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THE BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL AWARDS

THE BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL AWARDS December 5, 2015 (Boston, MA) -The Boston Online Film Critics Association have chosen their winners for 2015. Awards were selected via a system of online voting and announced on their website at www.bofca.com. After spirited and competitive voting, the recipients of the Fourth Annual BOFCA…

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The 2014 Critics Choice Movie Awards Go To…

Best Picture – “Boyhood” Best Actor – Michael Keaton, “Birdman” Best Actress – Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best Young Actor/Actress – Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood” Best Acting Ensemble – “Birdman” Best Director – Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Original Screenplay – Alejandro G….

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2014 EDA Award Winners

AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS These awards are presented to females and/or males. Best Film BOYHOOD Best Director (Female or Male) Richard Linklater for BOYHOOD Best Screenplay, Original BIRDMAN – Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Nicholas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Best Screenplay, Adapted GONE GIRL – Gillian Flynn Best Documentary CITIZENFOUR – Laura Poitras Best Animated Film…

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Houston Film Critics 2014

Houston Film Critics Honor Boyhood, Gyllenhall and Moore   Richard Linklater’s Boyhood dominated the proceedings, winning awards for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) and Technical Achievement. It was also received the Texas Independent Film Award, a special recognition for films shot in the state.   Jake Gyllenhall bested a competitive field of leading actors to…

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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Names Boyhood Top Film of 2014

  OKLAHOMA CITY, January 5, 2015—The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, a statewide group of professional film critics, announced its ninth annual list of awards for achievement in cinema, awarding Best Director to Richard Linklater and naming Linklater’s film, Boyhood, the Top Film of 2014. Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress, giving the film a total of three…

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Critics Awards 2014: Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics

Best Film: Boyhood Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Best Actor: Michael Keaton (Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)) Best Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice) Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) Best Acting Ensemble: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Best Youth Performance: Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) Best Adapted…

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Critics Awards 2014: Boston Online Film Critics

Best Picture Snowpiercer Best Director Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Best Actor Calvary, Brendan Gleeson Best Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton, Birdman Best Supporting Actress Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer Best Screenplay Calvary, John Michael McDonagh Best Foreign Language Film Two Days, One Night Best Documentary Life Itself Best ANimated Film…

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2014 Critics Awards: New York Film Critics

Best Picture Boyhood Best Director Richard Linklater, Boyhood Best First Film Jennifer Kent, The Babadook Best Actress Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. Best Actor Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner Best Cinematography Darius Khondji, The Immigrant Best Screenplay The Grand Budapest Hotel  Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Best Nonfiction Film CitizenFour Best Foreign Language Film Ida…

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2014 Critics Awards: Utah Film Critics Association

Picture Birdman Director Alejandro G Iñarritu, Birdman Actor Michael Keaton, Birdman Actress Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Supporting Actor JK Simmons, Whiplash Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year Original Screenplay Birdman, screenplay by Alejandro G Iñarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Adapted Screenplay: (tie) Inherent Vice, screenplay by Paul Thomas Anderson; and Snowpiercer,…

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2014 Critics Awards Chicago Film Critics Association

BEST PICTURE Boyhood BEST DIRECTOR Richard Linklater–Boyhood BEST ACTOR Michael Keaton–Birdman BEST ACTRESS Julianne Moore–Still Alice BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons–Whiplash BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Patricia Arquette–Boyhood BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Wes Anderson–The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Gillian Flynn–Gone Girl BEST ART DIRECTION The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE) Birdman–Emmanuel Lubezki The Grand Budapest Hotel–Robert…

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2014 Critics Awards Online Film Critics Society

Best Picture The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Animated Feature The Lego Movie Best Film Not in the English Language Two Days, One Night Best Documentary Life Itself Best Director Richard Linklater – Boyhood Best Actor Michael Keaton – Birdman Best Actress Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton – Birdman Best Supporting…

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2014 Critics Awards: Indiana Film Journalists Association

Best Film Boyhood   Best Animated Feature The LEGO Movie   Best Foreign Language Film Two Days, One Night   Best Documentary Life Itself   Best Original Screenplay Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel   Best Adapted Screenplay Damien Chazelle, Whiplash   Best Director Richard Linklater, Boyhood   Best Actress Reese Witherspoon, Wild   Best…

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Chicago Film Critics Association 2014 Nominations

