Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Interstellar Captures 3 Red Apples, Including Best Film

Interstellar wins Best Film, Director & Visual Effects

The 87th annual Academy Awards takes place Sunday night; but until then, DC Outlook decided to bridge the gap by dishing out its bushel of Red Apples (including our Lifetime of Achievement award to Mr. James Earl Jones, announced earlier today.) No endless array of TV commercials or rambling acceptance speeches here... just awards, quick and easy. Without further adieu, we present the fifth annual Teacher's Pet awards for your approval.

Here's a rundown of this year's nominees and winners. Winners are in bold italics.

Lifetime of Achievement:

James Earl Jones

Best Supporting Actor:

Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman
Edward Norton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress:

Adrianna Barraza, Cake
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

Best Cinematography:

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Action Sequence:
Edge of Tomorrow (Beach assault... All of 'em.)
The Raid 2: Berandal (Prison yard fight.)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Quicksilver prison break.)

Best Visual Effects:

Edge of Tomorrow
The Raid 2: Berandal

Best Director:

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar

Best Actor:

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Jeremy Renner, Kill the Messenger

Best Actress:

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Hilary Swank, The Homesman
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Film:

The Raid 2: Berandal