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such a nasty woman | by maryann johanson

AWFJ 2014 award winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists — of which I am a member — has announced the winners of its 2014 awards. They are:

These awards are presented to women and/or men.

Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Best Screenplay, Original: Birdman
Best Screenplay, Adapted: Gone Girl
Best Documentary: Citizenfour
Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer
Best Actor: Michael Keaton – Birdman
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Best Ensemble Cast (tie): Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Editing: Birdman
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Film Music or Score: Birdman
Best Non-English-Language Film: Ida

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director: Ava DuVernay – Selma
Best Woman Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Best Female Action Star: Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
Best Breakthrough Performance: Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Female Icon of the Year (a woman whose work in film and/or in life made a difference): Ava DuVernay and Laura Poitras


Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction: Scarlett Johansson – Under the Skin
Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Tilda Swinton
Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest: Colin Firth (b. 1960) and Emma Stone (b. 1988) – Magic in the Moonlight
Actress Most in Need of a New Agent: Cameron Diaz – Sex Tape
Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn’t: Inherent Vice

I’ll post reviews soon of the films here that I haven’t already reviewed.

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