The 2014 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards Nominations

December 11, 2014

The most distinguished film critic group in Michigan, the Detroit Film Critics Society, released their Best of 2014 nominees in ten categories. The society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of eighteen Michigan film critics who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities within a 150-mile radius of the city including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan.

BirdmanEach critic submitted their top five picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Breakthrough Performance, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top five in each category have been placed on the final ballot. The final ballots are being given to each critic to rank in order and the final results will be tabulated in the same way and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 15th.

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BEST FILM

  • Boyhood
  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Under the Skin
  • Whiplash

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
  • Ajejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST ACTOR

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Tom Hardy, Locke
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS

  • Essie Davis, The Babadook
  • Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • JK Simmons, Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Into the Woods

BREAKTHROUGH

  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash (director, screenplay)
  • Jennifer Kent, The Babadook (director, screenplay)
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle, Beyond the Lights (actress)
  • Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy (actor)
  • Dan Stevens, The Guest (actor)

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • CitizenFour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune
  • Keep On Keepin’ On
  • Life Itself