CAST Awards Crowns Boyhood Best Film of 2014

Boyhood

Established in 2010, the Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto has been described as a ragtag group of semi-professional film bloggers, podcasters, tweeters and TIFF Lightbox lobby loiterers. What unites them all is a love for cinema and for the cinema culture in their city. Drawing from the massive pool of more than 500 theatrically released films, along with festival screenings, CAST members come together to name the best of the best of what was projected onto Toronto screens during any given calendar year.

After weeks of spreadsheet wrangling and at least 24 hours of counting out loud and on their fingers, the group is pleased to announce the results of the 5th Annual CAST Awards. This year’s awards encompassed 142 different films as chosen by 38 voters. Here are the Top 10:

1. Boyhood
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Whiplash
4. Nightcrawler
5. Under the Skin
6. Birdman
7. Gone Girl
8. Mommy
9. Inherent Vice
10. Force Majeure

The full list of films that received a vote can be found on this Letterboxd page.

Previous winners of the CAST Awards include: Spike Jonze’s Her, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive and Christopher Nolan’s Inception