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Women film critics hail 'Still Alice,' 'Selma,' 'Homesman' as 2014's best

"Still Alice" won the award for Best Movie About Women, while its lead Julianne Moore earned the accolade for Best Actress. "Selma," which was directed by Ava Duvernay, was declared 2014's Best Movie By a Woman.

By Karen Butler
Women film critics hail 'Still Alice,' 'Selma,' 'Homesman' as 2014's best
Actress Julianne Moore attends the premiere of the sci-fi motion adventure "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" at the NokiaTheatre in Los Angeles on November 17, 2014. Storyline: With the Games now destroyed and in pieces, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, now end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of Commander Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay" and the symbol of rebellion for the people. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Women Film Critics Circle has bestowed its highest honors on the dramas Still Alice, Selma and The Homesman.

Still Alice won the award for Best Movie About Women, while its lead Julianne Moore earned the accolades for Best Actress and Courage in Acting.

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Selma, which was directed by Ava Duvernay, was declared 2014's Best Movie By a Woman, and Citizenfour, helmed by Laura Poitras, was named Best Documentary By or About Women. Poitras also picked up the group's prize for Courage in Filmmaking.

The cast of The Homesman -- featuring Hilary Swank, Grace Gummer, Mirando Otto, Sonja Richter and Hailee Steinfeld -- won the Best Ensemble title.

Ida co-author Rebecca Lenkiewicz scored the Best Woman Storyteller prize, Eddie Redmayne won the Best Actor title for The Theory of Everything and Mira Grosin was named Best Young Actress for We Are the Best.

The Best Comedic Actress honor went to Jenny Slate for Obvious Child, and Two Days, One Night was called the year's Best Foreign Film By or About Women.

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Recognized for having the Best Female Images in a Movie is The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, while Horrible Bosses 2 garnered the distinction for Worst Female Images in a Movie.

Taking the prize for Best Male Images in a Movie is Love is Strange. Dumb and Dumber To featured the Worst Male Images in a Movie.

The Best Animated Female award went to Winnie in Boxtrolls, and Big Hero 6 was deemed the Best Family Film.

Top Five co-star Rosario Dawson was presented with the Acting and Activism Award, and Oprah Winfrey with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Winfrey also won the Best Female Action Star honor for her supporting role in Selma, which she produced, as well.

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