PGCMAs: And the Nominees Are (2014)

Posted: January 27, 2015 by Daniel Simpson (PG Cooper) in PGCMAs

PGCMA 2014*The above image represents 2013’s PGCMA Best Director and Best Picture winner; Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave.

With another year gone, I’m ready to do my year end awards honouring the best of cinema that I saw from 2014. For those who don’t know, every year I do my own awards series over a series of posts. Your standard awards for things like acting and screenplay are here, along with the technical categories, as well as some fun awards like Best Fight. The awards end with my top ten films list, the top five films being the nominees for Best Director and Best Picture, and number one being the winner of the aforementioned awards. This year I’ve had to drop some awards, but I’ve also brought in some new ones and I’m excited to do this again for a fourth time. Hopefully you all enjoy these too.

And the nominees are…

Best Fight

Axes, Snowpiercer

Elevator, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Let them Fight, Godzilla

Paid Off, Foxcatcher

War Path, The Raid 2

Best Shootout

Extinct, Snowpiercer

Highway Shootout, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

How this Ends, Blue Ruin

Sandstorm, American Sniper

The War Begins, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Chase

Cornering Fury, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Finale, Under the Skin

Rama Saved, The Raid 2

Tailing the Story, Nightcrawler

Times Square, Birdman

Best Set-Piece

Bedroom Games, Gone Girl

Docking, Interstellar

First Drop, Edge of Tomorrow

Parallels, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Plagues, Exodus: Gods and Kings

Best Art Direction

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Interstellar

Snowpiercer

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Hair and Make-Up

American  Sniper

Foxcatcher

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

Under the Skin

Best Costume Design

Edge of Tomorrow

Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Immigrant

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Godzilla

Guardians of the Galaxy

Interstellar

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Cinematography

Jeff Cronenweth, Gone Girl

Robert Elswit, Nightcrawler

Darius Khondji, The Immigrant

Emmanuel Lubezki , Birdman

Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

Best Editing

Sandra Adair, Boyhood

Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione, Birdman

Tom Cross, Whiplash

James Herbert and Laura Jennings, Edge of Tomorrow

John Ottman, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Soundtrack

Boyhood

Guardians of the Galaxy

Inherent Vice

Nymphomaniac

Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Use of Source Music

“Fuhre Mich” by Rammstein, Nymphomaniac

“Hero” by Family of the Year, Boyhood

“Journey through the Past” by Neil Young, Inherent Vice

“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce, X-Men: Days of Future Past

“Yesterday was Hard on All of Us” by Fink, Selma

Best Musical Performance

“Caravan”, Whiplash

“Firework”, The Interview

“I Love You All”, Frank

“Like a Fool”, Begin Again

“Ooh Child”, Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Score

Mica Levi, Under the Skin

Clint Mansell, Noah

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Antonio Sánchez, Birdman

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Poster

Godzilla

Inherent Vice

Interstellar

The Interview

Nymphomaniac

Best Trailer

American Sniper

Godzilla

Gone Girl

Inherent Vice

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Supporting Actress

Partricia Arquette, Boyhood

Carmen Ejogo, Selma

Agata Kulesza, Ida

Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

Emma Stone, Birdman

Best Supporting Actor

Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Edward Norton, Birdman

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Cameo

Lindsay Duncan, Birdman

Anna Paquin, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Allison Pill, Snowpiercer

Seth Rogen, 22 Jump Street

Uma Thurman, Nymphomaniac

Best Villain

Adrien Brody, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gene Jones, The Sacrament

Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Sebastien Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Ray Winstone, Noah

Best Comedy

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Inherent Vice

The Interview

The Lego Movie

Best Horror Film

Oculus

Only Lovers Left Alive

The Sacrament

Under the Skin

Witching and Bitching

Best Action Film

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Edge of Tomorrow

The Raid 2

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best Foreign Language Film

Gloria

Ida

The Raid 2

Stranger by the Lake

Witching and Bitching

Biggest Surprise

Blue Ruin

Oculus

The Lego Movie

The Sacrament

Whiplash

Most Underrated/Underappreciated

Godzilla

Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Immigrant

Noah

The Sacrament

Best Original Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Paul Webb and Ava Duvernay, Selma

Best Adapted Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Andrew Bovell, A Most Wanted Man

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Simon Kinberg, X-Men: Days of Future Past

Chris Miller and Phil Lord, The Lego Movie

Best Actress

Marion Cotilard, The Immigrant

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nymphomaniac

Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin

Keira Knigtley, Begin Again

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Best Actor

Jake Gyllehaal, Nightcrawler

Michael Keaton, Birdman

David Oyelowo, Selma

Joaquin Phoenix, The Immigrant

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Cast

Birdman

Foxcatcher

Gone Girl

Guardians of the Galaxy

Inherent Vice

Best Director and Best Picture

To be revealed via a top ten list.

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