Phoenix Film Critics Society's Top 10 Films of 2014

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Okay, so "Chef" didn't make the list even though it was one of my favorite movies of the year and one that everyone I recommended it to loved.  That came as no surprise to me.  Neither does the fact that 'Boyhood' did make the list when I thought 'Borehood' would have made a better and more accurate title.  Never the less, the Phoenix Film Critcs Society, of which yours truly is a proud member, has released our list of nominees for our Best Of 2014 film awards.  Next week we will announce our winners so stay tuned right here for the big announcement.  You still have plenty of time to see some real gems before the Academy Awards in February!


I now present to you the phoenixfilmcriticssociety.org 2014 Nominations:

 

BEST PICTURE/ TOP TEN FILMS OF 2014  (in Alphabetical order)
A Most Violent Year
Birdman
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Imitation Game
The Lego Movie
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
 
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Brendon Gleeson, Calvary
Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
 
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Hilary Swank, The Homesman
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
 
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Logan Lerman, Fury
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J. K. Simmons, Whiplash
 
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Carrie Coon, Gone Girl
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
 
BEST ENSMEBLE ACTING
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
 
BEST SCREENPLAY WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR THE SCREEN
A Most Violent Year
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash
 
 BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTED FROM ANOTHER MEDIUM
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Wild

 

BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Maleficent
Muppets Most Wanted
 
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2
 
OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR
Calvary
Edge of Tomorrow
Obvious Child
The Skeleton Twins
Snowpiercer
 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Force Majeure
IDA
Mood Indigo
The Raid 2
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Citizen Four
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Jodorowsky's Dune
Life Itself
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Everything is Awesome, The Lego Movie
Immortals, Big Hero 6
Lost Stars, Begin Again