“Snowpiercer”, Brendan Gleeson, win at Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

The Boston Online Film Critics Association has chosen its favorite films of 2014, and Potter fans will recognize some familiar names among the winners.

Snowpiercer, the post-apocalyptic film starring John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander), was named as the Best Film of 2014. It also won Best Supporting Actress for Hurt’s co-star, Tilda Swinton, who also appears in The Grand Budapest Hotel with Ralph Fiennes.

Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody) was awarded Best Actor for his role as a troubled priest in Calvary. The film also won Best Screenplay for writer John Michael McDonagh, whose name will be familiar to Daniel Radcliffe fans since his brother Martin McDonagh penned the Tony-nominated play, The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Both Snowpiercer and Calvary made the association’s list of ten best films of the year, with Snowpiercer at the top of the list and Calvary coming in at No. 8.

The Boston Online Film Critics Association is a relatively new group and seems to mostly favor independent films over big budget movies. You can see the full list of winners here.

Have you seen Snowpiercer or Calvary? What did you think?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I live in Toronto, Canada.