Film Festival Coverage – Sundance 2014 Winners List

The Sundance Film Festival is always a very busy and important week for the film industry. At the festival, filmmakers present their projects in hopes to generate buzz and get a distribution deal.

Sundance typically generates some of the best films throughout the year and gives everyone in the industry an idea of the cinematic horizon ahead. One of the biggest winners in the competition category was director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash as it took home the two major honors.

Damien Chazelle (Photo Credit: Getty Images via GoldenGlobes.com)
Damien Chazelle (Photo Credit: Getty Images via GoldenGlobes.com)

Here is the complete list of winners for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival (via GoldenGlobes.com):

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
Whiplash

U. S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Rich Hill

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
To Kill a Man

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Return to Homs

Audience Award: U. S. Dramatic presented by Acura
Whiplash

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary presented by Acura
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Difret

Audience Award: World Cinema: Documentary
The Green Prince

Audience Award: Best of NEXT
Imperial Dreams

Directing Award: U. S. Dramatic
Fishing Without Nets, Cutter Hodierne

Directing Award: U. S. Documentary
The Case Against 8, Ben Cotner & Ryan White

Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic
52 Tuesdays, Sophie Hyde

Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary
20,000 Days on Earth, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Cinematography Award: U. S. Dramatic
Low Down, Christopher Blauvelt

Cinematography Award: U. S. Documentary
E-TEAM, Ross Kauffman & Rachel Beth Anderson

Cinematography Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Lilting, Ula Pontikos

Cinematography Award: World Cinema Documentary
Happiness, Thomas Balmès & Nina Bernfeld

U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent
Dear White People, Justin Simien

U. S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, The Octopus Project

U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking
The Overnighters

U. S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Use of Animation
Watchers of the Sky

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance
God Help the Girl

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematic Bravery
We Come as Friends

Editing Award: U. S. Documentary 
Watchers of the Sky

Editing Award: World Cinema Documentary
20,000 Days on Earth

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic
The Skeleton Twins, Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in "The Skeleton Twins"
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in “The Skeleton Twins”

Screenwriting Award: World Cinema Dramatic
Blind, Eskil Vogt

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
I Origins

Short Film Grand Jury Prize
Of God and Dogs

Short Film Jury Award: US Fiction
Gregor/y Go Boom

Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
The Cut

Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction
I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked

Short Film Jury Award: Animation
Yearbook

Short Film Special Jury Award for Unique Vision
Rat Pack Rat

Short Film Special Jury Award for Non-Fiction
Love. Love. Love.

Short Film Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting
Burger

Short Film Audience Award, Presented by YouTube
Chapel Perilous

What do you think of these results? Are you interested in seeing any of these films? What do you think these results could mean for the rest of the film festival season? Do you think any of these films could be award contenders next year?

(Photo Credit: Getty Images via GoldenGlobes.com)
(Photo Credit: Getty Images via GoldenGlobes.com)

Source: GoldenGlobes.com

56th Annual Grammy Awards – Complete Winners List

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and all of the biggest music stars attended the show. The biggest winners of the night were Daft Punk and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

There were tons of amazing performances by artists such as Pink, Jay Z and Beyonce, and Lorde. When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their hit “Same Love,” 34 mixed couples were married in front of the whole audience, creating one of the night’s most memorable moments.

Larry Busacca/WireImage.com (via Grammy.com)
Larry Busacca/WireImage.com (via Grammy.com)

Best Country Album:
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album:
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Royals” — Lorde

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

Best Rock Song
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Best Dance Recording 
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Rock Performance:
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

Best Rock Album:
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin

Best Alternative Music Album:
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Unapologetic — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

Best Rap Performance:
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

Best Rap Album:
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington

Best Gospel Album:
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

Best Tropical Latin Album:
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin

Song Of The Year:
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Album Of The Year:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

What do you think of these results? What did you think of the performances during the show? Did any of your favorite artists win tonight?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and Grammy.com