Thursday, 18 December 2014


In a surprising turn, Boyhood was wholly absent from the Utah Film Critics Association's awards for achievements in film this year. Just like last year with 12 Years a Slavethey snubbed the frontrunner in favour of its closest competitor, Birdman. But it wasn't even plain sailing for Birdman, as it too was absent from key categories, losing out in Supporting Actress and Cinematography, for example. All of the details below:

Best Picture
1. Birdman
2. The Imitation Game

Best Director
1. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
2. Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin)

Best Actor
1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
2. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
=  Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Actress
1. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
2. Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)

Best Supporting Actor
1. J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)
2. Edward Norton (Birdman)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
2. Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
2. Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Bong Joon Ho and Kelly Masterson (Snowpiercer)

Best Cinematography
1. Robert Elswit (Nightcrawler)
2. Daniel Linden (Under the Skin)

Best Animated Feature
1. The LEGO Movie
2. The Boxtrolls

Best Documentary Feature
1. Citizenfour
2. The Overnighters

Best Non-English Feature
1. We Are the Best!
2. Two Days, One Night