The National Society of Film Critics has named Jean-Luc Goddard’s 3-D film Goodbye To Language as the best film of 2014. Boyhood and Birdman were runners up.
The Society also named their selections for Best Director (Richard Linklater, Boyhood), Best Non-Fiction Film (citizenfour), Best Screenplay (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Cinematography (Dick Pope, Mr. Turner), Best Actor (Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner), Best Actress (Marion Cotilliard, Two Days, One Night), Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons, whiplash) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette, Boyhood).
The National Society of Film Critics also lists runners up for all awards. For a complete list, follow the jump.
With all the differing selections in most of the main categories, the various critics groups have definitely made any speculation on the Oscars® a crap shoot.
The last major critics group, The National Society of Film Critics, has checked in with its choices for the best in film for 2011 and, surprise, they’ve chosen the deeply odd and beautiful end-of-the-world/study of clinical depression film, Melancholia – directed by Lars Von Trier – as best film of 2011.
Melancholia lead Kirsten Dunst was named Best Actress and Brad Pitt nabbed Best Actor for his work in Moneyball and The Tree of Life. The Tree of Life’s Terrence Malik was named Best Director.