Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12 years in the making drama, has once again taken home big award season honours, this time at the Critics Choice Awards. The film was named Best Picture, while Linklater was honoured with the Best Director award and star Patricia Arquette was named Best Supporting Actress.

Richard LinklaterRichard Linklater, Boyhood director

But the big winner of the evening was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman, which ended the night with seven trophies including a Best Actor nod for Michael Keaton. The movie’s entire cast were also honoured, taking the Best Acting Ensemble award.

Julianne Moore was named Best Actress for her role as a woman suffering from Alzheimer's in Still Alice, while Jenny Slate took home the Best Actress in a Comedy award for Obvious Child. Bradley Cooper was named Best Actor in an Action Movie for his turn as Chris Kyle in American Sniper. However Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Cooper also starred, beat it to be named Best Action Movie.

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Another of the night’s big winners was The Grand Budapest Hotel, which nabbed three awards including Best Comedy. Directed by Wes Anderson, the film has also received nine Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

BirdmanMichael Keaton in Birdman

But those who were disappointed at the Academy’s ‘snubbing’ of The Lego Movie had some satisfaction last night, as the film took home the Best Animated Feature award. Another Oscar snub, Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, was also recognised, with the author receiving the Best Adapted Screenplay award.

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This year’s Critics Choice Awards were held at the Hollywood Palladium and hosted by 'Live with Kelly and Michael' co-host Michael Strahan. Also at the ceremony, Kevin Costner was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Ron Howard was given the LOUIS XIII Critics' Choice Genius Award, presented by Chris Hemsworth.