The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) has announced their 2014 awards, and it should come as little surprise that Richard Linklater’s Boyhood only continues to rake in the awards. The coming-of-age drama, shot over the course of 12 years so its stars could age on camera, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Editing from the LAFCA, which also took several opportunities to reward worthy films that have not been dominating the awards season conversation… yet.
Tom Hardy won a surprise award for Best Actor for his standout performance in Locke, in which he appears alone in a car throughout the entire film. Agata Kulesza won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Ida, a period drama about a woman discovering a secret about her family that dates back to the Nazi occupation. With a little luck, the early announcement of these awards could call attention to their performances and give them a leg up throughout the awards season, possibly culminating in Oscar nominations.
The LAFCA also clearly has a hard-on for The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson’s comedy starring Ralph Fiennes as the concierge of a posh hotel during wartime (and stolen paintings, fancy cakes, et al). The film won Best Screenplay and Best Production Design, and was the runner up in three other awards as well, losing each time to Boyhood.
Check out the complete list of LAFCA winners below, and keep coming back to CraveOnline for more awards season updates, and our own coverage of the best and worst films of 2014.
Best Picture: Boyhood
Runner Up: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Runner Up: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
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 Acrtress: Agata Kulesza, Ida
Runner Up: Rene Russo, Nightcrawler
Best Foreign Film: Ida
Runner Up: Winter Sleep
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner Up: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo, Birdman
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Runner Up: Dick Pope, Mr. Turner
Best Editing: Sandra Adair, Boyhood
Runner Up: Barney Pilling, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Runner Up: Ondrej Nekvasil, Snowpiercer
Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award: Walter Reuben, The David Whiting Story
New Generation: Ava DuVernay, Selma
Career Achievement: Gena Rowlands