Winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for best comedy.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best comedy.

The 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were handed out at the Hollywood Palladium Thursday, Jan. 15. The show was broadcast live on A&E, but as a longtime member of the presenting organization — The Broadcast Film Critics Association — I received a couple tickets. The life of an entertainment journalist (particularly one who spends much of his time teaching) is relatively low on glitz and glamour, but it’s nice to spend at least one night a year checking out the sights and sounds in Hollywood.

Traditionally, the Critics’ Choice Awards have been a good predictor of the movies and filmmakers who go on to win Oscars. Of course, that’s not always the case. For instance, “The Lego Movie” won the Critics’ Choice award for best animated feature Thursday, but did not receive an Oscar nomination.

Following is the full list of winners …


Best Picture – “Boyhood”
Best Actor – Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Best Actress – Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Young Actor/Actress – Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”
Best Acting Ensemble – “Birdman”
Best Director – Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Original Screenplay – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Armando Bo, “Birdman”
Best Adapted Screenplay – Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
Best Art Direction – Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Anna Pinnock (Set Decorator), “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Editing – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione, “Birdman”
Best Costume Design – Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Hair & Makeup – “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Visual Effects – “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Best Animated Feature – “The Lego Movie”
Best Action Movie – “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Actor in an Action Movie – Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”
Best Actress in an Action Movie – Emily Blunt, “Edge of Tomorrow”
Best Comedy – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Actor in a Comedy – Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Best Actress in a Comedy – Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child”
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – “Interstellar”
Best Foreign Language Film – “Force Majeure”
Best Documentary Feature – “Life Itself”
Best Song –  “Glory”, Common and John Legend, “Selma”
Best Score – Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”


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2 responses to “Winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  1. smilingldsgirl

    I like they have more categories. I wish the Oscars would follow suit. Any you felt undeserving? Seems they did a pretty good job to me of the films I saw at least. Seeing Whiplash tomorrow!


  2. My first pick didn’t win in every category, but we had a lot of great films this year, so I’m not really bummed about any of the winners. I will say that I’m more with the Oscars on “Lego Movie.” I like it, but think “Big Hero 6” and “Boxtrolls” are considerably better. I know I’m in the minority on this, though.


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