Filmmaker Richard Linklater's 12-year labour of love, Boyhood, has been given another big Oscars boost after picking up the Best Picture Award at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday (05Jan15).

Best Director award winner Linklater attended the prizegiving with the film's stars Ellar Coltrane and Patricia Arquette, who picked up the Best Supporting Actress honour for her role as a single mum looking for love in the movie, which took 12 years to make.

Other winners included Laura Poitras, the director of the Best Documentary prize for Citizenfour, Marion Cotillard (Best Actress for The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night), The Babadook director Jennifer Kent (Best First Film), J.K. Simmons (Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash), Wes Anderson (Best Screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel), Ida (Best Foreign Film), and Timothy Spall (Best Actor for Mr. Turner).