Its time! You’re many(ish) votes have been counted and the results have been analysed.
I’ll just get straight into it:
Best Animated Film
Winner: (By a considerable margin) The Lego Movie
Runner Up: The Wind Rises
This one was a no-brainer. Lego Movie blew everything else out of the water and seems to have been by far the most popular animated film of 2014. However, Emmet doesn’t seem too happy that Batman has stole his moment.
Best British Film
Winner: Under the Skin https://wilsonreviews.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/under-the-skin/
Runner Up: Imitation Game
Jonathan Glazer’s surreal alien picture takes the award for being the best British product this past year. In my opinion, very well deserved.
Winner: Miles Teller
Runner Up: Jack O’Connell
Jack O’Connell may have picked up the BAFTA Rising Star award, but it is Teller that has picked up the one that really matters. The ‘Wilsie’ for best newcomer 2014. All that despite being in That Awkward Moment. Eeesh.
Biggest Let Down
Winner: Hobbit 3: BotFA https://wilsonreviews.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies/
Runner Up: Amazing Spiderman 2
There was only one film that deserved this title and thankfully, it has won. Freeman even picked up the award in full Hobbit attire; what a pro.
Now this one I don’t agree with. I loved Boyhood, but was very amused that someone voted with ‘Boyhood (A.K.A. Boringhood)’.
Least Improved Performer
Winner: Mark Wahlberg
Runner Up: Keira Knightly
I doubt many can argue with this one. Despite being nominated for two Oscars, Wahlberg has been in some bad films. Having a year worse than 2013, in which he starred in 2 Guns and Pain & Gain, is quite an achievement. Starring roles in The Gambler and Transformers: Age of Extinction has not gone down well. Marky Mark was so disappointed, he couldn’t even look the ‘Wilsie’ in the face…
Winner: Richard Linklater
Runner Up: Wes Anderson
Twelve Years a Boyhood Director. Totally deserved. He was chuffed about winning too.
Winner: Jake Gyllenhaal
Runner Up: Eddie Redmayne
The Oscars may have overlooked him but the Wilson Reviewees picked the anti-hero performance of Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler. I, for one, am proud of you guys and gals.
Winner: Rosamund Pike
Runner Up: Felicity Jones
Look how surprised she looks to have won! Also overlooked this awards ceremony has been Pike’s phenomenal performance in Gone Girl, but not here. Again, I’m so proud of you lot.
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner Up: Whiplash https://wilsonreviews.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/whiplash/
The big one goes to Wes Anderson’s seminal work. Congratulations to him and everyone that was a part of creating the Grand Budapest. Commiserations to Whiplash, but at least Damien Chazelle has the knowledge that it is one of my favorite films of all time. Neither Anderson nor Fiennes was able to collect the award but Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan were very happy to oblige.
And we’ve reached the end! I’d like to thank you all for getting involved and supporting Wilson Reviews. Lets all start compiling our favorites and meet back here next year okay?