‘Birdman’ Leads the 15th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 3 years ago
‘Birdman’ Leads the 15th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards [WATCH VIDEO]
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"Boyhood" gets surpassed as Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" dominated the nominations at the 15th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards with 10 nods. "Birdman" soars above the herd with seven awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Ensemble. Read on for further details.

But Richard Linklater's oeuvre was just a few steps behind with eight. Also with eight nominations was "Gone Girl," which picked up refreshing recognition in the Best Supporting Actress field for Carrie Coon. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Into the Woods" and "The Theory of Everything" picked up seven nods respectively.

The 15th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards honored the best filmmaking of 2014. Twenty-five films received multiple nominations this year. Check out the full list of winners below.

BEST PICTURE

“Birdman”

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2014

  1. “A Most Violent Year”
  2. “Birdman”
  3. “Boyhood”
  4. “Gone Girl”
  5. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  6. “Guardians of the Galaxy”
  7. “The Imitation Game”
  8. “The Lego Movie”
  9. “The Theory of Everything”
  10. “Whiplash”

BEST DIRECTOR

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

J. K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

“Birdman”

BEST SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTED FROM MATERIAL IN ANOTHER MEDIUM

“Gone Girl”

BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM (Rated G or PG)

“Into the Woods”

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR

“Edge of Tomorrow

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“The Lego Movie”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

“Ida”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Everything is Awesome”, “The Lego Movie”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Birdman”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

“Birdman”

BEST FILM EDITING 

“Birdman”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“Intersellar”

BEST STUNTS

“Edge of Tomorrow

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ON CAMERA

Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE CAMERA

Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE

Jaeden Lieberer, “St. Vincent”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE

Lilla Crawford, “Into the Woods”

 The Phoenix Film Critics Society (PFCS) is an organization of professional film reviewers from Arizona-based outlets and have been giving awards annually since 2000 to celebrate the best in cinematic achievement. For more information, visit the site:  PhoenixFilmCriticsSociety.org.

 The full list of nominees can be found here. That’s it for the news on the 15th Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards winners. For more entertainment updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG) .

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Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/ Eric Walkuski

 

 

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