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Title: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 05:00:22 AM
2014 Filmspot Nominations

Best Picture
     Boyhood
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Nightcrawler
     Under the Skin
     Whiplash

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

Best Original Screenplay
     Boyhood
     Calvary
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Nightcrawler
     Whiplash

Best Adapted Screenplay
     Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
     Gone Girl
     Inherent Vice
     Under the Skin
     The Wind Rises

Best Actor
     Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
     Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
     Miles Teller, Whiplash
     Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Tom Hardy, Locke

Best Actress
     Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant
     Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
     Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
     Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin
     Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

Best Supporting Actor
     Edward Norton, Birdman
     Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
     J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
     Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
     Michael Fassbender, Frank

Best Supporting Actress
     Agata Kulesza, Ida
     Emma Stone, Birdman
     Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
     Renee Russo, Nightcrawler
     Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Best Ensemble Cast
     Birdman
     Boyhood
     Calvary
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Inherent Vice

Best Non-English Language Film
     Force Majeure
     Ida
     The Raid 2
     The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
     The Wind Rises

Best Animated Film
     Big Hero 6
     How to Train Your Dragon 2
     The Lego Movie
     The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
     The Wind Rises

Best Documentary
     Citizenfour
     Jodorowsky's Dune
     Life Itself
     The Missing Picture
     National Gallery

Best Editing
     Birdman
     Boyhood
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Under the Skin
     Whiplash

Best Sound
     Godzilla
     Interstellar
     Under the Skin
     Whiplash
     The Wind Rises

Best Score
     Gone Girl
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Interstellar
     Under the Skin
     The Wind Rises

Best Soundtrack
     Boyhood
     Frank
     Guardians of the Galaxy
     Inherent Vice
     Whiplash

Best Cinematography
     Birdman
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Ida
     Interstellar
     Under the Skin

Best Art Direction
     Birdman
     The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Only Lovers Left Alive
     Snowpiercer
     Under the Skin

Best Visual Effects
     Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
     Godzilla
     Guardians of the Galaxy
     Interstellar
     Under the Skin

Best Surprise
     Captain America: The Winter Soldier
     Edge of Tomorrow
     Godzilla
     Guardians of the Galaxy
     John Wick

Best Debut Feature
     The Babadook
     Blue Ruin
     Force Majeure
     Nightcrawler
     Obvious Child

Best Overlooked Film
     Bird People
     Like Father, Like Son
     Night Moves
     The One I Love
     We Are the Best!

Best Scene (Dramatic)
     The Beach Scene, Under the Skin
     Confessional, Calvary
     Finale, Whiplash
     Going off to College, Boyhood
     Was I Rushing or Dragging?, Whiplash

Best Scene (Comedic)
     At the Bar, Force Majeure
     Calling the Society of the Crossed Keys, The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Captain's Daughter, 22 Jump Street
     Frank Presents His Most Likable Song Ever, Frank
     Time in a Bottle, X-Men Days of Future Past

Best Shot
     Drop to the Beach, Edge of Tomorrow
     Final Shot, The Immigrant
     On My Way, Whiplash
     Tank 360, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
     Two Shots in One, Goodbye to Language 3D

Best Line
     "I thought there 'd be more.", Boyhood
     "Nothing goes over my head. My reflexes are too fast. I would catch it.", Guardians of the Galaxy
     "There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'good job'.", Whiplash
     "What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people, but that I don't like them?", Nightcrawler
     "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse
          that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest,
          humble, insignificant... oh, f—k it.", The Grand Budapest Hotel
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 05:00:47 AM
I'll clean this up tomorrow. In the meantime, this thread is open for comments.

The films that didn't get nominated might be a bigger story than those that did: Selma, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, American Sniper, etc.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: The Deer Hunter on February 04, 2015, 05:16:35 AM
Disappointed Benedict Cumberbatch didn't make the cut.

The Best Surprise category is an odd one for me. A major sequel in the Marvel franchise being good isn't very surprising. An unoriginal revenge movie starring Keanu Reeves is.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: goodguy on February 04, 2015, 07:00:05 AM
The films that didn't get nominated might be a bigger story than those that did: Selma, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, American Sniper, etc.

That's pretty much my entire "No, thanks" collection.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on February 04, 2015, 07:22:42 AM
This just means Selma and American Sniper are now 2015 eligible.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 04, 2015, 08:54:05 AM
Pretty excited for 2 noms for Cotillard, hope she doesn't split her vote. Disappointed Jenny Slate got squeezed out.

Really hope everyone catches up with We Are The Best! (available on Netflix instant!) because it is deserving of Best Overlooked Film.

Only have 7 films with multiple noms that I've not yet seen and only 17 total. Might be the rare year where I see almost all the nominated films.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 04, 2015, 09:27:29 AM
Looks like I need to stop as curator of DOCember...I've seen none of the nominated documentaries.

