With all the craziness surrounding yesterday's Oscar nominations, it was easy to forget that another awards show was actually happening – last night in Los Angeles, the Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual Critics Choice Awards. What's fun about these awards, besides the fact that they're voted on by many of my peers, is that there are a bunch of categories and they're totally unpredictable.

After all, they awarded Michael Keaton for his efforts in "Birdman" twice last night, and gave the Best Foreign Language Film ("Force Majeure"), Best Documentary ("Life Itself"), Best Screenplay ("Gone Girl") and Best Animated Feature ("The Lego Movie") to films that the Academy ignored altogether. These awards are more in line with our sensibilities (and, probably, with yours) than the crusty Oscar voters. This is an awards show that handed a trophy to Emily Blunt for her work in "Edge of Tomorrow" and Jenny Slate for performing in the under-seen gem "Obvious Child." Pretty great, no?

Full winners below.

Best Picture: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actor: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Ensemble: Birdman
Best Original Screenplay: Birdman
Best Adapted Screenplay: Gone Girl
Best Editing: Birdman
Best Cinematography: Birdman
Best Art Direction: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Hair and Makeup: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Movie
Best Documentary: Life Itself
Best Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure
Best Score: Birdman
Best Song: "Glory," Selma
Best Action Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Emily Blunt, Edge of Tomorrow
'Critics' Choice': Emily Blunt Wins Best Action Movie Actress

Best Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor in a Comedy: Michael Keaton, Birdman
Best Actress in a Comedy: Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Interstellar
Best Young Actor/Actress: Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood


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