Lito’s Best of 2014 in Cinema

best of 2014THE TIME HAS COME! LITO’S BEST OF 2014 MOVIE NOMINEES IS HERE!

We’ll Start with the Top 10 Films followed by the full list of nominees for my votes for the best achievements in cinema. Check it and see what you think. I will be explaining my decisions as well as give my official Oscar predictions very soon!

TOP 10 FILMS (in Alphabetical Order)

BIRDMAN
BOYHOOD
GONE GIRL
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
THE IMITATION GAME
NIGHTCRAWLER
SELMA
SNOWPIERCER
UNDER THE SKIN
WHIPLASH

Honorable Mentions: PRIDE, INTERSTELLAR, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ida
Mr. Turner
Unbroken

BEST FILM EDITING

American Sniper
Boyhood
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Whiplash

BEST SOUND

American Sniper
Birdman
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Whiplash

BEST SOUND EDITING

American Sniper
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Unbroken
Whiplash

BEST ART DIRECTION

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Mr. Turner
Snowpiercer

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Exodus: Gods and Kings
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner

BEST MAKEUP/HAIR DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Mr. Turner

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Everything Is Awesome”- The Lego Movie
“Glory”- Selma
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”- Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“The Last Goodbye”- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
“Opportunity”- Annie

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
*WINNER*- Two Days, One Night (Belgium)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

*WINNER*- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Babadook
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Under the Skin
Whiplash

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Lego Movie
Nightcrawler

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year
Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars
Emma Stone in Birdman
Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Kim Dickens in Gone Girl– Rene Russo in Nightcrawler

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert Duvall in The Judge
Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
Edward Norton in Birdman
Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

BEST ACTRESS

Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore in Still Alice
Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon in Wild

HONORABLE MENTION: Essie Davis in The Babadook

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton in Birdman
David Oyelowo in Selma
Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything

HONORABLE MENTION: Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, Timothy Spall in Mr. Turner, Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Damien Chazelle for Whiplash
Ava DuVernay for Selma
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood

HONORABLE MENTION: David Fincher for Gone Girl, Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

BEST PICTURE

Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash

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