I guess I wasn't paying attention to the FYCs because I would have contested The Wind Rises as a Foreign Language Film. Hope everyone who voted for it in that category watched it with Japanese dub rather than English dub.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: keefey45 on February 04, 2015, 10:39:01 AM
No noms for The Imitation Game has me shocked. It wasn't on my ballot because I just saw it last night. I've made a mistake.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: MartinTeller on February 04, 2015, 10:40:29 AM
I'm just flabbergasted that there are two categories (adapted screenplay, score) in which I've seen 4 out of 5 nominees.

Maybe I'll participate this year.  Looks like I need to prioritize Birdman, Boyhood, Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Inherent Vice and Kaguya to hit at least 4/5 in most of the categories.  All of which I wanted to see anyway.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: keefey45 on February 04, 2015, 10:42:57 AM
I've seen all of the originals, zero adaptations. How long do I have to watch these?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 04, 2015, 10:56:47 AM
We are a bunch of old white racists, I guess. Too bad about Selma, not too crushed about any of the other snubs. I like pretty much all of these nominations though I could have used more Inherent Vice. I think I have only a few docs and The Raid 2 plus two of the overlooked films to catch up with. Should be doable as long as National Gallery is a thing that I can get access to.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2015, 10:57:55 AM
Wow, not that I've really been around much but I though Birdman would definitely be a BP nom - gets director but misses for the screenplay and Keaton as well.

Need to see Under the Skin.

For once, I've seen the Wiseman!!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 04, 2015, 11:02:57 AM
Biggest Delight: The Sound Category: Godzilla, Under the Skin, The Wind Rises

Most Notable Omission: Best Visual Effects - Birdman

Category Where I'll Be Biting My Nails: Best Debut Feature - 1 I loved, 3 I liked a lot and 1 that'll make me angry if it beats the other 4

Best Scene (Dramatic) is the only category where I went 0/5. My picks...
1. Noah - Creation/Evolution
2. The Guest - David at the bullies' bar
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Elevator
4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Assault on Nick Fury
5. Under The Skin - Reaching out to a fellow man/In the Goo

Did I Do That?: Drop to the Beach, Edge of Tomorrow - It wasn't until a rewatch in January that I noticed and commented on (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13201.msg791391#msg791391) this shot, which is now nominated.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on February 04, 2015, 11:21:51 AM
This is my first year voting, and tbh I'm really shocked how many categories resemble my ballot.

I got...
One 0/5's
Three 1/5's
Seven 2/5's
Eight 3/5's
Two 4/5's
and One 5/5's

The category i got 0/5 in: Biggest Surprise
The category I got 5/5 in: Best Soundtrack
The categories I got 4/5 in: Best Supporting Actress, Best Animated Film

Biggest Disappointment: Best Cinematography (1/5)
I'm not too disappointed to see Selma and The Raid 2 be looked over, but who put Interstellar above Cavalry or Blue Ruin?

Happiest Surprise: Best Actor (2/5), Best Picture (2/5), Best Original Screenplay (3/5)
Really glad to see Whiplash and Nightcrawler getting their due love. Especially in the acting category (was sure Teller would be overlooked). Even though I didn't get a lot of my films through, I'm happy with the nominations that beat them out (The Grand Budapest and Under the Skin in particular).

The Snubs: Selma and Imitation Game were both great films, but honestly the reason I love FS is because you guys focus your love on the more effective indie scene; and in that way, the indies are out in full force. Even Locke and Frank managed their way into the nominations. My only complaint may be that Starred Up seems to have been overlooked, if no where else, for best actor alone (though i really am happy with the best actor category, so I'm not too upset).

What's Next?
I guess I have some foreign films and doc's to catch up on. Aside from that I'm pretty well versed in the nominations, and already see where 90% of my votes will be going.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2015, 11:26:41 AM
Oh right, NOTHING for The Guest?!?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 04, 2015, 11:45:13 AM
The Guest won Best Spoiler Thread in a separate ceremony held earlier this morning.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: keefey45 on February 04, 2015, 11:45:36 AM
Its got my vote for Best Score.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 12:27:16 PM
Oh right, NOTHING for The Guest?!?

It was a finalist for Overlooked, and really close in some other categories. Full report later.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 12:29:04 PM
COMEDIC SCENE
X-Men: Days of Future Past - Time in a Bottle

Yay, I feel like I contributed!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 04, 2015, 12:30:34 PM
I did not have Time in a Bottle on my ballot but I fully support its nomination!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 04, 2015, 01:04:59 PM
I did not have Time in a Bottle on my ballot but I fully support its nomination!

