20th Critics' Choice Awards

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20th Critics' Choice Awards
DateJanuary 15, 2015
SiteHollywood Palladium, California, United States
Hosted byMichael Strahan
Official websitewww.criticschoice.com
Best FilmBoyhood
Most awardsBirdman (7)
Most nominationsBirdman (13)
Television coverage

The 20th Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 15, 2015 at the Hollywood Palladium, honoring the finest achievements of 2014 filmmaking.[1][2] The ceremony was broadcast on A&E and hosted by Michael Strahan.[3] The nominees were announced on December 15, 2014.[4]

In recognition of the breadth of her accomplishments in 2014, Jessica Chastain received the first-ever Critics' Choice MVP Award. The honor celebrates "one extraordinary actor for his/her standout work in several movies throughout a single year".[5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Richard Linklater, Best Director winner
Michael Keaton, Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy Movie winner
Julianne Moore, Best Actress winner
J. K. Simmons, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Actress winner
Ellar Coltrane, Best Young Actor/Actress winner
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
Gillian Flynn, Best Adapted Screenplay winner
Bradley Cooper, Best Actor in an Action Movie winner
Emily Blunt, Best Actress in an Action Movie winner
Jenny Slate, Best Actress in a Comedy Movie winner
Best Picture


Best Director

Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Actor

Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

Best Actress

Julianne MooreStill Alice as Dr. Alice Howland

Best Supporting Actor

J. K. SimmonsWhiplash as Terence Fletcher

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia ArquetteBoyhood as Olivia Evans

Best Young Actor/Actress

Ellar ColtraneBoyhood as Mason Evans Jr.

Best Acting Ensemble


Best Original Screenplay

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando BóBirdman

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 Documentary Feature

Life Itself

Best Comedy Movie

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Comedy Movie

Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomson

Best Actress in a Comedy Movie

Jenny SlateObvious Child as Donna Stern

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie


Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure (Turist)France / Norway / Sweden

Best Art Direction

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

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel LubezkiBirdman

Best Costume Design

Milena CanoneroThe Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Editing

Douglas Crise and Stephen MirrioneBirdman

Best Score

Antonio SánchezBirdman

Best Song

"Glory" (Common and John Legend) – Selma

Best Hair and Makeup

Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Louis XIII Genius Award[edit]

Ron Howard[6]

Critics' Choice MVP Award[edit]

Jessica Chastain (for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Interstellar, Miss Julie, and A Most Violent Year)[6]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Kevin Costner[6]

Films by multiple nominations and wins[edit]


  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (January 15, 2015). "Critics' Choice Awards: 'Boyhood' Wins Best Picture; 'Birdman' Leads With 7 Nods". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Variety Staff (January 15, 2015). "Critics Choice Awards Winners". Variety. Archived from the original on October 6, 2023. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  3. ^ Reilly, Travis (December 8, 2014). "Michael Strahan Will Host the 'Critics' Choice Movie Awards' on A&E". TheWrap. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Hammond, Pete (December 15, 2014). "'Birdman', 'Budapest' And 'Boyhood' Get Key Oscar Boost To Lead Critics' Choice Movie Award Nominations; Jolie Rebounds From Globe Snub". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Feinberg, Scott (December 12, 2014). "Critics' Choice Awards: Jessica Chastain Named 2014's MVP of Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain to be Honored at the "20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards"". A+E Networks. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015.

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