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‘Birdman’ leads 2014 Florida Film Critics Awards Nominations

Birdman leads 2014 Florida Film Critics Circle (F.F.C.C.) Awards Nominations.


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Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and his film Birdman soared ever higher this week, earning eight nominations as part of the nominees for the 2014 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards. The acclaimed film, focusing on the misadventures of a fallen movie star looking to regain his reputation on the legitimate stage, also scored notices for its lead actor, Michael Keaton, as well as the supporting work from Edward Norton and Emma Stone. Birdman also earned nods for Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

Close behind was Wes Anderson’s surprise sleeper hit, The Grand Budapest Hotel. It earned seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Ensemble, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction/Production Design. The other big multi-nominee was Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making cinematic experiment, Boyhood. Among its five nods were ones for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (for Patricia Arquette), Best Ensemble, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

The rest of the nominations were spread out among commercial fare (Gone Girl, which picked up mentions for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Actress for the work of Rosamund Pike), and arthouse entries (The Theory of Everything also earned mentions for Best Actor – Eddie Redmayne – and Best Adapted Screenplay). Interstellar earned four nods (Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction/Production Design, and Best Score) while Whiplash drummed up support of J.K. Simmons as Best Supporting Actor and director Damien Chazelle for the Circle’s prestigious Breakout Award.

In the Foreign-Language Film category, Force Majeure will take on Ida and the Indonesian action epic The Raid 2. In the documentary category, the Roger Ebert overview Life Itself is up against Jodorowsky’s Dune and Citizenfour. Finally, for Best Animated Film, The Lego Movie stands alongside Big Hero 6 and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Other notable nominees include Guardians of the Galaxy for Best Visual Effects and Jake Gyllenhaal for his work in Nightcrawler.

Comprised of over 27 print and online critics from around the state, the Florida Film Critics Circle was founded in 1996. Bill Gibron of PopMatters.com and FilmRacket.com has served as chairman since March 2013.

 

A complete list of all the nominees can be found below. The winners will be announced on Friday, December 19th.

 

2014 Florida Film Critics Circle Nominations

BEST PICTURE

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST ACTOR

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

 

BEST ACTRESS

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Emma Stone – Birdman

 

BEST ENSEMBLE

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gone Girl

Inherent Vice

The Theory of Everything

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Interstellar

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

 

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN 

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Interstellar

Into the Woods

 

BEST SCORE

Gone Girl

Interstellar

Under the Skin

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Citizenfour

Life Itself

Jodorowsky’s Dune

 

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

Ida (Poland)

Force Majeure (Sweden)

The Raid 2 (Indonesia)

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 

Big Hero 6

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Lego Movie

 

PAULINE KAEL BREAKOUT AWARD 

Jennifer Kent – The Babadook

Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle/Beyond the Lights

 

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