Whiplash Poster

(2014)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2015

Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Tom Cross
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Craig Mann
Ben Wilkins
Thomas Curley
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Golden Globes, USA 2015

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
J.K. Simmons

BAFTA Awards 2015

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Editing
Tom Cross
Best Sound
Thomas Curley
Ben Wilkins
Craig Mann
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Damien Chazelle

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons

AACTA International Awards 2015

Won
AACTA International Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Film
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Best Direction
Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2015

Won
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Black Pearl Award
New Horizons Competition
Damien Chazelle

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2015

Won
Saturn Award
Best Independent Film
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Writing
Damien Chazelle

AFI Awards, USA 2015

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
Michel Litvak
David Lancaster

WHIPLASH drums up a perfectly paced drama that crescendos with the question: "What is the line ... More

WHIPLASH drums up a perfectly paced drama that crescendos with the question: "What is the line between mentor and monster?" Director Damien Chazelle conducts with both panache and restraint - never rushing, never dragging - and J.K. Simmons is instantly iconic as the black-clad, monolithic instructor who drives Miles Teller's finely tuned performance as the young musician in a bloody battle to be the best.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2014

Won
AAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Tied with Tyler Perry for Gone Girl (2014).

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2015

Won
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Film Editing
Tom Cross

Amanda Awards, Norway 2015

Nominated
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Damien Chazelle (director)
USA

American Cinema Editors, USA 2015

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Tom Cross

Austin Film Critics Association 2014

Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
2nd place
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film
2nd place

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014

Won
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons
Best Film Editing
Tom Cross
Best Sound
2nd place
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Runner-Up
Nominated
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Michel Litvak
Best Director
Damien Chazelle

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2016

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Film

Black Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Won
BFCC Award
Top Ten Films
4th
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Bodil Awards 2016

Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2014

Won
BSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2015

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Best Editing
Tom Cross

Calgary International Film Festival 2014

Won
People's Choice Award
Best Narrative Feature
Damien Chazelle

Camerimage 2014

Nominated
Best Directorial Debut
Damien Chazelle

Cannes Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Queer Palm
Damien Chazelle

Casting Society of America, USA 2015

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Studio or Independent Feature - Drama
Terri Taylor

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2015

Won
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Film Editing
Tom Cross
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Picture
2nd place
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Breakthrough Film Artist
Damien Chazelle
For directing and screenwriting.

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Editing
Tom Cross
Most Promising Filmmaker
Damien Chazelle
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Chlotrudis Awards 2015

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Miles Teller
Best Use of Music in a Film
Justin Hurwitz

Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal 2016

Nominated
Cinema Bloggers Award
Best North American Film
Damien Chazelle

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2016

Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Damien Chazelle
USA.

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2016

Nominated
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Damien Chazelle

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
6th place

Deauville Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Damien Chazelle
Won
Grand Special Prize
Damien Chazelle

Denver Film Critics Society 2015

Won
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2014

Won
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Breakthrough Artist
Damien Chazelle (director, screenplay)
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Film
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominated
DFCC
Best Actor
J.K. Simmons
5th place. Tied with Viggo Mortensen for Jauja (2014) and Colin Farrell for The Lobster (2015).

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2015

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Editing
Tom Cross
Best Supporting Male
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Michel Litvak
Best Director
Damien Chazelle

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Won
FFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Won
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Damien Chazelle (writer/director)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2015

Won
GFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle

Gold Derby Awards 2015

Won
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Film Editing
Tom Cross
Sound
Thomas Curley
Craig Mann
Ben Wilkins
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Golden Schmoes Awards 2014

Won
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actor of the Year
J.K. Simmons
2nd place
Golden Schmoes
Most Memorable Scene in a Movie
'Ending Drum Solo'
Nominated
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Damien Chazelle
Biggest Surprise of the Year
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Miles Teller
Best Music in a Movie

Gotham Awards 2014

Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Actor
Miles Teller

Grammy Awards 2016

Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Justin Hurwitz

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2015

Won
GMS Award
Best Music Supervision for Films Budgeted Under 5 Million Dollars
Andy Ross

Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2016

Nominated
Hellenic Film Academy Award
Best Foreign Film
Damien Chazelle (director)

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2015

Won
HPA Awards
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Tom Cross
American Cinema Editors (ACE)
Nominated
HPA Awards
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
Natasha Leonnet
Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film
Natasha Leonnet
Modern VideoFilm

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2015

Won
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Humanitas Prize 2014

Won
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Damien Chazelle (writer)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2014

Won
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Adapted Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2014

Won
ICP Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
2nd place
ICP Award
Best Editing
Tom Cross
2nd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Film
8th place.
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
9th place.
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
7th place.
Best Original Score or Soundtrack
Justin Hurwitz
7th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2015

Won
ICS Award
Best Editing
Tom Cross
Nominated
ICS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2015

Won
INOCA
Best Film Editing
Tom Cross
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
2nd place
INOCA
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
2nd place.
Nominated
INOCA
Best Picture
5th place

