At a meeting in New York City earlier today, the members of the New York Film Critics Circle announced the winners of their annual awards, which will be handed out at a special ceremony early next year. The biggest prizes, Best Picture and Best Director, went to Richard Linklater and his epic ‘Boyhood,’ which took 12 years to make. The other big winner of the day, in a bit of a surprise, was James Gray’s ‘The Immigrant,’ which hasn’t gotten a ton of attention during awards season so far but picked up two trophies from the NYFCC, for star Marion Cotillard and cinematographer Darius Khondji.

On the whole, the NYFCC sort of alternated between left-field choices (like ‘The Immigrant’ for Best Cinematography) and more predictable ones (like J.K. Simmons as the monstrous teacher in ‘Whiplash.’) I don’t agree with all the picks, but I like all the movies they chose; there’s not a bad film or performance in the bunch. The full list is below.

The 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Best Picture: ‘Boyhood’
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, ‘Mr. Turner’
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, ‘Two Days, One Night,’ and ‘The Immigrant’
Best Director: Richard Linklater, ‘Boyhood’
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, ‘Whiplash’
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, ‘Boyhood’
Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Ida’
Best Animated Film: ‘The Lego Movie’
Best Screenplay: Wes Anderson, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Best Cinematography: Darius Khondji, ‘The Immigrant’
Best First Film: Jennifer Kent, ‘The Babadook’
Best Non-Fiction (Documentary) Film: ‘Citizenfour’
Special Award: Adrienne Mancia

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