It managed to stick on mine all year. Mostly because I didn't do a good job of noting other candidates and there wasn't even a FYC thread until recently.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 02:07:06 PM
Nominations by Film

The Grand Budapest Hotel (11)
     Picture
     Director
     Original Screenplay
     Actor
     Ensemble Cast
     Editing
     Score
     Cinematography
     Art Direction
     Scene (Comedic)
     Line

Under the Skin (11)
     Picture
     Director
     Adapted Screenplay
     Actress
     Editing
     Sound
     Score
     Cinematography
     Art Direction
     Visual Effects
     Scene (Dramatic) (2)

Whiplash (11)
     Picture
     Director
     Original Screenplay
     Actor
     Supporting Actor
     Editing
     Sound
     Soundtrack
     Scene (Dramatic)
     Shot
     Line

Boyhood (10)
     Picture
     Director
     Original Screenplay
     Supporting Actor
     Supporting Actress
     Ensemble Cast
     Editing
     Soundtrack
     Scene (Dramatic)
     Line

Birdman (7)
     Director
     Supporting Actor
     Supporting Actress
     Ensemble Cast
     Editing
     Cinematography
     Art Direction

Nightcrawler (6)
     Picture
     Original Screenplay
     Actor
     Supporting Actress
     Debut Feature
     Line

The Wind Rises (5)
     Adapted Screenplay
     Non-English Language Film
     Animated Film
     Sound
     Score

Calvary (4)
     Original Screenplay
     Actor
     Ensemble Cast
     Scene (Dramatic)

Guardians of the Galaxy (4)
     Soundtrack
     Visual Effects
     Surprise
     Line

Inherent Vice (4)
     Adapted Screenplay
     Supporting Actor
     Ensemble Cast
     Soundtrack

Interstellar (4)
     Sound
     Score
     Cinematography
     Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3)
     Adapted Screenplay
     Visual Effects
     Shot

Force Majeure (3)
     Non-English Language Film
     Debut Feature
     Scene (Comedic)

Frank (3)
     Supporting Actor
     Soundtrack
     Scene (Comedic)

Godzilla (3)
     Sound
     Visual Effects
     Surprise

Gone Girl (3)
     Adapted Screenplay
     Actress
     Score

Ida (3)
     Supporting Actress
     Non-English Language Film
     Cinematography

Edge of Tomorrow (2)
     Surprise
     Shot

Only Lovers Left Alive (2)
     Actress
     Art Direction

Snowpiercer (2)
     Supporting Actress
     Art Direction

The Immigrant (2)
     Actress
     Shot

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2)
     Non-English Language Film
     Animated Film

Locke (1)
     Actor

Two Days, One Night (1)
     Actress

The Raid 2 (1)
     Non-English Language Film

Big Hero 6 (1)
     Animated Film

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (1)
     Animated Film

The Lego Movie (1)
     Animated Film

Citizenfour (1)
     Documentary

Jodorowsky's Dune (1)
     Documentary

Life Itself (1)
     Documentary

The Missing Picture (1)
     Documentary

National Gallery (1)
     Documentary

The Babadook (1)
     Debut Feature

Blue Ruin (1)
     Debut Feature

Obvious Child (1)
     Debut Feature

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (1)
     Surprise

John Wick (1)
     Surprise

22 Jump Street (1)
     Scene (Comedic)

X-Men Days of Future Past (1)
     Scene (Comedic)

Goodbye to Language 3D (1)
     Shot

Bird People (1)
     Overlooked Film

Like Father, Like Son (1)
     Overlooked Film

Night Moves (1)
     Overlooked Film

The One I Love (1)
     Overlooked Film

We Are the Best! (1)
     Overlooked Film

I guess when we like a film, we like every damn aspect of it.

Pretty much.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 02:08:07 PM
The Wind Rises (5)
     Adapted Screenplay
     Non-English Language Film
     Animated Film
     Sound
     Score

Note: The Wind Rises qualified for a nomination, tying for fifth place in the balloting. However, out of an abhorrence of ties, and taking into account the film's 2014 theatrical release in the US, I made the (rare) executive decision to delay its eligibility until next year, where it might well be competitive in other categories besides Animated Film.

Hope everyone is more or less okay with that.

Good job, me! :)

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 02:11:46 PM
I've seen seven of the nominated film. Maybe I'm the wrong person for this job.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 04, 2015, 02:15:09 PM
I'm in better shape with the Filmspots than the Oscars. Not having seen Whiplash or Nightcrawler is gonna hurt my voting power a lot though.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 02:22:08 PM
I've seen all of the originals, zero adaptations. How long do I have to watch these?

March 1.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 02:53:34 PM
The following vote-getters were the most painfully close to making the final ballot. A single extra fifth-place vote for any of them would have been enough to make the difference.

Actor: Selma - David Oyelowo
Animated Film: The Boxtrolls
Cinematography: The Immigrant
Documentary: 20,000 Days on Earth
Editing: Gone Girl
Line: Snowpiercer - "Know your place. Accept your place. Be a shoe."
Non-English Language Film: We Are the Best!
Original Screenplay: The Lego Movie
Dramatic Scene: Under the Skin - In the Goo
Dramatic Scene: Interstellar - Video Tapes
Score: Only Lovers Left Alive
Score: Inherent Vice
Score: Whiplash
Visual Effects: The Grand Budapest Hotel

A more complete list of runners-up is below. The nominees for Supporting Actor appear to have had the most consensus.

pixote



Here are some of the runners-up (in order of finish). Titles in blue were within a couple first-place votes of making the ballot. The ones in red weren't remotely close to getting nominated, but for the most part I wanted to list at least ten runners-up per category.

