Monday, December 1, 2014

'Boyhood' Snatches the First Best Picture Prize

Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making film, Boyhood, took three prizes at the New York Film Critics Circle this morning. Not only did it nab Picture and Director, but Patricia Arquette was awarded the Best Supporting Actress prize. The NYFCC is the first awards body to announce their annual accolades, and The National Board of Review will reveal their awards tomorrow.

Best Picture: Boyhood

Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Many have been counting out Spall in this crowded Best Actor race, but maybe his name will start trickling in? I would love to see him get some awards recognition.

Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night and The Immigrant

The Immigrant is on Netflix right now, and this award (along with Cinematography) should help it gain some viewers.

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Let the steamroller begin...

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Cinematography: The Immigrant
Best Animated Feature: The Lego Movie 
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida (ahem...available on Amazon Prime)
Best Nonfiction Film: Citizen Four

I am still rooting for the Roger Ebert doc, Life Itself, to gain some traction.

Best First Film: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook 

Oh! That's a lovely surprise. Scary movies are noticeably absent during awards season. I rented this from iTunes the other day, and I'm still terrified to press play.

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