6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement

Watch the announcement of nominees here:

Join us on April 10 (Monday), 8 AM onwards, Philippine Time, for the 6th TFO Awards: Live Online Awards Marathon.

In this event, categories will be presented in this blog every thirty minutes starting at 8 AM, and is spread throughout the day, culminating at a final recall of winners at 9 PM of the same day.

Here’s hoping that you join in that day’s celebration of film from the year 2014. It’s better late than never.

Thank you and have a good day.

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Juan Carlos Ojano
The Final Oscar

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Scroll down to see the official list of nominees.

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Official List of Nominations

Best Motion Picture

  • Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, James W. Skotchdopole
  • Citizenfour – Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky
  • Gone Girl – Ceán Chaffin, Joshua Donen, Arnon Milchan, Reese Witherspoon
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, Scott Rudin
  • Interstellar – Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst, Emma Thomas
  • Mommy – Xavier Dolan, Nancy Grant
  • Selma – Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey
  • Two Days, One Night – Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd
  • The Way He Looks – Diana Almeida, Daniel Ribeiro
  • Whiplash – Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michael Litvak

Best Achievement in Directing

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • David Fincher – Gone Girl
  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Xavier Dolan – Mommy
  • Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
  • Anne Dorval – Mommy
  • Isabelle Huppert – Abuse of Weakness
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Tom Hardy – Locke
  • Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Ghilherme Lobo – The Way He Looks
  • Antoine Olivier Pilon – Mommy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
  • Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
  • Suzanne Clement – Mommy
  • Carrie Coon – Gone Girl
  • Erica Rivas – Wild Tales

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ibrahim Ahmed dit Pino – Timbuktu
  • Jeremy Irvine – The Railway Man
  • Edward Norton – Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Fabrizio Rongione – Two Days, One Night
  • Simmons – Whiplash

Best Performance by an Ensemble

  • Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, Benjamin Kanes, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Jeremy Shamos, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts
  • 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 Schwartzmann, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson
  • Human Capital – Gigio Alberti, Giovanni Anzaldo, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Guglielmo Pinelli, Bebo Storti
  • Selma – Dylan Baker, Trai Byers, Common, Colman Domingo, Omar Dorsey, Carmen Ejogo, Cuba Gooding, Jr., André Holland, Stephan James, Niecy Nash, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Wendell Pierce, Corey Reynolds, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Root, Tim Roth, Henry G. Sanders, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lakeith Lee Steinfeld, Jeremy Strong, Tessa Thompson, Lorraine Toussaint, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey
  • Wild Tales – César Bordón, Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darín, Germán de Silva, Alan Daicz, Claudio Delan, Walter Donado, Nancy Dupláa, Graciela Fodrini, Marcelo Frasca, Diego Gentile, Darío Grandinetti, Juan Santiago Linari, Oscar Martínez, María Marull, Luis Mazzeo, Margarita Molfino, Osmar Núñez, María Onetto, Marcelo Pozzi, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Diego Starosta, Abian Vainstein, Carlos Alberto Vavassori, Diego Velazquez, Mónica Villa, Liliana Weimer, Julieta Zylberberg

Best Original Screenplay

  • Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness
  • Mommy – Xavier Dolan
  • Two Days, One Night – Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • Wild Tales – Damián Szifron

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • Human Capital – Paolo Virzì, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco Bruni
  • The Way He Looks – Daniel Ribeiro
  • Whiplash – Damien Chazelle
  • Wild – Nick Hornby

Best Animated Feature

  • Big Hero 6 – Don Hall & Chris Williams
  • Giovanni’s Island – Mizuho Nishikubo
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Dean DeBlois
  • Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants – Thomas Szabo & Helene Giraud
  • Song of the Sea – Tomm Moore

Best Documentary Feature

  • Citizenfour – Laura Poitras
  • The Kill Team – Dan Krauss
  • The Overnighters – Jesse Moss
  • Rich Hill – Andrew Droz Palermo & Tracy Droz Tragos
  • The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Best Achievement in Casting

  • Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Francine Maisler
  • Gone Girl – Laray Mayfield
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Douglas Aibel, Jina Jay, Simone Bär, Alexandra Montag, Antoinette Boulat
  • Selma – Aisha Coley
  • The Way He Looks – Luciano Baldan

Best Achievement in Cinematography

  • Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
  • Ida – Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski
  • Marshland – Álex Catalán
  • Mommy – André Turpin

Best Achievement in Film Editing

  • Citizenfour – Mathilde Bonnefoy
  • Gone Girl – Kirk Baxter
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
  • Mommy – Xavier Dolan
  • Whiplash – Tom Cross

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

  • American Sniper – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
  • The Babadook – Pete Smith
  • Interstellar – Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
  • Mommy – Sylvain Brassard
  • Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

  • American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
  • Edge of Tomorrow – James Boyle, Dominic Gibbs
  • Fury – Paul N.J. Ottoson
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
  • Interstellar – Richard King

Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary

  • Borgman – PD: Geert Paredis
  • Interstellar – PD: Nathan Crowley; SD: Gary Fettis
  • Mommy – PD: Colombe Raby; SD: Jean-Charles Claveau, Pascale Deschênes
  • Snowpiercer – PD: Ondrej Novkasil; SD: Beata Brendtnerovà
  • Teacher’s Diary – PD: Arkadech Keawkotr

Best Achievement in Production Design – Period

  • Belle – PD: Simon Bowles; SD: Tina Jones
  • The Golden Era – PD: Zhao Hai
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – PD: Adam Stockhausen, SD: Anna Pinnock
  • The Imitation Game – PD: Maria Djurkovic; SD: Tatiana Macdonald
  • Turner – PD: Suzie Davies; SD: Charlotte Watts

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary

  • Begin Again – Arjun Bhasin
  • Dear White People – Toye Adedipe
  • Mommy – Xavier Dolan
  • Only Lovers Left Alive – Bina Daigeler
  • What If – Lea Carlson

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period

  • Belle – Pierre-Yves Gayraud
  • The Golden Era – Lim Chung Man
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero
  • Saint Laurent – Anaïs Romand
  • Yves Saint Laurent – Madeline Fontaine

Best Achievement in Music – Original Score

  • Gone Girl – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
  • Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
  • Marshland – Julio de la Rosa
  • The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score

  • Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Matt Sullivan, Andrea von Foerster
  • The Guest – Steve Moore, Jonathan McHugh
  • Mommy – Noia, Xavier Dolan
  • The Way He Looks – Daniel Ribeiro
  • Whiplash – Justin Hurwitz, Andy Ross

Best Achievement in Music – Original Song

  • “Coming Up Roses”from Begin Again
    Music and Lyric by Glen Hansard and Danielle Brisebois
  • “Glory”from Selma
    Music and Lyric by John Stephens, Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith
  • “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
    Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
  • “Lost Stars”from Begin Again
    Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, Nick Southwood
  • “Mai Tang Kan” from Teacher’s Diary
    Music and Lyric by Aeksiri Gumbangphai, Piyawat Meekrau, Sompol Rungpanich, Kritpong Sakoonnam-a-nake, Prateep Siri-Issaranan

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Dan Sudick
  • 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, Patric Roos, Jim Rygiel, Joel Whist
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
  • Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott Fisher

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Cantinflas – Mari Paz Robles
  • The Dead Lands – Davina Lamont
  • Foxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier
  • Turner – Christine Blundell

 

 

UPDATE: 6th TFO Awards Schedule

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the 6th TFO Nominations Announcement will be moved TOMORROW at 8 PM PHT.

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The new schedule will be as follows:

March 21 (TUESDAY) | 08:00 PM PHT
6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement

April 10 (MONDAY) | 08:00 AM PHT onwards
6th TFO Awards: Live Online Awards Marathon

Sincerest apologies.

