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The National Society of Film Critics has always been an offbeat bunch, awarding prizes to more obscure films than flashier organizations like the Academy or the Hollywood Foreign Press. This year's crop of awards were no different, with the organization giving its top honor to an obscure indie film that most mainstream moviegoers probably never heard of.

"Goodbye to Language," an offbeat, 3-D movie from filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, was awarded Best Picture, beating out awards season favorite "Boyhood" by one vote. (Unlike most other organizations, the National Society of Film Critics releases its voting totals alongside its list of winners.)

Other winners selected by the society include Timothy Spall ("Mr. Turner") for Best Actor, Marion Cotillard ("The Immigrant" and "Two Days, One Night") for Best Actress, and Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") for Best Director. A partial list of winners, along with their vote tallies, is below; the full list is available here.

The National Society of Film Critics does not host an awards ceremony; winners will be sent commemorative scrolls.

BEST PICTURE
Goodbye to Language - 25
Boyhood - 24
Birdman - 10
Mr. Turner - 10

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, Boyhood - 36
Jean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language - 17
Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner - 12

BEST ACTOR
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner - 31
Tom Hardy, Locke - 10
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel - 9
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice - 9

BEST ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night - 80
Julianne Moore, Still Alice - 35
Scarlett Johansson, Lucy and Under the Skin - 21

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash - 24
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher - 21
Edward Norton, Birdman - 16

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood - 26
Agata Kulesza, Ida - 18
Rene Russo, Nightcrawler - 9

BEST SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel - 24
Alejandro Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo, Birdman - 15
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice - 15

BEST NONFICTION FILM
Citizenfour - 56
National Gallery - 19
The Overnighters - 17

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Dick Pope, Mr. Turner - 33
Darius Khondji, The Immigrant - 27
Fabrice Aragno, Goodbye to Language - 9

[via: National Society of Film Critics, h/t Vulture]

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