Critics’ Choice Awards predictions: ‘Boyhood’ will win 5, ‘Birdman’ 4, …

The Critics’ Choice Awards have 19 categories that mirror those of the Oscars (they do not give out awards for sound or for shorts). The 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics’ Assn also hand out prizes for Best Ensemble (akin to SAG) as well as Best Younger Actor/Actress and for the best of action, comedy and sci-fi flicks and performances.

Our collective opinion — based on the predictions of our ExpertsEditorsTop 24 Users predicting last year’s winners and All Users — is that “Boyhood” will finally become a man as the film 12 years in the making will win a leading five trophies among its eight bids: Best Picture, Best Director and Screenplay (Richard Linklater) Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette and Best Editing. It also contends for Supporting Actor (Ethan Hawke) as well as Ensemble and Younger Actor/Actress. 

We are predicting that “Birdman” will win three of its 10 bids in categories akin to the Oscars — Best Actor for Michael Keaton, Cinematography, Score — as well as Best Fim Ensemble. “Birdman” also contends for Best Comedy and Comedy Actor. 

Below, a breakdown by picture of the predicted winners in 18 races. (Click here for the breakdown by category of predicted winners and spoilers.) 

Boyhood
Best Picture
Best Director, Richard Linklater
Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing

Birdman
Best Actor, Michael Keaton
Best Film Ensemble
Best Cinematography
Best Score

Into the Woods
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Critics’ Choice Awards predictions:
Winners (and spoilers) in 18 categories

Gone Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Production Design

Interstellar
Best Visual Effects

The Lego Movie
Best Animated Feature

Selma
Best Song, “Glory”

Still Alice
Best Actress, Julianne Moore

Whiplash
Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons

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