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Juan Carlos Ojano
The Final Oscar

6th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Eligible Productions

Two hundred fifty-five (255) films are eligible in the Best Motion Picture race of the 6th TFO Awards. Here is the list of competing films:

  1. 12 O’ Clock Boys – Dir Lofty Nathan
  2. 22 Jump Street – Dirs. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
  3. 1001 Grams – Dir. Bent Hamer
  4. Abuse of Weakness – Dir. Catherine Breillat
  5. Accused – Dir. Paula van der Oest
  6. The Amazing Catfish – Dir. Claudia Sainte-Luce
  7. American Sniper – Dir. Clint Eastwood
  8. Annie – Dir. Will Gluck
  9. Art and Craft – Dirs. Sam Cullman & Jennifer Grausman
  10. At Middleton – Dir. Adam Rodgers
  11. The Babadook – Dir. Jennifer Kent
  12. Bad Words – Dir. Jason Bateman
  13. The Battered Bastards of Baseball – Dirs. Chapman Way & Maclain Way
  14. Beautiful Youth – Dir. Jaime Rosales
  15. Before You Know It – Dir. PJ Raval
  16. Begin Again – Dir. John Carney
  17. The Belier Family – Dir. Eric Lartigau
  18. Belle – Dir. Amma Asante
  19. Beloved Sisters – Dir. Dominik Graf
  20. Bethlehem – Dir. Yuval Adler
  21. Beyond the Lights – Dir. Gina Prince-Bythewood
  22. Big Eyes – Dir. Richard Burton
  23. Big Hero 6 – Dirs. Don Hall & Chris Williams
  24. Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Dir. Alejandro G. Iñarritu
  25. Black or White – Dir. Mike Binder
  26. The Blue Room – Dir. Mathieu Amalric
  27. The Book of Life – Dir. Jorge R. Gutierrez
  28. Borgman – Dir. Alex van Wermerdam
  29. The Boxtrolls – Dirs. Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi
  30. Boyhood – Dir. Richard Linklater
  31. Bro’s Before Ho’s – Dir. Steffen Haars
  32. Broken Hill Blues – Dir. Sofia Norlin
  33. Butter on the Latch – Dir. Josephine Becker
  34. Cake – Dir. Daniel Barnz
  35. Calvary – Dir. John Michael McDonagh
  36. Camp X-Ray – Dir. Peter Sattler
  37. Cantinflas – Dir. Sebastian del Amo
  38. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dirs. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
  39. Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart – Dir. Jeremiah Zagar
  40. The Case Against 8 – Dirs. Ben Cotner & Ryan White
  41. Chef – Dir. Jon Favreau
  42. Child’s Pose – Dir. Călin Peter Netzer
  43. The Circle – Dir. Stefan Haupt
  44. Citizen Koch – Dirs. Tia Lessin & Carl Deal
  45. Citizenfour – Dir. Laura Poitras
  46. Code Black – Dir. Ryan McGarry
  47. A Coffee in Berlin – Dir. Jan Ole Gerster
  48. Coherence – Dir. James Ward Byrkit
  49. Comet – Dir. Sam Esmail
  50. Coming Home – Dir. Zhang Yimou
  51. Concrete Night – Dir. Pirjo Honkasalo
  52. Conducta – Dir. Ernesto Daranas
  53. Copenhagen – Dir. Mark Raso
  54. Corn Island – Dir. George Ovashvili
  55. Cowboys – Dir. Tomislav Mršić
  56. Dancing in Jaffa – Dir. Hilla Medalia
  57. The Dark Valley – Dir. Andreas Prochaska
  58. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Dir. Matt Reeves
  59. The Dead Lands – Dir. Toa Fraser
  60. Dear White People – Dir. Justin Simien
  61. Devil’s Knot – Dir. Atom Egoyan
  62. Difret – Dir. Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
