This evening, the Broadcast Film Critics Association presented their 2013 awards (the “Critics’ Choice“) for excellence in film with hardly a surprise to be found.
For the most part, the awards went exactly as they were expected to go, with Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece Gravity claiming the most wins with seven, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film. In second place was American Hustle with four wins of its own, including Best Comedy and Best Ensemble.
As expected, Best Picture was awarded to 12 Years a Slave, which also took Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. The only somewhat surprising occurrence was that it did not receive Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s outstanding performance. Instead, the award went to Matthew McConaughey for his incredible turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the same surprise we saw at the Golden Globes earlier this week. Will we see this same situation play out a third time this weekend with the Screen Actors Guild awards? It’s certainly a possibility.
I, for one, am very excited to see how the major guild awards play out this weekend. Saturday evening will see SAG present their honors, while the Producers Guild of America announces their results on Sunday, so be sure to check back here for a complete list of winners as they’re announced on those respective nights.
See below for a complete list of winners of the Critics’ Choice awards and, as always, feel free to let us know how you think the ceremony went in the comments section.
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Young Actor/Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Acting Ensemble: American Hustle
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Art Direction: The Great Gatsby
Best Editing: Gravity
Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby
Best Hair & Makeup: American Hustle
Best Visual Effects: Gravity
Best Score: Gravity
Best Song: “Let it Go,” Frozen
Best Animated Feature: Frozen
Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Action Movie: Lone Survivor
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Best Comedy: American Hustle
Best Actor in a Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actress in a Comedy: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Gravity