International Cinephile Society Nominations

Blue-Is-The-Warmest-Color-2If you’re someone who gets tired of seeing the same films and performances cited again and again during the precursor season, then the annual release of the International Cinephile Society nominations provide somewhat of a breath of fresh air. While their awards do tend to skew differently than most, this year at least their nominations were an interesting mix of the usual suspects and some out their selections. For example, where else have you seen Kristin Scott Thomas score an admittedly well deserved Best Supporting Actress nod for the divisive Only God Forgives? What about a nom for Short Term 12 in the Best Ensemble category? This is a fun little list to look over and see what kind of choices they made. You can take a look below, but of course don’t pretend that this has anything to do with Oscar. It’s just a nice diversion.

Here are the ICS nominations:


  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Before Midnight
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Frances Ha
  • Gravity
  • The Great Beauty
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Laurence Anyways
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Wolf of Wall Street


  • Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
  • Xavier Dolan – Laurence Anyways
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Abdellatif Kechiche – Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Paolo Sorrentino – The Great Beauty


  • Beyond the Hills
  • Blancanieves
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Faust
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • In the House
  • Laurence Anyways
  • The Past
  • A Touch of Sin


  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Mads Mikkelsen – The Hunt
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Her
  • Melvil Poupaud – Laurence Anyways
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  • Juliette Binoche – Camille Claudel 1915
  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Suzanne Clément – Laurence Anyways
  • Adèle Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha


  • Anton Adasinsky – Faust
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • James Franco – Spring Breakers
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Matthew McConaughey – Mud


  • Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
  • Scarlett Johansson – Her
  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
  • Léa Seydoux – Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – Only God Forgives


  • Blue Jasmine – Woody Allen
  • Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
  • Her – Spike Jonze
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Laurence Anyways – Xavier Dolan


  • 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley
  • Before Midnight – Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • Blue is the Warmest Color – Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix
  • In the House – François Ozon
  • Short Term 12 – Destin Cretton


  • Blancanieves – Kiko de la Rica
  • Faust – Bruno Delbonnel
  • Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Bruno Delbonnel
  • Leviathan – Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel


  • Blue is the Warmest Color – Sophie Brunet, Ghalia Lacroix, Albertine Lastera, Jean-Marie Lengelle, Camille Toubkis
  • Frances Ha – Jennifer Lame
  • Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
  • Leviathan – Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel
  • Spring Breakers – Douglas Crise
  • The Wolf of Wall Street – Thelma Schoonmaker


  • Blancanieves – Alain Bainée
  • Faust – Elena Zhukova
  • The Great Gatsby – Catherine Martin
  • Her – K.K. Barrett
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – Jess Gonchor
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  • 12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer
  • All is Lost – Alex Ebert
  • Blancanieves – Alfonso de Vilallonga
  • The Great Beauty – Lele Marchitelli
  • Her – Owen Pallett


  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Frances Ha
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Short Term 12


  • Ernest & Célestine
  • From Up On Poppy Hill
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises


  • The Act of Killing
  • At Berkeley
  • Leviathan
  • Room 237
  • Stories We Tell


  • Child’s Pose
  • The Congress
  • Gloria
  • Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision
  • The Immigrant
  • Like Father, Like Son
  • Norte, The End of History
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Strange Little Cat
  • Stranger by the Lake
  • Stray Dogs
  • Tom at the Farm
  • Young & Beautiful

Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!

About Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of Indiewire's Criticwire Network as well as the Internet Film Critics Association.
  • Joey Magidson

    Some real solid nominees overall too.

  • Jamie Teller

    Digging the “Laurence Anyways” love. Still need to see that.

    • Joey Magidson