Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nominees for Fifth Annual Teacher's Pet Awards

Interstellar leads the way with four Teacher's Pet nominations

Granted, it ain't the Golden Globes, yet alone the Oscars; but we here at DC Outlook like to think our opinion counts for something. That said, here's a list of nominees for Best Film and other meaningful categories (including the return of Best Action Sequence.) Who's gonna take home the Red Apple this season? We'll announce the winners of the fifth annual Teacher's Pet Awards soon (a few days before the Academy Awards on February 22nd.) Until then, please consider the following nominees...

Lifetime of Achievement:


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