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Online Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Posted in OFCS with tags on December 20, 2015 by Mark Hobin

OFCS

2015 was a great year for film. I know. I say this every year, but what can I say? I love movies. This was my third 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 must say I am as pleased with our choices as I have ever been.  I thoroughly enjoyed every movie we nominated for Best Picture.

2015 Winners and Nominees (19th Annual)

Best Picture

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Director

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett  – Carol

Best Supporting Actor

Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina

Best Supporting Actress

Rooney Mara – Carol

Best Original Screenplay

Spotlight– Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay

Carol – Phyllis Nagy

Best Film Not in the English Language

The Assassin (Taiwan)

Best Documentary

The Look of Silence

Best Animated Feature

Inside Out

Best Cinematography

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

  • The Assassin – Mark Lee Ping Bing
  • Carol – Edward Lachman
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins

Best Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road -Margaret Sixel

Best Non-U.S. Releases (Alphabetical Order):

  • Aferim!
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • The Club
  • Dheepan
  • The Lobster
  • Mountains May Depart
  • Mia Madre
  • Rams
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • The Sunset Song

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The announcement on the Online Film Critics Society web page can be found here.
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Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Posted in OFCS with tags on December 15, 2014 by Mark Hobin

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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Online Film Critics Society Awards 2013

Posted in OFCS with tags on December 28, 2013 by Mark Hobin

OFCS

2013 has been a very good year. I was inducted into the Online Film Critics Society back in August. The OFCS is the largest, most respected organization for movie critics whose work appears primarily on the Internet. It’s been one of the greatest things to happen to me as as a blogger and more importantly as a movie lover.

The 17th Annual OFCS Awards Winners were announced on December 16, 2013. I participated in the voting process and here are the results:

Winners and nominees

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay

Her – Spike Jonze

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

  • Before Midnight – Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater
  • In the House – François Ozon
  • Short Term 12 – Destin Daniel Cretton
  • The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki

Best Foreign Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Best Documentary

The Act of Killing

  • 56 Up
  • At Berkeley
  • Blackfish
  • Stories We Tell

Best Animated Feature

The Wind Rises

Best Cinematography

Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Editing

Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger

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The announcement on the Online Film Critics Society web page can be found here.
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