Sunday, April 14, 2024

NY Film Critics: Boyhood Wins Best Picture, Director Linklater, Marion Cotillard, Patricia Arquette, Tim Spall, “Citizen Four” Snowden Movie, Wins for JK Simmons in “Whiplash,” “Lego Movie” and “Ida”


The New York Film Critics Circle is voting right now for 2014 awards. So far Best Animation goes to “Lego Movie.” Foreign Film is “Ida.” Keep refreshing….this is an actual award, not the National Board of, er, Fans...Annie Schulhof’s politburo…

“Citizen Four ” about Edward Snowden has won Best Non Fiction Film. The doc by Laura Poitras has made $1.5 million at the box office so far. It’s from Radius-Weinstein company, as is another potential Oscar nominee, “Keep on Keepin’ On.”

BEST PICTURE-– “Boyhood”


Best Actress-– Surprise! Marion Cotillard for “Two Days, One Night” and “The Immigrant’

Best Actor-– Timothy Spall as “Mr. Turner.” All that grunting paid off! Congrats!

Best Supporting Actor– is JK Simmons in “Whiplash.” Lovely choice! Well deserved!

Best Supporting Actress-– Patricia Arquette for “Boyhood.” She’s a slam dunk for the Oscar, kids.

Best Screenplay— Wes Anderson, the very charming “Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji for “The Immigrant” but also for “Magic in the Moonlight.”

Best First Feature— Jennifer Kent, “The Babadook”

Since we have to wait 10 minutes between votes, here’s a musical treat:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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