Sunday, 15 December 2013

HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY GIVE 4 TO 12 YEARS, 4 TO GRAVITY


The top two awards were split at the Houston Film Critics Society (as has occurred a few times already this year), between the two most popular films: 12 Years a Slave, which won Best  Picture, and Gravity, which won director. Both won three additional awards, including Sandra Bullock's first critic win of the season in a Best Actress lineup that did not include Oscar favourite Cate Blanchett. Nominations and winners were announced simultaneously.

Best Picture
      12 Years a Slave

·          All Is Lost
·          American Hustle
·          Before Midnight
·          Dallas Buyers Club
·          Fruitvale Station
·          Gravity
·          Inside Llewyn Davis
·          Nebraska
·          Saving Mr. Banks
Best Director
      Alfonso CuarĂ³n (Gravity)
·          Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
·          Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
·          Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
Best Actor
      Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
·          Christian Bale (American Hustle)
·          Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
·          Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
·          Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt)
·          Robert Redford (All Is Lost)
Best Actress
      Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
·          Judi Dench (Philomena)
·          Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
·          Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
·          Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Best Supporting Actor
      Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
·          Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
·          Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
·          James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
·          Matthew McConaughey (Mud)
Best Supporting Actress
      Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
·          Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
·          Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station)
·          June Squibb (Nebraska)
·          Oprah Winfrey (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Best Screenplay
      John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
·          Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
·          Spike Jonze (Her)
·          David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)
Best Cinematography
      Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
·          Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave)
·          Roger Deakins (Prisoners)
·          Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Frank G. DeMarco and Peter Zuccarini (All Is Lost)
Best Original Score
      Steven Price (Gravity)
·          Arcade Fire (Her)
·          Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
·          Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)
·          Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel)
Best Original Song
T-Bone Burnett, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake – ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ (Inside Llewyn Davis)
·          Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – ‘Let It Go’ (Frozen)
·          Lana del Rey and Rick Nowels – ‘Young and Beautiful’ (The Great Gatsby)
·          Karen Orzolek – ‘The Moon Song’ (Her)
·          Ed Sheeran – ‘I See Fire’ (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)
Best Animated Film
      Frozen
·          The Croods
·          Despicable Me 2
·          Monsters University
·          The Wind Rises
Best Documentary
      20 Feet from Stardom
·          The Act of Killing
·          Blackfish
·          Inequality for All
·          Stories We Tell
Best Foreign Language Film
      The Hunt
·          Blue Is the Warmest Colour
·          The Grandmaster
·          Wadjda
·          The Wind Rises