Boyhood sweeps London Critics' Circle Film Awards

'Boyhood' was the big winner at last night's (18.01.15) London Critics' Circle Film Awards, after picking up the gong for Film of the Year and beating off competition from 'The Theory of Everything' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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Richard Linklater (c) Jon Furniss / Corbis

Richard Linklater (c) Jon Furniss / Corbis

'Boyhood' was the big winner at last night's (18.01.15) London Critics' Circle Film Awards.

The gong for Film of the Year was handed to the coming-of-age drama, which beat off competition from box office hits including 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'The Theory of Everything'.

Two members of the cast and crew picked up awards for their roles in the film. Richard Linklater received the honour of Director of the Year whilst Patricia Arquette was given an award for Supporting Actress of the Year.

The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film was handed to Miranda Richardson whilst Jonathan Glazer picked up the gong for 'Under the Skin', which received the Attenborough Award for British Film of the Year.

Composer, Mica Levi, accepted the Technical Achievement Award for her score on the 2013 film starring Scarlett Johansson.

The star-studded event - which was held at London's May Fair hotel - was attended by Timothy Spall, who received the British Actor of the Year award gong for 'Mr Turner' whilst Rosamund Pike accepted her award for British Actress of the Year for 'Gone Girl' and 'What We Did on Our Holiday' via video link.

Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore picked up the awards for Actor and Actress of the Year respectively.

Full list of 35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards winner:

Film of the Year - Boyhood

Foreign Language Film of the Year - Leviathan

British Film of the Year - Under the Skin

Documentary of the Year - Citizenfour

Actor of the Year - Michael Keaton - Birdman

Actress of the Year - Julianne Moore - Still Alice

Supporting Actor of the Year - JK Simmons - Whiplash

Supporting Actress of the Year - Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

British Actor of the Year - Timothy Spall - Mr Turner

British Actress of the Year - Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl & What We Did on Our Holiday

Young British Performer of the Year - Alex Lawther - The Imitation Game

Director of the Year - Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Screenwriter of the Year - Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Breakthrough British Filmmaker - Yann Demange - '71

Technical Achievement Award - Under the Skin - Mica Levi, score

Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film - Miranda Richardson

Top 10 films of 2014

1. Boyhood

2. Birdman

3. Under the Skin

4. Whiplash

5. Mr Turner

6. Leviathan

7. The Grand Budapest Hotel

8. Ida

9. Nightcrawler

10. The Theory of Everything

Boyhood

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater
  • UK release: 11 July 2014

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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