Sunday, February 22, 2015

The 2015 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2014

Official 2014 Selections

 
 
 
 
 


Best Film of the Year


BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater
165 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Color • English • IFC

Principal Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Producers: Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss
Cinematography: Lee Daniel, Shane Kelly

                              

Best Actor in a Leading Role


BIRDMAN
Michael Keaton
                              

Best Actress in a Leading Role


GONE GIRL
Rosamund Pike
                              

Best Actor in a Supporting Role


WHIPLASH
J.K. Simmons
                              

Best Actress in a Supporting Role


NIGHTCRAWLER
Rene Russo
                              

Best Ensemble Cast



THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Harvey Keitel, Tony Revolori
                              

Best Director


BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater
                              

Best Screenplay - Original Material



NIGHTCRAWLER
Dan Gilroy

                              

Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historical Material


GONE GIRL
Gillian Flynn
based on her novel Gone Girl

                              

Best Film - Animated Feature



THE LEGO MOVIE
Chris Miller, Phil Lord

                              

Best Film - Documentary Feature


LIFE ITSELF
Steve James

                              

Best Film - Foreign Language Feature



IDA
Pawel Pawlikowski

                              

Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release



ENEMY
Denis Villeneuve

                              

Best Cinematography


IDA
Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal

                              

Best Film Editing


BOYHOOD
Sandra Adair

                              

Best Visual Design


SNOWPIERCER
Ondrej Nekvasil - Production Design
Stefan Kovacik - Art Direction
Catherine George - Costume Design

                              

Best Visual Effects


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Stephane Ceretti
Nicolas Aithadi
Jonathan Fawkner
Paul Corbould

                              

Best Stunts and Stunt Choreography


THE RAID 2
Bruce Law - Car Stunts Coordinator
Yee Man Law  - Assistant Car Stunt Coordinator
Mike Leeder - Stunts
Yayan Ruhian - Fight Choreographer
Larnell Stovall - Guest Fight Choreographer
Iko Uwais - Fight Choreographer

                              

Best Make-Up Effects



GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
David White

                              

Best Music - Original Score


INTERSTELLAR
Hans Zimmer

                              

Best Music - Original Song


THE LEGO MOVIE
"Everything is Awesome"
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson

                              

Best Music - Soundtrack Compilation


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Awesome Mix Vol. 1

                              

Best Sound Design


WHIPLASH
Craig Mann
Ben Wilkins
Thomas Curley

                              

Best Action/Adventure Film



THE RAID 2
Gareth Evans

                              

Best Comedy Film


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson
                              

Best Fantasy Film


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
Dean DeBlois

                              

Best Horror/Thriller Film


THE BABADOOK
Jennifer Kent

                              

Best Science Fiction Film


INTERSTELLAR
Christopher Nolan

                              

Best Animated Short Film


FEAST
Patrick Osborne

                              

Best Live Action Short Film


THE PHONE CALL
Matt Kirkby

                              

Best Voice Acting Performance


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Bradley Cooper as "Rocket"

                              

The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2014:

BIG HERO 6
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
CHEF
COHERENCE
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
EDGE OF TOMORROW
FORCE MAJEURE
FOXCATCHER
THE GUEST
THE IMITATION GAME
JODOROWSKY'S DUNE
JOHN WICK
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
STILL ALICE
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
UNDER THE SKIN
WILD
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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