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U.S. Critics’ Favorite? 12 YEARS A SLAVE 2013 Movie

12 Years a Slave 2013 movie Chiwetel Ejiofor’12 Years a Slave’: 2013 movie about slavery in the American South is Best Film of the year for some U.S. critics’ groups (photo: Chiwetel Ejiofor in ’12 Years a Slave’)

Directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave remains one of the favorites — perhaps the favorite 2013 release — among U.S.-based critics’ groups. Below is the list of winners from four of those: the Austin Film Critics Association, the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society. Their winners were announced within the last week or so.

McQueen’s slavery drama was the top choice of three of the aforementioned groups. The one exception was the Austin Film Critics, who went for Spike Jonze’s Her, in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with a computer with Scarlett Johansson’s voice.

In the acting categories, 12 Years a Slave‘s Chiwetel Ejiofor and supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o have been frequently singled out. And so has supporting actor Jared Leto for his performance as a cross-dresser with HIV in Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club.

Below is the list of Austin, Southeastern, Florida, and Las Vegas film critics’ 2013 winners.

2013 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: Her directed by Spike Jonze

Top Ten Films:
1. Her
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Gravity
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Inside Llewyn Davis
6. Short Term 12
7. Mud
8. Before Midnight
9. Dallas Buyers Club
10. Captain Phillips

Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Documentary: The Act of Killing directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, and anonymous

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Score: Arcade Fire, Her

Best Animated Film: Frozen directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Best First Film: Fruitvale Station directed by Ryan Coogler

Breakthrough Artist: Brie Larson, Short Term 12

Best Austin Film: Before Midnight directed by Richard Linklater

Special Honorary Award: Scarlett Johansson, for her outstanding voice performance in Her

2013 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film
1. 12 Years a Slave directed by Steve McQueen
2. Gravity
3. American Hustle
4. Her
5. Inside Llewyn Davis
6. Nebraska
7. Dallas Buyers Club
8. Philomena
9. Captain Phillips
10. The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Foreign Language Film
1. The Hunt directed by Thomas Vinterberg
2. Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Director
1. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
2. Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Actor
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
2. Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
1. Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
2. Judi Dench, Philomena

Best Supporting Actor
1. Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
2. Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
2. Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Ensemble Performance
1. American Hustle
2. 12 Years a Slave

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. Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena

Best Documentary
1. The Act of Killing
2. Blackfish
3. Muscle Shoals

Best Animated Film
1. Frozen
2. The Wind Rises

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
2. Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

The Gene Wyatt Award for the Film that Best Evokes the Spirit of the South
1. Jeff Nichols, Mud
2. Greg “Freddy” Cammalier, Muscle Shoals

2013 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
Runner-up: The Hunt

Best Director
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: Joaquin Phoenix – Her

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Runner-up: Judi Dench – Philomena

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Runner-up: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze – Her
Runner-up: David O. Russell & Eric Singer – American Hustle

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing
Runner-up: Blackfish

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Art Direction / Production Design
The Great Gatsby
Runner-up: American Hustle

Best Animated Film
Frozen
Runner-up: The Wind Rises

Best Visual Effects
Gravity
Runner-up: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Runner-up: Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station

Golden Orange
Dana Keith of the Miami Beach Cinematheque for his tireless championing of foreign, independent and alternative film in South Florida for more than 20 years.

2013 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Top 10 Films
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. Dallas Buyers Club
3. Gravity
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. American Hustle
6. Inside Llewyn Davis
7. Saving Mr. Banks
8. Nebraska
9. Her
10. Lone Survivor

Best Foreign Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Documentary: Blackfish

Best Animated Film: Frozen

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Film Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Score: Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best Art Direction: Andy Nicholson, Gravity

Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Song: "Please Mr. Kennedy," Inside Llewyn Davis

Youth in Film: Tye Sheridan, Mud

Best Family Film: Saving Mr. Banks directed by John Lee Hancock

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film: Pacific Rim directed by Guillermo del Toro

Best Comedy Film: This is the End directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Best Action Film: Lone Survivor directed by Peter Berg

Best DVD (Packaging, Design and Content): Breaking Bad – The Complete Series” (Blu-ray)

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award: John Goodman

Southeastern Film Critics Award winners via Indyweek.

Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave 2013 movie photo: François Duhamel / Fox Searchlight Pictures.

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