Michael Keaton in a scene from the movie Birdman.
Michael Keaton in a scene from the movie Birdman. Atsushi Nishijima

Birdman wins big at Critics' Choice Awards

BIRDMAN was the clear favourite at today's Critics' Choice Awards.

The comedy drama, about a washed-up actor trying to reboot his career on Broadway, took out seven awards including Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for star Michael Keaton.

The 20th annual awards, which are decided by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, were held at the Hollywood Palladium and include several categories not featured at the Oscars, such as Best Young Actor.

Golden Globe favourite Boyhood was named Best Picture, one of four awards wins.

The Lego Movie, which has been trending on Twitter today because of its Oscars snub, was named Best Animated Feature.

Sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, which is up for two Oscars next month, was named Best Action Movie and recognised for Best Hair & Makeup.

While director Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel tied Birdman for the most Oscars nominations this morning, it only took home three Critics' Choice Awards including Best Comedy.



Critics' Choice Movie Awards winners:

 

Best Picture

Boyhood

 

Best Actor

Michael Keaton, Birdman

 

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

 

Best Director

Richard Linkater, Boyhood

 

Best Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

Best Actress In A Comedy
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child

 

Best Actor In A Comedy
Michael Keaton, Birdman

 

Best Song
Glory, Common/John Legend, Selma

 

Best Score

Antonio Sanchez, Birdman

 

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

 

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

 

Best Animated Feature
The Lego Movie

 

Best Action Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy

 

Best Actress In An Action Movie
Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow

 

Best Actor In An Action Movie
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

 

Best Young Actor/Actress
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood

 

Best Acting Ensemble
Birdman

 

Best Documentary Feature

Life Itself

 

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure

 

Best Adapted Screenplay (pre-telecast)
Gone Girl

 

Best Original Screenplay (pre-telecast)
Birdman

 

Best Sci Fi/Horror Movie (pre-telecast)
Interstellar

 

Best Cinematography (pre-telecast)
Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki

 

Best Visual Effects (pre-telecast)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 

Best Editing (pre-telecast)
Birdman, Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione

 

Best Art Direction (pre-telecast)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator

 

Best Costume Design (pre-telecast)
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

 

Best Hair & Makeup (pre-telecast)
Guardians of the Galaxy



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