Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The JC Awards

Here are my favorites in a few categories:

Best Director: J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year
(Runner-Up: Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin)

Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
(Runner-Up: Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
(Runner-Up: Reese Witherspoon, Wild)

Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Wild
(Runner-Up: Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year)

Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Runner-Up: Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice)

Best Ensemble: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Runner-Up: Gone Girl)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
(Runner-Up: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, Edge of Tomorrow)

Best Original Screenplay: John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
(Runner-Up: J.C. Chandor, A Most Violent Year)

Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit, Nightcrawler
(Runner-Up: Dick Pope, Mr. Turner)

Best Editing: Tom Cross, Whiplash
(Runner-Up: Martin Pensa & Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild)

Best Art Direction: Adam Stockhausen, The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Runner-Up: David Crank, Inherent Vice)

Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, Inherent Vice
(Runner-Up: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Original Score: Johnny Greenwood, Inherent Vice
(Runner-Up: Mica Levi, Under The Skin)

Best Visual Effects:* Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(Runner-Up: Interstellar)

*Take this category with a a grain of salt as I don't watch too many films with a great amount of visual effects. But the work in those two films truly did impress me.*

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