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'Boyhood' Beaten by Godard's 'Goodbye to Language' in Major Movie Award

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Boyhood, Richard Linklater's award-season heavyweight that looks most likely to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards come February, has been beaten in one of the final major awards hand-outs before the Globes and Oscars. The National Society of Film Critics decided to award its Best Picture gong to Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language, catching many commentators by surprise.

BoyhoodBoyhood is the clear favorite to win Best Picture at the Oscars

In fairness, Linklater's movie almost snatched the award, needing one more ballot in the first round of voting to secure it. In the end, it was beaten by Godard's movie 25-24.

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Jean-Luc Godard Cannes Farewell: ‘Goodbye To Language 3D’ Is A Baffling Extravaganza

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Swiss-French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard despatched a film full of 3D images to the Cannes Film Festival this year in what many are perceiving to be a farewell to the festival from the 83 year-old, who did not attend the annual celebration. Critics seem to be having a hard time trying to decide what to make of Goodbye To Language ('Adieu Au Langage') described as a "70 minute cine-collage" by some and a film "full of moving paintings" by others.

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Goodbye To Language Wins Top Prize At National Society Of Film Critics Awards

Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye To Language has been named the Best Picture of 2014 by officials at the U.S. National Society of Film Critics.The 3D movie,...

Handwritten Jean-luc Godard Script Snapped Up At Auction

A handwritten Jean-Luc Godard script for his 1963 movie classic Contempt has sold at auction for $186,810 (£120,523).The 59-page screenplay was estimated to be worth...

Godard: 'Academy Award Means Nothing'

Director JEAN-LUC GODARD has brushed off his prestigious Academy Awards lifetime achievement accolade, insisting the honour means "nothing" to him.The French-Swiss star was lauded at...

Godard Backs Out Of Academy Awards

French director JEAN-LUC GODARD has decided against flying to Hollywood to receive his honorary Academy Award.The film icon was invited to accept a lifetime-achievement prize...


Godard Still Considering Governors Awards Appearance

Movie icon JEAN-LUC GODARD appears to have reconsidered his stance on receiving an honorary Oscar, telling Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials he...

Godard Intends To Snub Governors Awards

Movie icon JEAN-LUC GODARD has refused to travel to the U.S. for a prestigious honour from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -...

Oscar Bosses Waiting For Godard

Academy Awards bosses are frantically trying to contact director JEAN-LUC GODARD to hand him an honorary Oscar - but they can't track him down.Officials from...

Godard Sends Apologies For Cannes Absence

French filmmaker JEAN-LUC GODARD has apologised to fans after pulling out of an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Monday (17May10) at...

Godard Cancels Israeli Festival Appearance After Boycott Request

French filmmaker JEAN-LUC GODARD has withdrawn from a film festival in Israel, after a Palestinian group asked him to boycott the country. The director was...

North By Northwest Tops Style Poll

ALFRED HITCHCOCK's classic movie NORTH BY NORTHWEST has topped a poll naming the most stylish films of all time. The 1959 thriller, which stars CARY...