National Society of Film Critics Votes 49th Annual Awards

January 10, 2015
National Society of Film Critics Votes 49th Annual Awards

Jean-Luc Godard's "Goodbye to Language" was voted best picture of 2014, by the critics of the "National Society of Film Critics" (US). The Society, made up of many of the country's most distinguished movie critics, held its 49th annual awards voting meeting In New York as guests of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

BEST PICTURE
Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard)

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

BEST NON-FICTION FILM
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras)

BEST SCREENPLAY
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Mr. Turner (Dick Pope)

BEST ACTOR
Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner)

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night; The Immigrant)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

FILM HERITAGE AWARD
- To Ron Magliozzi, associate curator, and Peter Williamson, film conservation manager, of the Museum of Modern Art, for identifying and assembling the earliest surviving footage of what would have been the feature film to star a black cast, the 1913 “Lime Kiln Field Day” starring Bert Williams.
- To Ron Hutchinson, co-founder and director of The Vitaphone Project, which since 1991 has collected and restored countless original soundtrack discs for early sound short films and features, including the recent Warner Bros. restoration of William A. Seiter’s 1929 “Why Be Good?”

DEDICATION: The meeting was dedicated to the memory of two distinguished members of the Society who died in 2014: Jay Carr and Charles Champlin.