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2014 St. Louis Film Critics Awards Announced

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With just a few days left in 2014, the St. Louis Film Critics have released their annual list of the best in cinema. After submitting entries over the first of this month, the critics got together on December 14 to narrow down the nominations to five per category (in cases of a tie, some had six ).

Here is the press release with the list of winners:

“Boyhood,” writer-director Richard Linklater’s 12-year chronicle of a young boy and his family’s life, won Best Film while ​”Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s imaginative blend of backstage drama and cinematic fantasy, was honored with four awards from the St. Louis Film Critics Association ​.

Patricia​ ​Arquette won Best Supporting Actress  for ​“Boyhood,” ​with ​“Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Whiplash” ​also receiving ​two​ nods​

Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) won top acting honors​ for dark and twisted performances​.​ Veteran character actor J.K. Simmons was cited as supporting actor for “Whiplash.”

The SLFCA Annual Awards announcement Monday named winners in 19 categories. “Birdman,” won for director​ Inarritu​; original screenplay​ by Inarritu, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolas Giabone, and Armando Bo;​ cinematography ​by ​​Emmanuel Lubezki; ​and music score​ by Antonio Sanchez​.

Organized in 2004, the association includes 20 professional critics for media outlets and prominent established websites.

The winners are:


Best Film: “Boyhood”
Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu “Birdman”
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: “Birdman”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Gone Girl”
Best Cinematography: “Birdman”
Best Visual Effects: “Interstellar”
Best Art Direction: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Best Music Score: “Birdman”
Best Music Soundtrack: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Force Majeure”
Best Documentary Film: “Citizenfour”
Best Animated Feature: “The Lego Movie”
Best Comedy: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Best Arthouse Film: “Whiplash”
Best Scene: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” – Quicksilver Escape from the Pentagon

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Jim Batts was a contestant on the movie edition of TV's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" in 2009 and has been a member of the St. Louis Film Critics organization since 2013.

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