  63. Diplomacy – Dir. Volker Schlöndorff
  64. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her – Dir. Ned Benson
  65. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him – Dir. Ned Benson
  66. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them – Dir. Ned Benson
  67. Documented – Dirs. Jose Antonio Vargas & Ann Raffaela Lupo
  68. The Double – Dir. Richard Ayoade
  69. The Drop – Dir. Michael R. Roskam
  70. Edge of Tomorrow – Dir. Doug Liman
  71. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – Dir. Chiemi Karasawa
  72. Elsa & Fred – Dir. Michael Radford
  73. Enemy – Dir. Denis Villeneuve
  74. Evolution of a Criminal – Dir. Darius Clarke Monroe
  75. The Face of Love – Dir. Arie Posin
  76. Fading Gigolo – Dir. John Turturro
  77. Fair Play – Dir. Andrea Sedlackova
  78. The Fault in Our Stars – Dir. Josh Boone
  79. Fed Up – Dir. Stephanie Soechtig
  80. The Final Member – Dirs. Zach Math & Jonah Bekhor
  81. Finding Vivian Maier – Dirs. John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
  82. A Five Star Life – Dir. Maria Sole Tognazzi
  83. Floating Skyscrapers – Dir. Tomasz Wasilewski
  84. Force Majeure – Dir. Ruben Ostlund
  85. Fort Bliss – Dir. Claudia Myers
  86. Foxcatcher – Dir. Bennett Miller
  87. Frank – Dir. Lenny Abrahamson
  88. Fury – Dir. David Ayer
  89. Gabrielle – Dir. Louise Archambault
  90. The German Doctor – Dir. Lucia Puenzo
  91. Get On Up – Dir. Tate Taylor
  92. Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – Dirs. Ronit Elkabetz & Shlomi Elkabetz
  93. Giovanni’s Island – Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo
  94. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night – Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
  95. Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Dir. James Keach
  96. Gloria – Dir. Sebastian Lelio
  97. Godzilla – Dir. Gareth Edwards
  98. The Golden Era – Dir. Ann Hui
  99. Gone Girl – Dir. David Fincher
  100. The Good Lie – Dir. Philippe Falardeau
  101. A Good Marriage – Dir. Peter Askin
  102. Goodbye to All That – Dir. Angus MacLachlan
  103. Grace of Monaco – Dir. Olivier Dahan
  104. The Grand Budapest Hotel – Dir. Wes Anderson
  105. Grand Piano – Dir. Eugenio Mira
  106. Guardians of the Galaxy – Dir. James Gunn
  107. The Guest – Dir. Adam Wingard
  108. Haemoo – Dir. Shim Sung-bo
  109. Happy Christmas – Dir. Joe Swanberg
  110. Happy Valley – Dir. Amir Bar-Lev
  111. Hardkor Disko – Dir. Krzysztof Skonieczny
  112. Hateship Loveship – Dir. Liza Johnson
  113. Hector and the Search for Happiness – Dir. Peter Chelsom
  114. Heli – Dir. Amat Escalante
  115. Hide Your Smiling Faces – Dir. Daniel Patrick Carbone
  116. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Dir. Peter Jackson
  117. The Homesman – Dir. Tommy Lee Jones
  118. Horses of God – Dir. Nabil Ayouch
  119. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Dir. Dean DeBlois
  120. Human Capital – Dir. Paolo Virzi
  121. The Humbling – Dir. Barry Levinson
  122. The Hundred-Foot Journey – Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
  123. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – Dir. Francis Lawrence