PICTURE
Calvary
Birdman
The Immigrant
The Wind Rises
Gone Girl
Interstellar
Ida
Snowpiercer
Inherent Vice
Night Moves

DIRECTOR
The Immigrant
Calvary
Gone Girl
The Wind Rises
Goodbye to Language 3D
Only Lovers Left Alive
Nightcrawler
Interstellar
Inherent Vice
Blue Ruin

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Lego Movie
Only Lovers Left Alive
Locke
Birdman
Selma
Blue Ruin
The One I Love
The Immigrant
Night Moves
Interstellar

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Imitation Game
Snowpiercer
The Theory of Everything
Guardians of the Galaxy
Wild
We Are the Best!
Winter Sleep
Obvious Child
The Selfish Giant
The Double

ACTOR
Selma - David Oyelowo
Birdman - Michael Keaton
The Theory of Everything - Eddie Redmayne
The Guest - Dan Stevens
The Imitation Game - Benedict Cumberbatch
The Immigrant - Joaquin Phoenix
Starred Up - Jack O'Connell
Blue Ruin - Macon Blair
The Drop - Tom Hardy
Night Moves - Jesse Eisenberg

ACTRESS
The Babadook - Essie Davis
The Theory of Everything - Felicity Jones
Wild - Reese Witherspoon
Force Majeure - Lisa Loven Kongsli
Obvious Child - Jenny Slate
The Fault in Our Stars - Shailene Woodley
Nymphomaniac - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Still Alice - Julianne Moore
Edge of Tomorrow - Emily Blunt
Belle - Gugu Mbatha-Raw

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Gone Girl - Tyler Perry
Nightcrawler - Riz Ahmed
Foxcatcher - Mark Ruffalo
Listen Up Philip - Jonathan Pryce
Force Majeure - Kristofer Hivju
The Immigrant - Jeremy Renner
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Tony Revolori
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Toby Kebbell
The Rover - Robert Pattinson
Starred Up - Ben Mendelsohn

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Listen Up Philip - Elizabeth Moss
Frank - Maggie Gyllenhaal
Night Moves - Dakota Fanning
Gone Girl - Carrie Coon
Only Lovers Left Alive - Mia Wasikowska
Inherent Vice - Katherine Waterston
Wild - Laura Dern
Gone Girl - Kim Dickens
The Double - Mia Wasikowska
The Imitation Game - Keira Knightley

ENSEMBLE CAST
Guardians of the Galaxy
Only Lovers Left Alive
Gone Girl
The Immigrant
Frank
Selma
Nightcrawler
We Are the Best!
Winter Sleep
The Raid 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM
We Are the Best!
Goodbye to Language 3D
Like Father, Like Son
The Missing Picture
Bird People
Two Days, One Night
Winter Sleep
Blind
Jauja
The Tribe
Mommy
The Strange Little Cat
Stray Dogs

ANIMATED FILM
The Boxtrolls
Feast
Ernest & Celestine
The Congress

DOCUMENTARY
20,000 Days on Earth
Tim's Vermeer
The Overnighters
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Happy Valley
Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All
To Be Takei
Tarr Béla, I Used to Be a Filmmaker
Mistaken for Strangers
Print the Legend

EDITING
Gone Girl
Goodbye to Language 3D
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Locke
The Missing Picture
Nightcrawler
Wild
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Immigrant

SOUND
Night Moves
Birdman
The Babadook
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
American Sniper
John Wick
Nightcrawler
The Guest
Nymphomaniac

SCORE
Only Lovers Left Alive
Inherent Vice
Whiplash
Birdman
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Theory of Everything
The Guest
The Imitation Game
Godzilla
Nightcrawler

SOUNDTRACK
The Guest
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Grand Budapest Hotel
We Are the Best!
God Help the Girl
Wild
The Lego Movie
Nymphomaniac
Happy Christmas
Mommy
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
22 Jump Street
Interstellar

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Immigrant
Inherent Vice
Calvary
Goodbye to Language 3D
Only Lovers Left Alive
Force Majeure
Blue Ruin
Gone Girl
Selma
Night Moves

ART DIRECTION
The Immigrant
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Lego Movie
Interstellar
Inherent Vice
The Missing Picture
The Wind Rises
Mr. Turner
Nightcrawler
Foxcatcher

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Edge of Tomorrow
Noah
Birdman
Mood Indigo
X-Men Days of Future Past
Bird People
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Trans4mers
Lucy

SURPRISE
The Lego Movie [finished in top five but ineligible due to Animated Film nomination]
Nightcrawler [finished in top five but ineligible due to Picture and Debut Feature nominations]
The Guest
Draft Day
Blue Ruin [ineligible due to Debut Feature nomination]
Chef
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Under the Skin [ineligible due to Picture nomination]
22 Jump Street
Robocop
The Grand Budapest Hotel [ineligible due to Picture and Ensemble Cast nominations]

DEBUT FEATURE
The One I Love
John Wick
Dear White People
Belle
Cheap Thrills
Palo Alto
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
Whiplash
Step Up All In
The Strange Little Cat

SCENE (DRAMATIC)
Under the Skin - In the Goo
Interstellar - Video Tapes
Noah - Creation/Evolution
The Guest - David at the Bullies' Bar
The Raid 2 - Hallway Fight (Bat Man & Hammer Girl v. Rama)
Godzilla - Halo Jump
Blue Ruin - The Trunk Scene
Gone Girl - "Cool Girl" Monologue/Montage
Selma - The Morgue Scene
Snowpiercer - "They've got no bullets!"

