Friday, 16 January 2015


The Broadcast Film Critics Association fell neatly in line with the consensus with their choices for the best in film last year. Birdman won the most trophies, but Boyhood won the top awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Some prominent awards went to Oscar-snubbed titles, including Gone Girl for Adapted Screenplay and The LEGO Movie for Animated Feature, though those were shock absentees earlier. The Critics Choice nominations are here, with their awards below:

Best Picture

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 Costume Design
Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Hair & Makeup
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Score
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Animated Feature
The LEGO Movie

Best Documentary
Life Itself

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure

Best Action Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Sci-Fi / Horror Movie

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Best Actor in a Comedy
Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)

Best Actress in a Comedy
Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)

Best Young Actor / Actress
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)

Genius Award
Ron Howard

MVP of Film
Jessica Chastain (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them / Interstellar / Miss Julie / A Most Violent Year)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Kevin Costner