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Force Majeure



Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II

Winter Sleep

Carmina & Amen

Le Week-End

The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer

Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Winter Sleep
Steven Knight for Locke
Ruben Ostlund for Force Majeure
Paweł Pawlikowski for Ida
Paolo Virzì for Human Capital
Andrey Zvyagintsev for Leviathan

Marian Alvarez in WOUNDED
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in HUMAN CAPITAL
Marion Cotillard in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Agata Kulesza in IDA
Agata Trzebuchowska in IDA

Brendan Gleeson in Calvary
Tom Hardy in Locke
Alexey Serebryakov in Leviathan
Stellan Skarsgard in Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut – Volume I & II
Timothy Spall in Mr. Turner

Ebru Ceylan & Nuri Bilge Ceylan for WINTER SLEEP
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne for TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Steven Knight for LOCKE
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev for LEVIATHAN
Paweł Pawlikowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz for IDA

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  • luk

    Oscar nods for “Ida”, in my opinion:
    Best Foreign Language Feature
    Best Supporting Actress – Agata Kulesza !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Best Cinematography
    and yes i dare – BEST PICTURE !!!!!!!

  • Aragorn

    Happy for all the love for Winter Sleep. Lets see what AMPAS will do with it!

  • Bryce Forestieri

    I’ve seen WINTER SLEEP and wow. What a misfire by the Cannes jury. I am (I hate to admit) too often aligned with their choice (e.g., TREE OF LIFE, AMOUR, WHITE RIBBON have been my #1 of their respective years), but this is the most soporific Palme d’Or winner since TASTE OF CHERRY, and undoubtedly the worst since FARENHEIT 9/11 or THE SON’S ROOM — take your pick. I still have to see FORCE MAJEURE, but it looks like a proper movie. What a year of Swedish cinema. The Moodysson is flippin’ tremendous, up there with BOYHOOD and MUD, and I expect greatness from the Andersson though not likely seeing that one until ’15.

  • RobMiles

    Ida will win Film, Director and Actress. I think that Spall or Serebryakov will win Actor, although Leigh missing Director means they may prefer other films. I’m hoping that Leviathan wins Screenplay. All in all, a good set of nominations.

  • RobMiles

    PS. I meant to say that Leigh missing may mean they give actor to Serebryakov.

  • Edkargir

    I saw Winter Sleep last night 3 hrs 16 min long ,but it felt shorter than instellar . Winter sleep and Force Majeure are better than Instellar and Gone Girl . I am seeing two days an a night tomorrow . It would be nice if a foreign film got a best picture nomination .

  • So little love for Mike Leigh. 🙁

  • Sam

    Just watched Two Days, One Night. A truly great and affective film. Another ace in the Dardennes’ catalog. I’ve also seen Ida, which is one of my favorite films of the year and I can not wait to see Leviathan and Winter Sleep (especially Leviathan). But I’m guessing that Leviathan will win.Oh I’m also watching Inerstellar tomorrow, I hope it doesn’t disappoint me like Gone Girl…

  • Daniel B.

    Two Days, One NIght left me a bit cold but I think taht Cotillard deserves an Oscar nomination.
    Ida is one of the best directed movies of the year and Agata Kulesza wss great in it. I hope that it gains more traction in the months to come.

  • julian the emperor

    Bryce: prepare yourself for Force Majeure, one of the very best films of 2014. If some consider Gone Girl a kind of treatise on modern marriage, then go see this one. THIS is that film, not Fincher’s folly (folly isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you).

    I was surprised to see Von Trier appear on this list yet another time. Maybe the EMA has a hard time picturing their line up without him? But still, great call. Nymphomaniac (especially the director’s cut) is a riveting experience. I had expected Mr. Turner to make a stronger showing, but all in all it’s a great year for European cinema, and we can expect a lot of these films to turn up at the Oscars as well, I guess: Ida, Leviathan, maybe Force Majeure and (the overrated) Winter Sleep.

  • Oh, man. What a lineup. Not all that interested in 2D1N, but whatever. The Best Film category is all good (two of my top 10, and three films I desperately want to see), Best Director is great (Knight, eh, but I can see it), Best Actor is great, Best Actress has my #1 of the year on there…and to top it off, they gave Best Score to Under the Skin, my #1 score of the year. Incredible.

  • DBibby

    A great list of nominees. While not hating Nymphomaniac, it’s the only film that stands out as undeserving of its place IMO (though I’m still to see Force Majeure). I’d currently place Under the Skin or Two Days One Night in its place.
    I suspect we’ll see Leviathan with another wholly deserving win here.

