Austin and Dublin Critics like 'Boyhood'; Women Film Critics Circle Honors 'Still Alice'

The Austin film critics unsurprisingly went for Boyhood, as it was set in their hometown after all. The rest of their winners confirmed the frontrunners down the line.


Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Score: Birdman
Best Foreign-Language Film: Force Majeure
Best Documentary: Citizenfour
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie
Best First Film: Nightcrawler
Breakthrough Artist: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
Best Austin Film: Boyhood

The Dublin Critics Circle also liked Boyhood, but concurred with Austin on Jake Gyllenhaal for Best Actor. He seems to be coming on really strong in that race now, which tells me Nightcrawler really does have a lot of passion behind it. I also think this is why Michael Keaton's not necessarily a lock for the Oscar there.


Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Best Irish Film: Frank
Best Documentary: Finding Vivian Maier
Best Breakthrough: Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, Unbroken, ‘71)

Finally, the Women Film Critics Circle handed out their annual awards celebrating women in film. They liked Still Alice best apparently (meh), but I think their biggest mistake was in not singling out The Babadook for anything- certainly one of the best movies this year made by and about a woman.


Best Movie About Women: Still Alice
Best Movie By a Woman: Selma
Best Woman Storyteller: Rebecca Lenkewicz, Ida
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Young Actress: Mira Grosin, We are the Best
Best Comedic Actress: Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Best Foreign Film By or About Women: Two Days, One Night
Best Female Images in a Movie: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Worst Female Images in a Movie: Horrible Bosses 2
Best Male Images in a Movie: Love is Strange
Worst Male Images in a Movie: Dumb and Dumber To
Best Documentary By or About Women: Citizenfour
Best Screen Couple: The Skeleton Twins
Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie By or About Women: Girlhood
Best Equality of the Sexes (tie): Life Itself, The Skeleton Twins
Best Animated Female: Winnie, The Boxtrolls
Best Family Film: Big Hero 6
Women's Work/Best Ensemble: The Homesman