Tuesday, 16 December 2014

CHICAGO FILM CRITICS CHOOSE BOYHOOD AS THE BEST FILM OF 2014


The Chicago Film Critics Association harked back to the 2005 Oscars yesterday and couldn't bring themselves to award any one film with more than three awards. So, Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash all won that maximum amount, with Richard Linklater's hugely-popular 12-year drama taking the Best Picture prize, and Birdman and Grand Budapest tying for Best Cinematography. This follows on from their nominations, which were published last week. Below are all of the winners from last night's dinner and voting ceremony:

Best Picture
Boyhood

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
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Robert D. Yeoman (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Editing
Tom Cross (Whiplash)

Best Art Direction / Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Original Score
Mica Levi (Under the Skin)

Best Animated Feature
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
Life Itself

Best Foreign-Language Film
Force Majeure

Most Promising Filmmaker
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Most Promising Performer
Jack O'Connell (Starred Up / Unbroken)