Richard Linklater's Boyhood is gathering pace ahead of the Oscars after landing five top awards, including Best Picture, from the Boston Society of Film Critics.
The coming-of-age movie, starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, also picked up Best Director for Linklater and Best Ensemble Cast award when the winners were unveiled on Sunday (07Dec14).
Michael Keaton took home the Best Actor accolade for Birdman, while Marion Cotillard scored the Best Actress nod for Two Days, One Night and The Immigrant.
J.K. Simmons was named Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash and Emma Stone was feted as Best Supporting Actress for Birdman.
Best Screenplay was a tie between Alejandro G. Inarritu's Birdman and Linklater's Boyhood, while Dan Gilroy was named the Best New Filmmaker for Jake Gyllenhaal's Nightcrawler.