'IDA', 'BUDAPEST' and 'BOYHOOD' ONLY MULTIPLE WINNERS AT 21st CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS
The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film this year spread the wealth, bestowing its Trudy awards among eleven films. However, a few movies stood out, foremost among them IDA, from director Pawel Pawilkowski, which won Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress. Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD and Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL were the runners up, each receiving a pair of Trudies.
The rest of the night's awards were generously distributed. In the acting categories, Anne Dorval won Best Actress for a tour de force performance as Diane in Xavier Dolan's MOMMY, and Tom Hardy received Best Actor for the intense LOCKE. JK Simmons added the Trudy to his award collection for his supporting work in WHIPLASH. This year the society expanded its list of categories, adding Best Editing and Best Use of Music in a Film to the roster. The first Trudies for these categories went to BOYHOOD and UNDER THE SKIN, respectively.
Latvian director Signe Baumane was the year's special honoree, winning the society's Visionary Award for her illustrious work in animation, including several shorts done with famed director Bill Plympton and her impressive first full-length feature, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS. The autobiographical film was Latvia's official Oscar foreign film selection, and was also a Chlotrudis Awards nominee this year, in the Buried Treasure category.
And ROCKS IN MY POCKETS wound up winning the day, earning the most coveted prize of the night, the Buried Treasure. In order to be eligible, Buried Treasure nominees must have earned less than $250,000 in US box office. Chlotrudis created the category in order to shine a spotlight on those films the group feels deserve wider attention and a second look. Clips from all nominated Buried Treasure films were shown throughout the evening.
Presenters and guests included many members and friends of the Boston film community, among them indie film producers, film critics Peter Keough & Gerry Peary, programmers from the Independent Film Festival of Boston, the Boston Latino International Film Festival, the Brattle Theater and Harvard Film Archives and consulate staff of the French Cultural Center.
FULL LIST OF TRUDY WINNERS:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
The Grand Budapest Hotel
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Marco Bittner Rosser for Only Lovers Left Alive
Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal for Ida
Sandra Adair for Boyhood
BEST USE OF MUSIC IN A FILM
Mica Levi for Under the Skin
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
We Are The Best!, screenplay by Lukas Moodyson, based on the comic book by Coco Moodysson
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (tie)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, screenplay by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness, AND Ida, screenplay by Pawel Pawilkowski & Rebecca Lenkiewicz
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
JK Simmons for Whiplash
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Agata Kulesza for Ida
Tom Hardy for Locke
Anne Dorval for Mommy
Hirokazu Kore-eda for Like Father, Like Son
Finding Vivian Maier
Rocks in My Pockets