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"Boyhood" is Critics' favourite

Writer: Florey DM


"Boyhood", a film that took 12 years to shoot.

17 Jan – "Boyhood" has recently been named Best Picture at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The film also nabbed a Best Director award for Richard Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Best Young Actor for Ellar Coltrane.

"Birdman" took home the most wins for the night as it secured seven accolades, with lead actor Michael Keaton winning not only the Best Actor award but also Best Actor In A Comedy.

At the ceremony which took place at the Hollywood Palladium and hosted by Michael Strachan, Kevin Costner received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Ron Howard the Louis XIII Genius Award and Jessica Chastain the BFCA's MVP Award for her four 2014 films.

The full winners list of the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards is as follows:

Best Picture: "Boyhood"
Best Actor: Michael Keaton – "Birdman"
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – "Still Alice"
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons – "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – "Boyhood"
Best Young Actor/Actress: Ellar Coltrane – "Boyhood"
Best Acting Ensemble: "Birdman"
Best Director: Richard Linklater – "Boyhood"
Best Original Screenplay: "Birdman" - Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Gabon, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris
Best Adapted Screenplay: "Gone Girl" - Gillian Flynn
Best Cinematography: "Birdman" - Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Art Direction: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" - Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Best Editing: "Birdman" - Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
Best Costume Design: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" – Milena Canner
Best Hair & Makeup: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Best Visual Effects: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"
Best Animated Feature: "The LEGO Movie" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Best Action Movie: "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Best Actor In An Action Movie: Bradley Cooper – "American Sniper"
Best Actress In An Action Movie: Emily Blunt – "Edge of Tomorrow"
Best Comedy: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Fox Searchlight)
Best Actor In A Comedy: Michael Keaton – "Birdman"
Best Actress In A Comedy: Jenny Slate – "Obvious Child"
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: "Interstellar"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Force Majeure"
Best Documentary Feature: "Life Itself"
Best Song: "Glory" - Common/John Legend – Selma
Best Score: Antonio Sanchez – "Birdman"

Cinema Online, 17 January 2015


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