Tuesday, 17 December 2013

CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION WINNERS - 12 YEARS A SLAVE ON TOP AGAIN


So this'll be the first awards season in a while, or possibly ever, in which I'm this happy that a film is sweeping. Aye, but just you wait til the industry awards get underway. The Chicago Film Critics Association demonstrated how much they love 12 Years a Slave when they nominated it in every available category. A haul of five awards isn't quite up to that standard, but it'll surely do.

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

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 Original screenplay
Spike Jonze (Her)

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Editing
Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Best Art Direction / Production Design
Andy Nicholson (Gravity)

Best Original Score
Arcade Fire (Her)

Best Animated Feature
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing

Best Foreign Language Film
The Act of Killing

Most Promising Filmmaker
Destin Cretton (Short Term 12)

Most Promising Performer
Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)