National Society of Film Critics Names Jean Luc-Godard's 'Goodbye to Language' Best of 2014

Well, I wanted something different. So, apparently did the National Society of Film Critics, the last most important critics group in the country, as they decided to choose something wildly unpredictable (possibly just for the sake of doing so, I suspect, since Godard's film has been very divisive with critics). With the New York, LA and National Board of Review already chimed in, the big four for critics awards are now complete (although there are still some regional players who haven't announced yet). With this set of winners though, the NSFC can be expected not to influence anything major this year in the Oscar race, but perhaps that's what they wanted.

  • Picture: Goodbye to Language
  • Director: Richard Linklator, Boyhood
  • Actor: Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
  • Actress: Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night
  • Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  • Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Non-Fiction Film: Citizenfour
  • Cinematography: Mr. Turner