North Carolina Chooses 'Budapest'; Oklahoma and North Texas like 'Boyhood'

You thought we were done with these, right? Nope- still a handful of regional critics groups left to go, but they're getting slimmer. Hey, at least North Carolina did something super awesome in naming the ferocious Essie Davis Best Actress for The Babadook! Now that's what I'm talking about! I'll love these guys forever for that.


Picture: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director: Richard Linklator, Boyhood
Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Actress: Essie Davis, The Babadook
S. Actor: Edward Norton, Birdman
S. Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
O. Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
A. Screenplay: Guardians of the Galaxy
Foreign Film: Force Majeure
Animated: The Lego Movie
Documentary: Life Itself


These guys didn't do much worth noting, except name a couple of cute extra categories, like "not so worst" film (what the hell does that mean?) Chalk up another Boyhood win.

Best Picture - Boyhood
Best Actor – Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress – Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Best Animated FilmThe LEGO Movie
Best Body of Work – Chris Miller & Phil Lord – The LEGO Movie & 22 Jump Street
Best Director – Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best DocumentaryLife Itself
Best First FeatureNightcrawler
Best Foreign Language FilmForce Majeure
Best Guilty PleasureEdge of Tomorrow
Not So Obviously Worst FilmThe Monuments Men
Obviously Worst FilmTransformers: Age of Extinction
Best Original ScreenplayThe Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Adapted ScreenplayGone Girl
Best Supporting Actor – Edward Norton, Birdman
Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, Boyhood


Meanwhile, the North Texas critics unsurprisingly went for Boyhood and other familiar winners- it's sort of interesting that Arquette and Simmons have nearly swept the supporting races, while there seems to be a whole lot less consensus in the lead acting categories. I wonder if there's a possibility for upsets there at the televised awards.

Picture: Boyhood
Director: Richard Linklator, Boyhood
Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
S. Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
S. Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Cinematography: Interstellar
Animated: The Lego Movie
Documentary: Life Itself
Foreign: Ida
Ensemble: Birdman