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'12 Years A Slave' Leads In Chicago Film Critics Association Award Nominations

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act December 13, 2013 at 10:55AM

The year end award honors keep on piling up for Steve’s McQueen’s harrowing drama.
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12 Years A Slave

The year end award honors keep on piling up for Steve’s McQueen’s harrowing drama.

The Chicago Film Critics Association just announced this morning their nominations for their 24th annual CFCA awards, and 12 Years A Slave leads the way with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, McQueen for Best Director, John Ridley for Adapted Screenplay, Chiwetel Ejiofor for Best Actor, Michael Fassbender for Supporting Actor, newcomer Lupita Nyong'o for Supporting Actress and Promising Performer, as well as nominations in the categories for Cinematography, Original Score, Art Direction/Production Design and Editing.

Vying for second place with seven nominations a piece, it's a tie between Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Spike Jonze’s Her, both of which, along with 12 Years, received Best Picture nominations, as did the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and David O. Russell’s American Hustle.

Barkahd Abdi, who played the role of the lead ship highjacker Muse in Captain Phillips, received two nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Most Promising Newcomer.

Chadwick Boseman also received a Most Promising Newcomer nomination for his role as Jackie Robinson in 42.

20 Feet from Stardom was one of the films to receive a Best Documentary nomination, and Ryan Coogler, the writer and director of Fruitvale Station, got a nomination for Most Promising Filmmaker.

The CFCA will announce the winners in an awards ceremony next Monday Dec. 16.

Here is the complete list of nominees

 

BEST PICTURE

12 Years A Slave

American Hustle

Gravity

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis


BEST DIRECTOR

Joel & Ethan Coen--Inside Llewyn Davis

Alfonso Cuaron--Gravity

Spike Jonze--Her

Steve McQueen--12 Years A Slave

David O. Russell--American Hustle


BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern--Nebraska

Chiwetel Ejiofor--12 Years A Slave

Oscar Isaac--Inside Llewyn Davis

Matthew McConaughey--Dallas Buyers Club

Robert Redford--All Is Lost


BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett--Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock--Gravity

Adele Exarchopoulos--Blue is the Warmest Color

Brie Larson--Short Term 12

Meryl Streep--August: Osage County


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi--Captain Phillips

Michael Fassbender--12 Years A Slave

James Franco--Spring Breakers

James Gandolfini--Enough Said

Jared Leto--Dallas Buyers Club


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson--Her

Jennifer Lawrence--American Hustle

Lupita Nyong'o--12 Years A Slave

Lea Seydoux--Blue is the Warmest Color

June Squibb--Nebraska


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

American Hustle--Eric SInger & David O. Russell

Blue Jasmine--Woody Allen

Her--Spike Jonze

Inside Llewyn Davis--Joel & Ethan Coen

Nebraska--Bob Nelson


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

12 Years A Slave--John Ridley

August: Osage County--Tracey Letts

Before Midnight--Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke

Philomena--Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope

The Wolf of Wall Street--Terrence Winter

 

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

The Act of Killing

Blue is the Warmest Color

The Hunt

Wadjda

The Wind Rises

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20 Feet from Stardom

The Act of Killing

The Armstrong Lie

Blackfish

Stories We Tell

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods

From Up on Poppy Hill

Frozen

Monsters University

The Wind Rises

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 Years A Slave--Sean Bobbitt

Gravity--Emmanuel Lubezki

Her--Hoyte Van Hoytema

Inside Llewyn Davis--Bruno Delbonnel

Prisoners--Roger Deakins

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

12 Years A Slave--Hans Zimmer

Blancanieves--Alfonso de Vilallongo

Gravity--Steven Price

Her--Arcade Fire

Spring Breakers--Cliff Martinez and Skrillex

 

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 Years A Slave

Gravity

The Great Gatsby

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

 

BEST EDITING

12 Years A Slave--Joe Walker

American Hustle--Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers

Gravity--Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger

Upstream Color--Shane Carruth & David Lowery

The Wolf of Wall Street--Thelma Schoonmaker


MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

Lake Bell--In A World

Ryan Coogler--Fruitvale Station

Destin Cretton--Short Term 12

Joseph Gordon-Levitt--Don Jon

Joshua Oppenheimer--The Act of Killing

 

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Barkhad Abdi--Captain Phillips

Chadwick Boseman--42

Adele Exarchopoulos--Blue is the Warmest Color

Lupita Nyong'o--12 Years A Slave

Tye Sheridan--Mud


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