As I reported last week when the nominations were officially revealed (HERE), the Chicago Film Critic Association Awards were announced tonight and 12 Years A Slave won five awards including Best Picture.
Among the other awards announced, Steve McQueen was honored with the Best Director Award, Chiwetel Ejiofor for Best Actor, Lupita Nyong'o for Best Supporting actress and John Ridley for Best Adapted Screenplay.
For the record, Cate Blanchett was awarded Best Actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for his turn in Dallas Buyers Club and Spike Jonze for Best Original Screenplay for Her.
Here is the complete list of winners:
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 Luptia Nyong'o--12 Years A Slave
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Spike Jonze--Her
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY John Ridley--12 Years A Slave
BEST DOCUMENTARY The Act of Killing
BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM The Act of Killing
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Wind Rises
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Her--Arcade Fire
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Gravity--Emmanuel Lubezki
BEST EDITING Gravity--Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger
BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN Gravity--Mark Scruton/Andy Nicolson
MOST PROMISING PERFORMER Adele Exarchopoulos--Blue is the Warmest Color
MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER Destin Cretton--Short Term 12