Thursday, January 15, 2015

OSCAR WATCH: Critics Choice Awards

Well, that happened. This year's Critics Choice Awards show was mostly lackluster apart from a few great speeches and it seems like several categories are now locked down. As such, it was a predictable night, where I managed to correctly predict 23 of the 28 winners. Interestingly, many of tonight's winners were snubbed at the Oscars, while Boyhood once again won the top prize. Here are all the winners:

Best Picture

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 Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Young Actor/Actress
Ellen Coltrane, Boyhood

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gone Girl

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Editing

Best Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Makeup
Guardians of Galaxy

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature
The LEGO Movie

Best Action Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

Best Comedy Movie
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie
Michael Keaton, Birdman

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure

Best Documentary Feature
Life Itself

Best Song
"Glory", Selma

Best Score

Birdman - 7
Boyhood - 3
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 3
Guardians of the Galaxy - 2
And 12 other films took home 1 award.


  1. Snore...LOL...I want a real shakeup on Oscar night, but I doubt it'll happen.

    1. I don't think it's gonna get better than this lineup of winners. Gone Girl's screenplay, Force Majeure and Birdman's editing should have been in Oscar contention.