OFCS Nominees for 2014–Winners Announced


I have voting privileges in four organizations this year that seek to recognize the best achievements in film during the year 2014. And, of course, I’ll have my own eclectic list of personal favorites. Still to come, the Ecumenical Jury Awards presented by a panel of Christian film critics and cinephiles. Also, I get to submit a ballot for IndieWire. At the end of this month, the North Carolina Film Critics Association will announce its nominees.

But first up is the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), which announced its nominees yesterday. Predictions? I suspect the OFCS may come down to a battle between Boyhood and Whiplash, two films I liked considerably less than my peers but have the advantage (in this vote) of an early release date, allowing them both to be seen by a majority of members.

What choices would you make if you were voting? (Update: Winners were announced December 15th at 10:00 a.m. and are marked with asterisk).

Best Picture

**The Grand Budapest Hotel**
The Lego Movie
Two Days, One Night
Under the Skin

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
**The Lego Movie**
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Best Film Not in the English Language

The Missing Picture
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
**Two Days, One Night**

Best Documentary

**Life Itself**
The Missing Picture
National Gallery
The Overnighters

Best Director

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne – Two Days, One Night
Ava DuVernay – Selma
Jonathan Glazer – Under the Skin
**Richard Linklater – Boyhood**

Best Actor

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Brendan Gleeson – Calvary
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
**Michael Keaton – Birdman**
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Essie Davis – The Babadook
Anne Dorval – Mommy
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
**Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl**

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
**Edward Norton – Birdman**
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

**Patricia Arquette – Boyhood**
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Suzanne Clément – Mommy
Agata Kulesza – Ida
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

Best Original Screenplay

**The Grand Budapest Hotel**
Two Days, One Night

Best Adapted Screenplay

**Gone Girl**
Inherent Vice
Under the Skin
We Are the Best!

Best Editing

Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography

**The Grand Budapest Hotel**
Mr. Turner
Under the Skin

Best Non-U.S. Release (non-competitive category)

10,000 km
Entre Nós
Han Gong-ju
Hard to Be a God
The Look of Silence
The Salt of the Earth
What We Do in the Shadows
The Tribe

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