Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014

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The 27th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 15, 2014. The awards honor the best in film for 2014. The first round ballots were due on December 11, 2014 and the nominations were announced on December 12.[1] Birdman received the most nominations (9), followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel (8) and Boyhood (7).[2]

27th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
DateDecember 15, 2014
SiteChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Best FilmBoyhood
Most awardsBoyhood & Whiplash (3)
Most nominationsBirdman (9)

Winners and nominees[edit]

The winners and nominees for the 27th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards are as follows:[2][3]

Richard Linklater, Best Director winner
Michael Keaton, Best Actor winner
Julianne Moore, Best Actress winner
J.K. Simmons, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Actress winner


Best Film Best Director
Boyhood - Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland Richard LinklaterBoyhood
Best Actor Best Actress
Michael KeatonBirdman as Riggan Thomas Julianne MooreStill Alice as Alice Howland
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
J. K. SimmonsWhiplash as Terence Fletcher Patricia ArquetteBoyhood as Olivia Evans
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson Gone GirlGillian Flynn based on the novel
Best Animated Film Best Foreign Language Film
The Lego Movie - Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee Force Majeure (Sweden) in Swedish - Directed by Ruben Ostlund
Best Documentary Film Best Original Score
Life Itself - Steve James, Zak Piper and Garrett Basch Under the SkinMica Levi
Best Production Design Best Editing
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock WhiplashTom Cross
Best Cinematography
BirdmanEmmanuel Lubezki and The Grand Budapest HotelRobert Yeoman
Most Promising Filmmaker Most Promising Performer
Damien ChazelleWhiplash Jack O'ConnellStarred Up as Eric Love and Unbroken as Louis "Louie" Zamperini

Awards breakdown[edit]

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
9 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel
7 Boyhood
4 Whiplash
Gone Girl
Under the Skin
3 Wild
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
2 Two Days, One Night

The following films received multiple wins:

Wins Film
3 Boyhood
2 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel


  1. ^ Gire, Dann (December 4, 2014). "Reel life: Dann & Raymond aim for the stars". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b ""Birdman" Leads 2014 CFCA Nominations". Chicago Film Critics Association. December 12, 2014. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Gire, Dann (December 16, 2014). "Chicago critics pick 'Boyhood' as best 2014 film". Chicago Daily Herald. Retrieved December 16, 2014.

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