Monday, 8 December 2014


In what now appears to be a sweep brewing, by and large, of the critics groups, Boyhood has taken top honours from the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. The group announced an expansive slate of nominees two days ago, of which Richard Linklater's film has emerged the victor. Their winners were pretty standard, according to the progression of the season to date, as Birdman picked up a few scraps (well, four awards, which is more than any other film save Boyhood), and no other film won more than one award. Here are all the details:

Best Film

Best Director
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Actor
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Original Screenplay
Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giacobone and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)

Best Editing
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)

Best Art Direction
Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Original Score
Mica Levi (Under the Skin)

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Animated Feature
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
Life Itself

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure

Best Youth Performance
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, D.C.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier