Sunday, 7 December 2014


Usual suspects turned out en masse for the Boston Society of Film Critics' annual awards today. Boyhood picked up five awards, with Birdman winning four, confirming both as major contenders among critics' groups this season. Marion Cotillard won another major Best Actress award for both The Immigrant and Two Days, One Nightfollowing her identical victory at the New York Film Critics Circle earlier this week; Two Days also took home the Best Foreign Language Film award. Here are all the winners and the runners-up:

Best Picture
  1. Boyhood
  2. Birdman

Best Director
  1. Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
  2. Clint Eastwood (American Sniper)

Best Actor
  1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  2. Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

Best Actress
  1. Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant / Two Days, One Night)
  2. Hilary Swank (The Homesman)

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

Best Supporting Actress
  1. Emma Stone (Birdman)
  2. Laura Dern (Wild)

Best Screenplay

1.  Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

3.  Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner)

Best Cinematography
  1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
  2. Dick Pope (Mr. Turner)

Best Film Editing
  1. Sandra Adair (Boyhood)
  2. Joel Cox and Gary Roach (American Sniper)

Best Use of Music in a Film
  1. Jonny Greenwood (Inherent Vice)
  2. Justin Hurwitz and Andy Ross (Whiplash)

Best Ensemble Cast

  1. Boyhood
  2. Birdman

Best Animated Film
  1. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  2. The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
  1. Citizenfour
  2. Jodorowsky's Dune

Best Foreign Language Film
  1. Two Days, One Night
  2. Ida
Best New Filmmaker
  1. Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)
  2. Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child)