12 Years A Slave

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