2015 Critic’s Choice Awards Winners – ‘Birdman’ soars with 7, ‘Boyhood’ takes 4

The Hollywood Palladium was the place to be for the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Thursday night, as the season of awards continued its kickoff.

Michael Strahan hosted the event and started off the night with a strip tease (his appearance in ‘Magic Mike 2’ was the connection).

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Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain each received special honors at the ceremony.

Rene Russo presented Kevin Costner with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ celebrating more than three decades of incredible work in film.

Chris Hemsworth presented the ‘Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award’, established to honor an icon who has demonstrated unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts, to multiple award-winning director, producer and actor Ron Howard.

Chris Pratt presented the inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice MVP Award,’ to Jessica Chastain, recognizing an extraordinary actress for her work in several standout movies throughout a single year – Interstellar, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year (which also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination this year), and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

 

“Birdman,” the most nominated film of the evening, won seven awards including Best Actor for Michael Keaton.

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“Boyhood” was named Best Picture and garnered three additional wins including Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

 

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WINNERS OF THE 20th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

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”

WINNERS BY PICTURE FOR
THE 20thANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

BIRDMAN (7 Awards)
Best Actor
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Actor in a Comedy
Best Score

BOYHOOD (4 Awards)
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor/Actress
Best Director

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (3 Awards)
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Comedy

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2 Awards)
Best Hair & Makeup
Best Action Movie

AMERICAN SNIPER (1 Award)
Best Actor in an Action Movie

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1 Award)
Best Visual Effects

EDGE OF TOMORROW (1 Award)
Best Actress in an Action Movie

FORCE MAJEURE (1 Award)
Best Foreign Language Film

GONE GIRL (1 Award)
Best Adapted Screenplay

INTERSTELLAR (1 Award)
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

LIFE ITSELF (1 Award)
Best Documentary Feature

OBVIOUS CHILD (1 Award)
Best Actress in a Comedy

SELMA (1 Award)
Best Song

STILL ALICE (1 Award)
Best Actress

THE LEGO MOVIE (1 Award)
Best Animated Feature

WHIPLASH (1 Award)
Best Supporting Actor

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