‘Snowpiercer’ named best picture by Boston online critics

The regional critics groups have begun dishing out kudos, starting today with the Boston Online Film Critics Association. And happily, we're kicking things off with an outside-the-box choice that hopefully sets the stage for this wide open season. Note to critics groups: it's OK to be this adventurous.

Though of course, it helps when your group is smaller. That lends itself to quirky, more individualistic choices. The Boston online crowd has sprung for “Snowpiercer” as the year's best film, also handing Tilda Swinton the supporting actress prize for her performance therein. “Birdman” took the most honors with Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Edward Norton) and Best Ensemble. Also making a nice showing was John Michael McDonagh's “Calvary.”

Check out the full list of winners below, and remember to keep track of it all at The Circuit.

Best Picture

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Best Actor
Brendan Gleeson, “Calvary”

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard, “Two Days, One Night”

Best Supporting Actor
Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton, “Snowpiercer”

Best Screenplay
“Calvary” (John Michael McDonagh)

Best Foreign Language Film
“Two Days, One Night”

Best Documentary
“Life Itself”

Best Animated Film
“The LEGO Movie”

Best Cinematography
“Birdman” (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Editing
“Edge of Tomorrow” (James Herbert, Laura Jennings)

Best Original Score
“Under the Skin” (Mica Levi)

Best Ensemble

Top 10
1. “Snowpiercer”
2. “Under the Skin”
3. “Boyhood”
4. “Only Lovers Left Alive”
5. “The Babadook”
6. “Two Days, One Night”
7. “Birdman”
8. “Calvary”
9. “Inherent Vice”
10. “Selma”