Boyhood was the only triple winner at the 80th New York York Film Critics Circle Awards – snapping up the Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Linlater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) awards. The Immigrant nabbed two awards – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress (Marion Cotillard).
The Lego Movie was chosen for Best Animated Film and citizenfour got the award for Best Nonfiction Film. A complete list of winners follows the jump.
The nominations for the 20th Critics Choice Awards included some big surprises. Not the thirteen moms for Birdman, necessarily, but the eleven for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel which was released way back in March (ancient history for most awards voters). Boyhood was next with eight gongs.
In many ways Birdman is a case of a great film that cannot sustain it’s greatness for more than 60 minutes. It eventually fails to live up to the amazing cast and the quirky tone that it sets up. The question is can I overlook the awfulness of the last 30 minutes?