  124. Ida – Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
  125. The Imitation Game – Dir. Morten Tyldum
  126. The Immigrant – Dir. James Gray
  127. In Bloom – Dirs. Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Groß
  128. In Secret – Dir. Charlie Stratton
  129. Inherent Vice – Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  130. Interior. Leather Bar. – Dirs. James Franco & Travis Mathews
  131. The Internet’s Own Boy – Dir. Brian Knappenberger
  132. Interstellar – Dir. Christopher Nolan
  133. The Interview – Dirs. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
  134. Into the Woods – Dir. Rob Marshall
  135. It Felt Like Love – Dir. Eliza Hittman
  136. Ivory Tower – Dir. Andrew Rossi
  137. Jodorowsky’s Dune – Dir. Frank Pavich
  138. Joe – Dir. David Gordon Green
  139. The Judge – Dir. David Dobkin
  140. Kids for Cash – Dir. Robert May
  141. The Kill Team – Dir. Dan Krauss
  142. Kill the Messenger – Dir. Michael Cuesta
  143. Laggies – Dir. Lynn Shelton
  144. Land of Storms – Dir. Ádám Császi
  145. Last Days in Vietnam – Dir. Rory Kennedy
  146. Le Week-end – Dir. Roger Michell
  147. The Lego Movie – Dirs. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
  148. Leviathan – Dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev
  149. The Liberator – Dir. Alberto Arvelo
  150. Life in a Fishbowl – Dir. Baldvin Zophoníasson
  151. Life Itself – Dir. Steve James
  152. The Light Shines Only There – Dir. Mipo O
  153. Like Father, Like Son – Dir. Hirokazu Koreeda
  154. Lilting – Dir. Hong Khaou
  155. Little England – Dir. Pantelis Voulgaris
  156. Living is Easy with Eyes Closed – Dir. David Trueba
  157. Locke – Dir. Steven Night
  158. Love is a Verb – Dir. Terry Spencer Hesser
  159. Love is Strange – Dir. Ira Sachs
  160. Lucy – Dir. Luc Besson
  161. The Lunchbox – Dir. Ritesh Batra
  162. The Mafia Kills Only in Summer – Dir. Pierfrancesco Diliberto
  163. Magic in the Moonlight – Dir. Woody Allen
  164. Maleficent – Dir. Robert Stromberg
  165. Maps to the Stars – Dir. David Cronenberg
  166. Marshland – Dir. Alberto Rodríguez Librero
  167. Men, Women & Children – Dir. Jason Reitman
  168. Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants – Dirs. Thomas Szabo & Helene Giraud
  169. Miss Julie – Dir. Liv Ullmann
  170. Mistaken for Strangers – Dir. Tom Berninger
  171. Mommy – Dir. Xavier Dolan
  172. The Monuments Men – Dir. George Clooney
  173. A Most Violent Year – Dir. JC Chandor
  174. A Most Wanted Man – Dir. Anton Corbijn
  175. Mr. Kaplan – Dir. Álvaro Brechner
  176. Mr. Turner – Dir. Mike Leigh
  177. My Old Lady – Dir. Israel Horovitz
  178. My Straight Son – Dir. Miguel Ferrari
  179. Nabat – Dir. Elçin Musaoğlu
  180. Neighbors – Dir. Nicholas Stoller
  181. Night Flight – Dir. Leesong Hee-il
  182. Night Moves – Dir. Kelly Reichardt
  183. Night Will Fall – Dir. André Singer
  184. Nightcrawler – Dir. Dan Gilroy
  185. Noah – Dir. Darren Aronofsky
  186. The Notebook – Dir. János Szász
  187. Obvious Child – Dir. Gillian Robespierre
  188. The One I Love – Dir. Charlie McDowell
  189. Only Lovers Left Alive – Dir. Jim Jarmusch
  190. Our Sunhi – Dir. Hong Sang-soo
