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

by Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
December 16, 2013 12:49 PM
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Nyong'o and Ejiofor in McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'
Nyong'o and Ejiofor in McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

EARLIER: Over the weekend, the LA Film Critics Association (winners here), the Boston Film Critics and the British Independent Film Awards announced their winners. Yesterday, critics in DC announced their winners (after the jump). 

We're starting to see a pattern of wins across critics voting. Judging from unanimous wins and noms, there's no stopping "Gravity" DP Emmanuel Lubezki on his way to the finish line this awards season. Between NYFCO, LA and Boston, critics are singing the sweet sounds of "Inside Llewyn Davis" in unison. "Act of Killing" keeps winning documentary, and "The Wind Rises" is scoring a lot of animation wins. Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station" keeps landing the first-time filmmaker award.

Critics are also standing tall behind Lupita Nyong'o and "12 Years a Slave" took Best Picture in Boston and from NYFCO. Meanwhile, Jared Leto is picking up honors across the board. 

Across the pond, the British Independent Film Awards have lauded many festival faves awaiting 2014 stateside theatrical premiere, from "Filth" and "The Selfish Giant" to "Metro Manila" and "Starred Up."

Washington DC Film Critics winners below:

Mads Mikkelsen in "The Hunt"
Mads Mikkelsen in "The Hunt."

Best Film:
"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:
Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

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

Best Acting Ensemble:
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Youth Performance:
Tye Sheridan ("Mud")

Best Adapted Screenplay:
John Ridley ("12 Years a Slave")

Best Original Screenplay:
Spike Jonze ("Her")

Best Animated Feature:

Best Documentary:

Best Foreign Language Film:
"The Broken Circle Breakdown"

Best Art Direction:
Production Designer: Catherine Martin, Set Decorator: Beverley Dunn ("The Great Gatsby")

Best Cinematography:
Emmanuel Lubezki ("Gravity")

Best Editing:
Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Sanger ("Gravity")

Best Original Score:
Hans Zimmer ("12 Years a Slave")

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC:
"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Next up: Boston Film Critics winners, below:


  • HitMeBaby | December 12, 2013 5:31 PMReply

    Sivan Levy is the hottest actress ever came from Israel! Never seen such an authentic acting there, and she's so damn beautiful!!!

  • tyler4all | December 12, 2013 9:59 AMReply

    I can't wait for all this award talk to go away. Does anyone care about what group of critics gives what award to whom? just talk about the movies. end-of-year lists with best of headings are so uninteresting. i just keep scrolling...blah.....

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