Wednesday, 18 December 2013


It ought to come as no surprise to y'all that 12 Years a Slave has won yet another critic group's top awards, and several more. The Florida Film Critics Circle has given it six in total, besting American Hustle to Best Picture and Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron to Best Director. The road to Oscar only becomes ever clearer for Steve McQueen's film, as it looks like the critics are beginning to properly rally behind a film which the industry too may well favour over many other good films in a strong awards season.

Best Picture

1.     12 Years a Slave
2.      American Hustle

Best Director
1.     Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
2.      Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Gravity)

Best Actor
1.     Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
2.      Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Actress
1.     Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2.      Judi Dench (Philomena)

Best Supporting Actor
1.     Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
2.      Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actress
1.     Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
2.      Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Original Screenplay
1.     Spike Jonze (Her)
2.      David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1.     John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
2.      Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Cinematography
1.     Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
2.      Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Art Direction / Production Design
1.     Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)
2.     Judy Becker (American Hustle)

Best Visual Effects
1.     Gravity
2.      The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Animated Film
1.     Frozen
2.      The Wind Rises

Best Documentary
1.     The Act of Killing
2.      Blackfish

Best Foreign Language Film
1.     Blue Is the Warmest Colour
2.      The Hunt

Pauline Kael Breakout Award
1.     Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
2.      Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)

Golden Orange
      Dana Keith of the Miami Beach Cinematheque