winners//2015 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE

By picking Goodbye to Language, the visual treat by French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, the National Society of Film Critics joined the ranks of few others who have touted films other than Boyhood and Birdman this awards season. It's not the first time to group has given their top award to a foreign film, with Melancholia, Pan's Labyrinth, and Waltz with Bashir being recent examples.

Timothy Spall was named Best Actor, a sign that the British actor is not yet out of the Oscar race for his role in Mr. Turner. Earning another win, Marion Cotillard picked up the Best Actress award for her work in The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night.

Goodbye to Language has led a hard road of release in the States, since many arthouse theaters are not equipped with the 3D technology needed to screen the film. Critical and commercial darling, Boyhood, was a near winner, losing by only one vote. The film also picked up the Best Director award for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress award for Patricia Arquette, making it the most-lauded film.

Here's a complete list of winners:

Best Picture
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE

Best Director
Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD

Best Actor
Timothy Spall, MR. TURNER

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, THE IMMIGRANT and TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Best Nonfiction Film
CITIZENFOUR

Best Cinematography
Dick Pope, MR. TURNER

Film Heritage
Ron Magliozzi and Peter Williamson, the Museum of Modern Art
Ron Hutchinson, the Vitaphone Project


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