Tis a new year for all of us but below are the winners of The Barry’s 2014.
Best Cinematography – Sharone Meir for Whiplash. This may seem an odd choice for some but the way in which the intensity of the scenes is captured and attention to detail is fantastic. I loved the way this film was shot.
Best Animation – The Boxtrolls, made my list of ten best films of the year. Just beat out The Book of Life.
Best Supporting Actress – Amy Adams for her appearance in American Hustle. Didn’t think this was a brilliant film but it was full of fine performances and Miss Adams was the one that shone the brightest.
Best Supporting Actor – Robert Duvall for The Judge. A very personal choice as J.K. Simmons was probably better in Whiplash but I loved what Mr Duvall did in this film.
Best Actress – Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl. Incredible tour de force by an actress who finally seems to be establishing herself in the top echelons of her profession.
Best Actor – Jake Gyllenhaal for his appearance in Nightcrawler. The film wasn’t good enough to appear in my top ten but I thought his performance was pitch perfect.
Best Director – Christopher Nolan for Interstellar. His vision for this film was incredible and he was able to combine good acting with incredible visuals and a great story arc.
Best Film – Interstellar. Watched this four times in theatre and would have watched it again if it had, had a longer run. Don’t care about the boo birds complaining about the science blah blah blah. One of the best films ever made full stop.