SCENE (COMEDIC)
The Skeleton Twins - "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
The Lego Movie - Star Wars
Alan Partridge - Hosting a Siege
Boyhood - Samantha Sings for Mason
The Trip to Italy - Man in a Box
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Koba Gets Caught in the Armory
22 Jump Street - Closing Credits
Guardians of the Galaxy - 12% of a Plan
Neighbors - Mac vs. Teddy
The Lego Movie - Batman's Song

SHOT
Listen Up Philip - Ashley's Face
The Rover - Eric Having a Drink by the Window
Enemy - "What are you doing tonight?"
Like Father, Like Son - Midori and Her Son on the Train
Night Moves - Final Shot
Force Majeure - Avalanche
Inherent Vice - Banana in the Car
Nightcrawler - Final Shootout
A Spell to Ward off the Darkness - House Burning
Under the Skin - Peeling

LINE
Snowpiercer - "Know your place. Accept your place. Be a shoe."
Nymphomaniac - "Fill all my holes."
The Grand Budapest Hotel - "What happened, my dear Zero, is I beat the living shit out of a sniveling little runt
     called Pinky Badinski, who had the gall to question my virility. Because, if there's one thing we've learned
     from penny dreadfuls, it's that
The Wind Rises - "Would you prefer a world with or without pyramids?"
Listen Up Philip - "Here's a piece of paper with some staples in it.... Wish I could be of more help."
The Immigrant - "You are not nothing."
The Lego Movie - "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
Whiplash - "That’s not my tempo."
The Lego Movie - "Honey, where are my pants?"
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - "Human Work!"
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 03:10:29 PM
Films that appeared on at least three different ballots with votes in at least two different categories — but with zero nominations:

Film   Votes      Ballots      Categories   Nominations
Selma
33
12
12
0
Listen Up Philip
22
10
8
0
Noah
13
9
6
0
Night Moves
25
8
11
0
We Are the Best!
20
8
6
0
The Imitation Game
18
8
6
0
The Theory of Everything             
25
7
11
0
The One I Love
12
7
4
0
The Guest
22
6
7
0
Wild
23
5
11
0
Nymphomaniac
17
5
8
0
The Rover
15
5
9
0
Like Father, Like Son
15
5
8
0
Foxcatcher
14
5
8
0
The Drop
11
5
8
0
American Sniper
8
5
4
0
Dear White People
8
5
4
0
The Fault in Our Stars
6
5
3
0
The Skeleton Twins
6
5
3
0
20,000 Days on Earth
6
5
2
0
Happy Christmas
6
5
2
0
Bird People
8
4
5
0
The Double
8
4
5
0
Starred Up
7
4
4
0
Belle
12
3
9
0
Winter Sleep
13
3
8
0
Robocop
7
3
6
0
Stray Dogs
7
3
5
0
Enemy
6
3
4
0
Palo Alto
5
3
3
0
The Trip to Italy
5
3
2
0
God Help the Girl
4
3
2
0

The films in blue became the nominees for Best Overlooked Film. The initial shortlist for that category (based on screens played and current availability) also included:

The Guest
Nymphomaniac
The Rover
Dear White People
The Skeleton Twins
20,000 Days on Earth
Happy Christmas
The Double
Starred Up

After analyzing the voting data, there were four clear nominees plus this final group of candidates:

Dear White People
20,000 Days on Earth
Bird People

Bird People's single vote for Best Picture was the tie-breaker here, earning it the final spot. (NOTE: That spot would have gone to Listen Up Philip, but that film won't be available on DVD until March 10, so it's Filmspot eligibility will extend to 2015 instead.)

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 04, 2015, 03:16:44 PM
(NOTE: That spot would have gone to Listen Up Philip, but that film won't be available on DVD until March 2, so it's Filmspot eligibility will extend to 2015 instead.)

Interesting, since Philip did get a VOD release. I know VOD isn't quite the same thing as a DVD release for many, but I wonder if it is something we should take into account going forward.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 03:19:39 PM
Interesting, since Philip did get a VOD release. I know VOD isn't quite the same thing as a DVD release for many, but I wonder if it is something we should take into account going forward.

It's been considered in the past, but the main obstacle there is I'm not aware of a good resource to determine what had a VOD release and when.

Even then, I might be resistant to adding another wrinkle.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 04, 2015, 03:21:56 PM
I assume God Help the Girl will be 2015 eligible?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 04, 2015, 03:29:45 PM
I assume God Help the Girl will be 2015 eligible?

