The Winners of the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA)–of which ComingSoon.net’s Edward Douglas is a member–presented the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium, hosted by Michael Strahan, broadcast live on A&E.

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood won the top prize of Best Picture as well as awards for Linklater for Best Director, Patricia Arquette for Supporting Actress and Ellar Coltrane for Young Actor/Actress. Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s Birdman also fared well, topping the other movies with seven awards including Michael Keaton getting Best Actor *and* Best Actor in a Comedy, as well as awards for Cinematography, Original Score, Original Screenplay, Ensemble Cast and more. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took home three Critics Choice Awards for Art Direction, Costumes and for Best Comedy. James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy was picked for Best Action Movie and also received an award for its Hair and Make-Up.

Jessica Chastain was presented with the BFCA’s MVP Award for her four films of 2014, while director Ron Howard was presented with the Louis XIII Genius Award for his body of work and Kevin Costner received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Below is the full list of nominations with the winners labeled accordingly:

BEST PICTURE

Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
Boyhood (IFC Films) **Winner**
Gone Girl (20th Century Fox)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Nightcrawler (Open Road)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features) 
Unbroken (Universal Pictures)
Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

BEST ACTOR

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game 
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel 
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler 
Michael Keaton – Birdman  **Winner**
David Oyelowo – Selma 
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS

Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice  **Winner**
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
Robert Duvall – The Judge 
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash **Winner**

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood **Winner**
Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game 
Emma Stone – Birdman 
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods
Tilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood  **Winner**
Ansel Elgort – The Fault in Our Stars
Mackenzie Foy – Interstellar
Jean Liberher – St. Vincent
Tony Revolori – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie
Noah Wiseman – The Babadook

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Birdman  **Winner**
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Selma

BEST DIRECTOR

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel 
Ava Duvernay – Selma
David Fincher – Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman 
Angelina Jolie – Unbroken
Richard Linklater – Boyhood  **Winner**

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Birdman – Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Gabon, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris  **Winner**
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson 
Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy
Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn  **Winner**
The Imitation Game  – Graham Moore
Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson
The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten
Unbroken – Joel and Ethan coen, Richard LaGravenese
Wild – Nick Hornby

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki **Winner**
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
Interstellar – Hoyte Van Hoytema
Mr. Turner – Dick Pope
Unbroken – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

Birdman – Kevin Thompson/Production Designer, George DeTitta Jr./Set Decorator
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator **Winner**
Inherent Vice
 – David Crank/Production Designer, Amy Wells/Set Decorator
Interstellar – Nathan Crowley/Production Designer, Gary Fettis/Set Decorator
Into the Woods – Dennis Gassner/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator
Snowpiercer – Ondrej Nekvasil/Production Designer, Beatrice Brentnerova/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING

Birdman – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione **Winner**
Boyhood – Sandra Adair
Gone Girl – Kirk Baxter
Interstellar – Lee Smith
Whiplash – Tom Cross

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canner **Winner**
Inherent Vice 
– Mark Bridges
Into the Woods
 – Colleen Atwood

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

Foxcatcher
Guardians of the Galaxy **Winner**
The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies

Into the Woods
Maleficent

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes **Winner**
Edge of Tomorrow
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Big Hero Six (Walt Disney Pictures)
The Book of Life (20th Century Fox)
The Boxtrolls (Focus Features)
How to Train a Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation)
The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)  **Winner**

BEST ACTION MOVIE

American Sniper 
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow

Fury
Guardians of the Galaxy **Winner**

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper **Winner**
Tom Cruise – Edge of Tomorrow
Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Brad Pitt – Fury 
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow **Winner**
Scarlett Johansson – Lucy
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the Galaxy
Shailene Woodley – Divergent

BEST COMEDY

Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
The Grand Budapest Hotel 
(Fox Searchlight) **Winner**
St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company)
Top Five (Paramount Pictures)
22 Jump Street
 (Sony)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jon Favreau – Chef
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton – Birdman **Winner**
Bill Murray – St. Vincent
Chris Rock – Top Five
Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Rose Byrne – Neighbors
Rosario Dawson – Top Five
Melissa McCarthy – St. Vincent
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child **Winner**
Kristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

The Babadook
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Interstellar **Winner**
Snowpiercer
Under the Skin

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Force Majeure  **Winner**
Ida  
Leviathan 
Two Days, One Night
Wild Tales

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

CITIZENFOUR
Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Last Days in Vietnam

Life Itself **Winner**
The Overnighters

BEST SONG

“Big Eyes” – Lana Del Rey – Big Eyes
“Everything is Awesome” – Jo Li and the Lonely Planet – The Lego Movie
“Glory” – Common/John Legend – Selma **Winner**
“Lost Stars” – Keira Knigthley – Begin Again
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – Lorde – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

BEST SCORE

Alexander Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsoon – The Theory of Everything

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman  **Winner**
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar