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159 min.
United States United States
Richard Linklater
Lee Daniel, Shane F. Kelly
Detour Filmproduction, IFC Productions. Distributor: IFC Films
Drama | Childhood. Teen/coming-of-age. Family Relationships. Independent Film (US)
Filmed over 12 years (in 39 shooting days from 2002 to 2013) with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent,
2014: Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette). 6 Nominations
2014: 3 Golden Globes: Best Picture - Drama, Director & Supp. Actress (Arquette)
2014: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Director & Supporting Actress (Arquette)
2014: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2014: Guldbagge Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2014: Berlin Film Festival: Best Director
2014: Sundance Film Festival: International Release
2014: San Sebastian Film Festival: FIPRESCI Award: Best Film of the Year
2014: American Film Institute (AFI): Top Ten Films
2014: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Director & Supp. Actress (Arquette)
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film, Director, Actress & Editing
2014: Gotham Awards: 4 nominations, including Best Film
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director & Supp. Actress (Arquette)
2014: Satellite Awards: Best Director & Supp. Actress (Arquette). 7 Nominations
2014: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2014: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2014: Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG): Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Arquette). 3 Nom.
2014: Critics Choice Awards: 4 Awards including Best Picture & Director
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Awards including Best Picture
2014: 4 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, incl. Best Film & Best Director. 5 Nom.
2014: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: 4 Awards, incl. Best Film. 6 Nominations
2014: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
2014: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
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