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Washington DC Area Film Critics Award ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Force Majeure’ and More

Washington DC Area Film Critics Award 'Boyhood,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Force Majeure' and More

From Boston to Los Angeles, the deluge of critics’ prizes coming in over the weekend and today indicates that, at this point, there’s no stopping the incredible momentum of “Boyhood.” Washington DC Area Film Critics gave the Linklater film top honors, while according distinctions to more dark-horse fare such as “Gone Girl,” for which Gillian Flynn won Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film “Force Majeure” and Best Original Score for “Under the Skin.” Full winners list below.

READ MORE: Los Angeles Film Critics Vote Surprises Along with Four Wins for “Boyhood”

Best Film

Best Director
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Best Actor
Michael Keaton, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Actress
Julianne Moore,”Still Alice”

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Best Acting Ensemble
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Youth Performance
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“Gone Girl”

Best Original Screenplay
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Animated Feature
“The LEGO Movie”

Best Documentary
“Life Itself”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Force Majeure”

Best Art Direction
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Best Cinematography
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Editing
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Best Original Score
“Under the Skin”

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

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Personally, I strongly believe that Boyhood makes for one of the most original, deeply felt and hauntingly beautiful movie experiences one can have in their entire life and it’s so great to see it receives so much love from the critics so far. Birdman seems to be getting really well with the awards so far as well and that’s so exciting, since it’s such a daring and remarkably intelligent piece of filmmaking. J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette sweep the awards season thus far in the supporting category and it’s so well deserved! They both killed it in Whiplash and Boyhood respectively. The astonishing Julianne Moore is the clear frontrunner in Still Alice and it feels great for sure since not only is a tremendous and long overdue for a win actress (I could think at least of five films – Safe, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Far From Heaven, The Hours – for which she deserved to score a win. She gives her all in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s film and she would be a totally deserving winner. As for the terrific and wildly underrated Michael Keaton, he delivers a tour de force of a performance in Birdman and it would be fantastic if he would finally end up winning in the Best Actor category.

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