Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Globes!/Film Awards Clearinghouse 5B/Talking to Marion


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees for the best of film and television for 2014 this morning.  Here they are with TFF #41 (and a TFF #40) film in Bold.:

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Big Eyes” (Big Eyes)
“Glory” (Selma)
“Mercy Is” (Noah)
“Opportunity” (Annie)
“Yellow Flicker Beat” (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, “Gone Girl”
Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”
Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar”
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman”

Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Force Majeure”
“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Best Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The Boxtrolls”
“The LEGO Movie”
“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”
James Corden, “Into the Woods”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”
Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Meryl Streep, “Into The Woods”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
Emily Blunt, “Into The Woods”
Julianne Moore, “Maps To The Stars”
Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie”
Helen Mirren, “The Hundred Foot Journey”
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“Into the Woods”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“St. Vincent”
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Best Director – Motion Picture
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Best Motion Picture, Drama
“The Imitation Game
“The Theory of Everything”

 Telluride films with 18 Golden Globe nominations.

"Birdman" led all films with seven nominations (Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Score).   "The Imitation Game" had five (Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay and Score).  "Foxcatcher" was nominated three times (Picture, Actor, Supprting Actor).  Sinble nominations were captured by "Wild" "Ida" and "Leviathan".


Here's the latest FAC focused on the Supporting Acting and Screenplay categories.

The FAC uses the published predictions of the following to develop its list of likely Oscar nominees:

Kristopher Tapley/InContention/HitFix
Sasha Stone/Awards Daily
Bred Brevet/Rope of Silicon
Nathaniel Rogers/Film Experience
Anne Thompson/Thompson on Hollywood
Peter Knegt/IndieWire
Clayton Davis/Awards Circuit
Scott Feinberg/The Hollywood Reporter

Telluride #41 films are Bold (with their last rating in parentheses).


1) Patricia Arquette/Boyhood (1)
2) Meryl Streep/Into the Woods (4)
3) Emma Stone/Birdman (3)
4) Kiera Knightley/The Imitation Game (2)
5) Jessica Chastain/A Most Violent Year (6)
6) Laura Dern/Wild (5)
7) Carmen Ejogo/Selma (8)
8) Tilda Swnton/Snowpiercer (NR)
9) Anna Kendrick/Into the Woods (11)
10) Jessica Chastain/Interstellar (7)

Hot: Streep, Swinton and Kendrick

Not: Knightley, Chastain for "Interstellar" and Kristen Stewart in "Still Alice" who falls off the top ten.

Comment:  Chastain's charge may nuke Laura Dern's chances.


1) JK Simmons/Whiplash (1)
2) Edward Norton/Birdman (2)
3) Ethan Hawke/Boyhood (3)
4) Mark Ruffalo/Foxcatcher (4)
5) Robert Duvall/The Judge (8)
6) Tom Wilkinson/Selma (5)
7) Christoph Waltz/Big Eyes (9)
8) Josh Brolin/Inherent Vice (7)
9) Miyavi/Unbroken (6)
10) Chris Pine/Into the Woods (NR)

Hot: Duvall, Waltz and Pine

Not: Miyavi and John Goodman who dropped out of the top ten.


1) The Theory of Everything (1)
2) Gone Girl (3)
3) The Imitation Game (2)
4) Wild (5)
5) Unbroken (4)
6) Inherent Vice (7)
7) Still Alice (8)
8) American Sniper (6)
9) Into the Woods (9)
10) Rosewater (10)

Hot:   Meh...

Not: "American Sniper"

Comment: he category is very stable and  matter of 2 points within my metric separate "Theory". "Gone Girl" and "Imitation".


1) Boyhood (1)
2) Birdman (2)
3) Whiplash (3)
4) Selma (7)
5) The Grand Budapest Hotel (4)
6) Foxcatcher (5)
7) A Most Violent Year (8)
8) Mr. Turner (6)
9) The LEGO Movie (NR)
10) Wild Tales (10)

Hot: "Selma", "LEGO"

Not: "Mr. Turner" and "Interstellar" which dropped form the top ten.


The Film Society of Lincoln Center continues its series of podcasts talking to various film makers and stars that are in the thick of the awards season rough and tumble.  I have linked one of their latest casts with Oscar winner and Telluride tribute recipient Marion Cotillard who is getting some award buzz for "The Immigrant" as well as the Dardennes Brothers' "Two Days, One Night" which played this year's TFF.  Cacth that podcast here:

More on Monday...

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