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Dec 9, 2014

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014


Another day, another critics group announces their winners. "Boyhood" continues to sweep in the picture and director category, the Washington DC Area critics also gave it two more awards in supporting actress and youth performance category for Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane respectively. The biggest winner however happened to be "Birdman" which won five awards including actor for Michael Keaton, original screenplay, editing, cinematography and acting ensemble. Gillian Flynn wins her first critic award this year for adapting her own novel, "Gone Girl". "Force Majeure" won foreign language film, whereas previous groups have went for such films as Ida, Two Days One Night and Wild Tales. Marion Cotillard failed to repeat her recent awards success with other groups here, the best actress prize was instead given to Julianne Moore for "Still Alice". "The Grand Budapest Hotel" wins another art direction award, something I hope it repeats at the Oscars. And Mica Levi won an award for her uniquely brilliant score in "Under the Skin".

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Film: Boyhood

Best Director: Richard Linklater (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 Original Screenplay: Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Armando Bo (Birdman)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure
Best Animated Feature: The Lego Movie
Best Documentary: Life Itself
Best Editing: Birdman
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Best Art Direction: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Original Score: Mica Levi (Under the Skin)
Best Acting Ensemble: Birdman
Best Youth Performance: Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)
The Joe Barber Award For Best Portrayal of Washington, DC: Captain America: The Winter Soldier