michael Keaton in Birdman
David Oyelowo in Selma
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice
Robert Duvall in The Judge
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Edward Norton in Birdman
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
*J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Best Young Actor/Actress
*Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood
Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars
Mackenzie Foy in Interstellar
Jaeden Lieberher in St. Vincent
Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Quvenzhane Wallis in Annie
Noah Wiseman in The Babadook

Best Acting Ensemble
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods

Best Original Screenplay
*Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy
Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

Best Adapted Screenplay
*Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
The Imitation Game – Graham Moore
Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten
Unbroken – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson
Wild – Nick Hornby

Best Cinematography
*Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
Interstellar – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Mr. Turner – Dick Pope
Unbroken – Roger Deakins

Best Art Direction
Birdman – Kevin Thompson/Production Designer, George DeTitta Jr./Set Decorator
*The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Inherent Vice – David Crank/Production Designer, Amy Wells/Set Decorator
Interstellar – Nathan Crowley/Production Designer, Gary Fettis/Set Decorator
Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Snowpiercer – Ondrej Nekvasil/Production Designer, Beatrice Brentnerova/Set Decorator

Best Editing
*Birdman – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
Boyhood – Sandra Adair
Gone Girl – Kirk Baxter
Interstellar – Lee Smith
Whiplash – Tom Cross

Best Costume Design
*The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B. Sheppard
Mr. Turner – Jacqueline Durran

Best Hair and Makeup
*Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Into the Woods

Best Visual Effects
*Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Best Song
Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey – Big Eyes
Everything Is Awesome – Jo Li and the Lonely Island – The Lego Movie
*Glory – Common/John Legend – Selma
Lost Stars – Keira Knightley – Begin Again
Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
*Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
*The Lego Movie

Best Action Movie
American Sniper
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow
*Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor in an Action Movie
*Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Brad Pitt – Fury
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actress in an Action Movie
*Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Shailene Woodley – Divergent

Best Comedy
*The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent
Top Five
22 Jump Street

Best Actor in a Comedy
Jon Favreau – Chef
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
*Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Chris Rock – Top Five
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street

Best Actress in a Comedy
Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Rosario Dawson – Top Five
Melissa McCarthy – St. Vincent
*Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
The Babadook
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Under the Skin

There are too many categories and some are really ridiculous if you check listed nominees, but if you concentrate only in top categories then maybe we have something interesting. To read nominations announcement at official site go official site here.

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics. Each year BFCA honors the finest achievement in filmmaking with their Critics' Choice Movie Awards and today they announced their nominees. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony, which will broadcast live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15th at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT, the day the Academy Award nominations are announced. This is the first year that the BFCA will partner with A&E to broadcast the show.

Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show’s host. Strahan is the co-host of the popular morning talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” and an Emmy-nominated “Fox NFL Sunday” analyst. He also serves as special co-host for ABC’s top-rated morning program, “Good Morning America.”

As announced previously, Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will each receive special honors at the ceremony. Costner will be honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ celebrating more than three decades of incredible work in film. The LOUIS XIII Critics’ Choice Genius Award, established to honor an icon who has demonstrated unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts, will be presented to multiple award-winning director, producer and actor Ron Howard. Chastain will receive the inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice MVP Award,’ which recognizes an extraordinary actor for their work in several standout movies throughout a single year. She is being saluted for starring in the films Interstellar, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year (which also earned her a nomination this year), and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

Birdman leads this year with thirteen (13) nominations followed by Boyhood with eight (8), Interstellar with seven plus Gone Girl and The Imitation Game with six (6) each.

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