Birdman was the big winner ate the Critics' Choice Movie Awards last night as it walked away with seven gongs - including two for actor Michael Keaton.
The success at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards came just hours after the critically acclaimed movie bagged nine Oscar nominations; however, it was unable to take the Best Picture gong last night.
The Best Picture award went to Boyhood and the film's director Richard Linklater was also triumphant. This success comes just days after Boyhood did the same double at the Golden Globes - the movie is also nominated in these categories at the Oscars.
However, it was a double win for Keaton as he scooped Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy. Keaton saw off the challenge from Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Oyelow, and Eddie Redmayne, and is now possibly the favourite to scoop that Best Actor Oscar - which would be the first of his career.
The cast of Birdman - which also includes Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, and Zach Galifianakis - walked away with the Best Ensemble for their work.
Oscar favourite Julianne Moore also triumphed as she won another Best Actress Gong for her performance as a woman with early onset Alzheimer's in Still Alice. Jennifer Aniston, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, and Reese Witherspoon were also nominated.
There was further success for Boyhood, as Patricia Arquette picked up her second Best Supporting Actress gong in a week for her performance. JK Simmons also repeated his Golden Globe success with another Best Supporting Actor win for his role in Whiplash.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards celebrates movies in different genres and saw The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Interstellar win for Comedy, Action, and Science Fiction.
Full List of Winners:
Actor: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Actress: Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Director: Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Actress in a Comedy: Jenny Slate (Obvious Child)
Actor in a Comedy: Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Song: 'Glory' (Selma)
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Supporting Actor: JK Simmons (Whiplash)
Animated Feature: The Lego Movie
Action Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy
Actress in an Action Movie: Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)
Actor in an Action Movie: Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Young Actor/Actress: Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)
Acting Ensemble: Birdman
Score: Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)
Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Interstellar
Original Screenplay: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr, Armando Bo (Birdman)
Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Art Direction: Kevin Thompson/Production Designer, George DeTitta Jr./Set Decorator (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Editing: Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione (Birdman)
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Birdman)
Costume Design: Milena Canonero (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Hair & Make-Up: Guardians of the Galaxy
Visual Effects: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Foreign Language Film: Force Majeure
Documentary Feature: Life Itself.