Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, the coming-of-age tale with its now-famous twelve-year shooting schedule, took away a haul of awards at the London Critics’ Circle awards on Sunday evening, adding to its Oscar momentum. The film took best drama, best director and best supporting actress awards, mirroring its Golden Globe Awards haul. Other significant winners included Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, which earned Michael Keaton a best actor award (who recorded a thank you video minus trousers), and Wes Andersons' The Grand Budapest Hotel which won screenplay of the year for its writer/director. There were British Actor wins for Rosamund Pike for her role in David Fincher's Gone Girl and Timothy Spall for Mike Leigh's Mr Turner, with director Johnathan Glazer also taking a Best British Film award away for his Under the Skin (his composer Mica Levi also won the Technical Achievement Award for her score). Recently Oscar-nominated producers Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky were present to receive Documentary of the Year for Laura Poitras's Edward Snowden-focused film Citizenfour. Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev accepted the Foreign-language Film award for Leviathan.
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