Friday, April 17, 2015

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs, Etc. I've Seen/Read So Far In 2015



Updated April 16, 2015

MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES

1. Foyle's War Season 8 * 1/2
2. The Babadook (2014) ** 1/2
3. Mommy *** 1/2
4. Wild Tales *** 1/2
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) *** 1/2
6. We Are The Best! (2014) ***
7. Birdman (2014) *
8. Nightcrawler (2014) *** 1/2
9. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) **
10. Ida (2014) *** 1/2
11. The Lunchbox (2014) *** 1/2
12. Force Majeure (2014) *** 1/2
13. Fury (2014) *** 1/2




BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS

1. Mightier Than The Sword (Clifton Chronicles Vol. 5) by Jeffrey Archer **
2. The Marriage Game by Alison Weir ***
3. I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil ** 1/2
4. One Nation, Under Gods by Peter Manseau *** 1/2
5. Always Magic In The Air: The Bomp and Brilliance Of The Brill Building by Ken Emerson ** 1/2
6. God's Bankers by Gerald Posner ***
7. The Future Of The Catholic Church With Pope Francis by Garry Wills ** 1/2
8. The Francis Miracle by John L. Allen ** 1/2
9. The Age Of Acquiescence by Steve Fraser ***/
10. The Monopolists by Mary Pilon ***
11. Early Warning by Jane Smiley ****
12. Nightbird by Alice Hoffman **
13. The Tightrope Walkers by David Almond ****
14. The Tropic Of Serpents by Marie Brennan ***
15. Voyage Of The Basilisk by Marie Brennan ***
16. Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer ***
17. Voices In The Night by Steven Millhauser ****
18. Words Without Music by Philip Glass ***
19. Between You And Me by Mary Norris ***
20. Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens ** 1/2
21. Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts ***
22. Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris ** 1/2
23. Day Shift by Charlaine Harris ***
24. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough ***





THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS THEATER CONCERTS

1. Honeymoon In Vegas **
2. The Woodsman ***
3. Constellations ** 1/2
4. Taylor Mac's A 24 Decade History Of Popular Music 1930s-1950s ** 1/2
5. Let The Right One In **
6. Da no rating
7. A Month In The Country ** 1/2
8. Parade in Concert at Lincoln Center ** 1/2
9. Hamilton at the Public ***
10. The World Of Extreme Happiness ** 1/2
11. Broadway By The Year 1915-1940 **
12. Verite * 1/2
13. Fabulous! *
14. The Mystery Of Love & Sex **
15. An Octoroon at Polonsky Shakespeare Center *** 1/2
16. Fish In The Dark *
17. The Audience ***
18. Josephine And I ***
19. Posterity * 1/2
20. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame **
21. Lonesome Traveler **
22. On The Twentieth Century ***
23. Radio City Music Hall's New York Spring Spectacular ** 1/2
24. The Heidi Chronicles *
25. The Tallest Tree In The Forest * 1/2
26. Broadway By The Year: 1941-1965 ***
27. Twelfth Night by Bedlam ***
28. What You Will by Bedlam *** 1/2
29. Wolf Hall Parts I and II ** 1/2
30. Skylight ***
31. Nellie McKay at 54 Below ***
32. Ludic Proxy ** 1/2
33. It Shoulda Been You ** 
34. Finding Neverland ** 1/2
35. Hamlet w Peter Sarsgaard at CSC no stars
36. The King And I ***




CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS CDS (Only the CDs I've listened to thoroughly and with a strong emphasis on the ones I like, so don't think I love everything I listen to -- I just don't bother really listening to the ones I don't like more than once and don't think it's fair to rate on a cursory listen)

1. Fall Out Boy -- American Beauty/American Psycho ***/
2. Diana Krall -- Wallflower ** 1/2
3. Steve Earle -- Terraplane *** 1/2
4. The Lone Bellow -- Then Came The Morning *** 1/2
5. The Waterboys -- Modern Blues ***
6. The Subways -- The Subways **
7. Lee Ann Womack -- The Way I'm Livin' (2014) ** 1/2
8. Kris Allen -- Horizons (2014) ** 1/2
9. Bob Dylan -- Shadows In The Night ***/
10. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Carry Me Back (2012) ***
11. Sleater Kinney -- No Cities To Love ** 1/2
12. Dakota Staton -- Dynamic! (1958) ***
13. Courtney Barnett -- Sometimes I Just Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit *** 1/2 \
14. Martin Sexton -- Mixtape Of The Open Road *** (esp "Do It Daily")
15. Marina And The Diamonds -- Froot **
16. Mick Flannery -- By The Rule ** (esp "Get What You Give")
17. Amy LaVere and Will Sexton -- Hallelujah, I'm A Dreamer *** 1/2
18. Andrew Combs -- All These Dreams *** (esp "Strange Bird")
19. Brian Setzer -- Rockabilly Riot (2014) ** 1/2
20. Nellie McKay -- My Weekly Reader ***
21. The Tallest Man On Earth -- Dark Bird Is Home ****
22. Ozark Henry -- Paramount ***
23. Randy Travis -- Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am (2014) ** 1/2
24. Bill Ryder-Jones -- Home Recordings Jan/Feb 2015 ** 1/2
25. Sufjan Stevens -- Carrie And Lowell ****
26. Bill Fay -- Who Is The Sender? ***
27. Tobias Jesso Jr. -- Goon **
28. The Staples Singers -- Freedom Highway Complete ** 1/2 (poorly miked concert; bad sound)
29. Steve Earle -- Terraplane *** 1/2
30. Various Artists -- Zomba Prison Project ** 1/2
31. Leonard Cohen -- Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour ***
32. Kendrick Lamar -- To Pimp A Butterfly *** 1/2






Updated April 16, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The IRA Film Awards 40th Anniversary -- Best Of 2014




2014 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS

The IRAs are a mysterious but august film society that has voted on the best films of the year since 1976. Officially known as the New York Independent Film Critics Awards but lovingly nicknamed the IRAs, it is more international and indie focused than the Oscars, more mercurial than the LA Film Critics, more loyal to their favorites than the Golden Globes, the IRAs are proud to announce their picks for the best movies released in 2014. It's their 40th anniversary!





