Critics Choice Nominations Revealed: Boyhood & Birdman Lead

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The critics have spoken as the Critics Choice have revealed their nominations for the best in film, circa 2014. And a trend seems to be emerging in terms of Oscar and which films are favorites to score big when those nominations are announced January 15.

Boyhood Stars Ellar Coltrane Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and the Michael Keaton comeback vehicle Birdman are the front-runners to fight for Best Picture. But, Selma is quickly creeping up as its release date inches closer and more and more people see it.

Birdman scored 13 nominations, including ones for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director. Meanwhile, Boyhood earned eight nominations, including spots in the same big categories as Birdman.

And in what can be described as a late surge, The Grand Budapest Hotel proved its mettle with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director for Wes Anderson. We’ve been hoping that the summer release date of The Grand Budapest Hotel does not hurt the film, and it appears from its SAG Award nominations, this film is a serious Oscar contender.

Here are the nominations for the 2014 Critics Choice Movie Awards:

BEST PICTURE

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Gone Girl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Unbroken
  • Whiplash

BEST ACTOR

  • Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
  • Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton - Birdman 
  • David Oyelowo - Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Aniston - Cake
  • Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
  • Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore - Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon - Wild

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Josh Brolin – Inherent Vice
  • Robert Duvall - The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
  • Edward Norton - Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
  • J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
JK Simmons Stars in Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
  • Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year
  • Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone - Birdman
  • Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
  • Tilda Swinton - Snowpiercer

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Ellar Coltrane - Boyhood
  • Ansel Elgort - The Fault In Our Stars
  • Mackenzie Foy - Interstellar
  • Jean Liberher - St. Vincent
  • Tony Revolori - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Quvenzhane Wallis - Annie
  • Noah Wiseman - The Babadook

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Into the Woods
  • Selma

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ava Duvernay - Selma
  • David Fincher - Gone Girl
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - Birdman
  • Angelina Jolie – Unbroken
  • Richard Linklater - Boyhood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Nightcrawler
  • Whiplash

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Gone Girl 
  • The Imitation Game
  • Inherent Vice 
  • The Theory of Everything 
  • Unbroken
  • Wild 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Interstellar
  • Mr. Turner
  • Unbroken
Interstellar Still Photo

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Interstellar
  • Into the Woods
  • Snowpiercer

BEST EDITING

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood 
  • Gone Girl
  • Interstellar
  • Whiplash

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Inherent Vice
  • Into the Woods 

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Foxcatcher
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies
  • Into the Woods
  • Maleficent

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Big Hero Six
  • The Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train a Dragon 2
  • The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie Chris Pratt Is Emmet

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • American Sniper
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Fury
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
  • Tom Cruise - Edge of Tomorrow
  • Chris Evans – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Brad Pitt - Fury
  • Chris Pratt - Guardians of the Galaxy

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow
  • Scarlett Johansson - Lucy
  • Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
  • Zoe Saldana - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Shailene Woodley - Divergent

BEST COMEDY

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • St. Vincent
  • Top Five
  • 22 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Jon Favreau – Chef
  • Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Michael Keaton - Birdman
  • Bill Murray - St. Vincent
  • Chris Rock - Top Five
  • Channing Tatum - 22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street Channing Tatum Football Gear

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Rose Byrne - Neighbors
  • Rosario Dawson - Top Five
  • Melissa McCarthy - St. Vincent
  • Jenny Slate - Obvious Child
  • Kristen Wiig - The Skeleton Twins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • The Babadook
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Interstellar
  • Snowpiercer
  • Under the Skin

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Force Majeure 
  • Ida 
  • Leviathan
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Wild Tales

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • CITIZENFOUR
  • Glenn Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • Life Itself
  • The Overnighters

BEST SONG

  • Big Eyes – Lana Del Rey - Big Eyes
  • Everything is Awesome – Jo Li and the Lonely Planet - The Lego Movie
  • Glory - Common/John Legend - Selma
  • Lost Stars – Keira Knigthley – Begin Again
  • Yellow Flicker Beat – Lorde - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

BEST SCORE

  • Alexander Desplat - The Imitation Game
  • Johann Johannsoon - The Theory of Everything
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - Gone Girl
  • Antonio Sanchez - Birdman
  • Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

Several of these movies are available on digital download to catch up on right now! Watch The LEGO Movie online, watch The Grand Budapest Hotel online and watch Chef online!

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