New York Film Critics Name BOYHOOD Best Film Of 2014


As the end of the year fast approaches, so too do the number of critics groups that release their best of the year awards. Traditionally, this is kicked off by the New York Film Critics Association and the group has just announced their list of the best in cinema for 2014. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood turns out to be the only film on the list to garner multiple awards – Best Film, Director and Support Actress (Patricia Arquette). Will other critics and awards organizations agree? We’ll see as the season rolls on.

Here’s the complete list of NYFCA winners –

Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Best Actor: Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night)
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Best Foreign-Language Film: Ida (Poland, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski)
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie (directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller)
Best First Film: The Babadook (directed by Jennifer Kent)
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Citizenfour (directed by Laura Poitras)
Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel (writer Wes Anderson)
Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji (The Immigrant)
Special Award: Adrienne Mencia

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