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The 2015 Essential Film Awards

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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

The 25 Greatest Academy Award Winners

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In honor of this weekend's Academy Awards, The Essential Films presents the 25 greatest films to ever win an Academy Award. Here they are, in alphabetical order:




2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
1968 • Stanley Kubrick

Oscar Wins
Best Effects, Special Visual Effects

Oscar Nominations
Best Director - Stanley Kubrick
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration




ALIEN
1979 • Ridley Scott

Oscar Wins
Best Effects, Visual Effects

Oscar Nominations
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration




THE APARTMENT
1960 • Billy Wilder

Oscar Wins
Best Picture
Best Director - Billy Wilder
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White
Best Film Editing

Oscar Nominations
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Jack Lemmon
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Shirley Maclaine
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Jack Kruschen
Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Best Sound



APOCALYPSE NOW
1979 • Francis Ford Coppola

Oscar Wi…