Oscars news: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ wins with Online Film Critics Society, Richard Linklater recalls ‘Boyhood’

The Online Film Critics Society chose “The Grand Budapest Hotel” as the Best Picture while “Boyhood” won Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). The other acting awards went to “Birdman” foes Michael Keaton and Edward Norton and “Gone Girl” leading lady Rosamund Pike. OCFS

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Richard Linklater recollects the filming of “Boyhood” in this compelling first-person account that begins thus: “If there was one scene that felt like it was looming over all those years, it was the good-bye scene. I knew that the last shot of the movie would be Mason at college meeting someone — I had that in my mind for ten years, and I was looking forward to that — but I knew that the scene before it had to be the emotional break of the movie, when son parted from mom. It’s where Boyhood kind of ends emotionally, although spiritually, it continues.” Vulture

The regional critics groups awards announcments are coming in daily now. On Monday, the following results were revealed:

Dallas-Fort Worth: “Birdman” for Picture, Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Michael Keaton), “Boyhood” for Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); “Wild” for Actress (Reese Witherspoon); “Whiplash” for Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons). DFWC

Kansas City: “Birdman” for Picture, Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Original Screenplay; “Boyhood” for Director (Richard Linklater), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); “Gone Girl” for Actress (Rosamund Pike). KCFFC

St. Louis: “Boyhood” for Picture and Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); “Birdman” for Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) and Original Screenplay; “Gone Girl” for Actress (Rosamund Pike) and Adapted Screenplay; “Nightcrawler” for Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). SLFC

San Francisco: “Boyhood” for Picture, Director (Richard Linklater), Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette); “Birdman” for Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Original Screenplay; “Still Alice” for Actress (Julianne Moore). SFFCC

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The Theory of Everything” co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are to receive the Cinema Vanguard Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Jan. 29. They join such pairs of past recipents as Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio and “The Artist” players Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. SBIFF

As Jazz Tangay notes: In case you haven’t heard, Angelina Jolie has caught chicken pox causing the ‘Unbroken‘ director to pull out from promoting her film. Last night, cinematographer Roger Deakins was on hand for the unveiling of ‘Roger Deakins: Persistent Vision.’ This exhibit of select works from the films of 11-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer is a visual journey of his brilliant Oscar nominated movies, culminating with an exclusive look at the photography of ‘Unbroken.’ As Jolie was unable to attend, husband, Brad Pitt attended in her place.” Awards Daily

Ariana Bacle reports: “Cast and crew from the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic ‘Selma‘ took a break from Sunday night’s New York premiere to put on some T-shirts reading ‘I Can’t Breathe’ for a photo-op to bring awareness to the ongoing protests concerning the death of Eric Garner, a man who was killed by a police officer as he repeated ‘I can’t breathe.'” EW

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