Inside the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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The cast of "Boyhood" wins big: Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Elar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette
The cast of “Boyhood” wins big: Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Elar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette

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Awards season carried on in true haute fashion as a dazzling array of stars hit the red carpet at the Hollywood Palladium Thursday night for the 20th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

There were few surprises in terms of winners, as Birdman and Boyhood once again led the list of winners, with, respectively, seven and four trophies apiece; the latter took home Best Picture as well as three additional wins including Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, Best Young Actor/Actress for Ellar Coltrane, and Best Director for Richard Linklater. .

Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston
Julianne Moore and Jennifer Aniston

Michael Keaton became the first person in the 20-year history of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards to win three awards in a single year, which included Best Actor, Best Actor in a Comedy, and as part of the Birdman Best Ensemble.

The Grand Budapest Hotel claimed three awards including Best Comedy, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey
David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey

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Best Action Movie winner Guardians of the Galaxy picked up an additional award for Best Hair & Makeup.  Additional winners include Julianne Moore for Best Actress for Still Alice, J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash, Bradley Cooper for Best Actor in an Action Movie for American Sniper, Emily Blunt for Best Actress in an Action Movie for Edge of Tomorrow, Jenny Slate for Best Actress in a Comedy for Obvious Child, Gillian Flynn for Best Adapted Screenplay for Gone Girl, and Common and John Legend for Best Song for Selma.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

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Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain each received special honors at the ceremony.  Rene Russo presented Kevin Costner with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ celebrating more than three decades of incredible work in film.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne

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Chris Hemsworth presented the ‘Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award’—established to honor an icon who has demonstrated unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts—to multiple award-winning director, producer and actor Ron Howard, his director in the upcoming film In the Heart of the Sea.  

Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt
Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt

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Chris Pratt presented the inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice MVP Award,’ to Jessica Chastain, an award which, moving forward, will recognize an extraordinary actress for her work in several standout movies throughout a single year. Chastain received the honor in 2015 for her work in Interstellar, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year (which also earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination this year), and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award winner Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth
Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award winner Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth

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