Wednesday, 17 December 2014

BOYHOOD TAKES TOP PRIZES FROM AUSTIN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION



The website for the Austin Film Critics Association, should you decide to visit it, claims that the group is 'weird' and 'wildly contrarian', or at least has been... or just tries to be. Not in giving four awards, including Best Picture, to Boyhoodthat's not weird. Nor are the two wins apiece for Nightcrawler and Gone Girl - hardly even slightly contrarian. Ach sure, why would I care? Here are full details of the association's choices this year:

Best Film
  1. Boyhood
  2. Whiplash
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Birdman
  5. Snowpiercer
  6. Nightcrawler
  7. Selma
  8. The Imitation Game
  9. Gone Girl / Inherent Vice

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)


Best Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)


Best Actress
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)


Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)


Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)


Best Original Screenplay
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)


Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)


Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)


Best Score
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)


Best Animated Film
The LEGO Movie


Best Documentary
Citizenfour


Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure


Best First Film
Nightcrawler


Best Austin Film
Boyhood


Breakthrough Artist
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)


Special Honorary Award
Gary Poulter (Joe)