The first critics group to announce their winners, the NYFCC started things off in a rather comfortable way. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood unsurprisingly won big, taking Best Picture and Director alongside Patricia Arquette’s Best Supporting triumph.
After being nominated for two Independent Spirits Awards, The Immigrant finds itself rewarded in the same categories – Best Actress and Cinematography – though Cotillard’s win is shared with her performance in the Dardennes’ Two Days, One Night.
Birdman found itself unrepresented, allowing Timothy Spall to divert Michael Keaton’s current spotlight in this year’s incredibly competitive Best Actor race. With Selma also absent, it will be interesting to see if the LA contingent decide to tread a different voting path.
It’s very easy to get caught up in early trends, but Arquette and J.K. Simmons’ names are set to continue popping up, whilst Boyhood and Birdman look ready to battle each other to the bitter end.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Marion Cotillard – The Immigrant/Two Days, One Night
Timothy Spall – Mr. Turner
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Darius Khondji – The Immigrant
BEST ANIMATED FILM:
The LEGO Movie
BEST NON-FICTION FILM (DOCUMENTARY):
BEST FOREIGN FILM:
BEST FIRST FILM:
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook