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‘Boyhood’ Wins at U.K. Critics’ Awards as U.S. Talent Triumphs

LONDON — American movie talent triumphed Sunday at the London Critics’ Circle awards, which took place at London’s May Fair Hotel, while local pics, like “The Theory of Everything,” “Mr Turner” and “The Imitation Game,” were shut out of the main categories.

“Boyhood” came out on top, taking the film award, with Richard Linklater nabbing the director prize and the supporting actress award going to Patricia Arquette.

Other top honors were shared among some of the other leading American contenders in the awards season. Wes Anderson took the screenwriter prize for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Michael Keaton was crowned top actor for “Birdman,” Julianne Moore was named best actress for “Still Alice” and the supporting actor prize went to J.K. Simmons for “Whiplash.”

Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” which stars Scarlett Johansson, was named British film of the year.

(For the nominations story click here.)

Film of the Year
“Boyhood”

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Director of the Year
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Screenwriter of the Year
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Actor of the Year
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Actress of the Year
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Supporting Actor of the Year
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Supporting Actress of the Year
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

British Film of the Year
“Under the Skin”

British Actor of the Year
Timothy Spall, “Mr. Turner”

British Actress of the Year
Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl” and “What We Did on Our Holiday”

Young British Performer of the Year
Alex Lawther, “The Imitation Game”

Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Yann Demange, “’71”

Technical Achievement of the Year
“Under the Skin,” Mica Levi, score

Foreign Language Film of the Year
“Leviathan”

Documentary of the Year
“Citizenfour”

Dilys Powell Award
Miranda Richardson

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