the year-end project:
20162015, 2014 (Under the Skin, below), ... 2013
20122011, 2010200920082007200620052004200320022001

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2014: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

  1. Under the Skin (dir: Jonathan Glazer)
  2. The Wind Rises (dir: Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. The Immigrant (dir: James Gray)
  4. Noah (dir: Darren Aronofsky)
  5. Mr. Turner (dir: Mike Leigh)
  6. Inherent Vice (dir: Paul Thomas Anderson)
  7. Godzilla (dir: Gareth Edwards)
  8. Force Majeure (dir: Ruben Östlund)
  9. Top Five (dir: Chris Rock)
  10. The Guest (dir: Adam Wingard)

 

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Birdman (dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu), Edge of Tomorrow (dir: Doug Liman), Foxcatcher (dir: Bennett Miller), Gone Girl (dir: David Fincher), The Homesman (dir: Tommy Lee Jones), A Most Wanted Man (dir: Anton Corbijn), A Most Violent Year (dir: J.C. Chandor), The One I Love (dir: Christopher Macdowell), Only Lovers Left Alive (dir: Jim Jarmusch) Starred Up (dir: David Mackenzie) and Two Days, One Night (dir: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)

Best Film of the Year: Under the Skin
Producers: Nick Wecshler, James Wilson

US Distributor: A24

Jonathan Glazer and Scarlett Johansson on the Under the Skin set (left); at the Venice Film Festival premiere (right)

Jonathan Glazer and Scarlett Johansson on the Under the Skin set (left); at the Venice Film Festival premiere (right)


Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year


Rosamund Pike greets Ben Affleck in David Fincher's Gone Girl

Rosamund Pike greets Ben Affleck in David Fincher's Gone Girl


Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in James Gray's The Immigrant

Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard in James Gray's The Immigrant

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Joaquin Phoenix, The Immigrant

2. Cedric the Entertainer, Top Five
3. Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
4. Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice

5. Joshua McGuire, Mr. Turner


Hong Chau and Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice

Hong Chau and Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice

Best Supporting Actress:
1. Hong Chau, Inherent Vice
2. Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

3. Kirsten Dunst, The Two Faces of January
4. Emma Stone, Birdman
5. 
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood


A scene from Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

A scene from Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises


Benicio Del Toro and Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

Benicio Del Toro and Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
2. 22 Jump Street – Michael Bacall, Rodney Rothman, Oren Uziel, and Jonah Hill
3. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
4. Obvious Child – Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm and Karen Maine
5. Edge of Tomorrow – Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, and John-Henry Butterworth

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Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard in James Gray's The Immigrant

Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard in James Gray's The Immigrant


Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin

Best Original Score:
1. Under the Skin – Mica Levi
2. The Guest – Steve Moore
3. Inherent Vice – Johnny Greenwood
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel — Alexandre Desplat

5. Gone Girl – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson in Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson in Darren Aronofsky's Noah

Best Film Editing:
1. Noah – Andrew Weisblum
2. Whiplash
– Tom Cross
3. Non-Stop — Jim May
4. Godzilla – Bob Ducsay
5. The Guest
– Adam Wingard


F. Murray Abraham in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

F. Murray Abraham in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design:
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock
2. Mr. Turner – Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts
3. The Double – David Crank and Barbara Herman-Skelding
4. Inherent Vice – David Crank and Amy Wells
5. Interstellar — Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis and Helen Kozora-Tell


Tony Revolori and Mia Wasikowska in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Tony Revolori and Mia Wasikowska in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Costume Design:
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel — Milena Canonero
2. Inherent Vice — Mark Bridges
3. Mr. Turner — Jacqueline Durran
4. The Double — Jacqueline Durran
5. The Theory of Everything — Steven Noble


Best Documentary Feature:
1. Tales of the Grim Sleeper — Nick Broomfield

2. The Overnighters — Jesse Moss
3. The Salt of the Earth — Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
4. 20,000 Days on Earth — Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth
5. Citizenfour — Laura Poitras


Best Ensemble Cast: Inherent Vice
Orson Welles' Best First Feature: Charlie McDowell, The One I Love

Best Ensemble Cast (dir: Paul Thomas Anderson; in alphabetical order): Josh Brolin, Hong Chau, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Donovan, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, Joaquin Phoenix, Sasha Pieterse, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Serena Scott Thomas, Katherine Wasterston, Owen Wilson, Michael Kenneth Williams and Reese Witherspoon

Best First Feature: Charlie McDowell, The One I Love

the year-end project:
20162015, 2014 (Under the Skin, below), ... 2013
20122011, 2010200920082007200620052004200320022001

200019991998199719961995199419931992, 19911990198919881987
1986198519841983198219811980
1975-791970-741965-691960-641955-59
1950-541940-491930-39
1920-29 + Superlatives Index