Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The 2014 Dellies


Welcome to the 2014 Dellies!!!


I explained it all, here. So there's nothing left to do, but get right into the nominees and winners. Just a reminder, as if you didn't know, these awards are for movies released within the calendar year of 2014. Here goes nothing:

Nominees for Best Actor

From left to right:
Macon Blair, Blue Ruin
Mark Duplass, Creep
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

And The Dellie for Best Actor goes to...

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler


Nominees for Best Actress

From left to right:
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Essie Davis, The Babadook
Anne Dorval, Mommy
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl


And the Dellie for Best Actress goes to...


Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl


Nominees for Best Supporting Actor


From left to right:
Ice Cube, 22 Jump Street
Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash


And The Dellie for Best Supporting Actor goes to...


Edward Norton, Birdman

Nominees for Best Supporting Actress

From left to right:
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
Laura Dern, Wild
Minnie Driver, Beyond the Lights
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Naomi Watts, Birdman


And The Dellie for Best Supporting Actress goes to...


Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game


Nominees for Best Ensemble

From left to right:
22 Jump Street
Birdman
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The LEGO Movie

And The Dellie for Best Ensemble goes to...

Birdman

Nominees for Best Action Hero

 
From left to right:
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Pratt, Guardians of the Galaxy
Keanu Reeves, John Wick
Iko Uwais, The Raid 2
Denzel Washington, The Equalizer

And The Dellie for Best Action Hero goes to...

Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

Nominees for Best Villain

From left to right:
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Jillian Jones, 22 Jump Street
Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

And The Dellie for Best Villain goes to...

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl


Nominees for Best Scream Queen

From left to right:
Essie Davis, The Babadook
Morgana O'Reilly, Housebound
Taraji P. Henson, No Good Deed
Carmen Ejogo, The Purge: Anarchy
Alex Essoe, Starry Eyes

And The Dellie for Best Scream Queen goes to...

Essie Davis, The Babadook

Nominees for Best Animated Feature

From left to right:
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
The LEGO Movie
Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie

And The Dellie for Best Animated Feature goes to...

The LEGO Movie

Nominees for Best Voice-Over Performance

 
From left to right:
Will Arnett, The LEGO Movie
Cate Blanchett, How to Train Your Dragon 2
Morgan Freeman, The LEGO Movie
John Malkovich, Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie
Zoe Saldana, The Book of Life

And The Dellie for Best Voice-Over Performance goes to...

Will Arnett, The LEGO Movie

Nominees for Best Foreign Language Feature

From left to right:
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Girlhood
Mommy
The Raid 2
Two Days, One Night

And The Dellie for Best Foreign Language Feature goes to...

Mommy

Nominees for Best Documentary Feature

From left to right:
Citizenfour
Life Itself
Nas: Time is Illmatic

And The Dellie for Best Documentary Feature goes to...

Life Itself

Nominees for Most So-Bad-It's-Awesome!!!

From left to right...
The Expendables 3
Lucy
Need for Speed
No Good Deed
Wolfcop

And The Dellie for Most So-Bad-It's-Awesome!!! goes to...

Lucy

Nominees for Best Action Sequence

From left to right:
Fury's Last Stand, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Beach Landings, Edge of Tomorrow
Battle of Xandar, Guardians of the Galaxy
Car Chase Fight, The Raid 2
Time in a Bottle, X-Men: Days of Future Past

And The Dellie for Best Action Sequence goes to...

Time in a Bottle, X-Men: Days of Future Past


Nominees for Best Fight Scene

From left to right:
Schmidt vs. Mercedes, 22 Jump Street
Riggan vs. Mike, Birdman
Elevator Fight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
$9800, The Equalizer
Rama vs. The Assassin, The Raid 2

And The Dellie for Best Fight Scene goes to...

Rama vs. The Assassin, The Raid 2

Nominees for Funniest Scene

From left to right:
Jenko Finds Out About the Captain's Daughter, 22 Jump Street
Riggan vs. Mike, Birdman
The Beach Landings, Edge of Tomorrow
DeNiro Party, Neighbors
Orgy, Top Five

And The Dellie for Funniest Scene goes to...

Jenko Finds Out About the Captain's Daughter, 22 Jump Street

Nominees for Overall Technical Achievement

From left to right:
Birdman
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past

And The Dellie for Overall Technical Achievement goes to...

Interstellar

Nominees for Best Director

From left to right:
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar
Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin

And The Dellie for Best Director goes to...

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

32 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, yes! I scrolled through carefully as I read this so I could pick my winner before I saw yours. I think we agreed nearly everywhere, but more than anything I'm just so happy to see The Lego Movie get a win, haha! Dellies > Oscars!
    - Allie

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    1. Thanks for not only reading, but making it an interactive experience! And thanks for your obvious good taste, too, lol.

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  2. Nice! I can get behind every single one of these except Days of Future Past because fuck that movie. lol

    Great job with these, it's obvious you put a lot of work into it. Looks awesome!

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  3. Pretty much agreed with all your choices here (except Best Ensemble, Grand Budapest Hotel would have been my pick!). Great read, looking forward to this years Dellies already :-)
    - Jenna

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    1. Grand Budapest would've been a great pick, too. Happy you're looking forward to my next awards, but man that's a ways off.

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  4. Love the variety and diverse categories. A little disappointed to see Keaton miss out though :(

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    1. Loved Keaton, but had to squeeze him out, late. Thanks for checking them out.

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  5. Love these categories and choices, and mostly agree (haven't seen Grand Budapest or Nightcrawler yet).

