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THe film Boyhood, Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore were among the top winners at the 20th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, winning best picture and director, actor and actress.

THe film Boyhood, Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore were among the top winners at the 20th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards, winning best picture and director, actor and actress.

Boyhood, which earlier in the day received six Oscar nominations including best picture, was named the year's best film by the more-than 250 members of the Broadcast Film Critics.

The critics honored Boyhood director Richard Linklater, who in a virtually unprecedented move made the film over 12 years with the same actors, and awarded Patricia Arquette the best supporting actress prize. The critics twice awarded Michael Keaton (inset) for his acclaimed performance in Birdman, in which he plays a fading action film hero trying to make a go of it on Broadway, with both its best actor in a comedy and best actor awards. The film also won for best ensemble among seven awards.

Moore, another Oscar nominee and favorite to win, won best actress for Still Alice, in which she plays a professor with Alzheimer's disease.

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