I'll put together a full eligibility list this year. I didn't realize I forgot that in 2014 until like a week ago.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 04, 2015, 04:24:16 PM
SHOT
Force Majeure - Avalanche

damn, if id seen this on the FYCs I would've balloted.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 04, 2015, 05:33:19 PM
Interstellar for score is the only one I nominated that showed up that I really care about. Most of it is stuff I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jdc on February 04, 2015, 08:16:29 PM
I am quite surprised at the number of these I have seen and still quite a few I can get access to watch

The Grand Budapest Hotel (11)  Not seen
Under the Skin (11) watched
Whiplash (11) watched
Boyhood (10) watched
Birdman (7) watched
Nightcrawler (6) watched
The Wind Rises (5) not watched
Calvary (4) watched
Guardians of the Galaxy (4) watched
Inherent Vice (4) watched and still trying to get my head around how much I didn't like it
Interstellar (4) watched
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3) watched
Force Majeure (3) not watched
Frank (3) watched
Godzilla (3) watched
Gone Girl (3) watched
Ida (3) not watched
Edge of Tomorrow (2) watched
Only Loves Left Alive (2) watched
Snowpiercer (2) watched
The Immigrant (2) not watched
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2) not watched
Locke (1) not watched
Two Days, One Night (1) not watched
The Raid 2 (1) not watcheds
Big Hero 6 (1) not watched
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (1) not watched
The Lego Movie (1) watched
Citizenfour (1) not watched
Jodorowsky's Dune (1) watched
Life Itself (1) not watched
The Missing Picture (1) not watched
National Gallery (1) not watched
The Babadook (1) watched
Blue Ruin (1) watched
Obvious Child (1) not watched
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (1) not watched
John Wick (1) watched
22 Jump Street (1) watched
X-Men Days of Future Past (1) not watched
Goodbye to Language 3D (1) not watched
Bird People (1) not watched
Like Father, Like Son (1) not watched
Night Moves (1) watched
The One I Love (1) not watched
We Are the Best! (1) not watched
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jdc on February 04, 2015, 08:18:58 PM
Not having seen Whiplash or Nightcrawler is gonna hurt my voting power a lot though.

It is going to cause you to vote incorrectly...
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 04, 2015, 09:51:11 PM
When did Overlooked Film become a category?

Either way, I haven't seen 12 of the nominated films, but really only consider myself as not having seen 7 because I highly doubt I'll bother with any of the docs. Cannot imagine having to force myself through another James film outside of a theater ever again. I do want to see Dune though. Who knows. If they are all easily streamable I might try them out. I might just give up on the Overlooked category too though, since I don't know how easy LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON will be to track down.

Leaves me with Babadook, Locke, Ida, and Edge Of Tomorrow. I had expected at least two (and realistically three) to be ones I would have to catch up on along with the five docs, so Locke is the only surprise outside of the ones for that other category.

EDIT: We did good getting NIGHTCRAWLER nominated for Best Picture.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on February 04, 2015, 10:33:55 PM
Alright. Nominees are in. Time for the campaigning!
I know it's likely to come last, but I'm backing The Raid 2 to win best Non-English Language Film.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 04, 2015, 11:23:39 PM
I would like to take credit for Bird People's nomination via my pithy panning that attracted more attention to it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: The Deer Hunter on February 05, 2015, 12:17:28 AM
A question for the voters. If you've only seen one nomination from a category do you vote for it anyway? Not do we have to vote for it. But would you personally give it a default vote?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 05, 2015, 12:37:19 AM
At present I've only seen one of the documentaries and I would not vote for it. Might get 1-2 others in by the end of the month though.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: goodguy on February 05, 2015, 02:42:31 AM
A question for the voters. If you've only seen one nomination from a category do you vote for it anyway? Not do we have to vote for it. But would you personally give it a default vote?

If I think it's great, I would vote for it. pixote's algorithm factors in "uninformed" votes. That's why you have to list the films you haven't seen on the ballot.

Likewise, I would abstain from voting if I don't support any of the choices even if I've seen them all.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 05, 2015, 04:37:14 AM
How come Force Majeure is in the Best Debut Feature-category, when it in fact is Ruben Östlund's fourth feature (Gitarrmongot 2004, De ofrivilliga 2008 and Play 2011)?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Harpo Speaks on February 05, 2015, 06:28:22 AM
Completely missed the nomination vote this time due to life getting in the way. 'In the goo' from Under The Skin would definitely have made my ballot. As would 'be a shoe'.

Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on February 05, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
A question for the voters. If you've only seen one nomination from a category do you vote for it anyway? Not do we have to vote for it. But would you personally give it a default vote?
I wouldn't give it a default vote, but I might vote for it if I thought it was really good and "award worthy".
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on February 05, 2015, 09:06:06 AM
How come Force Majeure is in the Best Debut Feature-category, when it in fact is Ruben Östlund's fourth feature (Gitarrmongot 2004, De ofrivilliga 2008 and Play 2011)?

