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List: 2014 InSession Film Awards (all nominees and winners)

List: 2014 InSession Film Awards (all nominees and winners)

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we revisited 2014 as we needed to remedy a few mistakes we had on our original Top 10 list of that year. As part of that event, we thought it would also be fun to look back at our InSession Film Awards from that year and update what our nominees and winners would look like in the process. Our annual awards show is run slightly different now than it was originally in 2014, and we didn’t have posts like this to compliment the show, so it made sense to add this to the project.

Below you will see most of the categories we mentioned on Episode 99, along with many of our original nominees and winners. However, we have added a few more categories to reflect how we do things now and some of the picks have changed to accompany the exercise we did on Episode 322.

As per usual, for every category, we each listed our own nominations and winners. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Actor

Brendan:

  • Michael Fassbender, Frank
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • David Oyelowo, Selma

JD:

  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Tom Hardy, Locke
  • Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
  • Ralph Fienees, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actress

Brendan:

  • Agata Kulesza, Ida
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

JD:

  • Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Essie Davis, The Babadook
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Best Actor Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Starred Up
  • Robert Pattinson, The Rover
  • Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

JD:

  • Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Shia LeBeouf, Fury
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Best Actress Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Laura Dern, Wild
  • Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

JD:

  • Emma Stone, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
  • Viola Davis, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
  • Laura Dern, Wild
Best Director

Brendan:

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
  • Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin

JD:

  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
Best Original Screenplay

Brendan:

  • David Michôd and Joel Edgerton, The Rover
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
  • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ida

JD:

  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
  • Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
  • Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Armando Bo, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Best Adapted Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
  • Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman, The Lego Movie
  • Isao Takahata and Riko Sakaguchi, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

JD:

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
  • Damien Chazelle, Whiplash
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Mark Bomback, Rick Jaff and Amanda Silver, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises
Best Cinematography

Brendan:

  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Interstellar
  • Daniel Landin, Under the Skin
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida

JD:

  • Daniel Landin, Under the Skin
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Robert Elswit, Inherent Vice
  • Robert Yeoman, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida
Best Documentary

Brendan:

  • Life Itself
  • Citizenfour
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • The Overnighters
  • Virunga

JD:

  • Mistaken for Strangers
  • Citizenfour
  • The Overnighters
  • Life Itself
  • Virunga
Best Foreign Language Film

Brendan:

  • Force Majeure
  • Ida
  • Two Days, One Night
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • We Are the Best!

JD:

  • Force Majeure
  • Ida
  • Two Days, One Night
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • We Are the Best!
Best Animated Movie

Brendan

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Wind Rises

JD:

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • Song of the Sea
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Best Original Score

Brendan:

  • Joe Hisaishi, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
  • Mica Levi, Under the Skin
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jonny Greenwood, Inherent Vice

JD:

  • John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
  • Mica Levi, Under the Skin
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Patrick Cassidy, Calvary
Best Use of Soundtrack Music (Doesn’t have to be original. Closing and Opening credits count)

Brendan:

  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sarah and The Lonley Island, The Lego Movie
  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, Selma
  • “I Love You All” by Michael Fassbender, Frank
  • “A Step You Can’t Take Back” by Kiera Knightly, Begin Again
  • “Where No One Goes” by Jónsi and John Powell, How to Train Your Dragon 2

JD:

  • “Everything Is Awesome” by Tegan and Sarah and The Lonley Island, The Lego Movie
  • “Glory” by Common and John Legend, Selma
  • “I Love You All” by Michael Fassbender, Frank
  • “Hero” by Family of the Year, Boyhood
  • “Hooked On a Feeling” by Blude Swede, Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Opening/Closing Credits Sequence or Scene

Brendan:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Opening)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Closing)
  • Selma (Closing)
  • 22 Jump Street (Closing)
  • Under the Skin (Opening)

JD:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (Opening)
  • Whiplash (Closing)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Opening)
  • Fury (Closing)
  • Snowpiercer (Closing)
Best Overlooked Movie

Brendan:

  • Calvary
  • The Rover
  • Force Majeure
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Starred Up

JD:

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
  • Le Week-End
  • Obvious Child
  • Song of the Sea
  • Starred Up
Best Surprise Movie

Brendan:

  • Beyond the Lights
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Paddington
  • John Wick
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

JD:

  • As It Is In Heaven
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • The Babadook
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Force Majeure
Best Surprise Actor/Actress

Brendan:

  • Michael Fassbender, Frank
  • Chris O’Dowd, Calvary
  • Robert Pattinson, The Rover
  • Tyler Perry, Gone Girl
  • Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

JD:

  • Tyler Perry, Gone Girl
  • Kristen Stewart, Still Alice / Camp X-Ray
  • Robert Pattinson, The Rover
  • Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Chris O’Dowd, Calvary
Best Movie Discovery

Brendan:

  • Riz Ahmed – Actor, Nightcrawler
  • Damien Chazelle – Director, Whiplash
  • Paul King – Writer/Dierctor, Paddington
  • Jeremy Saulnier – Writer/Dierctor, Blue Ruin
  • Sheila Vand – Actress, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

JD:

  • Jennifer Kent – Director, The Babadook
  • Damien Chazelle – Director, Whiplash
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Writer/Dierctor, Ida
  • Jack O’Connell – Actor, Starred Up / Unbroken
  • Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Brendan’s Individual Special Awards

Funniest Scenes

  • Eating Weed, Inherent Vice
  • Peter References Footlose, Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Spaceship, The Lego Movoe
JD’s Individual Special Awards

Best Individual Score Track

  • “Hope” – John Ottman (X-Men: Days of Future Past)
  • “Coward” – Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
  • “Norman” – Steven Price (Fury)
  • “Captain America” – Henrhy Jackman (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)
  • “Calvary Theme” – Patrick Cassidy (Calvary)
  • “Dragon Racing” – John Powell (How to Train Your Dragon 2)

The Movie I Liked That Most People Hated

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Biggest Surprise Scene of 2014

  • Tuck revealing how he’s still married despite being a widow – Best of Me

Well that’s it for our 2014 InSession Film Awards! Hopefully you all enjoyed our nominations and winners. If you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear how your nominations and winners would vary from our picks above. You can also email your selections to us at insessionfilm@gmail.com or follow us on social media.

To hear our newly updated Top 10 Movies of 2014, listen below on Episode 322!

To hear our original Top 10 Movies of 2014, listen below on Episode 99!

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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