The IRAs began when passionate film students and friends complained about the parade of annual awards shows, declaring, "We could do better!" What followed was an all-night, knock-down, drag-out fight to establish the very first winners of the IRAs. (One of the members is named Ira, but how his name became the name of the award is a story lost in the mist of time.) The IRAs has been profiled in The New Yorker so it is officially a New York institution, though no one has ever heard of it. Over the years, its rotating cast of voting members have included Oscar-winning writers, major directors, top studio execs, best-selling and critically acclaimed authors of books on movies, critics, budding playwrights, plain old film buffs and so on. They have no more claim to pronounce the best films of the year than anyone else but they've been doing it for decades so, hey, it's tradition! And the IRA goes to....


BEST PICTURE

1. Nightcrawler -- 29 pts. (out of a possible 45 pts.)
2. Foxcatcher -- 21 pts.
3. Stranger By The Lake -- 17 pts.
4. (tie) Boyhood 16 pts.
            Ida 16 pts.

NOTE: When there's a tie, the number of films tied fill up a corresponding number of slots. Here, two films tied for #4, so that fills up both #4 and #5. If three films were tied for #2, then there would be just one more winner to fill up the #5 slot, and so on. This year nine ballots were submitted with a top score for each film of 5 pts, so the maximum any one film could achieve was 45 pts.


BEST DIRECTOR

1. Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler -- 27 pts.
2. Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher -- 22 pts.
3. Pawel Pawlikoska for Ida -- 16 pts.
4. (tie) Alain Guiraudie for Stranger By The Lake -- 15 pts.
            Richard Linklater for Boyhood -- 15 pts.

NOTE: Clearly, the IRA voters are steeped in auteurism, or at least auteurism is so firmly entrenched it influences thinking whether one admits it or not. The five Best Picture winners are exactly matched by the five Best Director nominees and winner, right down to healthy leads for Nightcrawler  and Foxcatcher, with a razor thin margin between the bottom three films. In this case, however, it is Ida ahead by one point while Boyhood and Stranger By The Lake are tied for fourth.


BEST ACTOR

Jake Gyllenhall for Nightcrawler by acclamation


1. Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler -- 35 pts.
2. Tom Hardy for The Drop and Locke -- 19 pts.
3. Oscar Isaac for A Most Violent Year and The Two Faces of January -- 16 pts.
4. Joaquin Phoenix for The Immigrant and Inherent Vice --10 pts.
5. Channing Tatum for Foxcatcher -- 9 pts.



NOTE: If a majority of the voters present at the IRAs (some members vote in absentia via ballot) all nominate the same person or film in a category, that nominee is the winner by acclamation. They garnered a majority of support on the first ballot. We then go through our ballots to see the other honorees, but the winner is foreordained. As with every category, once a winner is announced, there is a vote on whether to rescind. (Perhaps a core group loved one performance (enough to score the most points) but a majority hated it. Or perhaps a majority want to see the runner-up win instead. In cases of a first round winner by acclamation, since a majority of the people already picked it, a vote to rescind has never prevailed.



BEST ACTRESS

1. Essie Davis for The Babadook -- 24 pts.
2. Emmanuelle Seigner for Venus In Fur -- 21 pts.
3. Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night -- 18 pts.
4. (tie) Amy Adams for Big Eyes --11 pts.
            Lisa Loven Kingsli for Force Majeure -- 11 pts.



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Ethan Hawke for Boyhood -- 23 pts.
2. Riz Ahmed for Nightcrawler -- 15 pts.
3. (tie) Patrick d'Assumçao for Stranger By The Lake -- 12 pts.
            Jeremy Renner for The Immigrant --12 pts.
5. Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher -- 9 pts.
                                            

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Agata Kulesza for Ida -- 27 pts.
2. Renee Russo for Nightcrawler -- 21 pts.
3. Tilda Swinton for The Grand Budapest Hotel and Snowpiercer -- 16 pts.
4. Marion Bailey for Mr. Turner --13 pts.
5. Bharati Achrekar for The Lunchbox -- 9 pts.

NOTE: Oh the travails of voting on movies. It's hard enough to convince people to see the films you loved. It's even harder to agree on categories: is this performance a lead or a supporting turn? Are there two leads in this film? Are there no leads in that film? Kulesza played the aunt in Ida, a very strong character. Clearly the postulant (the young woman Ida raised in a convent who has yet to take her vows) is a lead role. She's in virtually every scene and appears from beginning to end. The aunt is the only other conceivable character who could be considered a leading role. (The only other character of any note is the very handsome saxophone player (Dawid Ogrodnik) but he's unquestionably a supporting role. One could argue -- as some did -- that the aunt is the other main character. However, most felt it was supporting and there was just one lead character. Marion Bailey played the innkeeper that Mr. Turner met during the film. Bharati Achrekar played "Auntie," the upstairs neighbor of our heroine, whose voice was heard throughout as the two women chatted and Auntie shared advice. However, she was never seen, so this was a vote for an actress who never appeared on screen. Usually, voice work is rewarded for an animated film where at least the character appears even if the actor themselves does not. On the other hand, there was strong support for Renee Russo's career-best work in Nightcrawler. But Ida, the only film among the major winners that was primarily about women, devoted more screen time and more substance to its women than any other of the nominees and thus won here. (Also, the voters might have sensed this was their best shot at giving an award to a film that would rank among the Top Five favorites in Best Picture,  Best Director and Best Cinematography but win none of them.)

BEST SCREENPLAY

1. Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler -- 37 pts.
2. Ritesh Batre for The Lunchbox -- 17 pts.
3. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman for Foxcatcher -- 16 pts.
4. Alain Guiraudie for Stranger By The Lake --12 pts.
5. Richard Linklater for Boyhood -- 10 pts.

