Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's
"Boyhood," Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama shot over a dozen years, earned eight Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations including picture, supporting actor for
Also in contention for best picture: "Gone Girl," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," "Selma,"
Joining Fiennes and Keaton in the actor race are Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game," Jake Gyllenhaal for "Nightcrawler,"
Vying for the actress award are
Supporting actor nominations went to Hawke, Norton,
The supporting actress race consists of Arquette, Stone, Jessica Chastain for "A Most Violent Year,"
Joining "Birdman," "Boyhood" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in the acting ensemble race are "The Imitation Game," "Into the Woods" and "Selma."
Best director nominations went to Anderson, Inarritu, Linklater, Ava DuVernay for "Selma," David Fincher for "Gone Girl" and
Nominations for animated feature went to "Big Hero 6," "The Book of Life," "The Boxtrolls," "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "The Lego Movie."
The nominations add shading to an emerging portrait of awards season. "Boyhood" has already been named the best film of 2014 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the New York Film Critics Circle. Last week "Birdman" — full title "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" — earned the most Screen Actor Guild and Golden Globe nominations.
The Critics Choice Awards will include special honors: Chastain will receive the first Critics' Choice MVP Award. Oscar winner
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will host "The 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards," broadcast live on
from the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 15, the same day the Academy Award nominations are announced.