‘Boyhood’ Tops the New York Film Critics Circle 2014 Awards List

New York Film Critics Circle 2014 Winners
Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), and Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 9, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. (Photo Courtesy of Matt Lankes. An IFC Films Release.)

The New York Film Critics Circle has given Richard Linklater’s Boyhood its top honor, naming the film the Best Picture of 2014 and Linklater the year’s Best Director. The NYFCC is the oldest critics group in the country, formed way back in 1935 and consisting of the top critics based in New York. The winners will be honored at a special gala event marking the 80th anniversary of the group on January 5, 2015 at Tao Downtown.

“This was perhaps the most eclectic, least predictable movie year in recent memory, and I think the Circle’s final choices clearly show that diversity, drama and style – which makes Tao Downtown a particularly fitting choice for this year’s gala,” stated NYFCC Chairman Stephen Whitty.

NYFCC 2014 Winners:

Best Picture:

Best Director:
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Screenplay:
The Grand Budapest Hotel

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

Best Actor:
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner

Best Supporting Actress:
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor:
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Cinematography:
Darius Khondji, The Immigrant

Best Nonfiction Film:

Best First Film:
Jennifer Kent, The Babadook

Best Animated Film:
The Lego Movie

Special Award:
Adrienne Mancia

-By Rebecca Murray

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