Sunday, December 14, 2014

SFFCC 2014—AWARDS

At the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) annual voting meeting, we decide on the best—if not our favorite—movies of the year. As laid out in my two previous posts, this is curtailed by theatrical distribution and then extensively worried over in email volleys, Facebook exchanges, tweets on Twitter, telephone calls and one-on-one discussions. By the time we get to the voting meeting (which this year was hosted by the Variety Club), we're informed and ready to argue for or against the final two nominations in each category. Perhaps the most gratifying aspect of being a member of SFFCC is this opportunity to hear my colleagues express informed opinions in active debate. I learn so much by listening and, here and again, am convinced to change my vote. What follows are our awards for the 2014 season.

BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Edward Norton, Birdman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

BEST SCREENPLAY, Original: Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu; Nicolas Giacobone; Alexander Dinelaris; Armanso Bo

BEST SCREENPLAY, Adapted: Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Ida, Ryszard Lenczewski; Lukasz Zal

PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen

EDITING: Boyhood, Sandra Adair

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: The Lego Movie

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE: Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Laura Poitras, CitizenFour

BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST PICTURE: Boyhood

SPECIAL CITATION: The One I Love

MARLON RIGGS AWARD: Joel Shepard, Film/Video Curator for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

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