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Monday, December 15, 2014

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Continues to Rack Up Awards, Inexplicably



You know that feeling you get when you meet someone who hates a film that everyone else loves just as much as you? That's kinda how I felt the other day when I came across two people who felt as much confusion as I did over all the love for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Seriously, we talked about it for, like, 30 minutes (far longer than it's worth discussing). I can only imagine what they will say when I tell them that the film has won BEST PICTURE by the Online Film Critics Society. 

I'm sure the writing's on the wall as Wes Anderson's latest snoozefest is likely to receive more accolades as we dive deeper into awards season. I'm clearly in the minority about this, especially being a member of OFCS. Anyway, for now, let's just focus on all the deserving winners -- like Richard Linklater and Life Itself. Check out the full list below:

Best Picture: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Animated Feature: The Lego Movie
Best Film: Not in the English Language: Two Days, One Night
Best Documentary: Life Itself
Best Director: Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Best Actor: Michael Keaton - Birdman
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton - Birdman
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gone Girl
Best Editing: Birdman
Best Cinematography: The Grand Budapest Hotel

2 comments:

Dan Heaton said...

I liked Grand Budapest Hotel and can totally understand why it's getting awards. That said, I wouldn't call it one of my favorite Wes Anderson films. What really strikes me about the OFCS awards is how there are so few movies listed. It's like everyone saw the same five films! This has been a pretty deep year for interesting films, so seeing just a small group from writers from all over the Internet is a surprise.

37paddington said...

I'm with you on The Grand Budapest Hotel. I rolled my eyes all through it. Best Picture? I just don't get it.

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