Monday, 9 December 2013

DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN WITH ITS NOMINATIONS


Neither of the films which lead the nominations for the Detroit Film Critics Society nominations possess both mentions for Best Picture and for Best Director; American Hustle misses out on Picture while Short Term 12 (with five apiece) joins 12 Years a Slave and Before Midnight in missing out on Director nominations. Perhaps this is a race between the two Best Picture nominees which did not - Gravity and Her, both of which are currently proving themselves to be formidable award contenders this year. An eclectic selection from a smaller group, so don't expect much blowback. Winners are set to be decided this Friday, the 13th of December.

Best Picture

·          12 Years a Slave
·          Before Midnight
·          Gravity
·          Her
·          Short Term 12

Best Director
·          Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
·          Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
·          Spike Jonze (Her)
·          David O. Russell (American Hustle)
·          Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actor
·          Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
·          Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
·          Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
·          Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
·          Robert Redford (All Is Lost)

Best Actress
·          Amy Adams (American Hustle)
·          Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
·          Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
·          Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
·          Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor
·          Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
·          James Franco (Spring Breakers)
·          Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
·          Matthew McConaughey (Mud)
·          Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Best Supporting Actress
·          Scarlett Johansson (Her)
·          Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
·          Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
·          Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
·          June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Screenplay
·          Destin Cretton (Short Term 12)
·          Spike Jonze (Her)
·          Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
·          David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)
·          Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Ensemble
·          12 Years a Slave
·          American Hustle
·          August: Osage County
·          Blue Jasmine
·          The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Documentary
·          The Act of Killing
·          Blackfish
·          The Square
·          Stories We Tell
·          The Unknown Known

Best Breakthrough
·          Lake Bell (In a World…)
·          Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)
·          Destin Cretton (Short Term 12)
·          Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
·          Brie Larson (Short Term 12)