Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Florida Film Critics Circle Names "Birdman" Best Picture of 2014

The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) was founded in 1996 is comprised of writers from various state-based publications.

The Florida Film Critics Circle Award winners were announced on December 19, 2014.

2014 Florida Film Critics Circle winners:

Best Picture: Birdman
Runner-up: Boyhood

Best Director: Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Runner-up: Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Best Actress: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Runner-up: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Actor: Michael Keaton – Birdman
Runner-up: Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Runner-up: Edward Norton – Birdman

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Runner-up: Emma Stone – Birdman

Best Ensemble: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Boyhood

Best Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
Runner-up: Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Runner-up: Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson)

Best Cinematography: Interstellar (Hoyte Van Hoytema)
Runner-up: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Robert D. Yeoman)

Best Visual Effects: Interstellar
Runner-up: Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Art Direction/Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Interstellar

Best Score: Under the Skin (Micah Levi, aka Micachu)
Runner-up: Gone Girl (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

Best Documentary: Life Itself
Runner-up: Citizenfour

Best Foreign-Language Film: The Raid 2
Runner-up: Force Majeure

Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Runner-up: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Pauline Kael Breakout Award: Damien Chazelle (writer/director: Whiplash)
Runner-up: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (actress: Belle, Beyond the Lights)

Golden Orange: The Borscht Corp.

The Golden Orange Award, given for outstanding contribution to film in Florida, is awarded to the Borscht Corp. for their tireless championing of independent filmmaking. Fresh and vital, they are a non-profit group that affords filmmakers a place to work outside of the box and produce work that has garnered international attention. As their profile grows so does original, local film production’s profile. Since 2005, Borscht has been about creativity and a devout allegiance to the film scene in South Florida. They have been shining ambassadors for the region and are showing no signs of slowing down.


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