International Online Film Critics' Poll 2015

Won
IOFCP Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Internet Film Critic Society 2014

Nominated
IFCS Award
Best Film
4th place

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2015

Won
IFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2015

Won
IOMA
Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)
J.K. Simmons
Best Editing (Miglior montaggio)
Tom Cross
Nominated
IOMA
Best Picture (Miglior film)
Damien Chazelle
Best Director (Miglior regia)
Damien Chazelle
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
Damien Chazelle

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Won
Sierra Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Damien Chazelle
3rd place
Sierra Award
Best Picture
3rd place

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2015

Won
ALFS Award
Supporting Actor of the Year
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Screenwriter of the Year
Damien Chazelle
Technical Achievement of the Year
Tom Cross (editing)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Mill Valley Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Best U.S. Feature Film
Damien Chazelle

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2015

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Music in a Musical Feature Film
Ben Wilkins (supervising sound editor)
Richard Henderson (supervising music editor)
Craig Mann (music editor)
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in an English Language Feature
Ben Wilkins (supervising sound editor)
Craig Mann (supervising sound editor)
Joe Schiff (dialogue editor, adr editor)
Lauren Hadaway (dialogue editor, adr editor)
Michael J. Benavente (adr editor)

MTV Movie Awards 2015

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Movie of the Year
Best Male Performance
Miles Teller
Best WTF Moment
Miles Teller
Getting hit by a car ain't no thang for Miles Teller's character Andrew in 'Whiplash.'
Best Villain
J.K. Simmons
Best Musical Moment
Miles Teller

As a talented and tolerant jazz drummer, Andrew is the backbone of the group who doesn't let band ... More

As a talented and tolerant jazz drummer, Andrew is the backbone of the group who doesn't let band leader Terence Fletcher's intimidation interrupt the tempo.


National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2015

Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Nevada Film Critics Society 2014

Won
NFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2014

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

New York Film Critics, Online 2014

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Top Films of the Year

Nikkan Sports Film Awards 2015

Won
Nikkan Sports Film Award
Best Foreign Film
Damien Chazelle

North Carolina Film Critics Association 2015

Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Best Narrative Film
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2015

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Nominated
OFCC Award
Best Film
4th place

Online Film & Television Association 2015

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster
Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
Miles Teller
Most Cinematic Moment
"Final Concert".

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Best Editing
Tom Cross

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015

Won
Spotlight Award
J.K. Simmons

"Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of roles from tough guys in "Oz" and ... More

"Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of roles from tough guys in "Oz" and Sam Raimi's Spider Man films to nicer guys in Juno and Up in the Air," said Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Festival. "In Whiplash, Simmons' shines with his tough guy portrayal of a music teacher, who physically and emotionally terrorizes a young drummer, and gives a captivating performance that is alternately hilarious and terrifying. We are honored to present J.K. Simmons with the 2015 Spotlight Award, Actor."


PGA Awards 2015

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Jason Blum
Helen Estabrook
David Lancaster

Phoenix Critics Circle 2014

Won
PCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
PCC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Won
PFCS Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera
Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Damien Chazelle

Robert Festival 2016

Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Damien Chazelle

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2014

Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Screenplay, Original
Damien Chazelle
Best Editing
Tom Cross

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2015

Won
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Damien Chazelle
Won
Virtuoso Award
J.K. Simmons

Satellite Awards 2014

Won
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons
Best Sound (Editing & Mixing)
Ben Wilkins
Craig Mann
Thomas Curley
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Miles Teller
Best Director
Damien Chazelle

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2015

Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Film Editing
Tom Cross

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
4th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2014

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Best Arthouse
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
Finale Drum Solo
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Best Soundtrack

Stockholm Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Damien Chazelle

Sundance Film Festival 2014

Won
Audience Award
Dramatic
Damien Chazelle
Won
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Damien Chazelle

Film of uncommon skill that showcases two compelling characters and pulses to a dazzling and ... More

Film of uncommon skill that showcases two compelling characters and pulses to a dazzling and irresistible beat.


Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Best North American Independent Film
Damien Chazelle

The BSC, ACO, GBCT Features Operators Award 2015

Nominated
BSC,ACO,GBCT Features Operators Award
Camera Operator
Chris Squires (camera operator)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
TFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
"for his role as a tyrannical conductor in Whiplash"

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons

Valladolid International Film Festival 2014

Won
Pilar Miró Award
Best New Director
Damien Chazelle
Nominated
Golden Spike
Best Film
Damien Chazelle

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015

Won
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Film

Village Voice Film Poll 2014

Won
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Film
9th place.
Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle

5th place. Tied with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Calvary (2014), ... More

5th place. Tied with Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Calvary (2014), Inherent Vice (2014), Love Is Strange (2014) and The Immigrant (2013).


Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Director
Damien Chazelle
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle
Best Editing
Tom Cross

Writers Guild of America, USA 2015

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (written by)

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