‘Boyhood’ Named Best Picture by N.Y. Online and Boston Critics

IFC Films’ “Boyhood” was tapped best picture Sunday by two groups of voters, New York Film Critics Online and Boston Society of Film Critics. The two also anointed Richard Linklater as best director.

Both groups also named J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) supporting actor; Emmanuel Lubezki (“Birdman”), cinematographer; Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”), new filmmaker; and “Two Days, One Night,” foreign-language film.

With the N.Y. online group, Fox Searchlight’s “Birdman” was a multiple winner: Aside from cinematography, it won for screenplay (Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro González Iñárritu) and ensemble cast.

Other winners from the N.Y. online group: Eddie Redmayne, actor, “The Theory of Everything”; Marion Cotillard, actress, “Two Days, One Night”; Patricia Arquette, supporting actress, “Boyhood”; “Life Itself,” documentary; and “The Lego Movie,” animated feature.

Other Boston winners: animated film, “The tale of Princess Kaguya”; screenplay, a tie between “Birdman” and “Boyhood”; actor, Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; actress, Marion Cotillard (“Two Days” and “The Immigrant”);  Emma Stone, supporting actress, “Birdman”; Sandra Adair, editing, “Boyhood”; “CitizenFour,” docu.

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