The New York Film Critics Circle was founded in 1935, it counts members representing magazines, newspapers and online publications. The presentation of these awards is scheduled for January 5, 2015 in New York. The awards are considered a guide for the Oscars, which will air on 22 February. The winners were announced on Monday December 1, 2014 and there were more than a few surprises, here is the list of the 2014 award winners.
Best Picture: BOYHOOD
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Screenplay: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant, Two Days, One Night
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Cinematographer: Darius Khondji, The Immigrant
Best Animated Film: THE LEGO MOVIE
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary) : CITIZENFOUR
Best Foreign Film: IDA
Best First Film: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
Special Award: Adrienne Manci
This year seems to be all over the place when it comes to the best film of the year which makes awards season so much more fun. This years Oscars may be the most exciting one yet, 2014 was certainly an amazing year for films. BOYHOOD and WHIPLASH remain on the top of most lists but with so many spectacular films who will take home the coveted Oscar? It seems to be anyone’s for the taking at the moment which makes this years nominations and awards even more intriguing.