3rd Annual Movie Talk With Jake Salinas Awards



Just in time before the Academy Awards, I’m finally announcing the list of what I feel was the best of the best in 2014. I began doing this list a couple of years back, and I enjoyed it because it didn’t take too much work to compile, and it wasn’t too flashy. This isn’t an actual awards show by any means (I’m currently sitting in my underpants typing as you read this). This year, I’m expanding (although not too much of an expansion) into television and even music, so now you can ridicule me even more for my poor taste in music and television. I’m gonna quit beating around the bush and get on with it. Here are the winners and nominees for the 3rd annual Movie Talk With Jake Salinas awards.

Let’s begin with the music category:

Best Album

WINNER: U2 – Songs of Innocence

Runner Ups:

Nikki Lane – All or Nothin

Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

Broken Bells – After the Disco


Now into television:


Best New Television Series:

WINNER: True Detective

Runner Ups:


The Affair

Silicon Valley


Best Television Series of the Year:


Runner Ups:

True Detective


The Affair

Silicon Valley



Now onto the movies:


Best Cinematography:

WINNER: Emmanuel Luzbeski – Birdman

Runner Ups:

Jeff Cronenweth – Gone Girl

Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Lee Daniel and Shane Kelly – Boyhood

Greg Fraser – Foxcatcher


Best Film Editing

WINNER: Sandra Adair – Boyhood

Runner Ups:

Tom Cross – Whiplash

Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirricone – Boyhood

Kirk Baxter – Gone Girl

Stewart Levy, Conor O’Neill, and Jay Cassidy – Foxcatcher

Barney Pilling – The Grand Budapest Hotel


Best Documentary:

WINNER: Life Itself

Runner Ups:

No No: A Dockumentary

Anything from the ESPN 30 for 30 series

Happy Valley

Once Upon a Crime: The Borrelli-Davis Conspiracy


Worst Movie:

WINNER: Transformers: Age of Extinction

Runner Ups:

Men, Women and Children

Black or White

Draft Day

American Sniper


Best Visual Effects:

WINNER: Interstellar 

Runner Ups:

Guardians of the Galaxy 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Edge of Tomorrow
Best Action Film

WINNER: Guardians of the Galaxy

Runner Ups:

Edge of Tomorrow 

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The Raid 2


Best Original Screenplay

WINNER: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Runner Ups:

Dan Futterman and E. Max Frye – Foxcatcher

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. – Birdman

Chris Rock – Top Five

Stephen Knight – Locke

Jon Favreau – Chef


Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: Damian Chazelle – Whiplash

Runner Ups:

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

James Gunn and Nicole Perlman – Guardians of the Galaxy

Phil Lord and Chris Miller – The Lego Movie


Best Supporting Actor

WINNER: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Runner Ups:

Edward Norton – Birdman

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher


Best Supporting Actress:

WINNER: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Runner Ups:

Rene Russo – Nightcrawler

Emma Stone – Birdman

Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer


Best Actress:

WINNER: Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Runner Ups:

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Amy Adams – Big Eyes


Best Actor:

WINNER: Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Runner Ups:

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler 

Michael Keaton – Birdman

David Oyelowo – Selma

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper


Best Director

WINNER: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Runner Ups

Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher

Damian Chazelle – Whiplash

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Ava DuVernay – Selma
Best Picture:

WINNER: Boyhood

Runner Ups:




Gone Girl

Guardians of the Galaxy


The Grand Budapest Hotel




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