Austin history has already been made in 2015 with Boyhood taking home three Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette.
12 years in the making, Richard Linklaters Boyhood is a personal epic and nothing short of memorizing. The cast and crew assembled for two weeks of filming every year from 2002 to 2013. In doing so we are allowed to see Mason Evans (Ellar Coltrane) really age as we follow his enriching story of youth in modern Texas. For age six through to the first days a college, we see from Masons eye, the struggle of his single mother Olivia as she raises Mason and his sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) as well as the strained relationships with step-fathers and his biological father played by Ethan Hawke.
Recently, Boyhood was nominated for a number of Independent Spirit Awards as well as top industry prizes at the annual SAG, ACE and PGA award ceremonies. Just to keep track, Boyhood has also ranked as many Critic Circles Best Film of the Year including:
- Kansas City
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- St. Louis
- Washington D.C.