  191. The Overnighters – Dir. Jesse Moss
  192. Paddington – Dir. Paul King
  193. Point and Shoot – Dir. Marshall Curry
  194. Pride – Dir. Matthew Warchus
  195. Private Violence – Dir. Cynthia Hill
  196. The Railway Man – Dir. Jonathan Tepetzky
  197. Refuge – Dir. Jessica Goldberg
  198. Rich Hill – Dirs. Andrew Droz Palermo & Tracy Droz Tragos
  199. Rosewater – Dir. Jon Stewart
  200. The Rover – Dir. David Michod
  201. Rudderless – Dir. William H. Macy
  202. Saint Laurent – Dir. Bertrand Bonello
  203. The Salt of the Earth – Dirs. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  204. See You in Montevideo – Dir. Dragan Bjelogrlić
  205. Selma – Dir. Ava DuVernay
  206. Sex Tape – Dir. Jake Kasdan
  207. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry – Dir. Mary Dore
  208. The Skeleton Twins – Dir. Craig Johnson
  209. Snowpiercer – Dir. Bong Joon-Ho
  210. Song of the Sea – Dir. Tomm Moore
  211. Sorrow and Joy – Dir. Nils Malmros
  212. St. Vincent – Dir. Theodore Melfi
  213. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors – Dir. Sam Fleischner
  214. Starred Up – Dir. David Mackenzie
  215. Still Alice – Dirs. Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland
  216. Stockholm – Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  217. The Strange Little Cat – Dir. Ramon Zurcher
  218. Stranger by the Lake – Dir. Alain Guiraudie
  219. Stretch – Dir. Joe Carnahan
  220. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Dir. Isao Takahata
  221. Tammy – Dir. Ben Falcone
  222. Tangerines – Dir. Zaza Urushadze
  223. Teacher’s Diary – Dir. Nithiwat Tharathorn
  224. Test – Dir. Chris Mason Johnson
  225. The Theory of Everything – Dir. James Marsh
  226. They Came Together – Dir. David Wain
  227. A Thousand Times Good Night – Dir. ErikPoppe
  228. Timbuktu – Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
  229. To Kill a Man – Dir. Alejandro Fernandez Almendras
  230. Top Five – Dir. Chris Rock
  231. Tracks – Dir. John Curran
  232. Two Days, One Night – Dirs. Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne
  233. The Two Faces of January – Dir. Hossein Amini
  234. Unbroken – Dir. Angelina Jolie
  235. Under the Skin – Dir. Jonathan Glazer
  236. The Unsaved – Dir. Igor Cobileanski
  237. Venus in Fur – Dir. Roman Polanski
  238. Virunga – Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
  239. The Way He Looks – Dir. Daniel Ribeiro
  240. We are the Best! – Dir. Lukas Moodysson
  241. What If – Dir. Michael Dowse
  242. What Now? Remind Me – Dir. Joaquim Pinto
  243. Whiplash – Dir. Damien Chazelle
  244. White Bird in a Blizzard – Dir. Gregg Araki
  245. White God – Dir. Kornél Mundruczó
  246. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger – Dir. Joe Berlinger
  247. Wild – Dir. Jean-Marc Vallee
  248. Wild Tales – Dir. Damian Szifron
  249. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Dir. Arvin Chen
  250. Winter Sleep – Dir. Nuri Bige Ceylan
  251. Words and Pictures – Dir. Fred Schepisi
  252. X-Men: Days of Futire Past- Dir. Bryan Singer
  253. You and the Night – Dir. Yann Gonzalez
  254. You’re Not You – Dir. George C. Wolfe
  255. Yves Saint Laurent – Dir. Jalil Lespert

