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2014 LA Film Critics Winners

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The Los Angeles Film Critics announced their winners over the weekend.  Below is the complete list of winners and runner-ups

BEST PICTURE
BOYHOOD
RUNNER-UP: “THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”

BEST DIRECTOR
RICHARD LINKLATER
“BOYHOOD”
RUNNER-UP: WES ANDERSON (“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”)

BEST ACTOR
TOM HARDY
“LOCKE”
RUNNER-UP: MICHAEL KEATON (“BIRDMAN”)

BEST ACTRESS
PATRICIA ARQUETTE
“BOYHOOD”
RUNNER-UP: JULIANNE MOORE (“STILL ALICE”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. SIMMONS
WHIPLASH
RUNNER UP: EDWARD NORTON (“BIRDMAN”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AGATA KULESZA
“IDA”
RUNNER-UP: RENE RUSSO (“NIGHTCRAWLER”)

BEST SCREENPLAY
WES ANDERSON
“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”
RUNNER-UP: ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU, NICOLÁS GIACOBONE, ALEXANDER DINELARIS, JR. AND ARMANDO BO (“BIRDMAN”)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
EMMANUEL LUBEZKI
“BIRDMAN”
RUNNER-UP: DICK POPE (“MR TURNER”)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
ADAM STOCKHAUSEN
“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”
RUNNER-UP: ONDREJ NEKVASIL (“SNOWPIERCER”)

BEST EDITING
SANDRA ADAIR
“BOYHOOD”
RUNNER-UP: BARNEY PILLING (“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL”)

BEST MUSIC SCORE
JONNY GREENWOOD, “INHERENT VICE” AND MICA LEVI, “UNDER THE SKIN” (TIE)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“IDA”
DIRECTED BY PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI
RUNNER-UP: “WINTER SLEEP” DIRECTED BY NURI BILGE CEYLAN

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM
” CITIZENFOUR”
DIRECTED BY LAURA POITRAS
RUNNER-UP: “LIFE ITSELF” DIRECTED BY STEVE JAMES

BEST ANIMATION
“THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA” DIRECTED BY ISAO TAKAHATA

RUNNER-UP: “THE LEGO MOVIE” DIRECTED BY PHIL LORD, CHRISTOPHER MILLER

NEW GENERATION
AVA DUVERNAY
“SELMA”

THE DOUGLAS EDWARDS EXPERIMENTAL/
INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD
WALTER REUBEN “THE DAVID WHITING STORY”

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
GENA ROWLANDS

 

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