NOTE: Voting begins with Costumes, works its way up to Best Picture and then ends with playful "negative" awards for our least favorite movies and performances of the year (especially those that were over-praised). So as we worked out way up the categories, this is where it was clear the night would belong to Nightcrawler. Its screenplay was the runaway favorite. Notably, the second most powerful film -- Foxcatcher -- fell to third here, with the charming screenplay for The Lunchbox taking second place. (The Lunchbox is an epistolary film, about two people who exchange letters placed in a lunchbox passed back and forth throughout the movie.) Since it's dominated by the written word, Screenplay was the best shot at a triumph for this film. Nonetheless, with Foxcatcher and the rest blown away by Dan Gilroy here, it was quickly clear that the night would belong to Nightcrawler.


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

1. Robert Elswit for Inherent Vice and Nightcrawler -- 31 pts.
2. Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal for Ida -- 26 pts.
3. Dick Pope for Cuban Fury and Mr. Turner -- 20 pts.
4. Greig Fraser for The Gambler and Foxcatcher -- 20 pts.
5. Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) -- 7 pts.

NOTE: Like many awards groups, the IRAs considers a person's entire body of work during the calendar year. (A movie must be commercially released in New York City for one week in order to qualify for the IRAs.) If a majority agrees, one or more movies may be ignored when announcing the nominee or winner (perhaps they loved one of their movies and hated two others, or simply hadn't seen them). Naturally, if a person has two really well done films in a year, that can help their chances, hence Robert Elswit's triumph for shooting both the big winner of the evening Nightcrawler as well as Inherent Vice. Realizing Fraser shot both favorite Foxcatcher and The Gambler, a movie much touted by some as worth checking out, was a pleasant surprise for others. Discovering that Pope had such the classy, critically acclaimed period piece Mr. Turner  as well as a forgettable comedy about salsa called Cuban Fury merely amused. This award is strictly for Mr. Turner but it's instructive to see how a great talent like Pope can also work on dreck; hey, you gotta pay the bills. This was followed by a discussion of which if any tech workers like production designers, costumers and the notoriously prolific film composers may be more discerning when it comes to what movies to work on. If a film released in 2014 is not mentioned under an artist's nomination or win, it has been ignored by consensus. As for Birdman, Michael was schooled on the difference between cinematography and the general choices of the director and the film. While some (Michael and others) felt the faux tracking shot used throughout the entire film was in fact a distracting and pointless stunt in a bad film, others contended that whatever one felt about the movie as a technical challenge lighting and shooting the many long tracking shots that were strung together was an impressive achievement for Lubezki. Of course, everyone hated the moment where we saw a drummer in a hallway playing the film's score at that moment and we name-checked the many times this conceit had been used before and better, such as Top Secret!


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

1. Suzie Davies for Mr. Turner -- 23 pts.
2. Jess Gonchor for Foxcatcher -- 19 pts.
3. Rick Heinrichs for Big Eyes -- 16 pts.
4. Kevin Kavanaugh for Nightcrawler --13 pts.
5. Josefin Åsberg for Force Majeure -- 12 pts.

BEST SCORE

1. Mica Levi for Under The Skin -- 21 pts.
2. James Newton Howard for Nightcrawler -- 19 pts.
3. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for Gone Girl -- 14 pts.
5. Danny Elfman for Big Eyes--10 pts.
5. Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel --9 pts.

NOTE: Like I said, composers are the trollops of the film world: they never say no. They'll quite often create scores for two or three or four movies released in one year. Film scores are hugely important, yet they're often the last element added to a movie, in a rush, at the last minute. Go figure. (No one ever said Hollywood was smart.) Alexandre Desplat also did the score for The Imitation Game which had exactly one vociferous supporter among the IRAs. It proved the most hated film of the year among IRA voters and thus his work is not acknowledged here. James Newton Howard also did the score for Maleficent, a big Hollywood film that the few members who saw enjoyed.

BEST EDITING

1. (tie) Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy and Conor O'Neill for Foxcatcher -- 12 pts.
            Simon Njoo for The Babadook -- 12 pts.
3. Jean Christophe Hym for Stranger By The Lake -- 11 pts.
4. Sandra Adair for Boyhood --9 pts.
5. Justine Wright for Locke -- 7 pts.


BEST COSTUME

1. (tie) Jacqueline Durran for Mr. Turner -- 23 pts.
            Kasia Walicka-Maimone for Foxcatcher and A Most Violent Year -- 23 pts.
3. Milena Cononero for The Grand Budapest Hotel -- 13 pts.
4. (tie) Colleen Atwood for Big Eyes and Into The Woods --10 pts.
            Maja Meschede and Anna B. Sheppard for Fury -- 10 pts.

SOMINEX (The movie that put you to sleep)


1. The Monuments Men -- 21 pts.
2. Into The Woods -- 13 pts.
3. Jersey Boys -- 7 pts.
4.  (tie) Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) 5 pts.
             The Congress -- 5 pts.
             Exhibition -- 5 pts.
             Only Lovers Left Alive -- 5 pts.


DRAMAMINE (The film that made you sick)

1     1. The Imitation Game -- 23 pts.
2. Whiplash -- 12 pts.
3. Nymphomaniac -- 10 pts.
4. The Lego Movie -- 9 pts.
5. Into The Woods -- 8 pts.

NOTE: The Imitation Game had one ardent supporter at the IRAs (along with an Oscar) to console itself. However, it was widely derided for the film's framing device, in which Alan Turing (a gay man being persecuted by the law who had played an extremely crucial role in breaking the Nazi code machine Enigma and thus helped win the war) told his story. In real life, Turing never used his war-time heroics to defend himself despite horrendous treatment. Essentially, he remained loyal to the country that betrayed him. It's one reason his life has inspired numerous biographies and an acclaimed play. The movie had Turing do the one thing he resolutely refused to do and thus to many of the IRA voters not only chose a dramatically dull device ("Let me tell you my story") but in doing so undermined the bravest act of his life, cheapening the very sacrifice Turing made. Some say pish to historical fact; the movie is the movie and you should judge it on its own terms since very, very few are historically accurate. Get your facts from history book,s not Hollywood. Debate among yourselves.

