'Boyhood' is the best movie of 2014, according to critics. What's that mean for the Academy Awards?

December 8, 2014 9:11 PM

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"Boyhood" is the best movie of 2014, according to the nation's film critics. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association chose "Boyhood" as its best picture (over "The Grand Budapest Hotel"), joining critics' organizations in Boston and New York. Richard Linklater was named best director by all three organizations and Patricia Arquette best supporting actress by two of them and best actress by the L.A. critics. J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") was best supporting actor in all three.

"Boyhood" also is the top choice on individual top 10 lists. Metacritic, a review aggregation site, has been compiling top 10 lists and assigning three points for a first place vote, two for second and one for third. "Boyhood" is the clear leader with 21 points, compared to 12 for "Goodbye to Langua...

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