Independent Spirit and Razzie Awards 2014

In anticipation of the Oscars being handed out tonight, two other groups presented awards last night. One honored the best of the past year; one honored the worst.

The Independent Spirit Awards are “awards dedicated to independent filmmakers.” Celebrating the best of the past year, none of these awards was a huge surprise:

Best Feature: 12 Years A Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave

Best Female Lead: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Male Lead: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

Best First Screenplay: Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years A Slave
Best Editing: Nat Sanders, Short Term 12

Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best International Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (France)
Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station

John Cassavetes Award “is presented to the creative team of a film budgeted at less than $500,000:” This is Martin Bonner
Robert Altman Award is given to one film’s director, casting director, and its ensemble cast: Mud

Much more fun are the Razzies, the Golden Raspberry Awards, awarded to the worst of the past year. Big wins for the Smith family and Tyler Perry.

Worst Picture: Movie 43
Worst Actor: Jaden Smith, After Earth
Worst Actress: Tyler Perry, A Madea Christmas
Worst Supporting Actor: Will Smith, After Earth
Worst Supporting Actress: Kim Kardashian, Tyler Perry’s Temptation
Worst Screen Ensemble: Jaden Smith and Will Smith, After Earth
Worst Director: The Thirteen People Who Directed Movie 43
Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel: The Lone Ranger
Worst Screenplay: Movie 43

What do you think, especially about the Razzies? Did they get them right or were there even worse showings last year? Let us know.

1 comment:

sunbunny said...

Surprised the Fruitvale Station didn't win something. Actually, was it even nominated? (for an Independent Spirit Award, obviously, not a Razzie)