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)
Elena Lyadova (Leviafan)
Melisa Sözen (Kis Uykusu)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Sound Designing

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy

Special Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy

Actress Lead

Marion Cotillard (Deux jours, une nuit)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Agata Trzebuchowska (Ida)
Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)

Screenwriting Adapted

Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent (Respire)
Marion Nelson (Tracks)
Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Anna Bean, Elisabeth Holm (Obvious Child)

Screenwriting Original

Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan (Kis Uykusu)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviafan)
Ruben Östlund (Turist)

Cast Ensemble

Fehér isten
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)
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Garth Stevenson (Tracks)

Actor Support

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Tom Wilkinson (Selma)

Actor Lead

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


Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Kis Uykusu)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Mélanie Laurent (Respire)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Pawel Pawikowski (Ida)

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
Leviafan (Andrey Zvyagintsev) Russia
Mommy (Xavier Dolan) Canada
Respire (Mélanie Laurent) France
Tracks (John Curran) Australia

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


7 thoughts on “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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