MECHANICAL ACTRESS

1. Lilla Crawford for Into The Woods -- 25 pts.
2. Sofía Vergara for Chef -- 18 pts.
3. Meryl Streep for Into The Woods -- 14 pts.
4. Kate Winslet for Labor Day -- 6 pts.
5. (tie) Keira Knightley for  Begin Again and The Imitation Game --    9 pts.
            Elizabeth Olsen for Godzilla and  Very Good Girls -- 9 pts.
                Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl -- 9 pts.
                Robin Wright for The Congress -- 9 pts.

MECHANICAL ACTOR

1. The entire cast of The Monuments Men -- 17 pts.
2. Noah Wiseman for The Babadook -- 16 pts.
3. Tom Wilkinson for Selma -- 16 pts.
4. Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game --11 pts.
5. (tie) Johnny Depp for Into The Woods -- 7 pts.
            J. K. Simmons for Whiplash -- 7 pts.





PAST IRA WINNERS

THE COMPLETE IRA MOVIE AWARD WINNERS

1975 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Barry Lyndon
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Rupture and Just Before Nightfall
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Best Supporting Actor: François Perrier in Just Before Nightfall
Best Supporting Actress: Blythe Danner in Hearts Of The West
Best Screenplay: Tom Stoppard and Thomas Wiseman for The Romantic Englishwoman
Best Cinematography: John Alcott for Barry Lyndon



1976 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Lipstick and The Marquise Of O
Best Director: Eric Rohmer for The Marquise Of O
Best Actor: Sean Connery in Robin And Marian
Best Actress: Sissy Spacek in Carrie
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards in All The President’s Men
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft in Lipstick
Best Screenplay: Alain Tanner and John Berger for Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for The Marquise Of O



1977 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Annie Hall
Best Director: Wim Wenders for The American Friend
Best Actor: John Gielgud in Providence
Best Actress: Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall and Looking For Mr. Goodbar
Best Supporting Actor: G. D. Spradlin in One On One
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Julia
Best Screenplay: Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman for Annie Hall
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for The American Friend


1978 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Days Of Heaven
Best Director: Terence Malick for Days Of Heaven
Best Actor: Jon Voight in Coming Home
Best Actress: Jane Fonda in Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Dom DeLuise in The End
Best Supporting Actress: Stephane Audran in Violette
Best Screenplay: Eric Rohmer for Perceval
Best Cinematography: Nestor Almendros for Days Of Heaven


1979 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fedora
Best Director: Blake Edwards for 10
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Escape From Alcatraz
Best Actress: Hanna Schygulla in The Marriage Of Maria Braun
Best Supporting Actor: Denholm Elliott in Cuba and Saint Jack
Best Supporting Actress: Frances Sternhagen in Fedora and Starting Over
Best Screenplay: Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond for Fedora
Best Cinematography: Tak Fujimoto for Last Embrace and Remember My Name
Best Music: Miklos Rozsa for Fedora and Last Embrace
Best Production Design: Dean Edward Mitzner for 1941


1980 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Big Red One
Best Director: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Actor: Lee Marvin for The Big Red One
Best Actress: Jodie Foster for Carny and Foxes
Best Supporting Actor: (tie) Joe Pesci in Raging Bull and Harry Dean Stanton in The Black Marble, The Long Riders, Private Benjamin and Wise Blood
Best Supporting Actress: Pamela Reed in The Long Riders and Melvin And Howard
Best Screenplay: Sam Fuller for The Big Red One
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Altered States
Best Music: Dana Kaproff for The Big Red One
Best Production Design: Tambi Larsen for Heaven’s Gate


1981 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Cutter’s Way
Best Director: Ivan Passer for Cutter’s Way
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges in Cutter’s Way
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson in Reds
Best Supporting Actress: Mona Washbouurne in Stevie
Best Screenplay: John Guare for Atlantic City
Best Cinematography: Jordan Cronenweth for Cutter’s Way
Best Music: Georges DeLerue for The Last Metro, Rich and Famous, True Confessions and The Woman Next Door
Best Production Design: Ken Adam for Pennies From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Shirley Russell for Reds


1982 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Victor/Victoria
Best Director: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Actor: Jack Lemmon in Missing
Best Actress: (tie) Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria and Jessica Lange in Frances
Best Supporting Actor: Robert Preston in Victor/Victoria
Best Supporting Actress: Lesley Ann Warren in Victor/Victoria
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Victor/Victoria
Best Cinematography: Xaver Schwartzenberger for Lola and Veronika Voss
Best Music: Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse for Victor/Victoria
Best Production Design: Rodger Maus for Victor/Victoria
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for Victor/Victoria


1983 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Director: Andrzej Wajda for Danton
Best Actor: Eric Roberts for Star ’80
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine for Terms Of Endearment
Best Supporting Actor: Jerry Lewis for The King Of Comedy
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis for Trading Places
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Local Hero
Best Cinematography: Sven Nykvist for Star ’80
Best Music: Peer Raben for Berlin Alexanderplatz
Best Production Design: Fernando Scarfiotti for Scarface
Best Costume Design: Yvonne Sassinot DeNestle for Danton


1984 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America
Best Director: Sergio Leone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood in Tightrope
Best Actress: Helen Mirren in Cal
Best Supporting Actor: Jean-Luc Godard in First Name: Carmen
Best Supporting Actress: Christine Lahti in Swing Shift
Best Screenplay: Franco Arcalli, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Enrico Medioli for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Cinematography: Robby Müller for Paris Texas and Repo Man
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Production Design: James Singelis for Once Upon A Time In America
Best Costume Design: Mic Cheminal for Entre Nous