  BEST PICTURE   Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Under the Skin Whiplash   BEST DIRECTOR   Wes Anderson–The Grand Budapest Hotel David Fincher–Gone Girl Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu–Birdman Richard Linklater–Boyhood Christopher Nolan–Interstellar   BEST ACTOR   Benedict Cumberbatch–The Imitation Game Jake Gyllenhaal–Nightcrawler Michael Keaton–Birdman David Oyelowo–Selma Eddie Redmayne–The Theory of Everything   BEST ACTRESS…

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2014 Critics Awards: Los Angeles Film Critics

Best Picture BOYHOOD Runner-up: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Best Director Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD Runner-up: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, Wes Anderson Best Actor Tom Hardy, LOCKE Runner-up: Michael Keaton, BIRDMAN Best Actress Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD Runner-up: Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE Best Supporting Actor J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH Runner-up: Edward Norton, BIRDMAN Best Supporting Actress Agata Kulesza, IDA Runner-up:…

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2014 Critics Awards: National Board of Review

Best Film A Most Violent Year Best Director Clint Eastwood – American Sniper Best Actor (TIE) Oscar Isaac – A Most Violent Year; Michael Keaton – Birdman Best Actress Julianne Moore – Still Alice Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton – Birdman Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year Best Original Screenplay Phil…

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2014 Critics Awards: Boston Film Critics

BEST PICTURE SNOWPIERCER BEST DIRECTOR Alejandro González Iñárritu for BIRDMAN BEST ACTOR Brendan Gleeson – for his performance as an emotionally troubled and tortured priest in CALVARY BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard – for her role as a desperate wife and mother trying to hold on to her job in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT BEST SUPPORTING…

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Vancouver Film Critics Awards 2013

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BEST FILM 12 Years a Slave BEST ACTOR Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity BEST SCREENPLAY Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis BEST FOREIGN FILM The Hunt…

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Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2013

2013 Film Awards Best Film Her Top 10 Films 1. Her 2. American Hustle 3. 12 Years a Slave 4. Gravity 5. Inside Llewyn Davis 6. Captain Philips 7. The Wolf of Wall Street 8. All Is Lost 9. Dallas Buyers Club 10. Prisoners Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave Best Actress…

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2013 Critics Awards: Utah Film Critics Association

Best Picture: Gravity Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color Best Supporting Actor: Bill Nighy, About Time Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson, Her Best Original Screenplay: Simon Pegg & Edgar Wright, The World’s End Best Adapted Screenplay: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard…

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2013 Critics Awards: Las Vegas Film Critics Society

Best Picture “12 Years a Slave” Best Director Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” Best Actor Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Actress Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks” Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” Best Screenplay Spike Jonze, “Her” Best Foreign Film “Blue is…

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“To be a critic is to be a workaholic. Workaholism is socially conditioned: viewed favourably by exploiters, it’s generally ruinous to a worker’s mental health. When T.S. Eliot said criticism was as inevitable as breathing, he failed to mention that, respiratory problems notwithstanding, breathing is easy. Criticism is reflexive before reflective: to formalise/industrialise an involuntary instinct requires time, effort and discipline. The reason we seek remuneration, as opposed to the self-hatred of being a scab, is because all labour should be waged…

“Criticism, so the cliché by now goes, is dying. None of the panel discussions on its death agony, however—including those in which I’ve formally participated—come at it from the wider perspective that the problem surely needs. They defend the ways in which criticism functions in relation to the industry and to the public, but they fail to contextualise these relationships as defined by ultimately rotten and self-harming imperatives.

“Criticism was a noble profession so long as only a few could practice it for money; when the field expands, as it has with a so-called ‘democratisation’ of our practice, those few lose their political power. Competition grows and markets are undercut: publications are naturally going to start paying less. Precarity is both cause and effect of a surplus workforce: the reason you’re only as good as your last article is because there are plenty of other folks who can write the next one in your place. The daily grind is: pitch, or perish.

B”ut criticism, so a counter-cliché goes, is not dying. An irony: this is an elite sport that is no longer elite in terms of who is able to practice it, but in economic terms it’s clutching to a perverse and outmoded hierarchical structure. It’s more meritocratic than ever, now: which is to say it isn’t meritocratic at all. That’s a paradox in bad need of a resolution…”

~ Michael Pattison Manifestoes Film Criticism

“It’s easy to forget when you’re reading a critic every single week or multiple times a week, that most of us who do this job, and have been doing it for a long time, understand that this is basically a parasitic profession. I don’t mean in the sense that we’re evil bloodsucking creatures, but we couldn’t exist if we didn’t have something to analyze. And I’m always conscious of that. So whether I like or don’t like a particular thing you do, my point of view is always that of an appreciator. I just like to be in the world that you create.”
~ Matt Zoller Seitz To Sam Esmail

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