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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actresses Jennifer Aniston (L) and Emily Blunt pose during the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CCMA); Sent to Reel Life With Jane by and used with permission of SlatePR
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage); Sent to Reel Life With Jane by and used with permission of SlatePR
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 15: Angelina Jolie attends the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage); Sent to Reel Life With Jane by and used with permission of SlatePR

The awards season rolls merrily along with last night’s 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” scored Best Picture and Best Director, while “Birdman” led with seven wins, including three for Michael Keaton: Best Actor, Best Comedy Actor and Best Acting Ensemble.

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Julianne Moore continued her winning streak with a Best Actress award for “Still Alice,” and J.K. Simmons drummed up a Best Supporting Actor win for “Whiplash.” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (you know, that polarizing film – love it or hate it!) took three awards including Best Comedy. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” took home two awards, for Best Action Movie and Best Hair & Makeup.

Interestingly, three of the Critics’ Choice winners were snubbed from yesterday’s Oscar nominations: “The Lego Movie” earned Best Animated Feature, the Roger Ebert pic “Life Itself” snagged Best Documentary, and Sweden’s “Force Majeure” won Best Foreign Language Film.

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“What a roller coaster of emotions today has been,” “The LEGO Movie” co-director Christopher Miller said onstage.

Kevin Costner, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award, took time during his speech to thank his crews, assistants, drivers, stuntmen, even crafts services people. “Nobody has it better than the actors, so try to act grateful,” he said.

Jessica Chastain accepted the inaugural Critics’ Choice MVP Award, which recognizes an actor for their work in several standout movies throughout a single year (she was in “Interstellar,” “Miss Julie,” “The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby” and “A Most Violent Year” – does the girl ever sleep?).

During her acceptance speech, Chastain mentioned the touchy subject that broke the Internet after the Oscar nominations — diversity among females and people of color during awards season — and in Hollywood. “Today is Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday,” said Chastain. “And it got me to thinking about our need to build the strength of diversity in our industry and to stand together against homophobia, sexism, misogynistic, anti-Semetic and racist agendas. I’m an optimist, and I can’t help but feeling hopeful about the future of film, especially looking at all the beautiful people in this room.”

Ron Howard, who won the Louis XIII Critics’ Choice Genius Award, mentioned his dad, his wife and his longtime collaborator, Brian Grazer. “His curiosity, his talent, his ability to move mountains — it’s incredibly exciting to watch in action. It’s a helluva show. But it’s even better to be able to say that he’s a partner and he’s my friend.”

Talk show host, NFL Hall of Famer and “Magic Mike XXL” actor Michael Strahan hosted the event, which aired live on A&E and took place on the night of Oscar nominations for the third year in a row.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards:

BEST PICTURE
“Boyhood”

BEST ACTOR
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST ACTRESS
Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“Birdman”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“Gone Girl”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Birdman”

BEST COMEDY
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

BEST SONG
“Glory,” Common/John Legend, “Selma”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The LEGO Movie”

BEST ACTION MOVIE
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Emily Blunt, “Edge of Tomorrow”

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Bradley Cooper, “American Sniper”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Ellar Coltrane, “Boyhood”

BEST SCI FI/HORROR MOVIE
“Interstellar”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Life Itself”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPY
“Birdman,” Emmanuel Lubezki

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

BEST EDITING
“Birdman,” Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione

BEST ART DIRECTION
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Adam Stockhausen/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Milena Canonero

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
“Guardians of the Galaxy”

BEST SCORE
Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Force Majeure” (Sweden)

Photo Credit: Getty Images; All photos in this story sent to Reel Life With Jane and used with permission of SlatePR

By the Numbers:
“Birdman” – 7
“Boyhood” – 4
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – 3
“Guardians of the Galaxy” – 2
“American Sniper” – 1
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” – 1
“Edge of Tomorrow” – 1
“Force Majeure” – 1
“Gone Girl” – 1
“Interstellar” – 1
“Life Itself” – 1
“The LEGO Movie” – 1
“Obvious Child” -1
“Selma” – 1
“Still Alice” – 1
“Whiplash” – 1

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