Tuesday, September 22, 2015

2014 Film Guy Awards

You guys want to know what the beauty of awards season is? Having a pony that you pull for from the beginning of the race that ends up actually winning and stealing the thunder from the early frontrunner. That is certainly what happened with Birdman as it relievingly beat Boyhood. I say relievingly because as Boyhood was winning all the critics prizes, it was getting overrated. It is not a bad movie. It's perfectly safe and rewatchable, but there were more innovative and exciting films that caught my radar over time. However, as great as Birdman is, it didn't take the top prize. Now originally, I was going to wait until I saw some other films that came put last year like Mommy, A Most Violent Year, and Beyond The Lights, but I got too anxious to post this. After I see those films, I'll potentially update this ballot like with my other ones. Anyways, here is the 2014 Film Guy Awards.



2014:

Best Picture:
Birdman
Gone Girl
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Lego Movie*
Starred Up

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Birdman
Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
David Mackenzie, Starred Up*

Best Actor:
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Tom Hardy, Locke
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Jack O'Connell, Starred Up*

Best Actress:
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl*
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Best Supporting Actor:
Rupert Friend, Starred Up
Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up*
Edward Norton, Birdman
Christoph Paou, Stranger By The Lake


Best Supporting Actress:
Rose Byrne, Neighbors
Carrie Coon, Gone Girl
Emma Stone, Birdman
Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer*
Naomi Watts, Birdman


Best Adapted Screenplay:
Edge of Tomorrow
Gone Girl*
Guardians of the Galaxy
Inherent Vice
Obvious Child

Best Original Screenplay:
Birdman
Grand Budapest Hotel
The LEGO Movie*
Neighbors
Starred Up

Best Editing:
Birdman
Edge of Tomorrow
Interstellar
Locke
Whiplash*

Best Cinematography:
The Babadook
Birdman*
Ida
Interstellar
Stranger By The Lake

Best Original Score:
Birdman
Gone Girl
Interstellar*
Only Lovers Left Alive
Under The Skin

Best Sound:
American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Stranger By The Lake
Whiplash*

Best Production Design:
Grand Budapest Hotel*
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into The Woods
Only Lovers Left Alive
Snowpiercer

Best Costume Design:
Belle
Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Inherent Vice
Snowpiercer*

Best Visual Effects:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla
Guardians of the Galaxy*
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Makeup:
Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy*
Snowpiercer

Best Original Song:
“A Step You Can't Take Back” from Begin Again*
“Lost Stars” from Begin Again
“Like A Fool” from Begin Again
“I Love You All” from Frank
“Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie

Updated 03/31/16