The New York Film Critics Circle has announced its list of winners for its 2014 awards, and "Boyhood" nabbed three of the top prizes, including Best Picture.

The Richard Linklater film, shot over a period of 12 years, took home that award, as well as Best Director for Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The NYFCC prides itself on its eclectic honoree choices, calling itself "a principled alternative to the Oscars honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial pressures."

Other notable winners includes Best Supporting Actor honoree J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash") and Best Actress honoree Marion Cotillard, who won for her performances in two different films: "The Immigrant" and "Two Days, One Night." "The LEGO Movie" took home the Best Animated Film prize.

The full list of honorees is below. The New York Film Critics Circle will hand out its awards during a ceremony slated for January 5 in New York City.

2014 NYFCC Award Winners:

Best Picture: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD
Best Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actress: Marion Cotillard, THE IMMIGRANT; TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT
Best Actor: Timothy Spall, MR. TURNER
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, BOYHOOD
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH
Best Cinematographer: Darius Khondji, THE IMMIGRANT
Best Animated Film: The LEGO Movie
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Citizenfour
Best Foreign Film: Ida (Poland)
Best First Film: Jennifer Kent, THE BABADOOK
Special Award: Adrienne Mancia

[via: NYFCC]
categories Movies, Awards