National Society of Film Critics announced their winners for the year. Jean-Luc Godard's acclaimed 3D experience, "Goodbye to Language" won the best picture award. While I personally wasn't predicting the win, it didn't come as a surprise to me. This group has a tradition of going against the current and has awarded some pretty great-but-overlooked-in-the-Oscars-race films in the past. "Boyhood" won awards for its director Richard Linklater and supporting actress Patricia Arquette. "Mr. Turner" also won two awards for its stunning cinematography by Dick Pope as well as best actor Timothy Spall. Marion Cotillard won best actress for her two performances and yes, they didn't let Wes Anderson go empty handed as well. Below is the full list of winners:
Best Picture: "Goodbye to Language"
Best Director: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, "Mr. Turner"
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, "The Immigrant" and "Two Days, One Night"
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Non-fiction film: "Citizenfour"
Best Cinematography: Dick Pope, "Mr. Turner"