Gold Derby Film Awards nominations: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ …

Birdman” leads the Gold Derby Film Awards with a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Ensemble. Following with 10 nominations is “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which also contends in those five top categories, along with several others below the line.

Those were also the top two Oscar nominees, but Gold Derby’s users deviated from the academy’s choices by showing abundant support for “Gone Girl,” nominating it eight times, up from the one the academy saw fit to bestow. Its haul includes Picture, Director (David Fincher), Actress (Rosamund Pike), Adapted Screenplay, and Ensemble.

Gone Girl” actually has 10 bids if you count the Breakthrough Performer nominations for Pike and her co-star Carrie Coon.

Also over-performing relative to the Oscars were the sci-fi films “Interstellar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Both are nominated for Best Picture, and they have seven and five total nominations, respectively.

Selma” is also better represented than it is at the Oscars, though only slightly. It earned bids for Best Picture and Best Song (“Glory” by Common and John Legend), and its only other nod is Best Director for Ava DuVernay. But while star David Oyelowo was snubbed for Best Actor, he made the cut for Best Breakthrough Performer.

Boyhood” scored seven nominations, including Picture, Director (Richard Linklater), and Ensemble. Rounding out the Best Picture lineup are “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Whiplash.”

Despite its Best Picture nod, “Imitation Game” actually underperformed. Nominated eight times at the Oscars, it has only two other nominations at the Gold Derby Awards: Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Adapted Screenplay.

Another British biopic, “The Theory of Everything,” also underwhelmed our users. It’s up for Actor (Eddie Redmayne), Adapted Screenplay, and Score, but it was snubbed for Best Picture, and Felicity Jones was left out of the Best Actress lineup in favor of Jennifer Aniston (“Cake“).

The controversial “American Sniper” made a big splash at the Oscars, but our users only nominated it for Best Sound. Meanwhile, “Foxcatcher” only managed bids for Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) and Makeup/Hair.

Other surprises among the nominations include “Snowpiercer,” which picked up a pair of bids: Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton) and Production Design. Another sci-fi film, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” is up for Supporting Actor (Andy Serkis) and Visual Effects.

The complete list of nominations is below, along with the full video of our awards announcement. To vote, click here to visit our predictions center. Then click the box in the menu at the top of the page for the “Gold Derby Film Awards 2014” and vote in as many or as few categories as you like. Select your one (1) favorite candidate from the list of nominees; the top scorers in each category will be the final winners.

Don’t know for sure who to vote for yet? Don’t worry, you can fill out your ballot now and edit it as often as you like until the end of voting. Voting ends on Tuesday, February 17, at 11:59pm Eastern. Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 19. And click here for the complete history of the Gold Derby Awards.

BEST PICTURE

Birdman
Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood
Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

“Gone Girl”
Cean Chaffin, Joshua Donen, Arnon Milchan, Reese Witherspoon

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales, Jeremy Dawson

Guardians of the Galaxy
Kevin Feige

The Imitation Game
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

Interstellar
Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas

Nightcrawler
Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

Selma
Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Whiplash
Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster

BEST DIRECTOR
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

BEST ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS
Jennifer Aniston, “Cake
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher
Andy Serkis, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”
Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Birdman” – Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
“Boyhood” – Richard Linklater
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
“Nightcrawler” – Dan Gilroy
“Whiplash” – Damien Chazelle

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Gone Girl” – Gillian Flynn
“Guardians of the Galaxy” – James Gunn, Nicole Perlman
“The Imitation Game” – Graham Moore
“Inherent Vice” – Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Theory of Everything” – Anthony McCarten

BEST ENSEMBLE
“Birdman” – Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

“Boyhood” – Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Brad Hawkins, Lorelei Linklater, Marco Perella, Jenni Tooley

“Gone Girl” – Ben Affleck, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Neil Patrick Harris, Boyd Holbrook, Lola Kirke, Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Sela Ward, Casey Wilson

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson

“Into the Woods” – Christine Baranski, Tammy Blanchard, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Lilla Crawford, Johnny Depp, Daniel Huttlestone, Anna Kendrick, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Chris Pine, Lucy Punch, Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
Carrie Coon
David Oyelowo
Rosamund Pike
Chris Pratt
Miles Teller

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Birdman” – Emmanuel Lubezki
“Gone Girl” – Jeff Cronenweth
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Robert D. Yeoman
“Ida” – Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
“Interstellar” – Hoyte Van Hoytema
“Mr. Turner” – Dick Pope

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Milena Canonero
“Guardians of the Galaxy” – Alexandra Byrne
“Into the Woods” – Colleen Atwood
“Maleficent” – Anna B. Sheppard
“Mr. Turner” – Jacqueline Durran

