Phoenix Critics Circle 2014 Award Winners

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The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces its winners for the best films and performances of 2014.

Best Picture

Winner – Birdman

Other Nominees:

  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Selma
  • Whiplash

Best Comedy Film

Winner – Grand Budapest Hotel

Other Nominees:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Lego Movie
  • Obvious Child
  • St. Vincent

Best Horror or Sci-Fi Film

Winner: Snowpiercer

Other Nominees:

  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Interstellar
  • Under the Skin

Best Mystery or Thriller Film

Winners (tie) – Gone Girl and Nightcrawler

Other Nominees:

  • The Imitation Game
  • A Most Violent Year

Best Actor

Winner – Michael Keaton, Birdman

Other Nominees:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • David Oyelowo, Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Winner – Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Other Nominees:

  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Hilary Swank, The Homesman

Best Supporting Actor

Winner – JK Simmons, Whiplash

Other Nominees:

  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Best Supporting Actress

Winner – Emma Stone, Birdman

Other Nominees:

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Best Director

Winner – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman

Other Nominees:

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay

Winner – Birdman

Other Nominees:

  • Boyhood
  • Gone Girl
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Whiplash

Best Animated Film

Winner – The Lego Movie

Other Nominees:

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best International Film

Winners (tie) – Force Majeure and Ida

Other Nominee:

  • Two Days, One Night

 

The Phoenix Critics Circle is established as an association for professional film critique and analysis. Administered by the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, the Phoenix Critics Circle is committed to the progression and preservation of film and is composed of print, television, radio and internet film critics from Arizona.

For more information visit PHXCritics.com

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