2014 Cosmique Movie Trivia

Odds and Ends About the 2014 Cosmo Nominees

 
  • A record total of 97 different films received one or more nominations at the 2014 Cosmique Movie Awards.
  • A total of 93 people received one or more individual nominations at the 2014 Cosmos, one shy of the record 94 set last year. Before last year, the previous record was 83 set at the 2004 awards.
  • Birdman received the most nominations at the 2014 awards, with 12, followed by Into the Woods with 11, Gone Girl and Nightcrawler with nine each, and Guardians of the Galaxy and The Imitation Game with eight each.
  • With four nominations, Scarlett Johannson has the most individual nominations for the 2014 awards. Although one of her nominations is in a negative category (Worst Performance for Lucy), she still has the year’s record for the most positive nominations.
  • Scarlett Johansson is the first person to receive individual nominations in three different films in a single year. Although others have received more individual nominations in previous years, none were for more than two different films.
  • With his Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Ian McKellen has now received Supporting Actor nods for each of Peter Jackson’s six Middle Earth films. He won the award for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the only one of Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth films to fail to be nominated for Best Film or Best Director.
  • Although Cate Blanchett’s character, Galadriel, is the most powerful woman in Middle Earth, she received her first Favorite Female Heroic Character nomination for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Galadriel doesn’t appear in the book The Hobbit, but her actions during that period are included in appendices for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Peter Jackson included those scenes in this film.
  • Of the six films nominated for the Best Films of All Time Lifetime Achievement Hall of Fame, only two had ever previously received Cosmo nominations, and only one – Sunset Boulevard – had received a Hall of Fame nomination.
  • Only one of this year’s six Best Director nominees (David Fincher, nominated for Gone Girl) has previously been nominated for a Cosmo. He was nominated at the 2010 awards for The Social Network.
  • With her two new Cosmo nominations, Cate Blanchett remains the person with the most individual nominations in Cosmo history, now totaling 16. She’s followed by Meryl Street and Rosalind Russell with 13 each, Ian McKellen with 12, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman with 10, and Scarlett Johannson with 9.
  • With her Best Actress nomination for Cake, Jennifer Aniston is now the second regular cast member of Friends to receive a Cosmo nomination. Lisa Kudrow was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Wonderland, Best Actress for Happy Endings, and the Best Comedic Actress Hall of Fame.
  • Aaron Swartz, nominated for Favorite Male Heroic Character for The Internet’s Own Boy, is the only subject of a documentary this year to receive an individual award nomination. Previous nominations for people playing themselves include: Best Cameo nods for Ken Lay (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), John McCain (Wedding Crashers), Stephen Sondheim (Camp), Bob Dole and Jon Stewart (Wordplay), and John Waters (Jackass: Number Two); Best Male Villain and Worst Performance nods for George W. Bush (Fahrenheit 9/11), and a Favorite Male Heroic Character nomination for Al Gore (An Inconvenient Truth).
  • Dan Gilroy’s Best Director nomination and Rene Russo’s Supporting Actress nomination, both for Nightcrawler, is believed to be first the time in Cosmo history that a still-married couple has been nominated the same year. (Gilda Radner received a posthumous Best Comedic Actress Hall of Fame nomination at the 2004 the same year her widow, Gene Wilder, was similarly nominated for Best Comedic Actor. Wilder was inducted at the 2005 awards and Radner at the 2006 awards. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were both nominated for Worst Performance in 2003 for Gigli while they were dating, but they never married and have since separated.)
  • Gone Girl is the only film this year to receive a Best Director nomination (for David Fincher) without also receiving a Best Film nomination.
  • Selma is the only film this year to receive a Best Film nomination without also receiving a Best Director nomination.
  • Lucy is the only film this year to be nominated for all three negative awards. The Guest, The Interview, and Joe were nominated for two out of the three.
  • Adam Sandler is the only Worst Performance nominee this year (for Blended) to have been previously nominated for this award. He received previous nominations for Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2. He now ties Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, and Nicole Kidman for the most nominations for Worst Performance. (Stewart very narrowly missed her fourth nomination here for Still Alice.)
  • Of this year's film nominated in any of the Worst categories, only The Interview was also nominated for a positive award. (Scarlett Johansson received both positive and negative nominations, but for different films.)