The North Texas Film Critics Association — of which our Alex Bentley is a member — has released its picks for the best of 2014. They selected winners in 11 categories, and Boyhood emerged as the favorite in more than one.
The Texas-set, coming-of-age drama took top honors in best film, best director (Richard Linklater) and best supporting actress (Patricia Arquette); it came in at No. 3 on Bentley's best-of list as well. Here is the complete list of the association's top 10 movies from last year:
- The Grand Budapest Hotel
- The Imitation Game
- Gone Girl
- The Theory of Everything
New this year, the association also gave an award for best ensemble cast, and that went to Birdman. The winners in the remaining categories are Jake Gyllenhaal for best actor (Nightcrawler), Rosamund Pike for best actress (Gone Girl), J.K. Simmons for best supporting actor (Whiplash), Ida for best foreign language film, Life Itself for best documentary, The Lego Movie for best animated film, and Hoyte Van Hoytema for best cinematography (Interstellar).