1985 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Prizzi’s Honor
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for After Hours
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Actress: Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose Of Cairo
Best Supporting Actor: William Hickey in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Prizzi’s Honor
Best Screenplay: Joseph Minion for After Hours
Best Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak for Prizzi’s Honor
Best Music: Brian Gascoigne and Junior Hamrich for The Emerald Forest
Best Production Design: Jeffrey Townsend for After Hours
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth for The Jagged Edge and Sweet Dreams


1986 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Eyes On The Prize
Best Director: David Lynch for Blue Velvet
Best Actor: (tie) Daniel Day-Lewis in My Beautiful Laundrette and Jeff Goldblum in The Fly
Best Actress: Laura Dern in Smooth Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Parting Glances
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Stuart Masterson in At Close Range
Best Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi for My Beautiful Laundrette
Best Cinematography: Frederick Elmes for Blue Velvet
Best Music: (tie) George Delerue for Platoon and Herbie Hancock for Round Midnight
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for Blue Velvet
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beaven and John Bright for A Room With A View



1987 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Housekeeping
Best Director: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Actor: Gary Oldman in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Actress: Christine Lahti in Housekeeping
Best Supporting Actor: John Mahoney in Moonstruck and Tin Men
Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave in Prick Up Your Ears
Best Screenplay: Bill Forsyth for Housekeeping
Best Cinematography: Phillippe Rousselot for Hope And Glory
Best Music: David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su for The Last Emperor
Best Production Design: Santo Loquasto for Radio Days
Best Costume Design: Mary-Jane Reyner for Housekeeping


1988 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Dead Ringers
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Dead Ringers
Best Actor: Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers
Best Actress: Jodie Foster in The Accused
Best Supporting Actor: Divine in Hairspray
Best Supporting Actress: Claudia Karvan in High Tide
Best Screenplay: Christopher Hampton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Music: George Fenton for Dangerous Liaisons
Best Production Design: Dean Tavoularis for Tucker: The Man And His Dream
Best Costume Design: Van Smith for Hairspray


1989 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Story Of Women
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for Story
Of Women

Best Actor: John Hurt in Scandal
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Story Of Women
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke in Dad and Dead Poets Society
Best Supporting Actress: Anjelica Huston in Enemies: A Love Story
Best Screenplay: Blake Edwards for Skin Deep
Best Cinematography: Jeff Preiss for Let’s Get Lost
Best Music: Michael Kamen for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen
Best Costume Design: Jane Robinson for Scandal


1990 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: GoodFellas
Best Director: Martin Scorsese for GoodFellas
Best Actor: Michel Blanc in Monsieur Hire
Best Actress: Anjelica Huston in The Grifters
Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci in GoodFellas
Best Supporting Actress: Lorraine Bracco in GoodFellas
Best Screenplay: Craig Lucas for Longtime Companion
Best Cinematography: Oliver Stapleton for The Grifters
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Grifters
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for The Grifters
Best Costume Design: Richard Bruno for The Grifters


1991 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Man In The Moon
Best Director: Robert Mulligan for The Man In The Moon
Best Actor: River Phoenix in Dogfight and My Own Private Idaho
Best Actress: Judy Davis in Barton Fink, Impromptu, and Naked Lunch
Best Supporting Actor: Harvey Keitel in Bugsy, Mortal Thoughts, and Thelma & Louise
Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Lewis in Cape Fear
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Rapture
Best Cinematography: Freddie Francis for Cape Fear and The Man In The Moon
Best Music: Ennio Morricone for Bugsy
Best Production Design: Dennis Gassner for Barton Fink and Bugsy
Best Costume Design: Albert Wolsky for Bugsy


1992 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Raise The Red Lantern
Best Director: Robert Altman for The Player
Best Actor: Tim Robbins in Bob Roberts and The Player
Best Actress: Emma Thompson in Howards End
Best Supporting Actor: Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game
Best Supporting Actress: Judy Davis in Husbands And Wives
Best Screenplay: Michael Tolkin for The Player
Best Cinematography: Zhao Fei and Lun Yang for Raise The Red Lantern
Best Music: Lenny Niehaus for Unforgiven
Best Production Design: Marc Caro for Delicatessen
Best Costume Design: Alexander Julien for The Player
Sominex Award: A Few Good Men
Dramamine Award: Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actor: Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct
Mechanical Actress: ****


1993 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Director: Nancy Savoca for Household Saints
Best Actor: Dennis Quaid in Flesh And Bone
Best Actress: Stockard Channing in Six Degrees Of Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio in A Boy’s Life and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
Best Supporting Actress: Regina Tourney in Like Water For Chocolate
Best Screenplay: Mike Leigh for Naked
Best Cinematography: Michael Balhaus for The Age Of Innocence
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for The Age Of Innocence and The Cemetery Club
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Age Of Innocence
Best Costume Design: Gabriella Pescucci for The Age Of Innocence
Sominex Award: Heaven And Earth
Dramamine Award: Falling Down
Mechanical Actor: Richard Gere in Sommersby
Mechanical Actress: Madonna in Body Of Evidence


1994 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Red
Best Director: Krzyzstof Kieslowski for Red and White
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Best Actress: Linda Fiorentino in The Last Seduction
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in Little Women
Best Supporting Actress: Kristin Scott Thomas in Four Weddings and a Funeral
Best Screenplay: Steve Baranczek for The Last Seduction
Best Cinematography: Stephen Czapsky for Ed Wood
Best Music: Zbigniew Preissner for Red and White
Best Production Design: Dennis Gastner for The Hudsucker Proxy
Best Costume Design: Lizzie Gardiner and Tim Chappel for Priscilla, Queen of The Desert
Sominex Award: Wyatt Earp


