'Boyhood' wins top honours at Critics Circle Awards

London: Richard Linklater's coming-of-age film 'Boyhood' continued its winning haul by bagging top honours at the London Critics' Circle Awards, taking home best drama, best director and best supporting actress trophies.


The film, which took 12 years to complete, already best drama, best director for Linklater and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette at the Golden Globes a week ago and is nominated in six categories at the upcoming Oscars.

Linklater paid tribute to the critics in his acceptance speech at the award show, saying he would have never sensed any friction in the relationship between reviewers and filmmakers, reported the Guardian.

"I divide people into two camps. Everybody who loves movies, and everybody else," he said, while accepting his director of the year award.

Michael Keaton bagged the actor of the year award for his performance as a faded Hollywood actor in dark-comedy 'Birdman', while Julianne Moore was declared actress of the year for her role of a professor suffering from Alzheimer's disease in 'Still Alice'.

Actress Scarlett Johansson's science fiction thriller 'Under the Skin ' won the award for British film of the year. J K Simmons was announced as supporting actor of the year for his performance in 'Whiplash'.

British actor of the year award went to Timothy Spall for 'Mr Turner', while Rosamund Pike was honoured as the British actress of the year for 'Gone Girl' and 'What We Did on Our Holiday'.

Two-time Academy-winner Miranda Richardson was awarded the Dily Powell award for excellence in films. She is known for her roles in 'Damage', 'Enchanted April', TV film 'Fatherland' and ' Tom & Viv'.

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