Saturday, 8 February 2014

A FOUR-BY-FOUR FROM CHLOTRUDIS


The Chlotrudis Society's choices are always eclectic, and their vast collective knowledge and appreciation of cinema yields noteworthy results each year, even if they may be sometimes contentious, as no-one likes to see such a prestigious organisation with such discerning tastes opt to honour films you weren't personally keen on yourself. Four films lead this year's nominations with four apiece: Frances Ha, The Hunt, The Past and Short Term 12. And for those of you nervous that we could see another dispiriting match with the Academy (not likely, given that AMPAS is probably gonna make a brilliant choice this year), calm thyself - none of Chlotrudis' six Best Movie nominees are among the nine Best Picture Oscar nominees. Winners will be announced during the 16th of March ceremony.

Best Movie
  • The Act of Killing
  • Frances Ha
  • The Hunt
  • Paradise: Faith
  • The Past
  • Short Term 12

Best Director
  • Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha)
  • Asghar Farhadi (The Past)
  • Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell)
  • Ulrich Seidl (Paradise: Faith)
  • Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt)

Best Actor
  • Paul Eenhoorn (This Is Martin Bonner)
  • Gael Garcia Bernal (No)
  • Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Kill Your Darlings)
  • Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now)

Best Actress
  • Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)
  • Danai Gurira (Mother of George)
  • Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
  • Rachel Mwanza (War Witch)
  • Barbara Sukowa (Hannah Arendt)
  • Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now)

Best Supporting Actor
  • Richmond Arquette (This Is Martin Bonner)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Mud)
  • Tahar Rahim (The Past)
  • Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back)
  • Ernst Umhauer (In the House)

Best Supporting Actress
  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
  • Allison Janney (The Way Way Back)
  • Janet McTeer (Hannah Arendt)
  • Molly Parker (The Playroom)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Original Screenplay
  • Enough Said
  • Frances Ha
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • Short Term 12
  • Wrong

Best Adapted Screenplay
  • As I Lay Dying
  • John Dies at the End
  • Philomena
  • Prince Avalanche
  • The Spectacular Now

Best Cinematography
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Grandmaster
  • Mother of George
  • Nebraska
  • Upstream Colour

Best Production Design
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Blancanieves
  • Mother of George
  • No
  • Renoir

Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Mud
  • Short Term 12
  • The Way Way Back

Best Documentary
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • 56 Up
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Punk Singer
  • Stories We Tell

Buried Treasure
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • Concussion
  • Laurence Anyways
  • The Painting
  • Wrong