1995 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Exotica
Best Director: Terry Zwigoff for Crumb
Best Actor: John Travolta in Get Shorty
Best Actress: (A three-way tie) Mia Kershner in Exotica; Alicia Silverstone in Clueless; Nicole Kidman in To Die For
Best Supporting Actor: Tim Roth in Rob Roy
Best Supporting Actress: Mare Winningham in Georgia
Best Screenplay: (tie) Atom Egoyan for Exotica and Buck Henry for To Die For
Best Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel for The Usual Suspects
Best Music: John Ottman for The Usual Suspects
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for Casino
Best Costumes: Mona May for Clueless
Sominex Award: The Brothers McMullen
Dramamine Award: Braveheart
Mechanical Actor: Dennis Miller in The Net and the cast of The Brothers McMullen
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in The American President


1996 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: La Ceremonie
Best Director: Claude Chabrol for La Ceremonie
Best Actor: Ewen McGregor in Trainspotting
Best Actress: (tie) Kristin Scott Thomas in The English Patient and Emily Watson in Breaking The Waves
Best Supporting Actor: Ian Holm in Big Night
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Kay Place in Citizen Ruth and Manny & Lo
Best Screenplay: John Sayles for Lone Star
Best Cinematography: (tie) Darius Khondji for Stealing Beauty and Oliver Stapleton for Kansas City
Best Music: Tiffany Anders, Burt Bacharach, David Baerwald, Carole Bayer Sager, Ed Berghoff, Elvis Costello, Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Tonio K, Larry Klein, J. Mascis, Joni Mitchell, Boyd Rice, David A. Stewart, and J. Mayo Williams for Grace Of My Heart
Best Production Design: Harley Jessup for James And The Giant Peach
Best Costume Design: Dona Granata for Kansas City
Sominex Award: The English Patient
Dramamine Award: A Time To Kill
Mechanical Actor: All the men in She’s The One
Mechanical Actress: Maxine Bahns in She’s The One


1997 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Crash and Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Director: David Cronenberg for Crash
Best Actor: John Cusack for Grosse Pointe Blank
Best Actress: Julie Christie in Afterglow
Best Supporting Actor: Kevin Spacey in L. A. Confidential
Best Supporting Actress: Christina Ricci in The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay: Neil LaBute for In The Company Of Men
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for Kundun
Best Music: (tie) Eleni Karaindrou for Ulysses’ Gaze and Michael Nyman for Gattaca
Best Production Design: (tie) Dan Weil for The Fifth Element and Jan Roelfs for Gattaca
Best Costume Design: Denise Cronenberg for Crash
Sominex Award: The Pillow Book
Dramamine Award: Con Air
Mechanical Actor: Billy Zane in Titanic
Mechanical Actress: Elisabeth Shue in Deconstructing Harry and The Saint


1998 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Gods And Monsters
Best Director: (tie) Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters and Todd Solondz for Happiness
Best Actor: Ian McKellen in Gods And Monsters
Best Actress: Christina Ricci in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Supporting Actor: Dylan Baker in Happiness
Best Supporting Actress: Lisa Kudrow in The Opposite Of Sex
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Gods And Monsters
Best Cinematography: Maryse Alberti for Happiness and Velvet Goldmine
Best Music: Carter Burwell for Gods And Monsters
Best Production Design: Thérèse DePrez for Happiness
Best Costume Design: Bruce Finlayson for Gods And Monsters
Sominex Award: Dangerous Beauty
Dramamine Award: Stepmom
Mechanical Actor: Bruce Willis in Armageddon, The Siege and Mercury Rising
Mechanical Actress: Jena Malone in Stepmom


1999 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Fight Club
Best Director: (tie) David Fincher for Fight Club and Spike Jonze for Being John Malkovich
Best Actor: Terence Stamp in The Limey
Best Actress: (tie) Nicole Kidman in Eyes Wide Shut and Hillary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman in Magnolia and The Talented Mr. Ripley
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich
Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for Election
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson for Bringing Out The Dead and Snow Falling On Cedars
Best Music: Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman for South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Best Production Design: Owen Paterson for The Matrix
Best Costume Design: Michael Kaplan for Fight Club
Sominex Award: The World Is Not Enough
Dramamine Award: The Green Mile
Mechanical Actor: Kevin Spacey in American Beauty
Mechanical Actress: Annette Bening in American Beauty


2000 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’ Humanite
Best Director: (tie) Terence Davies for The House Of Mirth and Jim Jarmusch for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actor: Forrest Whitaker in Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Actress: (tie) Severine Caneele in L’ Humanite and Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Black in High Fidelity and Jesus’s Son
Best Supporting Actress: Lupe Ontiveros in Chuck And Buck
Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonnergan for You Can Count On Me
Best Cinematography: Remi Adefarasin for The House Of Mirth
Best Music: RZA for Ghost Dog: Way Of The Samurai
Best Production Design: Gideon Ponte for American Psycho and Hamlet
Best Costume Design: Monica Howe for The House Of Mirth
Sominex Award: Mission Impossible 2
Dramamine Award: The Replacements (aka The Scabs)
Mechanical Actor: Ian Holm in Joe Gould’s Secret
Mechanical Actress: Charlize Theron in Reindeer Games


2001 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Director: Bela Tarr for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Actor: John Cameron Mitchell for Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Best Actress: Naomi Watts in Mulholland Drive
Best Supporting Actor: Steve Buscemi in Ghost World
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn’t There
Best Screenplay: Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff for Ghost World
Best Cinematography: (tie) Peter Deming for From Hell and Mulholland Drive and Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin for In The Mood For Love
Best Music: Mihály Vig for The Werckmeister Harmonies
Best Production Design: Edward T. McAvoy for Ghost World
Best Costume Design: Mary Zophres for Ghost World
Sominex Award:
Dramamine Award:
Mechanical Actor:
Mechanical Actress:


2002 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: (tie) Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room
Best Director: (tie) Todd Haynes for Far From Heaven and Aleksandr Sokurov for Russian Ark
Best Actor: Greg Kinnear in Auto Focus
Best Actress: (tie) Emmanuelle Devos in Read My Lips and Julianne Moore in Far From Heaven and Samantha Morton in Minority Report and Morvern Callar
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Izzard in The Cat’s Meow
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Clarkson in Far From Heaven
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Chicago
Best Cinematography: Tilman Büttner for Russian Ark
Best Music: Elmer Bernstein for Far From Heaven
Best Production Design: Mark Friedberg for Far From Heaven
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell for Far From Heaven and Gangs Of New York
Sominex Award: Naqoyqatsi
Dramamine Award: Bowling For Dollars
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in Red Dragon
Mechanical Actress: Catherine Keener in Lovely And Amazing


