'Boyhood' was a big winner at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards after sweeping four trophies. The movie was awarded with the best picture, best director for Richard Linklater, best actress for Patricia Arquette and best editing for Sandra Adair at the event. Other movies which won multiple nods at the event were 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and Polish film 'Ida'.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel', directed by Wes Anderson, won two trophies for best screenplay and production design. 'Ida' also took home two trophies. It was named best foreign language film while Agata Kulesza was handed the best supporting actress gong. Best actor trophy, meanwhile, was handed to Tom Hardy for his one-man role in 'Locke'.
He beat Michael Keaton who was critics' favourite for his appearance in 'Birdman'. JK Simmons won the best supporting Actor for his role as jazz instructor in 'Whiplash'.
In documentary category, 'Citizenfour' which focuses on Edward Snowden's story was awarded with best documentary. Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' brought home best animation.
Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Whiplash and Birdman are creating a lot of Oscar 2015 buzz for several categories like Best Movie, best Director, Best Actor to name a few. Most of the movies have also won New York Critic Choice Awards last week which just made them one of the tough competitors for the upcoming Oscars.