A week after the larger and better-known New York Film Critics Circle gave its top award to “Boyhood,” the New York Film Critics Online followed suit and named Richard Linklater‘s long-in-the-works domestic drama the year’s best film.
Linklater was also named best director, while Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman” was honored for its screenplay.
In the Best Actor voting, Eddie Redmayne won his first critics’ prize for playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”
Marion Cotillard continued her surprising show of strength, winning another Best Actress award for the Dardenne brothers’ “Two Days, One Night.” (In the Boston Film Critics Society and the New York Film Critics Circle voting, she won the award for that film and for “The Immigrant.”)
In the supporting categories, Oscar favorites J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) both won.
Best Film: “Boyhood”
Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Best Screenplay: “Birdman”
Breakthrough Performance: Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken” and “Starred Up”
Best Debut Director: Dan Gilroy, “Nightcrawler”
Best Use of Music: “Get On Up”
Best Ensemble Cast: “Birdman”
Best Foreign-Language Film: “Two Days, One Night”
Best Documentary: “Life Itself”
Best Animated Film: “The Lego Movie”