BEST FILM EDITING
“Birdman” – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
“Boyhood” – Sandra Adair
“Gone Girl” – Kirk Baxter
“Interstellar” – Lee Smith
“Whiplash” – Tom Cross

BEST MAKEUP/HAIR
“Foxcatcher” – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier
“Guardians of the Galaxy” – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
“Into the Woods” – Peter King, J. Roy Helland
“Maleficent” – Paul Gooch, David White

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Birdman” – Kevin Thompson
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Adam Stockhausen
“Interstellar” – Nathan Crowley
“Into the Woods” – Dennis Gassner
“Snowpiercer” – Ondrej Nekvasil

BEST SCORE
“Birdman” – Antonio Sanchez
“Gone Girl” – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Alexandre Desplat
“Interstellar” – Hans Zimmer
“The Theory of Everything” – Johann Johannsson

BEST SONG
“Begin Again” (“Lost Stars”) – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois
“Big Eyes” (“Big Eyes”) – Lana Del Rey, Dan Heath
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (“Yellow Flicker Beat”) – (Lorde, Joel Little)
“The Lego Movie” (“Everything is Awesome”) – Shawn Patterson)
“Selma” (“Glory”) – Common, John Legend

BEST SOUND
American Sniper” – Bub Asman, Walt Martin, Alan Robert Murray, John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff
“Birdman” – Aaron Glascock, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor, Thomas Varga
“Interstellar” – Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten
“Into the Woods” – John Casali, Michael Keller, Blake Leyh, Mike Prestwood Smith, Renee Tondelli
“Whiplash” – Thomas Curley, Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Birdman” – Jake Braver, Conrad Brink, Ara Khanikian Johann Kunz

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist

“Godzilla” – Jeff Capogreco, Peter Chiang, Don Lee, Ken McGaugh, Andrew Morley, Darren Poe, Guillaume Rocheron, Katherine Rodtsbrooks, Patrick Roos, Jim Rygiel, Joel Whist

“Guardians of the Galaxy” – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould

“Interstellar” – Paul J. Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R. Fisher

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Big Hero 6” – Don Hall, Chris Williams
“The Boxtrolls” – Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” – Dean DeBlois
“The Lego Movie” – Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” – Isao Takahata

BEST DOCUMENTARY
“The Case Against 8” – Ben Cotner, Ryan White
“Citizenfour” – Laura Poitras
“Jodorowsky’s Dune” – Frank Pavich
“Life Itself” – Steve James
“Virunga” – Orlando von Einsiedel

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Force Majeure” – Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
“Ida” – Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)
“Leviathan” – Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
“Mommy” – Xavier Dolan (Canada)
“Two Days, One Night” – Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium)

13 Nominations
“Birdman”

10 Nominations
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

8 Nominations
“Gone Girl”

7 Nominations
“Boyhood”
“Interstellar”

6 Nominations
“Into the Woods”

5 Nominations
“Guardians of the Galaxy”
“Whiplash”

3 Nominations
“The Imitation Game”
“Nightcrawler”
“Selma”
“The Theory of Everything”

2 Nominations
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
“Foxcatcher”
“Ida”
“The Lego Movie”
“Maleficent”
“Mr. Turner”
“Snowpiercer”
“Two Days, One Night”

1 Nomination
“American Sniper”
“Begin Again”
“Big Eyes”
“Big Hero 6”
“The Boxtrolls”
“Cake”
“The Case Against 8”
“Citizenfour”
“Force Majeure”
“Godzilla”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”
“Inherent Vice”
“Jodorowsky’s Dune”
“Leviathan”
“Life Itself”
“Mommy”
“A Most Violent Year”
“Still Alice”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
“Virunga”
“Wild”

7 thoughts on “Gold Derby Film Awards nominations: ‘Birdman,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ …

  1. Some nice surprises there; even if I didn’t personally vote for them (or even get to see them in some cases) it shows that there are a good number of voters unswayed by the repetitive, generally narrow-ranging ‘real’ awards.
    Still, perhaps my biggest disappointment was not seeing Inherent Vice nominated for its awesome hippy costumes. I really thought it might have the passion, but I guess it doesn’t seem like an obvious “costume film” compared to fairy-tale fantasies and prestige period garb (I know Inherent Vice is technically period, but you know what I mean). I still think Inherent Vice has the most wacky, inspired costume design of the year, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it win CDG, even over Grand Budapest.
    None of my choices for score got nominated – Mr. Turner, Under the Skin & Inherent Vice – cos they never stood a chance over Theory of Everything (zzzzzz). But I know I’m right. Lol.

  2. I thought the nominations are quite reflective of what should have been (Oscars, hello, are you listening?!?) except for a few nominees and based on the perception of the viewing public! Good job!

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