London Critics' Circle awards 2015: Boyhood named biggest winner

Richard Linklater's coming of age film is in pole position for Oscars glory

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Boyhood has triumphed again at the London Critics’ Circle awards last night, winning Best Picture and Best Director.

Linklater's 12-year project, which chronicles the growing years of Mason Evans Jr, played by Ellar Coltrane, has already collected a number of awards, including three Golden Globes, and is tipped for Oscars glory.

Actor of the Year went to Michael Keaton for his portrayal of a fallen Hollywood star trying to revive his career in Birdman, while Julianne Moore was named Actress of the Year for her moving performance as a professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in Still Alice.

 

Rosmund Pike was awarded British Actress of the Year for her work in David Fincher's thriller Gone Girl and her part in British comedy What We Did On Our Holiday.

Timothy Spall was on hand to collect the British Actor of the Year award for playing the artist JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's Mr Turner.

Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson won British Film of the Year and Technical Achievement for its score.

The 35th London Critics' Circle Film Awards winners in full:

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 for Birdman

Actress of the Year - Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Supporting actor of the Year - JK Simmons for Whiplash

Supporting Actress of the Year - Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

British Actor of the Year - Timothy Spall for Mr Turner

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

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

Director of the Year - Richard Linklater for Boyhood

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

Breakthrough British Filmmaker - Yann Demange for '71

Technical Achievement Award - Mica Levi for the score to Under the Skin

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

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