Los Angeles Film Critics Give Boyhood Top Honors

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Critics are lining up behind Richard Linklater's monumental and humanist film Boyhood. The film took four awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Sunday including Best Picture, Best Director for Linklater, Best Actress for Patricia Arquette, and Best Editing. Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel was clearly the second favorite, taking Best Screenplay and Best Production with runner-up mentions in Picture, Director, and Editing. Ava DuVernay received a mention winning the "New Generation" award for her directorial effort with Selma. See below for the full list of winners and also-rans.

BEST PICTURE
Boyhood
Runner-up: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST ACTOR
Tom Hardy, Locke
Runner-up: Michael Keaton, Birdman

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Runner-up: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Runner-up: Julianne Moore, Still Alice.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Agata Kulesza, Ida
Runner-up: 
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Runner-up: Edward Norton, Birdman

BEST SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner-up: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION FILM
CITIZENFOUR

Runner-up: Life Itself

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida
Runner-up: Winter Sleep

BEST ANIMATION
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Runner-up: The Lego Movie

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Runner-up: Dick Pope, Mr. Turner

BEST MUSIC SCORE
Jonny Greenwood, Inherent Vice and Mica Levi, Under the Skin (tie)

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

NEW GENERATION AWARD
Ava DuVernay, Selma

EXPERIMENTAL/INDEPENDENT FILM/VIDEO AWARD
Walter Reuben
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