Los Angeles Film Critics Association Announce 2014 Award Winners
BOYHOOD won for Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Stephen Farber, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).
"Originality was honored in this year's awards from LAFCA, with several prizes going to Richard Linklater's twelve years in the making BOYHOOD, and other important awards for the imaginative GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the groundbreaking cinematography of BIRDMAN, and the tour de force performance by Tom Hardy in LOCKE. Our group again honored a range of films from around the world and an impressive array of emerging and veteran talents," said Farber, of this year's awards.
The 40th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 10 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Gena Rowlands will receive the 2014 Career Achievement Award.
Award winners are:
Runner-up: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD
Runner-up: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Wes Anderson
ACTOR: Tom Hardy, LOCKE
Runner-up: Michael Keaton, BIRDMAN
ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD
Runner-up: Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE
SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH
Runner-up: Edward Norton, BIRDMAN
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Agata Kulesza, IDA
Runner-up: Rene Russo, NIGHTCRAWLER
SCREENPLAY: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Wes Anderson
Runner-up: BIRDMAN, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo
ANIMATION: THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
Runner-up: THE LEGO MOVIE
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: IDA
Runner-up: WINTER SLEEP
DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: CITIZENFOUR
Runner-up: LIFE ITSELF
NEW GENERATION: Ava DuVernay, SELMA
FILM EDITING: Sandra Adair, BOYHOOD
Runner-up: Barney Pilling, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki, BIRDMAN
Runner-up: Dick Pope, MR. TURNER
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Adam Stockhausen, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Runner-up: Ondrej Nekvasil, SNOWPIERCER
MUSIC/SCORE: (tie): Jonny Greenwood, INHERENT VICE and Mica Levi, UNDER THE SKIN
DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: Walter Reuben, THE DAVID WHITING STORY
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Gena Rowlands
Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each December, LAFCA members vote on the year's Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera. Plaques of recognition are then presented to winners during LAFCA's annual awards ceremony, held in mid-January.
Aside from honoring each year's outstanding cinematic achievements, LAFCA has also made it a point to look back and pay tribute to distinguished industry veterans with its annual Career Achievement Award, which is announced in October, as well as to look forward by spotlighting fresh, promising talent with its annual New Generation Award. In addition, over THE PAST three decades, LAFCA has sponsored and hosted numerous film panels and events and donated funds to various Los Angeles film organizations, especially where film preservation was concerned. LAFCA members have also collectively been vocal about taking up causes they have felt passionate about, from drafting formal protests against censorship and colorization to lending their support to controversial films.