He may not have earned the Best Director award from Boston’s film critics… But Alejandro González Iñárritu didn’t go home empty-handed.
The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker was awarded the Best Screenplay award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for co-penning his critically acclaimed dark comedy Birdman with Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo.
Due to a tie in the category, González Iñárritu and his co-writers share the award with Richard Linklater, who penned the coming-of-age story for Boyhood.
In all, González Iñárritu’s film picked up four awards, including Michael Keaton and Emma Stone for acting and Emmanuel Lubezki for cinematography.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Picture – Boyhood
Best Actor – Michael Keaton for Birdman
Best Actress – Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night
Best Supporting Actor – J. K. Simmons for Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress – Emma Stone for Birdman
Best Director – Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Best Screenplay – (tie) Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo for Birdman & Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman
Best Documentary – Citizenfour
Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – Two Days, One Night
Best Animated Film – The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Sandra Adair for Boyhood
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Dan Gilroy for Nightcrawler
Best Ensemble Cast – Boyhood
Best Use of Music in a Film – Inherent Vice