2003 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Decasia
Best Director: Bill Morrison for Decasia
Best Actor: Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean
Best Actress: Hope Davis in American Splendor and The Secret Lives Of Dentists
Best Supporting Actor: Max Pirkis in Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Best Supporting Actress: Ludivine Sagnier in Swimming Pool
Best Screenplay: Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini for American Splendor
Best Cinematography: Peter Suschitzky for Spider
Best Music: Michael Gordon for Decasia
Best Production Design: Andrew Laws for Down With Love
Best Costume Design: Daniel Orlandi for Down With Love
Sominex Award:
Dramamine Award: In My Skin
Mechanical Actor: Anthony Hopkins in The Human Stain
Mechanical Actress: Nicole Kidman in The Human Stain


2004 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Kinsey
Best Director: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke in Before Sunset
Best Actress: Laura Linney in Kinsey and P.S.
Best Supporting Actor: Peter Sarsgaard in Kinsey
Best Supporting Actress: Kirsten Dunst in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Best Screenplay: Bill Condon for Kinsey
Best Cinematography: Christopher Doyle for Hero, Last Life In The Universe and Days Of Being Wild
Best Music: Alberto Iglesias for Bad Education
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti for The Aviator
Best Costume Design: Emi Wada for Hero and House Of The Flying Daggers
Sominex Award: The Village
Dramamine Award: The Passion Of The Christ
Mechanical Actor: Cate Blanchett in The Aviator
Mechanical Actress: Anthony Hopkins in Alexander


2005 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Mysterious Skin
Best Director: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Actor: Joseph Gordon-Leavitt in Mysterious Skin
Best Actress: Maria Bello in A History Of Violence
Best Supporting Actor: Paddy Constantine in My Summer Of Love
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener in Capote
Best Screenplay: Gregg Araki for Mysterious Skin
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit for Good Night And Good Luck and Syriana
Best Music: Howard Shore for A History Of Violence
Best Production Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Best Costume Design: William Chang Suk Ping for 2046
Sominex Award: Saraband
Dramamine Award: Crash
Mechanical Actor: Tom Cruise for War Of The Worlds
Mechanical Actress: Dakota Fanning for War Of The Worlds

Complete coverage of the 2005 IRAs here.

2006 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: L’Enfant
Best Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Actor: Ryan Gosling in Half Nelson
Best Actress: Maggie Cheung in Clean
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Mackie in Half Nelson
Best Supporting Actress: Carmen Maura in Volver
Best Screenplay: (tie) Guillermo Del Toro for Pan’s Labyrinth and Jean- Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne for L’Enfant
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Children Of Men
Best Production Design: Eugenio Caballero for Pan’s Labyrinth
Best Music: Philip Glass for Notes On A Scandal and The Illusionist
Best Costume Design: Sharon Davis for Dreamgirls
Sominex Award: The Da Vinci Code
Dramamine Award: Babel
Mechanical Actor: Robert Downey, Jr. in Fur and A Scanner Darkly
Mechanical Actress: Julianne Moore in Children Of Men

Complete coverage of the 2006 IRAs here.


2007 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Director: Andrew Dominik for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Actor: Casey Affleck in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Gone Baby Gone
Best Actress: Marina Hands in Lady Chatterley
Best Supporting Actor: Paul Schneider in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford and Lars And The Real Girl
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Ryan in Gone Baby Gone
Best Screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu for 12:08 East Of Bucharest
Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, In The Valley Of Elah and No Country For Old Men
Best Production Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris for The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Sominex Award: Youth Without Youth
Dramamine Award: Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Mechanical Actor: John Travolta in Hairspray
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep in Lions For Lambs and Rendition

Complete coverage of the 2007 IRAs here.


2008 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: The Edge Of Heaven
Best Director: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Actor: Michael Shannon - Shotgun Stories
Best Actress: Anamaria Marinca - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Best Supporting Actor: Emile Hirsch - Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Hanna Schygulla - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Screenplay: Fatih Akin - The Edge Of Heaven
Best Cinematography: Jody Shapiro - My Winnipeg
Best Production Design: Rejean Labrie - My Winnipeg
Best Music: Carter Burwell for In Bruges and Burn After Reading
Best Costumes: Danny Glicker - Milk
Sominex: The Happening
Dramamine: The Reader
Mechanical Actor: Mark Wahlberg for The Happening
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for Doubt

Complete coverage of the 2008 IRAs here.


2009 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: Hunger
Best Director: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Actor: Sharlto Copley - District 9
Best Actress: Catalina Saavedra - The Maid
Best Supporting Actor: Liam Cunningham - Hunger
Best Supporting Actress: Anna Faris - Observe And Report
Best Screenplay: Olivier Assayas - Summer Hours
Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt - Hunger
Best Production Design: Philip Ivey - District 9
Best Music: Marvin Hamlisch - The Informant!
Best Costumes: Janet Patterson - Bright Star
Sominex: Public Enemies
Dramamine: Anti-Christ
Mechanical Actor: Peter Sarsgaard for An Education
Mechanical Actress: Hilary Swank for Amelia

2010 IRA Film Award Winners
Best Picture: A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Director: Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Actor: Edgar Ramirez - Carlos
Best Actress: Tilda Swinton - I Am Love
Best Supporting Actor: Niels Arestrup - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey - Winter's Bone
Best Screenplay: Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard - A Prophet/Un Prophete
Best Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux - I Am Love
Best Production Design: Francesca Balestra Di Mottola - I Am Love
Best Music: John Adams - I Am Love
Best Costumes: Antonella Cannarozzi - I Am Love
Sominex: Cairo Time
Dramamine: Black Swan
Mechanical Actor: Vincent Cassel for Black Swan
Mechanical Actress: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
The Governor Scott Walker Award For Achievement In Political Thuggery: Waiting For "Superman"

Complete coverage of the 2010 IRAs here.


