‘Boyhood’ Named Best Picture by Boston Society of Film Critics

Michael Keaton, Marion Cotillard, J.K. Simmons and Emma Stone win acting awards

The Boston Society of Film Critics have chosen Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” as the best film of 2014, and given Linklater its best-director award.

The group met on Sunday and gave its lead acting awards went to Michael Keaton for “Birdman” and Marion Cotillard for “Two Days, One Night” and “The Immigrant.” Supporting honors went to J.K. Simmons for “Whiplash” and Emma Stone for “Birdman.”

“Boyhood” and “Birdman” tied in the Best Screenplay category.

The award for the best documentary went to Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour,” while “Two Days, One Night” was named best foreign-language film and the animated-feature award went to the Japanese film “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,”

In six of the last eight years, the Boston winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

The winners:

Best Picture: “Boyhood”
Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Runner-up: Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper”
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
Best Actress
: Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night” and “The Immigrant”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Best Ensemble Cast: “Boyhood”
Best Screenplay: (tie) Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, “Birdman,” and Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Documentary: “Citizenfour”
Best Animated Film
: “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Two Days, One Night”
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
Best Film Editing: Sandra Adair, “Boyhood”
Best Use of Music in a Film: “Inherent Vice”
Best New Filmmaker: Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”