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    1. Both are wonderful films. Hope you get to see them soon. Thanks!

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  6. Entertaining read! Great to see Gyllenhaal get his just deserts for Nightcrawler. I had to force myself from not falling asleep during Inherent Vice, the only thing I liked was the soundtrack, that movie really divided audiences. Agree Mommy was the best of those foreign films you list.

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    1. Gyllenhaal was just fantastic in Nigjtcrawler. I love Inherent Vice, but see how it could turn some people off. Yes to Mommy. Thanks!

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  7. OH!!! That fight scene in The Raid 2..... that was fucking incredible. I love that fight.

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    1. I know, right. Probably could've just nominated 5 fight scenes from that movie and been completely justified.

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  8. Good choices for the ones I've seen. I detested Nightcrawler, I mean really hated it, but can't argue that Jake was great in it as was Rene Russo. Also glad to see Keira Knightley's pick for what could have been a wallpaper role but one that she really did something with in Imitation Game. I haven't seen the other two but I did really enjoy Life Itself.

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    1. Thanks, Joel. I really enjoyed Nightcrawler, but it is a tough movie. Knightley was just great, as we've discussed before. Life Itself was great.

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  9. A few interesting choices, seems like you and The Academy completely disagreed on some categories.I think Gyllenhaal definitely deserves his win, it's a tragedy that he wasn't even nominated, same goes for The Lego Movie. Surprised that John Wick didn't score any awards for its fight scenes. That first fight scene where the thugs storm his house is a thing of beauty. I missed quite a few of the horror movies but a lot of movies don't make it to my side of the world unfortunately sigh. I know it isn't a category here but who would have been your pick for best score/soundtrack? I'm thinking Guardians all the way.

    Great list of awards!

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    1. Some great fight scenes in John Wick, no doubt. I was feeling in a giddy mood so it got trumped by the two comedic entries. Guardians had a great soundtrack. I could see myself awarding that. Thanks.

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  10. Nice picks, and you had so many categories! I thought the actor/actress were the right choices, if nothing else because I hated them so much in their movies. And I loved the choice of Emily Blunt for Best Action Hero - she was amazing in Edge of Tomorrow. That movie deserved more attention and I'm glad to see you haven't forgotten it!

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    1. Thanks! Blunt was definitely amazing in EoT. I was shocked that it didn't do better at the box office. It was so much better than a lot of summer fare out there.

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  11. Totally digging the love for Gone Girl here!! Great post!

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  12. Regarding your animated nominees--

    I agree that The LEGO Movie was the best animated film of last year. However, if you haven't seen Song of the Sea or The Tale of Princess Kaguya, they're both very much worth your time. Loved 'em both.

    Love the recognition for Gyllenhaal. Nightcrawler is still my favorite from last year. But no love for Ralph Fiennes's brilliant comedic turn in Grand Budapest?

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    1. Unfortunately, I have not seen either of those other animated films. Heard good things about them so I do plan to.

      Fiennes was excellent in TGBH. However, he was in that next tier for me.

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  13. Gyllenhaal was electric in Nightcrawler. Excellent pick.

    I only saw two of the Best Actress noms (GG and Babadook), and I support your pick whole heartedly. Oh, and Pike is insanely hot. So there's that.

    And I didn't see XMen DoFP, but if it actually has a scene better than the car chase fight in the Raid 2 then I am a failure of a person. The balls it took to film that chase seen must have been HUGE. Damn.

    Love this whole thing, Dell. It's badass and must have been a lot of work. Awesome stuff.

    (oh, and I could listen to Arnett as Batman all day every day)

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    1. Thanks! I recommend X-Men DoFP as a movie and I do love THAT scene. It's not quite as insane as being in a moving vehicle while being shot at AND fighting 4 or 5 other people at the same time, but it's still spectacular. And yes to Arnett.

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  14. Great choices! I didn't love Nightcrawler as much as everyone else seemed to, but I agree that Jake Gyllenhaal was terrific. As my son pointed out, the movie was essentially a character study, and he rocked it! I would've picked Macon Blair, though. ;-)

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    1. Thanks! Nightcrawler was definitely a character study and JG was amazing. Love Blair, too, obviously.

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  15. Finally back on the internet after a full week of cooking, traveling, and eating, and I LOVE these nominations!! Especially the win for Lucy in "So-Bad-It's-Awesome" movie. Nothing in that film makes any sense but I had such a blast watching it. Also love the nominations for Will Arnett and Toby Kebbell - they may not have been onscreen themselves but they still gave great performances.

    I was never quite as high on Gone Girl as everyone else, but then, the enormous praise for latter-day Fincher has always perplexed me. Rosamund Pike was really really good, but to me Amy is an impossible character to play. Points for degree of difficulty and doing a damn fine job with it, but there are too many performances within the performance (if that makes any sense) to know if it's actually a great performance or just a really really good one. Definitely nomination-worthy, but for me not win-worthy. Especially not against Cotillard and Essie Davis (what a GREAT scream queen she is in The Babadook).

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed all that cooking, traveling, and eating, too. That's exactly why I picked Lucy.

      Not sure I'm following the performance within a performance stuff, but I'm certainly okay with anyone picking Cotillard or Davis.

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    2. I was talking about how Amy is constantly putting on a performance, whether it's as "Amazing Amy" or as Desi's dream girl, and it's sometimes hard to tell whether Pike the actress is giving the performance, or if Amy is.

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    3. To me, it's all Pike the actress showing us Amy the character giving different performances and is essentially what makes her work layered, nuanced, and above all, great.

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