Cinema Award 2014 This was a strange year at the movies, full of psychopaths and scientists, musicians and war heroes (I swear there was a week when I saw 3 WWII films in a row). The year was peppered with the bittersweet final films made by late legends but it also marked the arrival of several bold, new voices. Avant-garde dreamscapes, ground-breaking indie storytelling, and brazen technological feats shared the marquee with old-school feel-good flicks, classic biopics, and a film 12 years in the making. Guardians of the Galaxy made a grunting tree the biggest star of the summer.

Any film that had a reasonably wide release (or the widest release it will ever get, in the case of smaller pictures) between January 1st and December 31st 2014 qualifies for one of this year’s My Cinema Awards (see last year’s winners HERE). Unfortunately, that bumps a lot of the most heavily anticipated titles into the 2015 race (why do studios insist on releasing films like Selma and A Most Violent Year so incredibly late?!). It also eliminates some of our favourite things we saw this year at festivals and early screenings, but it ensures that our nominations aren’t tied to geography or PR firms but rather to what we saw in the good ole cinema, which is how we like it (also Netflix and On-Demand; this was 2014 after all).

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without further ado…

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Ty Burrell (The Skeleton Twins)
Peter Dinklage (The Angriest Man in Brooklyn)
Michael Fassbender (Frank)
George MacKay (Pride)
Chris Pine (Into the Woods)
Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Rose Byrne (Annie)
Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods)
Kathryn Hahn (This Is Where I Leave You)
Gaby Hoffmann (Obvious Child)
Melanie Lynskey (Happy Christmas)
Naomi Watts (St. Vincent)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
Alec Baldwin (Still Alice)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Logan Lerman (Fury)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Thomas Sadoski (Wild)
JK Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)
Laura Dern (The Fault in Our Stars)
Judy Greer (Men, Women & Children)
Felicity Huffman (Rudderless)
Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)
Emma Stone (Birdman)

Best Actor in a Comedy
Mark Duplass (The One I Love)
Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment)
Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins)
Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Ben Schnetzer (Pride)

Best Actress in a Comedy
Emily Blunt (Into the Woods)
Juliette Lewis (Kelly & Cal)
Leslie Mann (The Other Woman)
Elisabeth Moss (The One I Love)
Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)
Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins)

Best Actor in a Drama
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Johannes Kuhnke (Force Majeure)
Payman Maadi (Camp X-Ray)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Actress in a Drama
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)
Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars)

Best Ensemble
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Still Alice

Best Director
Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure)

Best Screenplay: Comedy
Stephen Beresford (Pride)
Tom Gormican (That Awkward Moment)
James Gunn & Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Mark Hammer (Two Night Stand)
Mark Heyman & Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins)
Justin Lader (The One I Love)

Best Screenplay: Drama
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone & Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Joon-ho Bong & Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)
Andrew Bovell (A Most Wanted Man)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)
Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice)

Best Picture
The One I Love