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Director's Guild of America Awards

The Grand Budapest Hotel
   Directed by Wes Anderson
American Sniper
   Directed by Clint Eastwood
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
   Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood
   Directed by Richard Linklater
The Imitation Game
   Directed by Morten Tyldum

New York Film Critics Online Awards

PICTURE Boyhood

DIRECTOR Richard Linklater for Boyhood

ACTRESS Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night

ACTOR Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

ENSEMBLE CAST Birdman

DEBUT AS DIRECTOR Dan Gilroy for NIghtcrawler

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER Jack O'Connell for Unbroken and Starred Up

SCREENPLAY Birdman (Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro González Iñárritu)

CINEMATOGRAPHY Birdman (Emmanuel Lubezki)

USE OF MUSIC Get On Up (score - Thomas Newman; music supervisor - Budd Carr. Margaret Yen.)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE Two Days, One Night

DOCUMENTARY Life Itself

ANIMATED FEATURE The Lego Movie

TOP TEN PICTURES (Alphabetical)
Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
Boyhood (IFC Films)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Walt Disney Pictures)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
A Most Violent Year (A24 Films)
Mr. Turner (Sony Pictures Classics)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)
Under the Skin (A24 Films)
Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

Screen Actor's Guild Awards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell as John du Pont in Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton as Riggan in Birdman
Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston as Claire Bennett in Cake
Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore as Alice Howland in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in Wild

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall as Joseph Palmer in The Judge
Ethan Hawke as Mason, Sr. in Boyhood
Edward Norton as Mike in Birdman
Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz in Foxcatcher
J.k. Simmons as Fletcher in Whiplash

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette as Olivia in Boyhood
Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game
Emma Stone as Sam in Birdman
Meryl Streep as The Witch in Into the Woods
Naomi Watts as Daka in St. Vincent

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything


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National Board of Review awards

Best Film: A Most Violent Year
Best Director: Clint Eastwood – American Sniper
Best Actor (TIE): Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year; Michael Keaton – Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton – Birdman
Best Supporting Actress: Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Best Original Screenplay: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller – The Lego Movie
Best Adapted Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Breakthrough Performance: Jack O'Connell – Starred Up & Unbroken
Best Directorial Debut: Gillian Robespierre – Obvious Child
Best Foreign Language Film: Wild Tales
Best Documentary: Life Itself
William K. Everson Film History Award: Scott Eyman
Best Ensemble: Fury
Spotlight Award: Chris Rock for writing, directing, and starring in – Top Five
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Rosewater
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Selma
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--------------- British Academy of Film Theatrical Arts (BAFTA Awards) ---------------

BEST PICTURE
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch,The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne,The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal,Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton,Birdman
Ralph Fiennes,The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Edward Norton,Birdman
Ethan Hawke,Boyhood
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo,Foxcatcher
Steve Carell,Foxcatcher

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nightcrawler
Whiplash

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Interstellar
Mr. Turner

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida
Leviathan
The Lunchbox
Trash
Two Days, One Night

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet from Stardom
20,000 Days on Earth
Citizenfour
Finding Vivian Maier
Virunga

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie

BEST BRITISH FILM
71
The Imitation Game
Paddington
Pride
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

BEST EDITING
(Due to a tie there are six nominations)
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Nightcrawler
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

BEST DIRECTOR
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu,Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Wes Anderson,The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh,The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle,Whiplash

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams,Big Eyes
Felicity Jones,The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon,Wild
Rosamund Pike,Gone Girl

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Emma Stone,Birdman
Imelda Staunton,Pride
Keira Knightley,The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Rene Russo,Nightcrawler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
American Sniper
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Paddington
The Theory of Everything

BEST MAKE UP & HAIR
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interstellar
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

BEST SOUND
American Sniper
Birdman
The Grad Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

BEST SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Elaine Constantine (Writer/Director) Northern Soul
Gregory Burke (Writer) Yann Demange (Director) 71
Hong Khaou (Writer/Director) Lilting
Paul Katis (Director/Producer) Andrew de Lotbiniere (Producer) Kajaki: The True Story
Stephen Beresford (Writer), David Livingstone (Producer), Pride

BEST BRITISH ANIMATION SHORT
The Bigger Picture
Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Boogaloo and Graham
Emotional Fusebox
The Karman Line
Slap
Three Brothers

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O'Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

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