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March 20 (Monday)
08:00 PM PHT – 6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement via Youtube

April 10 (Monday)
08:00 AM PHT onwards – 6th TFO Awards: Online Awards Marathon
*** The awards will start at the said time. Categories will be presented every thirty minutes throughout the whole day. The last article to be posted, the recap of the winners, will be posted at 09:00 PM PHT. ***

6th TFO Awards: Reminder List – Best Original Song, Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature

Here are the lists of eligible contenders for Best Achievement in Music – Original Song, Best Animated Feature, and Best Documentary Feature.

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Best Achievement in Music – Original Song (52):
“Afreen” – The Hundred-Foot Journey
“America for Me” – A Most Violent Year
“The Apology Song” – The Book of Life
“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes
“The Boxtrolls Song” – The Boxtrolls
“Coming Up Roses” – Begin Again
“Everyone Hides” – St. Vincent
“Everything is Awesome” – The Lego Movie
“Falling Forward” – You’re Not You
“Find a Way” – The Good Lie
“For the Dreaming and the Dancing” – How to Train Your Dragon 2
“Glory” – Selma
“Grateful” – Beyond the Lights
“Hal” – Only Lovers Left Alive
“Higher Place” – Begin Again
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
“I am a Small Poem” – Words and Pictures
“I Can Fly” – Big Eyes
“I Love You All” – Frank
“I Love You Too Much” – The Book of Life
“Immortals” – Big Hero 6
“The Last Goodbye” – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
“Let Me In” – The Fault in Our Stars
“Like a Fool” – Begin Again
“Lost Stars” – Begin Again
“Mai Tang Kan (No Difference)” – Teacher’s Diary
“Masterpiece” – Beyond the Lights
“Mercy Is” – Noah
“Miracles” – Unbroken
“No Fate Awaits Me” – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
“No One Else Like You” – Begin Again
“Not About the Angels” – The Fault in Our Stars
“Opportunity” – Annie
“Over Your Shoulder” – Rudderless
“Quattro Sabatino” – The Boxtrolls
“Ryan’s Song” – Boyhood
“Shine” – Paddington
“Sing Along” – Rudderless
“Sister Rust” – Lucy
“Split the Difference” – Boyhood
“Stay with You” – Rudderless
“Step 1” – Elsa & Fred
“A Step You Can’t Take Back” – Begin Again
“Summer Moon” – Boyhood
“Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” – Begin Again
“Tuft” – Frank
“We Will Not Go” – Virunga
“Where No One Goes” – How to Train Your Dragon 2
“Who Am I?” – Annie
“Why Why Why” – St. Vincent
“The World Keeps Turning” – Fort Bliss
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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Best Animated Feature (9):
Big Hero 6 – Dir. Richard Burton
The Book of Life – Dir. Jorge R. Gutierrez
The Boxtrolls – Dirs. Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi
Giovanni’s Island – Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Dir. Dean DeBlois
The Lego Movie – Dirs. Phil Lord & Christopher Miller
Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants – Dirs. Thomas Szabo & Helene Giraud
Song of the Sea – Dir. Tomm Moore
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Dir. Isao Takahata

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Best Documentary Feature (38):
12 O’ Clock Boys – Dir. Lofty Nathan
Art and Craft – Dirs. Sal Cullman & Jennifer Grausman
The Battered Bastards of Baseball – Dirs. Chapman Way & Maclain Way
Before You Know It – Dir. PJ Raval
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart – Dir. Jeremiah Zagar
The Case Against 8 – Dirs. Ben Cotner & Ryan White
The Circle – Dir. Stefan Haupt
Citizen Koch – Dirs. Tia Lessin & Carl Deal
Citizenfour – Dir. Laura Poitras
Dancing in Jaffa – Dir. Hilla Medalia
Documented – Dirs. Jose Antonio Vargas & Ann Raffaela Lupo
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me – Dir. Chiemi Karasawa
Evolution of a Criminal – Dir. Darius Clarke Monroe
Fed Up – Dir. Stephanie Soechtig
The Final Member – Dirs. Zach Math & Jonah Bekhor
Finding Vivian Maier – Dirs. John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Dir. James Keach
Happy Valley – Dir. Amir Bar-Lev
Interior. Leather Bar. – Dirs. James Franco & Travis Mathews
The Internet’s Own Boy – Dir. Brian Knappenberger
Ivory Tower – Dir. Andrew Rossi
Jodorowsky’s Dune – Dir. Frank Pavich
Kids for Cash – Dir. Robert May
The Kill Team – Dir. Dan Krauss
Last Days in Vietnam – Dir. Rory Kennedy
Life Itself – Dir. Steve James
Love is a Verb – Dir. Terry Spencer Hesser
Mistaken for Strangers – Dir. Tom Berninger
Night Will Fall – Dir. André Singer
The Overnighters – Dir. Jesse Moss
Point and Shoot – Dir. Marshalll Curry
Private Violence – Dir. Cynthia Hill
Rich Hill – Dirs. Andrew Droz Palermo & Tracy Droz Tragos
The Salt of the Earth – Dirs. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry – Dir. Mary Dore
Virunga – Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel
What Now? Remind Me – Dir. Joaquim Pinto
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger – Dir. Joe Berlinger

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Here are the important dates to remember:

March 17 (Friday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Eligible Productions

March 20 (Monday)
08:00 PM PHT – 6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement via Youtube

April 10 (Monday)
08:00 AM PHT onwards – 6th TFO Awards: Online Awards Marathon
*** The awards will start at the said time. Categories will be presented every thirty minutes throughout the whole day. The last article to be posted, the recap of the winners, will be posted at 09:00 PM PHT. ***

6th TFO Awards: Reminder List of Awards in Contention

Slight change of plans. Instead of posting the reminder list of the contenders for Best Original Song, Animated Feature, and Documentary Feature, here are the official list of the awards in contention at the 6th TFO Awards.

