Las Vegas Film Critics Love Fox Searchlight and ‘Birdman’

birdman_keatonLas Vegas Critics have weighed in with their awards giving “Birdman” their top prize, picking up seven in total. Reese Witherspoon also picks up a win all her own for “Wild.” Fox Searchlight Pictures just had an overall showing with the group in total.  Tilda Swinton also managed another prize for “Snowpiercer.” A dark horse mention?

Check out the winners:

Best Picture
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Actor
Michael Keaton – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Actress
Reese Witherspoon – “Wild” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Supporting Actor
J.K. Simmons – “Whiplash” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton – “Snowpiercer” (Radius-TWC)

Best Screenplay
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Art Direction
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Cinematography
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Costume Design
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (Marvel Studios)

Best Editing
“Edge of Tomorrow” (Warner Bros.)

Best Score
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Song
“I Love You All” from “Frank” (Magnolia Pictures)

Best Animated Film
“The LEGO Movie” (Warner Bros.)

Best Foreign Film
“Ida” (Poland)

Best Documentary

Best Action Film
“Guardians of the Galaxy” (Marvel Studios)

Best Comedy
“Top Five” (Paramount Pictures)

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film
“The Babadook” (IFC Films)

Best Family Film
“The LEGO Movie” (Warner Bros.)

Best Ensemble
“Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Breakout Filmmaker of the Year
Damien Chazelle – “Whiplash” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Youth in Film
Jaaeden Lieberher – “St. Vincent” (The Weinstein Company)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Murray

Top 10
1. “Birdman”
2. “Boyhood”
3. “Whiplash”
4. “Nightcrawler”
5. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
6. “Wild”
7. “Selma”
8. “The Imitation Game”
9. “Snowpiercer”
10. “Under the Skin”

What do you think?

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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