We have had the BAFTA’s, The Globes and the awards for every guild you have heard of (and a few you haven’t), this weekend sees the main event, The Oscars. But before that we have the Dom’s, The Fourth Annual Groovers Awards. All awards are chosen by me and the criteria for eligibility is decided by me. The award, is called the “Dom”, if you understand the relevance you need to watch Fandango.
Best Movie: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater
Best Actor: Ralph Fiennes
Best Actress: Patricia Arquette
A supporting role in other awards but the centre and heart of my favourite film of the year, Boyhood
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
Best Documentary: 20,000 Days on Earth
Best Looking Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Movie star of the year: Mia Wasikowska
Returning after appearing in the first Groovers Awards, movie star of the year goes to Mia Wasikowska: After appearing in Stoker my favourite film of 2013 Mia Wasikowska is rapidly becoming one of my favourite actresses with fantastic performances in Maps to the Stars, The Double, Only Lovers Left Alive and Tracks in 2014.
Fandango Award: Dan Gilroy.
Fandango was writer/director Kevin Reynolds debut (and best) feature, and the first notable movie for star Kevin Costner. It gives its name to this award for the best breakout film-makers of the year: Dan Gilroy, the younger brother of writer director Tony Gilroy. Dan Gilroy’s first credit was as a writer on Freejack in 1992. More than twenty years and a handful of screenplays later he came up with Nightcrawler, a debut feature directed with the swagger and confidence of a veteran director.