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Awards Roundup: San Francisco, Houston, Kansas and Online Film Critics All Award '12 Years a Slave,' Plus More UPDATED

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood December 16, 2013 at 12:49PM

A roundup of the recent critics' groups wins from around the US. We're starting to see a pattern emerge, with across-the-board honors for Lupita Nyong'o of "12 Years a Slave," and Jared Leto for his supporting turn in "Dallas Buyers Club."
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'12 Years a Slave'
'12 Years a Slave'

UPDATED: The Online Film Critics Society has announced their list of winners (see below), giving top honors to "12 Years a Slave."

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises
Best Film Not in the English Language: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Editing: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity


Special Awards: 

Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects to Gravity
To Roger Ebert, for inspiring so many of our members

Top Ten films Without a U.S. Release:

Closed Curtain
Gloria
Like Father, Like Son
Our Sunhi
R100
The Rocket
Stranger By the Lake
We Are the Best!
Le Weekend
Why Don't You Play in Hell?  

Here are the San Francisco Film Critics Society winners:

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Best Supporting Actor: James Franco, "Spring Breakers"

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Original Screenplay: "American Hustle"

Best Cinematography: "Gravity"

Best Film Editing: "Gravity"

Best Production Design: "Gravity"

Best Animated Film: "Frozen"

Best Foreign Film: "Blue is the Warmest Color"

Best Documentary: "The Act of Killing"

Marlon Riggs Award: Chris Slatton (Roxie Theater) and Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station")

Special Citation: "Computer Chess"

Winners from Kansas and Houston after the jump.

Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's 'Her'
Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Kansas Film Critics Circle Winners:

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director: (tie) Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity" and Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Supporting Actor: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Original Screenplay: "Her"

Best Animated Film: (tie) "Despicable Me 2" and "Frozen"

Best Documentary: "The Act of Killing"

Best Foreign Film: "Blue is the Warmest Color"

Vince Koehler Award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film: "Her"


Houston Film Critics:


'12 Years a Slave'
'12 Years a Slave'

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaròn, "Gravity"

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

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

Best Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Animated Film: "Frozen"

Best Cinematography: "Gravity"

Best Documentary: "20 Feet from Stardom"

Best Foreign Language Film: "The Hunt"

Best Original Score: "Gravity"

Best Original Song: "Please Mr. Kennedy" from "Inside Llewyn Davis"


EARLIER: Detroit Film Critics have awarded three prizes, including best picture and a surprise supporting win for Scarlett Johansson, to Spike Jonze and his new film "Her." "American Hustle" keeps sweeping ensemble categories, and Brie Larson picked up two awards for her brave performance in "Short Term 12."

Best Picture
"Her"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Best Actress
Brie Larson ("Short Term 12")

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson ("Her")

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze ("Her")

Best Ensemble
"American Hustle"

Best Documentary
"Stories We Tell"

Best Breakthrough
Brie Larson ("Short Term 12")

EARLIER: The African-American Film Critics Association has named their winners for 2013. See the list below.

12 Years a Slave

Top 10 films:

1. "12 Years a Slave"

2. "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

3. "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

4. "American Hustle"

5. "Gravity"

6. "Fruitvale Station"

7. "Dallas Buyers Club"

8. "Saving Mr. Banks"

9. "Out of the Furnace"

10. "42"

Best Actor: Forest Whitaker, "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

Best Supporting Actress: Oprah Winfrey, "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best World Cinema: "Mother of George"

Breakout Performance: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director: Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Music: "Black Nativity," Raphael Sadiq

Best Independent Film: "Fruitvale Station"

Best Animation: "Frozen"

Best Documentary: "American Promise"

This article is related to: Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Critics Groups, Boston Society of Film Critics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.