Kansas City Critics like 'Birdman,' Rosamund Pike; San Francisco Goes for 'Boyhood'

Two more regional critics groups weighed in today, and only one of them did anything interesting. Kansas City basically went for Birdman everywhere, but they also gave Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike her first Best Actress prize, and refreshingly rewarded Obvious Child (!) with Adapted Screenplay.

Kansas City Film Critics Winners

Animated: The Lego Movie
Documentary: Citizenfour
Foreign Language Film: Ida
SF/Fantasy/Horror Film: The Babadook
Adapted Screenplay: Obvious Child
Original Screenplay: Birdman
Sup. Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Sup. Actor: Edward Norton, Birdman
Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Picture: Birdman

Meanwhile, San Francisco did virtually nothing interesting, anointing Boyhood and the expected acting winners right down the line, aside from Edward Norton, who won twice today- meh. Looks like the creative Oscar picks this year are going to come from the technical categories, unless they decide to buck the trend somewhere (Best Actor, perhaps? I still think there's a chance Michael Keaton won't necessarily win out in the end there).

San Francisco Film Critics

Best Picture:“Boyhood”
Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Original Screenplay:“Birdman”
Best Adapted Screenplay:“Inherent Vice”
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Animated Feature:“The Lego Movie”
Best Foreign Language Film:“Ida”
Best Documentary:“Citizenfour”
Best Cinematography:“Ida”
Best Production Design:“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Film Editing:“Boyhood”