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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association also liked Boyhood

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One week after the New York Film Critics Circle named Boyhood its Best Picture, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave it the same award, solving the bitter bicoastal dispute over whether a gathering of film critics is referred to as a “Circle” or an “Association” by means of ambitious cinematic coming-of-age tales. This is just one of the many accolades which have been bestowed upon Boyhood, and director Richard Linklater, star Patricia Arquette, and editor Sandra Adair were also awarded for their work by the L.A. critical elite.


If Boyhood’s decade-spanning achievement was the bride of L.A.’s annual nonbinding critical commitment ceremony, then The Grand Budapest Hotel was the bridesmaid, smoking cigarettes outside the venue to a wistful jangle-pop tune. Wes Anderson’s film was named runner-up to Boyhood in the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Editing categories, although it did win the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Production Design so it’s really got nothing to be so mopey about.

Some of the winners not associated with Linklater and Anderson included Locke’s Tom Hardy; J.K. Simmons, who won for his role in Whiplash; and the austere Polish drama Ida, upon which the critics bestowed the awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress. Echoing last year’s commitment-phobic awards, Jonny Greenwood and Mica Levi shared the Best Music Score award for their work on Inherent Vice and Under The Skin, respectively, and Leonard Maltin received a Special Citation, presumably for sending his long-running movie guide to a farm upstate where they still read books. A full list of winners is below, courtesy of Variety.

Best Picture


Best Director

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actor

Tom Hardy, Locke

Best Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Best Supporting Actor

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress

Agata Kulesza, Ida

Best Screenplay

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Foreign Language Film


Best Documentary


Best Animation

The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman

Best Editing

Sandra Adair, Boyhood

Best Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Music Score

Jonny Greenwood, Inherent Vice, and Mica Levi, Under the Skin (tie)

New Generation

Ava DuVernay, Selma

Career Achievement

Gena Rowlands

Special Citation

Leonard Maltin