Diaphana Films
By Elizabeth Barber
December 8, 2014

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday awarded Boyhood four prizes, including Best Picture, in the latest coup for the coming-of-age movie.

The awards — which also include Best Actress (Patricia Arquette), Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Editing — made the film the association’s standout favorite.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was the runner-up for the Best Picture title.

Just a day earlier, the Boston Society of Film Critics honored Boyhood with five awards, also including Best Picture. The film also last week took the Best Picture prize, plus awards for best director and supporting actress, from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Boyhood follows its characters during the youth of protagonist Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who ages from 5 to 18. It was a favorite for the awards circuit when it was released over the summer to reviews calling it “as real as magic gets” and worth “a thousand more superlatives.”


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