Pix can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's because it was his first released in the US.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 05, 2015, 09:15:45 AM
How come Force Majeure is in the Best Debut Feature-category, when it in fact is Ruben Östlund's fourth feature (Gitarrmongot 2004, De ofrivilliga 2008 and Play 2011)?

Pix can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's because it was his first released in the US.

Citation :)

Force Majeure

This is a debut?

apparently so, IMDB is saying its the first to get a theatrical US release.

I'll second this if it is eligible.

And, on a campaign note... go see Force Majeure!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Knocked Out Loaded on February 05, 2015, 10:51:34 AM
How come Force Majeure is in the Best Debut Feature-category, when it in fact is Ruben Östlund's fourth feature (Gitarrmongot 2004, De ofrivilliga 2008 and Play 2011)?

Pix can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's because it was his first released in the US.

Citation :)

Force Majeure

This is a debut?

apparently so, IMDB is saying its the first to get a theatrical US release.

I'll second this if it is eligible.

And, on a campaign note... go see Force Majeure!
Thanks for the clarification, guys! :)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 05, 2015, 11:24:31 AM
Does The Raid 2 work on its own, or do I need to watch the first one beforehand?

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: PeacefulAnarchy on February 05, 2015, 11:33:47 AM
Does The Raid 2 work on its own, or do I need to watch the first one beforehand?

pixote
It works on its own.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on February 05, 2015, 12:33:54 PM
Does The Raid 2 work on its own, or do I need to watch the first one beforehand?

pixote
It works on its own.

Although if you were to watch only one of the Raids, the first one is better.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on February 05, 2015, 12:46:50 PM
I'd suggest watching both, but if you only have time for one watch the second one.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on February 05, 2015, 03:48:14 PM
A question for the voters. If you've only seen one nomination from a category do you vote for it anyway? Not do we have to vote for it. But would you personally give it a default vote?

Only in cases where I think it's worthy of an award.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 08, 2015, 06:49:18 PM
Best Debut Feature has better films than Best Picture.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on February 09, 2015, 03:13:30 PM
A Wes Anderson film has never lost a Best Picture race. Three wins would make it a trend.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on February 09, 2015, 03:31:03 PM
It’s interesting how many non-English speaking performances have won Best Actress (5, if you count Binoche in Certified Copy who I think spoke a number of languages) compared to how few non-English speaking performances have even been nominated for Best Actor (Tahar Rahim in A Prophet and Denis Lavant in Holy Motors).
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 09, 2015, 04:19:23 PM
It’s interesting how many non-English speaking performances have won Best Actress (5, if you count Binoche in Certified Copy who I think spoke a number of languages) compared to how few non-English speaking performances have even been nominated for Best Actor (Tahar Rahim in A Prophet and Denis Lavant in Holy Motors).

The lesson here is that Korean men < Korean women.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on February 09, 2015, 04:22:13 PM
A nominated Wes Anderson film has never lost a Best Picture race. Three wins would make it a trend.

FYP, to account for the failure of The Darjeeling Limited to win Best Picture in 2007. (It did win Art Direction, of course, beginning Anderson's total dominance in that category. We shouldn't even have nominations there, in years where he releases a film.)

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on February 10, 2015, 08:49:40 AM
Yeah, I think that's what I meant. So far, if nominated for Best Picture, the Anderson film wins. Of course if anything can break the streak, it's probably Boyhood.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 10, 2015, 09:53:25 AM
Huh, just the other day I was thinking Boyhood seems the fourth most likely to win that category.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on February 10, 2015, 11:45:52 AM
Huh, just the other day I was thinking Boyhood seems the fourth most likely to win that category.
I thought Gone Girl was going to get a BP nomination, so I'm definitely not a good source for reading the forum.

My prediction, in order of likelihood:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Boyhood

3. Under the Skin
4. Whiplash
     

5. Nightcrawler
     
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Melvil on February 10, 2015, 12:41:35 PM
The Grand Budapest appears to be the most widely seen of the nominated films, which perhaps speaks to it's universal appeal. I could still see Boyhood winning, depending on how many people vote for "favorite" or "most deserving" (if they make such a distinction).
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on February 10, 2015, 01:00:35 PM
My prediction, in order of likelihood:

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Boyhood

3. Under the Skin
4. Whiplash
     

5. Nightcrawler   

I agree that is most likely how the poll will turnout, especially as people are just now approaching Under The Skin to mixed reviews. If it's a question of Budapest and Boyhood, i'd wager Budapest sneaks it out. Still, probability aside, my vote will be going to either Under The Skin, Whiplash or Nightcrawler. I don't hold out any hope of them winning though.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on February 10, 2015, 02:56:29 PM
I would like to see the winners for this year compete against the winners of the 4 previous years in all categories.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: dh374 on February 17, 2015, 12:45:27 AM
When is the voting due? And how do I submit it? Sorry, first year I'm doing this.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on February 17, 2015, 12:50:37 AM
I think the date is set on March 10th and a ballot with instructions will be posted.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: The Deer Hunter on February 17, 2015, 05:17:49 AM
Having now watched The Theory Of Everything i probably would've voted for Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor. It might be considered gimmicky and oscar bait but it's amazing.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jbissell on March 07, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
Is voting still on the 10th?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on March 07, 2015, 10:50:12 AM
Yes!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on March 07, 2015, 03:49:46 PM
I'll try to get the ballot posted today. We might have to change the deadline though, as I have to travel next week for a funeral. :-/

