The Boston Society of Film Critics named Boyhood as 2014’s best picture and also tabbed it for four other awards, including best director, editing, screenplay and ensemble cast. Birdman was right behind, with four awards, including Michael Keaton and Emma Stone for acting and Emmanuel Lubezki for cinematography. Birdman’s four screenwriters tied with Boyhood writer/director Richard Linklater for best screenplay.
Other winners included best actress Marion Cotillard for both her celebrated performances this year, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. J.K. Simmons of Whiplash won for best supporting actor, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya won for best animated film, as each did in today’s voting by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (which is still going on in our live blog coverage).
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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