2011 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: The Tree Of Life
Best Director: Terrence Malick - The Tree Of Life
Best Actor: Peyman Moadi - A Separation
Best Actress: Leila Hatami - A Separation
Best Supporting Actor: Hunter McCracken - The Tree Of Life
Best Supporting Actress: Sareh Bayet - A Separation
Best Screenplay: Ashgar Farhadi - A Separation
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - The Tree Of Life
Best Production Design: Dante Ferretti - Hugo
Best Score: Alberto Iglesias - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Skin I Live In
Best Editing: Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa - The Tree Of Life
Best Costumes: Jacqueline Durran - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Midnight In Paris
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Help
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Mechanical Actor: Owen Wilson - Midnight In Paris

Complete coverage of the 2011 IRAs here.


2012 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz - The Deep Blue Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Taner Birsel - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Supporting Actress: Cecile De France - The Kid With A Bike
Best Screenplay: Ebru Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Ercan Kesal - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Cinematography: Gokhan Tiryaki - Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Best Production Design: Arvinder Grewal - Cosmopolis
Best Score: Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin - Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Best Editing: Todd Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk - How To Survive A Plague
Best Costumes: Kari Perkins - Bernie
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): (tie) Les Miserables and Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Intouchables
Mechanical Actress: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Mechanical Actor: Russell Crowe - Les Miserables

Complete coverage of the 2012 IRAs here.


2013 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Laurence Anyways
Best Director: Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways and I Killed My Mother
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix for Her
Best Actress: Hadas Yaron for Fill The Void
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Bruhl for The Fifth Estate and Rush
Best Supporting Actress: Nathalie Baye for Laurence Anyways
Best Screenplay: Sarah Polley for Stories We Tell
Best Cinematography: Asaf Sudri for Fill The Void
Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett for Her
Best Score: (tie) Alex Ebert for All Is Lost and Arcade Fire for Her
Best Editing: Mike Munn for Stories We Tell
Best Costumes: Francois Barbeau, Xavier Dolan for Laurence Anyways
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): Faust
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Great Gatsby
Mechanical Actress: Meryl Streep for August: Osage County
Mechanical Actor: Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club 

Complete coverage of the 2013 IRAs here. 


2014 IRA FILM AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture: Nightcrawler
Best Director: Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler
Best Actress: Essie Davis for The Babadook
Best Supporting Actor: Ethan Hawke for Boyhood
Best Supporting Actress: Agata Kulesza for Ida
Best Screenplay:  Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Cinematography: Robert Elswit for Nightcrawler and Inherent Vice
Best Production Design: Suzie Davies for Mr. Turner
Best Score: Mica Levi for Under The Skin
Best Editing: (tie) Simon Njoo for The Babadook; Jay Cassidy, Stuart Levy and Conor O'Neill for Foxcatcher
Best Costumes: (tie) Kasia Walicka-Maimone for Foxcatcher and A Most Violent Year (but not St. Vincent);       Jacqueline Durran for Mr. Turner
Sominex Award (The Movie That Put Us To Sleep): The Monuments Men
Dramamine Award (The Movie That Made Us Sick): The Imitation Game
Mechanical Actress: Lilla Crawford for Into The Woods
Mechanical Actor: The Entire Cast of The Monuments Men 

IRA BEST PICTURE WINNERS

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Lipstick and The Marquise Of O (tie) (1976)
Annie Hall (1977)
Days Of Heaven (1978)
Fedora (1979)

The Big Red One (1980)
Cutter’s Way (1981)
Victor/Victoria (1982)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1983)
L’Argent and Once Upon A Time In America (tie) (1984)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Eyes On The Prize (1986)
Housekeeping (1987)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Story Of Women (1989)

GoodFellas (1990)
The Man In The Moon (1991)
Raise The Red Lantern (1992)
Six Degrees Of Separation (1993)
Red (1994)
Exotica (1995)
La Ceremonie (1996)
Crash (the David Cronenberg film) and Grosse Pointe Blank (tie) (1997)
Gods And Monsters (1998)
Fight Club (1999)

L’ Humanite (2000)
The Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)
Far From Heaven and The Son’s Room (tie) (2002)
Decasia (2003)
Kinsey (2004)
Mysterious Skin (2005)
L’Enfant (2006)
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Edge Of Heaven (2008)
Hunger (2009)
A Prophet/Un Prophete (2010)

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2012)
Laurence Anyways (2013)
Nightcrawler (2014)



THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 1950s

1. The Earrings of Madame de… (Max Ophüls, 1953)
2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
3. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
4. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) 
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) 
6. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950) 
7. Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger, 1959) 
8. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) 
9. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) 
10. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson, 1959) 

See the complete list of the Top 100 Films Of The 1950s here. 



THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF THE 1960s

1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
2. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
5. Chimes At Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965)
6. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968) 
7. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) 
8. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964) 
9. When A Woman Ascends The Stairs (Mikio Naruse, 1960)
10. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)....

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THE IRA AWARDS: THE BEST FILMS OF THE 2000s (voted in 2012)

1. The Son/Le Fils (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 2002)
2. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
3. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
4. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
5. The Edge Of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007) (tie)
    In The Mood For Love
(Kar Wai Wong, 2000) (tie)
7. The Heart Of The World 
(Guy Maddin, 2001)
8. Mysterious Skin
(Gregg Araki, 2004) (tie)
    Bus 174
(José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda, 2002) (tie)
10. The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005) (tie)
      Head-On (Fatih Akin, 2004) (tie)
      Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) (tie)


THE IRA AWARDS: THE TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL TIME

1. The Rules Of The Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
2. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
4. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
5. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
6. Letter From An Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948)
7. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946)
8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962)
10. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)

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