Since the NYCCFAs are considered one of the most important precursors to the Academy Awards, director Richard Linklater’s chances of an Oscar look promising.
Linklater also nabbed the prestigious Best Director title, with Patricia Arquette (also of Boyhood) taking Best Supporting Actress.
Best Actor went to Timothy Spall for his performance in Mr. Turner, a film portraying the life of an eccentric British painter (the titular character, played by Spall) and directed by Mike Leigh.
French actress Marion Cotillard took the title of Best Actress for her roles in The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night. Cotillard is no stranger to critical acclaim, having won an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in La Vie en Rose.
Here is the complete list of NYCCFA winners:
• Best Picture: Boyhood
• Best Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
• Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
• Best Actress: Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night)
• Best Actor: Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)
• Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
• Best Supporting Actress:Patricia Arquette(Boyhood)
• Best Animated film: The Lego Movie
• Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji (The Immigrant)
• Best first film: Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)
• Best Foreign language film: Ida
• Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Citizenfour
• Special Award: Adrienne Mancia
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