Boyhood is the Best Film of the Year According to the Dublin Film Critics Circle

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Boyhood is the Best Film of the Year According to the Dublin Film Critics Circle

It's the time of the year for best-of lists, and the latest comes from that most cinema-literate institution, the Dublin Film Critics Circle.

The top movie reviewers in the nation come together to vote on their favourites every year, with President and all-round superwoman Tara Brady (she of the Irish Times) crunching the numbers to get to the nitty gritty of what everyone liked and loved.

Now in its 9th year, the DFCC awards films in 5 categories, Breakthrough, Best Irish Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and, of course, Best Film of the Year. Here are the top 10 lists, with most being runaway successes for the top place.

BEST FILM
1. Boyhood

2. Under the Skin

3. Ida

4. The Lego Movie

5. 12 Years a Slave

6. Grand Budapest Hotel

7. Two Days, One Night

8. Her, Leviathan

9. Wolf of Wall Street

10. Blue Ruin, The Lunch Box

BEST DIRECTOR –
1. Richard Linklater – Boyhood

2. Jonathan Glazer – Under the Skin

3. Pawel Pawlikowski – Ida

4. Spike Jonze – Her

5. Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

6. Andrey Zvyagintsev – Leviathan

7. Steve Mc Queen – 12 Years a Slave

8. Yann Demange – ’71

9. Phil Lord and Chris Miller - The Lego Movie, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne – Two Days, One Night

10. Jennifer Kent – The Babadook

BEST ACTRESS –
1. Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

2. Scarlett Johnasson – Under the Skin

3. Essie Davis – The Babadook

4. Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars

5. Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

6. Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

7. Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins

8. Agata Kulesza – Ida

9. Agata Trzebuckowska – Ida, Mia Wasikowska – Tracks

10. Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle, Emmanuelle Devos – Violette

BEST ACTOR
1. Jake Gyllenhall - Nightcrawler

2. Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Jack O’ Connell - ’71

4. Jack O’Connell - Starred Up

5. Phillip Seymour Hoffman- A Most Wanted Man

6. Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game

7. Chadwick Boseman - Get On Up, Timothy Spall – Mr Turner

8. Michael Fassbender - Frank

9. Irrfan Khan – The Lunchbox

10. Tom Hardy - Locke, Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave, Joaquim Phoenix, Her, Bill Hader, The Skelton Twins

BEST IRISH FILM
1. Frank

2. Living in a Coded Land

3. Out of Here

4. Calvary

5. Run & Jump

6. One Million Dubliners

7. Gold

8. Standby

9. Noble

10. Unbreakable

BEST DOCUMENTARY
1. Finding Vivian Maier

2. One Million Dubliners

3. Citizenfour

4. Concerning Violence

5. 20 feet from Stardom

6. The Known Unknown

7. Night Will Fall, All this Mayhem

8. Life Itself, Dinosaur 13

9. 20,000 Days on Earth, Next Goal Wins, Living in a Coded Land

10. The Missing Picture, The Overnighters, The Case Against 8, Showrunners

BREAKTHROUGH –
Jack O’Connell

You can find our list of the top 10 movies of the year right here.



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