Phoenix Critics Circle Announces 2014 Award Nominees


The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces nominees for its inaugural awards. Members narrowed the films from 2014 to the top three to five nominees in each category. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Best Picture

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Selma
  • Whiplash

Best Comedy Film

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

Best Horror or Sci-Fi Film

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

Best Mystery or Thriller Film

  • Gone Girl
  • The Imitation Game
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Nightcrawler

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • JK Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Director

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Gone Girl
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Whiplash

Best Animated Film

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

Best International Film

  • Force Majeure
  • Ida
  • 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.

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