Film Honors: 2014

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today.  Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Actress Support

Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Agata Kulesza (Ida)
Melisa Sözen (Kis Uykusu)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Actress Lead

Bérénice Bejo (Le Passé)
Marion Cotillard (Deux jours, une nuit)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Agata Trzebuchowska (Ida)

Sound Designing

The Babadook
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy

Special Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy

Screenwriting Adapted

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
James Gunn, Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Anna Bean, Elisabeth Holm (Obvious Child)
Cheryl Strayed, Nick Hornby (Wild)

Screenwriting Original

Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan (Kis Uykusu)
Asghar Farhadi (Le Passé)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviafan)

Cast Ensemble

Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice


Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski (Ida)
Darius Khondji (The Immigrant)
Mandy Walker (Tracks)
Gökhan Tiryaki (Kis Uykusu)

Set Designing

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Immigrant
Mr. Turner

Costume Designing

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

Picture Editing

The Babadook
Gone Girl
Inherent Vice

Score Composing

Rachel Portman (Belle)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Garth Stevenson (Tracks)
Mica Levi (Under the Skin)

Actor Support

Edward Norton (Birdman)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Tahar Rahim (Le Passé)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Actor Lead

Aleksey Serebryakov (Leviafan)
Tom Hardy (Locke)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Haluk Bilginer (Kis Uykusu)


Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Pawel Pawikowski (Ida)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Kis Uykusu)
Xavier Dolan (Mommy)

Motion Picture

Boyhood (Richard Linklater) USA
Deux jours, une nuit (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne) Belgium / France / Italy
Gone Girl (David Fincher) USA
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) USA / Germany / UK
Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski) Poland / Denmark / France / UK
Kis Uykusu (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Turkey
Le Passé (Asghar Farhadi) Iran / France
Mommy (Xavier Dolan) Canada
Selma (Ava DuVernay) UK / USA
Tracks (John Curran) Australia

Leave you passionate comments below about the year of 2014 in film. 


2 responses to “Film Honors: 2014

  1. Well written, beautiful read as always. Can never get tired of such posts.

    My honors:

    MP – Boyhood
    D – Linklater
    Actor – David Oyelowo
    Actress – Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
    Screenplay – Boyhood
    Score – Under the Skin
    Cinematography – Ida


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