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Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015

Historically, the Broadcast Film Critics Association hands out its annual awards the evening the Academy announces its Oscar nominees. These awards are given by those whose job it is to review films and let us know which to see and which to not. Although the ceremony was televised this year, I missed it. Ironically, because I was at the movies. Here are this year's 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: Boyhood

Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Art Direction: Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer) and Anna Pinnock (Set Director), The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Editing: Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione, Birdman
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Hair & Makeup: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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 Actor in a Comedy: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress in a Comedy: Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Movie
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Interstellar
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure
Best Documentary Feature: Life Itself

Best Song: Common and John Legend, Selma
Best Score: Antonio Sanchez, Birdman

The BFCA handed out three special awards:
Kevin Costner won a Lifetime Achievement Award for greater "than three decades of incredible work in film."
Ron Howard won the Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius Award for demonstrating "unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts."
Jessica Chastain won the Critics' Choice MVP Award, "recognizing an extraordinary actress for her work in several standout movies throughout a single year."

We're beginning to see the same names over and over again on the lists of winners. Thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.

1 comment:

  1. My thought is just what you said -- that we're beginning to see the same names over and over again. From movies I haven't seen. Sigh.


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