Los Angeles: 'Goodbye to Language', Jean-Luc Godard's visually 3D extravaganza, was named best picture of the year by the National Society of Film Critics.

'Goodbye to Language''
'Goodbye to Language'

National Society of Film Critics, which is composed of critics from around the US choose the 3D picture to be best among the all nominees, reported Variety online.

Richard Linklater received best director for 'Boyhood', Timothy Spall got the Best Actor Award for 'Mr Turner' whereas Marion Cotillard was awarded as the best actress for 'The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night'.

J K Simmons took supporting actor honour for 'Whiplash'.

Wes Anderson received the screenplay prize for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', while 'Citizenfour', 'Laura Poitras' documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was named best nonfiction film.