Right with the awards night just a week away, time to pick my winners. This is in order as they appear on the website. Am sticking with the big categories which is the same I’ll do with the Oscars.
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
This was a no brainier in my opinion. Not only did she write the best selling novel it was based on but also created the fantastic screenplay.
Best Leading Actress:
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Great performance, Pike wonderfully captured the calculating nature of Amy.
Best Animated Film:
The Lego Movie
Everything’s awesome, need I say more?
Best Original Music:
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
It’s been a pretty dry year in terms of music but I’m gonna give it to Alexandre Desplat as it takes you back to the slapstick comedy days.
Best Original Screenplay:
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
This was a tough one, a lot of great screenplays in this category but I have to give it to the very clever and unnerving Nightcrawler.
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
This was also a no brainier. Creating the illusion that the whole film was done in one take could only be achieved by clever editing and camera work.
Outstanding British Film:
A very strong category but Pride takes it with it’s warm and triumphant nature.
This was the hardest. All great films and wonderful talent at the helm but I have to give it to Richard Linklater for heading up one of the biggest cinematic achievements of recent history.
Tom Cross – Whiplash
Before I gone on to the winner, why The Imitation Game is in the category is beyond me. The editing was very much average at best, nothing like the intensity of Whiplash.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The big one. Going by enjoyment factor alone…The Grand Budapest Hotel. Very fun and interesting film. It definitely stood out this year.
Best Supporting Actor:
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
No one else comes close to this. Just watch this and you’ll see.
Best Support Actress:
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Her last scene in the film, which completely wraps up the feeling of the whole film, was enough to surpass everyone else in this category.
Best Leading Actor:
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Calling it now, this is Jake’s year. Such a strong performance and captures the very unnerving nature of the character who is hell bent to getting what he wants.
Hope you enjoyed that guys.