• Best Film: Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a cinematic masterpiece that evokes beauty in life and the inevitable passage of time
• Best Director: Richard Linklater, for the singular achievement that is Boyhood
• Best Actor: Tom Hardy, for playing a Welsh builder in crisis in Locke
• Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, for her performance as a Polish woman navigating 1920s America in The Immigrant
• Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, for his role as a tyrannical conductor in Whiplash
• Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, for her role as the mother of Mason Jr. in Boyhood
• Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel, for its nuanced humour and intricate narrative dollhouse
• Best Animated Feature: Isao Takahata’s delicate fable The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
• Best First Feature: Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox
• Best Foreign-Language Film: Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure
• Best Documentary Film: Jesse Moss’s The Overnighters
Ooh — these aren’t so radical (Denis Lavant beat DDL’s Lincoln and Joaquin Phoenix a few years back).
Nice to see Force Majeure pick up a prize, and I’m glad they went with the frontrunner for supporting actor.