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20th Critics' Choice Awards

The 20th Critics' Choice Awards was presented on January 15, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements in 2014 filmmaking. It was broadcast on A&E, and hosted by Michael Strahan of Live! with Kelly and Michael.[1][2]

Nominees for the awards were announced on December 15, 2014.

Winners and nominees

Winners are shown in bold.

Best Picture


Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Actor

Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

Best Actress

Julianne MooreStill Alice as Dr. Alice Howland

Best Supporting Actor

J. K. Simmons – Whiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood as Olivia Evans

Best Young Actor/Actress

Ellar ColtraneBoyhood as Mason Evans, Jr.

Best Acting Ensemble


Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo — Birdman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Gillian FlynnGone Girl

Best Animated Feature

The Lego Movie

Best Action Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor in an Action Movie

Bradley CooperAmerican Sniper as Chris Kyle

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily BluntEdge of Tomorrow as Sergeant Rita Vrataski

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie


Best Comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Comedy

Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

Best Actress in a Comedy

Jenny SlateObvious Child as Donna Stern

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure

Best Documentary Feature

Life Itself

Best Art Direction

Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Anna Pinnock (Set Decorator) - The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Kevin Thompson (Production Designer), George DeTitta Jr. (Set Decorator) – Birdman
  • David Crank (Production Designer), Amy Wells (Set Decorator) - Inherent Vice
  • Nathan Crowley (Production Designer), Gary Fettis (Set Decorator) - Interstellar
  • Dennis Gassner (Production Designer), Anna Pinnock (Set Decorator) - Into the Woods
  • Ondrej Nekvasil (Production Designer), Beatrice Brentnerova (Set Decorator) - Snowpiercer
Best Cinematography

Emmanuel LubezkiBirdman

Best Costume Design

Milena Canonero - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Editing

Douglas Crise and Stephen MirrioneBirdman

Best Hair & Makeup

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Best Score

Antonio Sánchez – Birdman

Best Song

"Glory" (Common and John Legend) – Selma

Louis XIII Genius Award

Ron Howard

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Costner

Critics' Choice MVP Award

Jessica Chastain (for A Most Violent Year, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Interstellar, and Miss Julie)

Films by multiple nominations and wins


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External Links

  • 20th Critics' Choice Awards at IMDb
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