Year-end awards lists and best-ofs are starting to be compiled, and it’s a shock to absolutely nobody to see Austin filmmaker Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” pick up a few trophies.
The New York Film Critics Circle named “Boyhood” the best film of 2014. Linklater also got a best director award, while Patricia Arquette won for best supporting actress. Former Texan Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the prize for screenplay, while Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook,” a Fantastic Fest hit that 0pens Friday, won for best first film.
Linklater also recently won the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awesomely named Sonny Bono Visionary Award.
“Richard Linklater’s latest feature film is the critically acclaimed ‘Boyhood,’ a one-of-a-kind epic undertaking shot over the course of 12 years with the same cast,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. This is Linklater’s first honor from the Palm Springs fest.