The 2014 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Ellar Coltrane and Ethan Hawke in Boyhood

It may have faltered when the industry awards rolled around in early 2015, but the earlier, critics-dominated half of the 2014-15 awards season was all Boyhood. It wins four Critics Consensus Awards, capitalizing on one of the most impressive performances I've seen across critics' awards and polls in the 50 years' worth that I've covered for this feature. Birdman mounts a fine challenge, winning three awards including two for Michael Keaton, though none for the year's triple Oscar recipient, producer / director / writer / hack Alejandro G. Inarritu. Julianne Moore wins a fourth prize, a third in individual categories, while there were welcome female victories in Adapted Screenplay and Music for Oscar-snubbed Gillian Flynn and Mica Levi, respectively. Check out the 2014 nominations at this link, and the winners below.

Best Picture

Boyhood (Richard Linklater, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss and Cathleen Sutherland)


Best Director

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Rol

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)


Best Original Screenplay

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)


Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))


Best Editing

Sandra Adair (Boyhood)


Best Production Design

Adam Stockhausen (The Grand Budapest Hotel)


Best Music

Mica Levi (Under the Skin)


Best Ensemble Cast

Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance))


Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie (Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)


Best Documentary

Citizenfour (Mathilde Bonnefoy, Laura Poitras and Dirk Wilutzky)


Best Foreign Language Film

Ida (Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Pawel Pawlikowski and Ewa Puszczynska)


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