Austin Film Critics Name Boyhood Best of Year

AFCA celebrates locally made Linklater film with four awards

The Austin Film Critics Association has given Richard Linklater’s Boyhood top honors in its annual critics awards. A special honorary award went to the late (and formerly homeless) Gary Poulter, who delivered a stunning performance in David Gordon Green’s Joe. Full list after the jump.

Boyhood

Best Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Birdman
Best Score: Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)
Best Documentary: Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord, Christopher Miller)
Best First Film: Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)
Breakthrough Artist: Jennifer Kent, The Babadook
Best Austin Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
Special Honorary Award: Gary Poulter, for his outstanding performance in Joe

AFCA 2014 Top Ten Films
1. Boyhood
2. Whiplash
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Birdman
5. Snowpiercer
6. Nightcrawler
7. Selma
8. The Imitation Game
9. TIE: Inherent Vice and Gone Girl

Founded in 2005, the Austin Film Critics Association’s membership includes film critics from print and online media outlets including Ain't It Cool News, the Austin American-Statesman, The Austin Chronicle (that'd be Marjorie Baumgarten, Marc Savlov, and yours truly), Badass Digest, The Daily Texan, DVDActive, Fandango, Film School Rejects, FirstShowing.net, Gotcha Movies, Hill Country News, Horror's Not Dead, KOOP Radio, Movies.com, One Of Us, Paste, ScreenCrush, Slackerwood, Smells Like Screen Spirit, and YNN Austin.

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