BOYHOOD & BIRDMAN Dominate Boston Critics Best Of 2014


Boyhood and Birdman continued their dominance of the year end critics awards last night with director Richard Linklatter’s Boyhood earning five prizes from the Boston Society of Film Critics while director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman earned four. The group named Boyhood its Best Picture of 2014, as well as bestowing on the film their Best Director, Editing and Ensemble Cast awards. In addition to the award for Best Cinematography, Birdman took Best Actor and Supporting Actress wins for stars Michael Keaton and Emma Stone. Birdman and Boyhood shared the award for Best Screenplay.

With both Birdman and Boyhood dominating last week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards and Gotham Awards, the two appear to be the big front runners as the Academy Award season starts to head into high gear. This also marks the second award this season for Keaton as well as Marion Cotillard who repeated her her dual Best Actress win from the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her work in both The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Best Picture – Boyhood
Best Actor – Michael Keaton for Birdman
Best Actress – Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night
Best Supporting Actor – J. K. Simmons for Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone for Birdman
Best Director – Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Best Screenplay – (tie) Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for Birdman & Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman
Best Documentary – Citizenfour
Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – Two Days, One Night
Best Animated Film – The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Sandra Adair for Boyhood
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Ensemble Cast – Boyhood
Best Use of Music in a Film – Inherent Vice

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