Thursday, 19 December 2013

12 YEARS A SLAVE LEADS BLACK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE'S CHOICES


An offshoot from the African-American Film Critics Association, the Black Film Critics Circle has announced its picks for 2013, and they're fairly different from AAFCA's. In both cases, though, 12 Years a Slave has rallied to significant wins. John Sayles' Go for Sisters makes a surprise (but not unwelcome) appearance in the Best Picture list from BFCC, and Brie Larson picks up another Best Actress win for Short Term 12.

Best Picture

1.       12 Years a Slave
2.        Gravity
3.        Fruitvale Station
4.        Lee Daniels’ The Butler
5.        American Hustle
6.        Short Term 12
7.        The Wolf of Wall Street
8.        Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
9.        Nebraska
10.     Go for Sisters

Best Director
       Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actor
       Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress
       Brie Larson (Short Term 12)

Best Supporting Actor
       Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
       Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Original Screenplay
       David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)

Best Adapted Screenplay
       John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)


Best Cinematography
       Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Ensemble
       12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Film
       Frozen

Best Documentary
       20 Feet from Stardom

Best Foreign Film
       Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Rising Star
       Ryan Coogler

Special Mention
       Gimme the Loot

Pioneer
       Tyler Perry