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The categories are:

  • Best Motion Picture
  • Best Achievement in Directing
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Performance by an Ensemble
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Achievement in Casting
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Production Design – Period
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Contemporary
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design – Period
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Adapted or Song Score
  • Best Achievement in Music – Original Song

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Here are the important dates to remember:

March 16 (Thursday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List: Best Original Song / Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary Feature

March 17 (Friday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Eligible Productions

March 20 (Monday)
08:00 PM PHT – 6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement via Youtube

April 10 (Monday)
08:00 AM PHT onwards – 6th TFO Awards: Online Awards Marathon
*** The awards will start at the said time. Categories will be presented every thirty minutes throughout the whole day. The last article to be posted, the recap of the winners, will be posted at 09:00 PM PHT. ***

6th TFO Awards: Rules and Eligibility

Here are the rules for eligibility to the 6th TFO Awards, honoring excellence in film for the year 2014.

For a film to quality for this year’s awards, it must be either one of the following:

  • included in the Reminder List of Eligible Productions released by the Academy for the 87th Academy Awards;
  • included in the Eligible Productions for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature;
  • submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards, whether accepted or not, unless included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • submitted to the Best Foreign Language Film category for any other year that were given its qualifying release in Los Angeles and/or New York City in the year 2014;
  • released in Los Angeles and/or New York City in 2014 that was not included in that year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • exhibited in a film festival in 2014, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for non-American films, released in its country of origin in 2014, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for internet releases, officially premiered online in 2014, unless given a qualifying run in Los Angeles and/or New York City in any other year and/or was included in another year’s Reminder List of Eligible Productions provided by the Academy;
  • for films that do not fall on any of the said categories, their eligibility will be studied on a case-to-case basis.

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Here are the important dates to remember:

March 15 (Wednesday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Awards in Contention

March 16 (Thursday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List: Best Original Song / Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary Feature

March 17 (Friday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Eligible Productions

March 20 (Monday)
08:00 PM PHT – 6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement via Youtube

April 10 (Monday)
08:00 AM PHT onwards – 6th TFO Awards: Online Awards Marathon
*** The awards will start at the said time. Categories will be presented every thirty minutes throughout the whole day. The last article to be posted, the recap of the winners, will be posted at 09:00 PM PHT. ***

6th TFO Awards: Introduction

Welcome to the 6th TFO Awards Season!

In this, The Final Oscar is honouring excellence in film for the year 2014.

It has been three years since 2014, but as part of this blog’s tradition of capping each film year with a recognition of the year’s best achievements in filmmaking, this year’s edition of the TFO Awards continues.

The Final Oscar hopes that you join in this celebration of the best of 2014.

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Here are the important dates to remember:

March 14 (Tuesday)
08:00 PM PHT – Rules and Eligibility

March 15 (Wednesday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Awards in Contention

March 16 (Thursday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List: Best Original Song / Best Animated Feature / Best Documentary Feature

March 17 (Friday)
08:00 PM PHT – Reminder List of Eligible Productions

March 20 (Monday)
08:00 PM PHT – 6th TFO Awards: Nominations Announcement via Youtube

April 10 (Monday)
08:00 AM PHT onwards – 6th TFO Awards: Online Awards Marathon
*** The awards will start at the said time. Categories will be presented every thirty minutes throughout the whole day. The last article to be posted, the recap of the winners, will be posted at 09:00 PM PHT. ***

I hope you will be a part of this year’s celebration of films up to the day of the online awards itself.

Peace out and see you at the movies.

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Juan Carlos Ojano
The Final Oscar