Saturday, 7 December 2013


The Boston Online Film Critics Association hasn't been around for very long, and few people pay much attention to how they choose to distribute their end-of-year awards. This year, though, I imagine that more than just that few may take notice, as 12 Years a Slave asserts its dominance with critics by sweeping. It misses out on only three available awards, taking six others. It may be early in awards season, but I feel confident that we're about to see a whole lot more critic group results like this, not least for the fact that smaller groups like the BOFCA often make similar choices. The other, longer-established Boston-based critic group, the Boston Society of Film Critics, is due to make its picks tomorrow.

Best Picture

1.        12 Years a Slave
2.        Inside Llewyn Davis
3.        The Wolf of Wall Street
4.        Gravity
5.        Before Midnight
6.        The Spectacular Now
7.        Blue Is the Warmest Colour
8.        Spring Breakers
9.        The World’s End
10.     Fruitvale Station
Best Director
       Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actor
       Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
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 Screenplay
       Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
Best Cinematography
       Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Editing
       Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave)
Best Original Score
       Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
Best Animated Film
       The Wind Rises
Best Documentary
       The Act of Killing
Best Foreign Language Film
       Blue Is the Warmest Colour

A note: many groups don't specify names when announcing their nominations and/or winners. But, where obvious, and as in the last two years' coverage on SOS, I'll name the honorees.