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Julianne Moore wins Best Actress and Birdman flies high at Critic's Choice Awards

Julianne Moore wins Best Actress and Birdman flies high at Critic's Choice Awards
Julianne Moore

has had an extraordinary week. Hours after being

named as an Oscar nominee

for her leading role in

Still Alice

, the 54-year-old star emerged triumphant in the

 Best Actress category at the Critics' Choice Awards

. Julianne – also a

winner at Sunday's Golden Globes

– was clearly delighted as she arrived on stage to accept her trophy.


"One thing I know is that I'm a girl's girl," she said in her speech, before addressing her fellow nominees,

Reese Witherspoon


Jennifer Aniston


Rosamund Pike


Felicity Jones

. "I am so

inspired by you all

and just honoured to be in your company."

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Delighted Julianne Moore arrives on stage to collect her Best Actress trophy

was flying high on the night.

Michael Keaton

was crowned

Best Actor

for his star turn in the black comedy, which received seven awards in total. But it was


that walked away with the top prize for Best Picture.

Ellar Coltrane

won the award for

Best Young Actor

for his lead role in the movie, which he spent 12 years of his life sporadically filming.

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Leading ladies Jennifer Aniston and Emily Blunt pose for a picture
American Sniper


Bradley Cooper

, who was performing on Broadway on the night, was named Best Actor in an Action Movie, with

Emily Blunt

his female counterpart for

Edge of Tomorrow

. As she accepted her trophy, the British star was

surprised on stage by her proud husband John Krasinski

, who ran on to give her a big hug. "He's presenting next," smiling Emily explained to the crowd. Following on from their Golden Globe success,

Patricia Arquette




JK Simmons

were named best supporting actress and actor.

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Best director nominee Angelina Jolie attended without husband Brad Pitt

The best director category was a closely fought competition, but in the end


's Richard Linklater took home the coveted trophy, beating the likes of

Angelina Jolie



, Wes Anderson for

The Grand Budapest Hotel

and Alejandro G Inarritu for



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Critics Choice Award winnersPICTURE Winner: Boyhood

BirdmanGone GirlThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameNightcrawlerSelmaThe Theory of EverythingUnbrokenWhiplash

ACTORWinner: Michael Keaton – Birdman

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation GameRalph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest HotelJake Gyllenhaal – NightcrawlerDavid Oyelowo – SelmaEddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

ACTRESSWinner: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Jennifer Aniston – CakeMarion Cotillard – Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones – The Theory of EverythingRosamund Pike – Gone GirlReese Witherspoon – Wild

DIRECTORWinner: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest HotelAva DuVernay – SelmaDavid Fincher – Gone GirlAlejandro G. Inarritu – BirdmanAngelina Jolie – Unbroken

COMEDYWinner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

BirdmanSt. VincentTop Five22 Jump Street

ACTRESS IN A COMEDYWinner: Jenny Slate – Obvious Child

Rose Byrne – NeighborsRosario Dawson – Top FiveMelissa McCarthy – St. VincentKristen Wiig – The Skeleton Twins

ACTOR IN A COMEDYWinner: Michael Keaton – Birdman

Jon Favreau – ChefRalph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest HotelBill Murray – St. VincentChris Rock – Top FiveChanning Tatum – 22 Jump Street

SONGWinner: Glory (Selma)

Big Eyes (Big Eyes) Everything Is Awesome (The Lego Movie) Lost Stars (Begin Again) Yellow Flicker Beat (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)

SUPPORTING ACTRESSWinner: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent YearKeira Knightley – The Imitation GameEmma Stone – BirdmanMeryl Streep – Into the WoodsTilda Swinton – Snowpiercer

SUPPORTING ACTORWinner: J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Josh Brolin – Inherent ViceRobert Duvall – The JudgeEthan Hawke – BoyhoodEdward Norton – BirdmanMark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

ANIMATED FEATUREWinner: The Lego Movie

Big Hero 6The Book of LifeThe BoxtrollsHow to Train Your Dragon 2ACTION MOVIEWinner: Guardians of the GalaxyAmerican SniperCaptain America: The Winter SoldierEdge of TomorrowFury

ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIEWinner: Emily Blunt – Edge of Tomorrow

Scarlett Johansson – LucyJennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Zoe Saldana – Guardians of the GalaxyShailene Woodley – Divergent

ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIEWinner: Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Tom Cruise – Edge of TomorrowChris Evans – Captain America: The Winter SoldierBrad Pitt – FuryChris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy

YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESSWinner: Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood

Quvenzhane Wallis – AnnieAnsel Elgort – The Fault in Our StarsMackenzie Foy – InterstellarJaeden Lieberher – St. VincentTony Revolori – The Grand Budapest HotelNoah Wiseman – The Babadook


BoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInto the WoodsSelma

SCOREWinner: Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation GameJohann Johannsson – The Theory of EverythingTrent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone GirlHans Zimmer – Interstellar

SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIEWinner: Interstellar

The BabadookDawn of the Planet of the ApesSnowpiercerUnder the Skin

COSTUME DESIGNWinner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Milena Canonero

Inherent Vice – Mark BridgesInto the Woods – Colleen AtwoodMaleficent – Anna B. SheppardMr. Turner – Jacqueline Durran

HAIR & MAKEUPWinner: Guardians of the Galaxy

FoxcatcherThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesInto the WoodsMaleficent

VISUAL EFFECTSWinner: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Edge of TomorrowGuardians of the GalaxyThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesInterstellar

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