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ses on March 10, 2015, 12:51:35 PM
I'm so sorry pix.  Whenever we do this is fine with me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on March 16, 2015, 02:43:20 AM
Here's the new timeline: I'll get ballots up on Tuesday night this week. You'll have until Sunday to submit. And we'll announce winners the following Tuesday (March 24) in a chat at 7 or 8pm eastern time. That sound okay?

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2015, 08:04:46 AM
Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Jared on March 16, 2015, 01:27:21 PM
Good for me. I like this being later than usual for what its worth. I'm actually seeing a lot more!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: smirnoff on March 16, 2015, 10:25:49 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: keefey45 on March 17, 2015, 04:54:30 PM
Sounds good. I haven't used this extra time wisely but this is still my most prepared year.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on March 21, 2015, 11:59:29 PM
Final ballots sent via private message and also posted here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=13311.0). I'm not available next week as originally planned, so I set the submission deadline as March 29, with winners to be announced on March 31.

I actually said March 28th, but I meant March 29th. Oops.

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: 1SO on March 22, 2015, 12:37:32 AM
Quote
Best Sound
     Godzilla
     Interstellar
     Under the Skin
     Whiplash
     The Wind Rises

This was a tough one. Usually I have a favorite, but there are three films here - G, UtS, WR - that could make my Top 10 Sound of the Decade.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on March 22, 2015, 01:07:13 AM
I ended up voting for a surprising number of films I didn't love, but that excelled at certain aspects.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Beavermoose on March 22, 2015, 04:54:22 AM
Best Scene (Dramatic)
     The Beach Scene, Under the Skin
     Confessional, Calvary
     Finale, Whiplash
     Going off to College, Boyhood
     Was I Rushing or Dragging?, Whiplash

Best Scene (Comedic)
     At the Bar, Force Majeure
     Calling the Society of the Crossed Keys, The Grand Budapest Hotel
     Captain's Daughter, 22 Jump Street
     Frank Presents His Most Likable Song Ever, Frank
     Time in a Bottle, X-Men Days of Future Past

Best Shot
     Drop to the Beach, Edge of Tomorrow
     Final Shot, The Immigrant
     On My Way, Whiplash
     Tank 360, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
     Two Shots in One, Goodbye to Language 3D

Does anyone have any links to these? Especially the shots.

'On my way' shot for Whiplash is when he's in the car trying to get to the show right?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: The Deer Hunter on March 22, 2015, 05:35:03 AM
'On my way' shot for Whiplash is when he's in the car trying to get to the show right?

I sent in my nominations a few hours ago and was wondering what scene this was. If i realized i probably would've voted for it.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Beavermoose on March 22, 2015, 05:43:04 AM
Just let pix know. He'll adjust it.  :)
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on March 30, 2015, 12:12:08 AM
Voting doesn't close until I receive mañana's ballot!

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 30, 2015, 01:12:26 AM
Voting doesn't close until I receive mañana's ballot!

pixote

tomorrow.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 30, 2015, 06:58:59 AM
Gonna try to get mine in sometime today.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: mañana on March 30, 2015, 07:35:39 AM
Sorry, been really busy. Will send today.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on March 30, 2015, 12:19:54 PM
Someone just reminded me that I'm supposed to go see a play tomorrow night. :-/

How's Thursday for the Filmspot chat?

pixote
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on March 30, 2015, 12:22:43 PM
Good for me.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on March 30, 2015, 12:29:49 PM
What's the Filmspot chat?
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Junior on March 30, 2015, 12:31:21 PM
It's where the winners are announced. See at the top there's a thing that says "Chat", just go there Thursday night and you'll be able to participate in it. Much fun is had.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: jmbossy on March 30, 2015, 12:34:51 PM
Oh, cool. I may not been able thursday because of work, but I'll get on when I can.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Bondo on March 30, 2015, 01:05:55 PM
Hopefully work is slow on Thursday and I can pop in on my phone!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: Corndog on March 30, 2015, 02:13:33 PM
I'll be at a Walk the Moon concert Thursday night. I'd like to say I'd rather, but I wouldn't....

Can't wait to see the winners thought!
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 30, 2015, 10:48:54 PM
i can do thursday!!!  :D
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: ses on March 31, 2015, 12:05:39 AM
I'll be on the road heading to a skiing/hiking, so I won't be able to make it on Thursday.
Title: Re: Filmspots 2014: Official Nominations
Post by: pixote on April 02, 2015, 12:39:02 PM
The winners will be announced in chat in 7.5 hours! I'd better start tabulating...

pixote