The Grand Budapest Hotel takes Top Honors from North Carolina Film Critics

The Grand Budapest Hotel takes Top Honors from North Carolina Film Critics December 30, 2014

ncfcanomsBirdman, Boyhood, Whiplash, and The Grand Budapest Hotel  led the list of nominees from the North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) earlier this week.

Each of the films was nominated for Best Narrative Film and earned nominations for its director and at least one of its cast. Birdman led the way with six total nominations. Boyhood earned five nominations, and The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash each earned four.

Calvary got nods for Best Narrative Film, Best Actor (Brendan Gleeson), and Best Original Screenplay, but director John Michael McDonagh was shut out of the Best Director category. By contrast, David Fincher and Rosamund Pike earned nominations for Gone Girl, but the film itself failed to get a nod for Best Narrative Film.

Other surprises included Best Adapted Screenplay nods for Guardians of the Galaxy and Snowpiercer, and a Best Actress nomination for Essie Davis of The Babadook.

A full list of nominations is below. The NCFCA will announce its winners on Sunday, January 4, 2015

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Update: Winners announced and indicated with asterisks:

 

BEST NARRATIVE FILM

Boyhood
Birdman
Calvary
***The Grand Budapest Hotel***
A Most Violent Year
Selma
Whiplash

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

Citizenfour
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s  Dune
***Life Itself***
The Overnighters

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
***The Lego Movie***
The Tales of Princess Kaguya

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

***Force Majeure***
Ida
The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night
We are the Best!

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
***Richard Linklater (Boyhood)***

BEST ACTOR

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Brendan Gleeson (Calvary)
Tom Hardy (Locke)
***Michael Keaton (Birdman)***
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Alfred Molina (Love is Strange)
***Edward Norton (Birdman)***
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
***Essie Davis (The Babadook)***
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

***Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)***
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

***Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)***
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Jon Michael McDonagh (Calvary)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
***James Gunn and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)***
Nick Hornby (Wild)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)
Joon-ho Bong and Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)

TAR HEEL AWARD

(Special recognition to a performer or film with special ties to North Carolina.)

***Zach Galifanikas (Birdman)***
Cynthia Hill (Private Violence)
Jake Lacy (The Obvious Child)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz (Land Ho!)

 

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