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The Independent Spirit Awards Winners

The penultimate awards ceremony of the season and here are the winners:

Best Feature
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Best Director
Richard Linklater

Best Screenplay
Nightcrawler

Best First Feature
Nightcrawler

Best First Screenplay
Dear White People

John Cassavetes Award (For best feature made under $500,000)
Land Ho!

Best Supporting Female
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Supporting Male
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Female Lead
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Male Lead
Michael Keaton – Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Robert Altman Award
Inherent Vice

Best Cinematography
Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Best Editing
Whiplash

Best International Film
Ida

Best Documentary
CITIZENFOUR

Special Distinction Award
Foxcatcher

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The Razzies Winners

Right on cue, the day before the Academy dishes out its awards, come the Razzies with the best of the worst. I particularly like the Redeemer award to Ben Affleck.

Here are the winners:

Worst Picture

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Worst Actor

Kirk Cameron – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Worst Supporting Actor

Kelsey Grammer – The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actress

Cameron Diaz – The Other Woman and Sex Tape

Worst Supporting Actress

Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Worst Director

Michael Bay – Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Annie

Worst Screen Combo

Kirk Cameron and His Ego – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Worst Screenplay

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Redeemer Award

Ben Affleck – from Gigli to Argo and Gone Girl

BBC And The Baftas

Can I just start by saying how much I love the Baftas?

A ceremony that celebrates the best of (mostly) British cinema is of course going to resonate with me.

However…

The BBC and its stupid scheduling. Showing the ceremony two hours later and heavily edited. What a kick in the mouth to the many movie fans resident within the UK. Myself included.

How difficult is it really to show it live? I absolutely understand the need for a slight delay, rather like they do in the US.

In this age dominated by social media, all the awards have been spoiled. By the film industry itself, such an appalling situation.

I realise this post will go largely unread but I do hope that this time next year it’ll be pointless because the BBC got their act together.

Signed

A TV license payer.

SAG Awards Winners

So the Screen Actors Guild hosted its annual awards and there are no surprises. Oscar night’s looking to be quite boring in the acting categories.

The winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Birdman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore – Still Alice 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 

Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

William H. Macy – Shameless

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series 

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black

The Razzies Nominations

I love the Razzies. You might think they’re mean spirited (on occasion, they have) but in general I think they’re a message to Hollywood to do better. You’ll notice a lot of high profilers being nominated when they’ve been less than extraordinary. Of course, there are also the regulars, who shall remain anonymous!

I like that this year they’ve introduced the Redeemer award which goes to someone previously terrible who’s done something great.

So without further ado, here are the nominations for this year:

Worst Picture

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor

Kirk Cameron – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Nicolas Cage – Left Behind
Kellan Lutz – The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane – A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler – Blended

Worst Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson – The Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer – The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Shaquille O’Neal – Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland – Pompeii

Worst Actress

Drew Barrymore – Blended
Cameron Diaz – The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy – Tammy
Charlize Theron – A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss – The Legend of Hercules

Worst Supporting Actress

Cameron Diaz – Annie
Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Susan Sarandon – Tammy
Brigitte Ridenour (nee Cameron) – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Worst Director

Michael Bay – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin – The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Annie
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Screen Combo

Any Two Robots, Actors (Robotic Actors) – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Kirk Cameron and His Ego – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel – Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz and Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes – The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screenplay

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
Sex Tape
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Redeemer Award

Ben Affleck – from Gigli to Argo and Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston – from four-time Razzie nominee to Cake
Mike Myers – from The Love Guru to directing Supermensch
Keanu Reeves – from six-time Razzie nominee to John Wick
Kristen Stewart – from six-time Razzie winner for Twilight to Camp X-Ray

Golden Globes Nominations

As we’re all aware, the Golden Globes shape up what the awards season will look like. Here are the nominations, film categories only:

Best motion picture – drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Best motion picture – musical or comedy
Birdman
Into the Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Pride
St Vincent

Best director
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best actor – drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo – Selma
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best actor – musical or comedy
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best actress – drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best actress – musical or comedy
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie

Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best screenplay
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best original score
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best original song
‘Big Eyes’, Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey
‘Glory’, Selma – John Legend, Common
‘Mercy Is’, Noah – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
‘Opportunity’, Annie – Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – Lorde

Best foreign language film
Force Majeure – Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – Israel
Ida – Poland
Leviathan – Russia
Tangerines – Estonia

Best animated feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

British Independent Film Awards 2014

The winners:

Best British independent film

Pride

Best director

Yann Demange – ’71

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best debut director)

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – 20,000 Days on Earth

Best screenplay

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – Frank

Best actress

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle

Best actor

Brendan Gleeson – Calvary

Best supporting actress

Imelda Staunton – Pride

Best supporting actor

Andrew Scott – Pride

Most promising newcomer

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – Catch Me Daddy

Best achievement in production

The Goob

Best technical achievement

Stephen Rennicks – music – Frank

Best documentary

Next Goal Wins

Best British short

The Kármán Line

Best international independent film

Boyhood

The Raindance Award

Luna

The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British film)

Emma Thompson

The Variety Award

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Special Jury Prize

John Boorman