Saturday, December 6, 2014

Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

I'm sure a consensus will form eventually, but it is nice to see these early critics awards have so much variety, and to see them stretching beyond the Oscar race to pick films they actually like. Snowpiercer is one of my top ten films this year, and Calvary is a strong film as well, so it is nice to see that both, neither of which look like huge Oscar contenders, are getting some recognition. The Marion Cotillard win seems interesting. Many critics have bemoaned that despite some great performances out there, the actual Oscar race for Best Actress is weak. And they all seem to love Marion Cotillard. Maybe they are hoping that Oscar voters are looking outside of the box. Or maybe (and this is probably true), I am looking too much into this, and folks are just really loving them some Marion Cotillard. Either way it is interesting. Several big groups including the LA critics chime in tomorrow!

Best Picture

Best Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu "Birdman"

Best Actor
Brendan Gleeson "Calvary"

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard "Two Days, One Night"

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton "Birdman"

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton "Snowpiercer"

Best Screenplay
John Michael McDonagh "Calvary"

Best Foreign Language Film
Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary
Life Itself

Best Animated Film
The Lego Movie

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki "Birdman"

Best Editing
James Herbert and Laura Jennings "Edge of Tomorrow"

Best Original Score
Mica Levi "Under the Skin"

Best Ensemble

Top Ten Films of the Year
1. Snowpiercer
2. Under the Skin
3. Boyhood
4. Only Lovers Left Alive
5. The Babadook
6. Two Days, One Night
7.  Birdman
8. Calvary
9. Inherent Vice
10. Selma

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