More awards for “Boyhood” and a making-of featurette

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Ellar Coltrane stars in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood."

We mentioned last week that readers should get ready for Richard Linklater’s epic “Boyhood” to start racking up awards and hosannas — especially critical awards — as the year draws to a close.

Ellar Coltrane stars in Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which scored five nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards

Ellar Coltrane stars in Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.”

The New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO), the Boston Society of Film Critics and  Los Angeles Film Critics Association have all named “Boyhood” best film. The NYFCO gave Linklater best director as did the L.A. critics. THe latter also named Sandra Adair best editor and Patricia Arquette best actress.

The Boston critics also gave Linklater best Director and best screenplay, as well as best editing and best ensemble.

The Los Angeles Times ran an interesting piece Dec. 9 by Steven Zeitchik about the campaing IFC mounted for the film, framed  IFC president Jonathan Sehring, who Linklater has said was the film’s direct protector at the company for its 12 year genesis.

The piece notes that, given the film’s critical acclaim and its stiff competition from outfits like the Weinstein Company “has made ‘Boyhood’ something of an awards-season paradox: the underdog front-runner.”

IFC is also released this week “The Making of Boyhood – 12 Years on Film” on Hulu. The 10-minute featurette spans 12 years and looks at the movie’s process. It is essentially a DVD extra, but one you can see right now

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