"Birdman" poster. Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures, via EPK.tv
“Birdman” poster. Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures, via EPK.tv
“Birdman” poster. Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures, via EPK.tv

“Birdman,” and “Boyhood” were the big winners at the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, staged at the Hollywood Palladium.

“Birdman” — the story of a washed-up actor trying to revive his career — won seven awards, two of them, Best Actor and Best Comedy Actor, for star Michael Keaton.

“Boyhood” — a film 12 years in the making about a boy and girl coming of age — won four trophies, including Best Picture and Best Director for director Richard Linklater, Best Supporting Actress for Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette and Best Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane.

Another Golden Globe winner, Julianne Moore, also continued a win streak by taking home the Best Actress honors for her role in “Still Alice.”

The same went for Globe winner J.K. Simmons, who captured the Best Supporting Actor prize for his  work in the movie, “Whiplash.”

“‘The Grand Budapest Hotel” won three Critics’ awards, among them Best Comedy.

Ron Howard received a Genius Award and Kevin Costner was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Jessica Chastain was recipient of the inaugural MVP Award for her work in multiple films during the year.

Here is a complete list of winners: BEST PICTURE

— “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 YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

— Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood” BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE


— Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

— “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

— “Gone Girl,” Gillian Flynn BEST CINEMATOGRAPY

— “Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki BEST ART DIRECTION

— “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator BEST EDITING

— “Birdman,” Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione BEST COSTUME DESIGN

— “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

— “Guardians of the Galaxy” BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

— “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

— “The Lego Movie” BEST ACTION MOVIE

— “Guardians of the Galaxy” BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

— Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper” BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

— Emily Blunt, “Edge of Tomorrow” BEST COMEDY

— “The Grand Budapest Hotel” BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

— Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood” BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

— Michael Keaton, “Birdman” BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

— Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child” BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE



— “Life Itself” BEST SONG

— “Glory,” Common/John Legend, “Selma” BEST SCORE

— Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”

—City News Service

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.