It’s time to get Suss!  The annual Graffiti with Punctuation awards are here and the writers* of this fine publication have submitted their votes for the films that that deserve to be applauded in an ocean of constant applause during awards season. Graffiti with Punctuation is based in Australia and a majority of the films eligible for nomination screened here between February 2013 and January 2014.  Films screened at festivals, media events, awards screeners and VOD titles are also eligible if viewed in the past year.

Honorary Dr. Ian Sussman Film Awards

The awards are named after Elliot Gould’s character in Contagion who inspired the name Graffiti with Punctuation and the winners will be announced within the fortnight.

And the nominees are…

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave

Joaquin Phoenix - Her

Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street

Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis

Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

Best Supporting Actor

Bakhad Abdi - Captain Phillips

James Franco - Spring Breakers    

Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club 

Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street

Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave   

Best actress

Adele Exarchopoulos - Blue is the Warmest Colour

Brie Larson - Short Term 12

Cate Blanchette - Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Scarlett Johansson - Her


Best Supporting Actress

Emma Watson - The Bling Ring

Lea Seydoux - Blue is the Warmest Color

Lupita Nyongo'o - 12 years a slave

Octavia Spencer - Fruitvale Station

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine

Best Cinematography

Emmanel Lubezki - Gravity

Bruno Delbonnel - Inside Llewyn Davis  

Hoyte Van Hoyema - Her

Chung-hoon chung - Stoker

Ivan Sen - Mystery Road

Best Original Screenplay

Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder - The Place Beyond the Pines

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha

Spike Jonze - Her

Woody Allen - Blue Jasmine

Best adapted Screenplay

Before Midnight - Screenplay by Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke adapted from characters created by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan

Captain Phillips - Screenplay by Billy Ray adapted from the book A Captains Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS and dangerous days a sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan Talty

Short Term 12 - Screenplay by Destin Daniel Cretton adapted from the short film Short Term 12 written by Destin Daniel Cretton

12 Years a Slave - Screenplay by John Ridley adapted from the book 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The Wolf of Wall Street - Screenplay by Terence Winter adapted from the book The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

Best Documentary

Dirty Wars

Stories We Tell

The Act of Killing

The Crash Reel

20 Feet from Stardom

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis

Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street

Spike Jonze - Her

Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave

Best Picture

Blue Jasmine



Inside Llewyn Davis

The Wolf of Wall Street

*Two writers were absentee from this year’s voting.

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