2014 BAM Award Considerations – April

I decided that with the plethora of BAM Awards-related post towards the end of 2013 and the start of this year it was best to wait to the end of this month before officially recommencing the process.

I will post these lists towards the end of the month to allow for minimal updates. By creating a new post monthly, and creating massive combo files offline, it should make the process easier for me and more user-friendly for you, the esteemed reader. Enjoy.

Eligible Titles

Forgetting the Girl
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Heaven is for Real
Stranger by the Lake
Hillsborough
Joe
The Little Rascals Save the Day
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Bad Words
A Haunted House 2
How We Got Away With It
Bears
Bad Boys
Maradona ’86
The Opposition
WNUF Halloween Special
The Quiet Ones
A Long Way Off

Best Picture

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Foreign Film

Best Documentary

Hillsborough
Bears
The Opposition

Most Overlooked Film

As intimated in my Most Underrated announcement this year, I’ve decided to make a change here. Rather than get caught up in me vs. the world nonsense and what a film’s rating is on an aggregate site, the IMDb or anywhere else, I want to champion smaller, lesser-known films. In 2011 with the selection of Toast this move was really in the offing. The nominees from this past year echo that fact. So here, regardless of how well-received something is by those who’ve seen it, I’ll be championing indies and foreign films, and the occasional financial flop from a bigger entity.

Best Director

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Actress

Lindsay Beamish Forgetting the Girl
Karen Gillan Oculus

Best Actor

Christopher Denham Forgetting the Girl
Nicolas Cage Joe
Brenton Thwaites Oculus
Kodi Smit-McPhee A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Jarred Harris The Quiet Ones

Best Supporting Actress

Scarlett Johansson Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Redford Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Patrick d’Assumçao Stranger by the Lake
Tye Sheridan Joe
Ben Kingsley A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Annalise Basso Oculus
Katie Chang A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Jet Jurgensmeyer The Little Rascals Save the Day
Garrett Ryan Oculus
Kodi Smit-McPhee A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Tye Sheridan Joe
Drew Justice The Little Rascals Save the Day
Alex Wolff A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Steele Stebbins A Haunted House 2
Aldo Maland The Quiet Ones

Best Cast

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Youth Ensemble

The Little Rascals Save the Day
A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Original Screenplay

Forgetting the Girl
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Best Adapted Screenplay

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe

Best Score

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus

Best Editing

Forgetting the Girl
Joe
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything
The Opposition

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus
The Quiet Ones

Best Cinematography

Forgetting the Girl
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus
A Birder’s Guide to Everything
Bears
The Quiet Ones

Best Art Direction

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
Oculus

Best Costume Design

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe
The Quiet Ones

Best Makeup

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Oculus

Best Visual Effects

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Oculus

Best (Original) Song

Joe
The Little Rascals Save the Day

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