Boyhood, Grand Budapest, Lego Get ACE Awards

Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners at Friday night’s 65th annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton. Richard Linklater’s Oscar favorite topped rivals American Sniper, The Imitation Game and Whiplash for drama, while Wes Anderson’s artsy romp beat Birdman for comedy/musical.

The Lego Movie, which was snubbed by the Academy, continues to play the animation spoiler, upending Oscar nominees Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls. Meanwhile, Oscar frontrunner Citizenfour (Mathilde Bonnefoy) took the documentary feature category

Historically, it’s great news for Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel since the Eddie winner in either of their categories has gone on to win the Academy Award for best picture seven out of the last 12 years. Realistically, however, the momentum continues in Boyhood’s favor.

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Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Editing, Events, Oscar

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