20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards: ‘Boyhood’ Wins Best Picture [WATCH VIDEO]

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20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards: ‘Boyhood’ Wins Best Picture [WATCH VIDEO]
Richard Linklater e Ellar Coltrane nel 2013/RanZag

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is conferred once a year by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to acknowledge the best in cinematic accomplishment. The 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards was presented on Jan. 15, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium. Read on for further details.

Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making “Boyhood” won Best Picture and Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. “Birdman” and star Michael Keaton were also big winners of the night and led the field with seven wins.  Keaton won Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy, as well as awards for Cinematography, Original Score, Original Screenplay, Ensemble Cast and more. Julianne Moore won Best Actress for “Still Alice.” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took three awards for Art Direction, Costumes and for Best Comedy. James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” won two awards for Best Action Movie and also received an award for its Hair and Make-Up.

“The Lego Movie” won Best Animated Feature, “Life Itself,” won Best Documentary and Sweden’s “Force Majeure” won Best Foreign Language Film. Child star Jenny Slate took home the award for Best Actress in a Comedy. The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards was hosted by Michael Strahan. The event aired live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium.

Hollywood’s biggest Luminaries descended on Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards. Celebrities such as Emily Blunt, Eddie Redmayne, Reese Witherspoon and even Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie hit the Hollywood Palladium to celebrate the year’s outstanding accomplishments in cinema.

Jolie and Aniston have attended their first major event together since 2009. Jessica Chastain was honored with the first ever Critics Choice MVP Award, celebrating her work acting in several outstanding films throughout the year, while Kevin Costner received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Director Ron Howard was presented with the Louis XIII Genius Award.

Check out the winners below.


BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

BEST COMEDY: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST SONG: “Glory,” “Selma”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J. K. Simmons, “Whiplash”


BEST ACTION MOVIE: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Emily Blunt, “Edge of Tomorrow”

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”


BEST SCORE: Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: “Birdman,” Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn

BEST ART DIRECTION: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set DecoratorBirdman – Kevin Thompson/Production Designer, George DeTitta Jr./Set Decorator

BEST EDITING: “Birdman” – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”



And that’s it for the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards winners  update. For more details coming up about the event, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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