  • JoeS

    I love IDA. Hopefully, it won’t be sloughed off as “just” a Foreign Language nominee and that’s all.
    Nice to see a couple of nods to the underrated LOCKE. Brendan Gleeson is certainly a worthy nominee for CALVARY, even if the movie is a bit muddled. Felt the same way about FORCE MAJEURE – extremely interesting, well done, but a bit too obtuse for its own benefit.
    Looking forward to many of the others once they get released stateside.

  • I love IDA. Hopefully, it won’t be sloughed off as “just” a Foreign Language nominee and that’s all.

    It’s embarrassing how seldom we see any international films nominated for Best Cinematography. I understand that the ASC guild is jingosistic because that’s part of their blinkered job, but there’s no excuse for the Academy. Wake up and look around, Cinematography Branch members. Fix your eyesight so you can see beyond American borders once in a while. Lukasz Zal’s and Ryszard Lynzewski’s work on IDA would be a great place to start.

  • JoeS

    @Ryan Adams – I agree. It’s pretty embarassing that “foreign” Cinematographers usually only get nominated when they make “American” films – often later in their careers.

    The first time I really noticed this was when everybody was extolling Henri Alekan’s work on Wenders’ Wings Of Desire. I remember some wise wag (I wish I could remember who) state flatly, “Henri Alekan WILL NOT be nominate for Wings of Desire!” Friends of mine said the writer was crazy – Alekan was a “shoo in!”. Of course, he was overlooked. The one time Alekan WAS nominated? ROMAN HOLIDAY – an American production, naturally.

  • Edkargir

    I agree Ida is a wonderful film as are winter Sleep and Force Majeure , but Two days one night might be the best of all . I am surprise it did not get nominated for Bp but Marion Cotillard gives the best performance my a lead actress I’Ve seen in any film this year.

  • I saw Winter Sleep last night 3 hrs 16 min long ,but it felt shorter than instellar

    I had a sleep last night 9 hrs 30 min long, but it felt shorter than Interstellar.

    Most of the guilds are jingoistic cos that’s their thing, though the ASC did give their top award to Christian Berger for The White Ribbon over the Academy’s choice of Mauro Fiore for Avatar, and it kinda still gives me a boner to think they did that. But yeh, nominate Ida for Best Cinematography. I thought the film was just grand, nowhere near as good as all the hype suggests it is, but that’d be a fine selection.

    Btw there are some great choices in the EFA’s lineup this year, but mostly their slate is shit. They could have done so much better.

  • Mar

    Give Agata Kulesza an oscar nomination for supporting actress.

  • I like those nominations: Amazing that they awarded “Under the Skin” for Best Score !
    And happy to see there “Minuscule” & “Jack and the cuckoo-clock heart”; both are also shortlisted for the Oscar.
    But what happened to “Sils Maria” ? At the very least, I think Juliette Binoche should be up for Best Actress.

  • Bridgie James Rosenthal

    I have not taken the EFA seriously as an “Oscar launching pad,” let alone a legitimate “awards body”. This year’s nominations, similar to previous years (2009 onward), feasted on “populist tastes” in contemporary “world cinema,” i.e. big major festival hits (winners or entries) or movies that were made by a noted filmmaker/filmmakers. 2014 is no exception, to boot:
    THE EXPECTED NOMINEES: “Winter Sleep,” (Cannes’ Palme d’Or and FIPRESCI Prize-in competition; Nuri Bilge Ceylan); “Leviathan” (Cannes’ Best Screenplay; Andrei Zyvagintsev); “Force Majeure” (Un certain regard Jury Prize; Ruben Ostlund); and “Ida” (Toronto FF 2013; Pawel Pawlikowski)
    SURPRISES (a few nods here and there): “Mr. Turner” (no other nods except Best Actor); “Two Days, One Night” (surprisingly missed the Best European Film and Best Director cut); Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” epic; Paolo Virzi’s “Human Capital”
    NO NODS AT ALL: “Miss Violence” (two awards in Venice 2013 inc. Best Actor); Alice Rohrwacher’s Cannes Grand Prize honoree “The Wonders”; Kornel Mundroczo’s Cannes winner “White God”; the “Saint Laurent” movies (Prix du Excellence – production design, cinematography, music)
    I sorely missed the Best Non-European Film/Screen International Award during the 90’s and early 2000’s too.

  • keifer

    EFA is okay with me. They are the only organization that singled out Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” in 2009 for recognition. Everybody else ignored that film. Polanski, especially, deserved a shot at Best Director Screenwriter for that film, as well as the great Olivia Williams for Best Supporting Actress and in his very best celluloid performance ever, Pierce Brosnan for Best supporting Actor. EFA even gave the unheralded Ewan McGregor their Best Actor award that year for “The Ghost Writer”. I’ll reiterate. EFA is okay with me.

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