At the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Boyhood once again had a good night, winning the Best Picture award, as did Michael Keaton, who was on stage three times to accept awards for Birdman. There were also some male strippers, but more on that a little bit later.
The awards, of course, happened the night of the Oscar nomination announcements, which means some stars came out following the news that they would not hear their names called out at the Dolby Theatre. The awards didn’t offer much of a corrective to the morning’s Oscar nominations, where the big news was the absence of Selma in a number of major categories. At the Critics’ Choice Awards Selma took home only one award: in the Best Song category for Common and John Legend’s “Glory.”
Birdman, however, which tied The Grand Budapest Hotel for most Oscar nominations, took home the most awards of the evening, while Boyhood‘s four wins echoed some of its successes at the Golden Globes. See the full list of winners here. The show also gave some special honors out. Jessica Chastain was named 2014’s MVP, while Kevin Costner was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Ron Howard was awarded the LOUIS XIII Genius Award.
But, because you’re definitely now wondering, why were there strippers?