Sunday, December 7, 2014

L.A. film critics crown 'Boyhood' best film, Linklater best director 'Boyhood'

Ellar Coltrane stars in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," was named best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. (AP)
By Susan King / LA Times

"Boyhood" wins L.A. Film Critics Assn best film
J.K. Simmons receives L.A. film critics' supporting actor award for 'Whiplash"

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” was named best film Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn., as the coming-of-age story shot over a 12-year period also won awards for director Linklater, its editor and its lead actress, Patricia Arquette.

J.K. Simmons won the supporting-actor award for his performance as a stern music teacher in "Whiplash." He received the same honor last week from the New York Film Critics Circle. The L.A. critics named Edward Norton runner-up for "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)."

Agata Kulesza was an unexpected supporting-actress winner for her role as a young nun in the Polish drama "Ida." Rene Russo was runner-up for "Nightcrawler."

Adam Stockhausen won production design honors for "The Grand Budapest Hotel," with Ondrej Nekvasil named runner-up for "Snowpiercer."

L.A. critics gave their award for animated film to "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya." "The Lego Movie" was runner-up.

Emmanuel Lubezki was selected for his cinematography in "Birdman." He also won the honor last year for "Gravity."

There was a tie for best score between Jonny Greenwood for "Inherent Vice" and Mica Levi for "Under the Skin."

Sandra Adair won best editing for "Boyhood." Barney Pilling was runner-up for "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

The Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award went to Walter Reuben's "The David Whiting Story."

Two-time Oscar-nominated actress Gena Rowlands, who starred in "Woman Under the Influence" and other films directed by her husband, John Cassavetes, was previously announced as the winner of the career achievement award.

The awards will be presented Jan. 15 at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City.

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