80th New York Film Critics Circle Awards
The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) kicked off the awards season by announcing the winners on December 1st, 2014 with giving away the top prize of Best Film to Boyhood which also won the Best Director award for Richard Linklater. Totally deserving.
Last year, only 2 out of 11 NYFCC winners (not counting First Film and Special Award categories) actually won the Oscar, i.e. Best Actress for Cate Blanchett and Best Supporting Actor for Jared Leto.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, “The Immigrant” and “Two Days, One Night”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji, “The Immigrant”
Best Foreign Language Film: Ida
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Citizenfour
Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Best First Film: Jennifer Kent, “The Babadook”
Special Award: Adrienne Mancia