2014 BAM Award Considerations – September

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

Rosemary’s Baby
Antboy
Dolphin Tale 2
The Drop
Refuge
If I Stay
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
When the Game Stands Tall
Paris-Manhattan
No Good Deed
The Maze Runner
Petals on the Wind
Tusk
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Picture

The Drop
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Foreign Film

Misunderstood

Best Documentary

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.

Antboy
The Drop
Refuge
Misunderstood
Tusk

Best Director

The Drop
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Actress

Krysten Ritter Refuge

Best Actor

Tom Hardy The Drop
Brian Geraghty Refuge
Dylan O’Brien The Maze Runner
Micahel Parks Tusk

Best Supporting Actress

Noomi Rapace The Drop
Genesis Rodriguez Tusk
Charlotte Gainsbourg Misunderstood

Best Supporting Actor

James Gandolfini The Drop
Stacy Keach If I Stay
Logan Huffman Refuge
Will Poulter The Maze Runner
Thomas Brodie-Sangster The Maze Runner
Haley Joel Osment Tusk
Gabriel Garko Misunderstood

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Leading Role

Cozi Zuelhsdorff Dolphin Tale 2
Chloë Grace Moretz If I Stay
Julia Salerno Misunderstood

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Leading Role

Oscar Dietz Antboy
Nathan Gamble Dolphin Tale 2
Dylan Everett The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story

Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role

Amelie Kruse Jensen Antboy
Anna Lou Castoldi Misunderstood

Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Supporting Role

Samuel Ting Graf Antboy
Jakob Davies If I Stay
Gavin Casalegno When the Game Stands Tall
Blake Cooper The Maze Runner
Andrea Pittorino Misunderstood

Best Cast

Antboy
Dolphin Tale 2
The Drop
The Maze Runner
Misunderstood

Best Youth Ensemble

Antboy
Dolphin Tale 2
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story
The Maze Runner
Misunderstood

Best Original Screenplay

Tusk
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Adapted Screenplay

Antboy
The Drop
Refuge
Petals on the Wind

Best Score

Antboy
The Drop
If the Game Stands Tall

Best Editing

Antboy
The Drop
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Sound Editing/Mixing

The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Cinematography

The Drop
The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Art Direction

Antboy
The Drop
No Good Deed
The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Costume Design

Antboy
If I Stay
The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

Best Makeup

Antboy
Dolphin Tale 2
The Drop

Best Visual Effects

The Maze Runner
The Boxtrolls

Best (Original) Song


Antboy
Refuge
The Boxtrolls
Misunderstood

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