#FilmNominations2014 : Best Ensemble Cast


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A year of remarkable acting ensemble efforts such as the notable casts of ‘Mr. Turner’s’, where Mike Leigh had a role for pretty much every actor he’s ever worked with and they were all excellent on it; ‘Inherent Vice’ with half of Hollywood, led by Joaquin Phoenix, turning up for Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent vice’; “Maps Of the Stars’ which spawned two of our other acting nominations and that also featured great parts for Robert Pattinson; John Cusack; Olivia Wilde and Mia Wasikowska; who was also noteworthy in Jim Jarmusch’s romantic take on the vampire myth ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, alongside the ever excellent Tilda Swinton; Tom Hiddleston and John Hurt.

But besides all of them, the six ensembles that made our best of the year shortlist are Ellar Coltrane; Lorelei Linklater; Patricia Arquette y Ethan Hawke form the family whose children’s growth we witness in ‘Boyhood’; Michael Keaton leads a small group of stars on top of their game (Edward Norton; Emma Stone; Naomi Watts; etc) in ‘Birdman’; Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum giving career best performances, next to Mark Ruffalo; Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller in ‘Foxcatcher’.

Alexsey Sebrebryakov, Vladimir Vodvichenkov; Elena Lyadova and other little known stars outside Russia were awe inspiring in the poignant drama about political corruption ‘Leviathan’; Wes Anderson expanded his troupe of regular actors (Murray; Schwarztman; Norton; Swinton; Wilson) featuring a surprising comic turn from Ralph Fiennes in the most stellar cast of the year, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and the most intimate of them all, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s reunited Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen and Demet Akbag as a husband, his sister and his wife in the Palme D’or winner ‘Winter Sleep’.

Check interviews or trailers for the nominees below and vote for your favourites here




BOYHOOD




BIRDMAN





FOXCATCHER




LEVIATHAN





THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL





WINTER SLEEP


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