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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Honors ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’


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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association just unveiled its award winners for this year, and the list features quite a few of the New York Film Critics Circle’s picks. Both awards are noted Oscar predictors, so the similarity of the honorees lends even more credence to possible Oscar nominations in several categories. Unlike other awards, however, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association also breaks down the runners-up in the main categories.

Boyhood once again nabbed best picture with director Richard Linklater scoring a best director nod. Patricia Arquette was also nominated, but in the best actress category as opposed to her previous win in the best supporting actress field for the same role. The runner-up for best actress was Julianne Moore for her turn in Still Alice. J.K. Simmons racked up another best supporting actor victory for Whiplash, but best actor went to Tom Hardy for Locke. Awards will be handed out on January 10 in Los Angeles.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Picture


Best Picture Runner-Up

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Director

Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Best Director Runner-Up

Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor

Tom Hardy for Locke

Best Actor Runner-Up

Michael Keaton for Birdman

Best Actress

Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Best Actress Runner-Up

Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Best Supporting Actor Runner-Up

Edward Norton for Birdman

Best Supporting Actress

Agata Kulesza for Ida

Best Supporting Actress Runner-Up

Rene Russo for Nightcrawler

Best Screenplay

Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Screenplay Runner-Up

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for Birdman

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

Best Cinematography Runner-Up

Dick Pope for Mr. Turner

Best Production Design

Adam Stockhausen for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Production Design Runner-Up

Ondrej Nekvasil for Snowpiercer

Best Editing

Sandra Adair for Boyhood

Best Editing Runner-Up

Barney Pilling for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Music Score

Jonny Greenwood for Inherent Vice and Mica Levi for Under the Skin (Tie)

Best Foreign-Language Film

Ida directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Foreign-Language Film Runner-Up

Winter Sleep directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film

Citizenfour directed by Laura Poitras

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film Runner-Up

Life Itself directed by Steve James

Best Animation

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya directed by Isao Takahata

Best Animation Runner-Up

The LEGO Movie directed by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

New Generation

Ava DuVernay for Selma

The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award

Walter Reuben for The David Whiting Story

Career Achievement

Gena Rowlands