Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014

OFCS

2014 has been another great year for film. This was my second year as a member of the Online Film Critics Society.  The OFCS is the largest, most respected organization for movie critics whose work appears primarily on the Internet.  I adore this group.   Looking over the nominees, I must say I am quite pleased with what movies were recognized.  I can’t say many of the winners were my first choice, but at least I enjoyed everything that won.

2014 Winners and nominees (18th Annual)

Best Picture

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Actor

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Actress

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor

Edward Norton – Birdman

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Best Foreign Language Film

Two Days, One Night

Best Documentary

Life Itself

  • Citizenfour
  • The Missing Picture
  • National Gallery
  • The Overnighters

Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie

Best Cinematography

Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Editing

Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrone – Birdman

Best Non-U.S. Release (non-competitive category)

  • ’71
  • 10,000 km
  • Entre Nós
  • Han Gong-ju
  • Hard to Be a God
  • The Look of Silence
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Timbuktu
  • The Tribe

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The announcement on the Online Film Critics Society web page can be found here.
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14 Responses to “Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014”

  1. Hahah! I love how ‘What We Do In the Shadows’ fits into the “non-competitive” category. From what I’ve seen (trailers mostly) that thing looks absolutely hysterical, and a top contender for Best Comedy of the year. I guess that’s simply not a category here.

    This is a great collection of films here, and it’s really, really great to see Mr. Glazer’s fine production receiving recognition on several fronts. I seriously think that Under the Skin has a good shot of remaining in my top 3 movie experiences of the year. Can’t stop thinking about it.

    I also really am curious about the Roger Ebert docu. Sad that I haven’t seen it yet.

  2. Amazing –

    Birdman takes down two of the four top acting awards: Michael Keaton & Edward Norton, and is nominated for Best Cinermatography.

    But the film is shut out off Best Picture and Best Direction. I mean not even getting a nomination.

    Lego makes the Top Ten films,? And not Birdman?

    Scratching my head over that….

    • I’m in full agreement. It’s perplexing that Birdman doesn’t even score a nom in Picture or Directing but yet wins 3 awards (also Best Editing)

      I’m also surprised at the extremely strong showing of Mommy, Canada’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars. The French film got 4 nominations, including Best Picture. It gets a U.S. release next year so looking forward to that.

  3. Interesting list of winners and very similar to those making awards waves everywhere. Really excited to hear more good things about Two Days, One Night. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see that film.

  4. Boyhood shoulda won “best pic”. Good choices otherwise.

  5. A nice diverse collection of films honored by your group. I still need to catch Grand Budapest, but I’m not generally a fan of Wes Anderson, so I’m not betting a great change of heart about him. Still, I’ll never stop hoping he’ll hook me in with another film that I’ll enjoy like Rushmore or Royal Tenenbaums. For the films I did see, I’m pretty happy with the group’s wins and nominations. Nice to see Michael Keaton and Edward Norton get love for Birdman. My ballot has changed since I voted for BOFCA’s awards to include Whiplash and Boyhood in my top 10, but here’s what I voted for when I did a few weeks ago. http://bofca.com/awards/2014_awards/evan-creans-ballot-2014/

  6. In reality, I am not happy with the nominees or winners. Eddie Redmayne isn’t included in the best actor nominees and Edward Norton won it instead of the tantalizing performance of JK Simmons.

    • Every film critics group has their own set of nominees and winners. As a reflection of the OFCS, I think they did a good job at honoring the year.

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