Tuesday, 17 December 2013


Wouldn't you just know it, but 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity have all been big hits with the St. Louis Film Critics Association in their end of year awards for 2013. No surprises there then. Beyond that, there's nothing much to report on here. Same old, same old, but nice picks all the same. You can find their nominations, from a week ago, here.

Best Film

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.        Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
1.       Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2.        Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor
1.       Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
2.        Will Forte (Nebraska)

Best Supporting Actress
1.       Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
2.        June Squibb (Nebraska)

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.        Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave)
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Art Direction
1.       Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)
2.        K.K. Barrett (Her)

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

Best Musical Score
1.       Arcade Fire (Her)
2.        Mark Orton (Nebraska)
Steven Price (Gravity)

Best Soundtrack
1.       Inside Llewyn Davis
2.        Frozen

Best Animated Feature
1.       Frozen
2.        The Wind Rises

Best Documentary
1.       Blackfish
2.        The Act of Killing
Stories We Tell

Best Non-English Language Film
1.       Blue Is the Warmest Colour
2.        Wadjda

Best Art-House or Festival Film
1.       Short Term 12
2.        Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Best Comedy
Enough Said
The World’s End

Best Scene
1.       The hanging scene (12 Years a Slave)
2.        The opening tracking shot (Gravity)

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