40th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced their awards on December 7th, 2014 with giving away the Best Picture award to Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater who also won the Best Director award. The surprise of the awards was Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel getting some recognition.

Last year, 6 LAFCA winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.

BEST PICTURE 
“Boyhood”
Runner-up:”The Grand Budapest Hotel” 

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” 

BEST ACTOR
Tom Hardy, “Locke”
Runner-up: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Runner-up: Edward Norton, “Birdman”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Agata Kulesza, “Ida”
Runner-up: Rene Russo, “Nightcrawler”

BEST SCREENPLAY
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson
Runner-up: “Birdman,” Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo

BEST EDITING
“Boyhood,” Sandra Adair
Runner-up: “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Barney Pilling

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki
Runner-up: “Mr. Turner,” Dick Pope

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen
Runner-up: “Snowpiercer,” Ondrej Nekvasil

BEST MUSIC/SCORE (tie)
“Inherent Vice,” Johnny Greenwood
“Under the Skin,” Mica Levi

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Ida”
Runner-up: “Winter Sleep” 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Runner-up: “The Lego Movie”

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION FILM
“Citizenfour”
Runner-up: “Life Itself” 

CAREER ACHEIVEMENT
Gena Rowlands

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