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IFJA Begins 2014 Awards Nomination Process

Each year, the Indiana Film Journalists Association begins the journey toward our Annual Awards presentation by poring over the year's best and worst films in an effort to comprise a list of films, filmmakers, and performances as nominees for what will become the Indiana Film Journalists Association Top 10 and year-end awards.

The Indiana Film Journalists Association has an "open" nomination process. Beginning in the late Fall of each year, IFJA members begin submitting nominations in each awards category. This "open" nomination process serves as a guide for each IFJA member's year-end viewing priorities and creates what will become a final master list of nominees to be considered when IFJA members meet in December for our annual awards meeting.We believe this open nomination process helps to ensure that IFJA's awards truly recognize the year's best in cinema. If we've done our job well, this list of nominees will continue to grow throughout awards season to include the very best of both independent and studio releases in each category.

The IFJA welcomes the submission of screeners for awards consideration and for complete guidelines regarding screener submission please contact Christopher Lloyd at cmlloyd@earthlink.net

*NOTE: Due to the limited scope of the Hoosier Award, IFJA does not create a master list but instead considers this award solely during our annual awards meeting.

IFJA 2014 Awards Nominations List (as of 11/25/2014)

 

BEST PICTURE

American Sniper
Boyhood

Cheap Thrills

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

Life Itself

Locke

Love is Strange

A Most Wanted Man

Snowpiercer
St. Vincent

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Under the Skin
Whiplash

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

An Honest Liar
Becoming Bulletproof
Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Life Itself

Point and Shoot

Uranium Drive-In

 

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman, "Get On Up"

Nicolas Cage, "Joe"

Ellar Coltrane, "Boyhood"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Brendan Gleeson, "Calvary"

Bill Hader, "The Skeleton Twins"

Tom Hardy, "Locke"

Philip Seymour Hoffman, "A Most Wanted Man"

Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Kevin Kline, "My Old Lady"

John Lithgow, "Love is Strange"
Matthew McConaughey, "Interstellar"

Alfred Molina, "Love is Strange"
Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"

Earl Lynn Nelson, "Land Ho!"
Brad Pitt, "Fury"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Andy Serkis, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Miles Teller, "Whiplash"

 

BEST ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Scarlett Johansson, "Under the Skin"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

Jenny Slate, "Obvious Child"

Kate Winslet, "Labor Day"

Kristen Wiig, "The Skeleton Twins"

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

Nelsan Ellis, "Get On Up"

Ethan Embry, "Cheap Thrills"

Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"

Toby Kebbell, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Logan Lerman, "Fury"

Edward Norton, "Birdman"

Gary Poulter, "Joe"

Tye Sheridan, "Joe"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy, "St. Vincent"

Tilda Swinton, "Snowpiercer"
Rene Russo, "Nightcrawler"

 

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE

Will Arnett, "The LEGO Movie"

Bradley Cooper, "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Toby Kebbell, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Ben Kingsley, "The Boxtrolls"

Chris Pratt, "The LEGO Movie"

Andy Serkis, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Darren Aronofsky, "Noah"
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Clint Eastwood, "American Sniper"

Jonathan Glazer, "Under the Skin"

Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Theodore Melfi, "St. Vincent"

Bong Joon-ho, "Snowpiercer"

Ira Sachs, "Love is Strange"

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Andrew Bovell, "A Most Wanted Man"

Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer, "Under the Skin"
Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash"
Bong Joon-ho and Kelly Masterson, "Snowpiercer"

Israel Horowitz, "My Old Lady"

Dennis Lehane, "The Drop"

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Andrew Dodge, "Bad Words"

Trent Haaga and David Chirchirillo, "Cheap Thrills"

Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman, "The Skeleton Twins"

Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"

Chris Lord and Phil Miller, “The LEGO Movie”
Theodore Melfi, "St. Vincent"
Gillian Robespierre, "Obvious Child"

Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, "Love is Strange"

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

The Boxtrolls

The LEGO Movie

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida
Like Father, Like Son

The Raid 2: Berandal

 

BEST SCORE

Marco Beltrami, "Snowpiercer"

Alexandre Desplat, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Michael Giacchino, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Dickon Hinchliffe, "Locke"

Mica Levi, "Under the Skin"

Clint Mansell, "Noah"

Trent Reznor, "Gone Girl"

 

ORIGINAL VISION

Boyhood

The LEGO Movie

Snowpiercer

Under the Skin