Across the pond, the London Critics' Circle unveiled their picks for the best films and performances of the year at a black tie ceremony on Sunday.
The awards anticipated a few likely Oscar winners -- Film of the Year "12 Years a Slave" and best actress Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine" -- while doling out a few surprises, including Oscar nominee for Barkhad Abdi ("Captain Phillips") for best supporting actor. Full list of winners below.
Film of the Year: "12 Years a Slave"
British Film of the Year: "The Selfish Giant"
Foreign Language Film of the Year: "Blue is the Warmest Color"
Documentary of the Year: "The Act of Killing"
Director of the Year: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Screenwriter of the Year: Joel and Ethan Coen, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Actor of the Year: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Actress of the Year: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
British Actor of the Year: James McAvoy, "Filth"
British Actress of the Year: Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Supporting Actor of the Year: Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Supporting Actress of the Year: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Young British Actor of the Year: Conner Chapman, "The Selfish Giant"
Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the Year: Jon S. Baird, "Filth"
Technical Achievement of the Year: Tim Webber (visual effects), "Gravity"
Dilys Powell Award for Contribution to British Cinema: Gary Oldman
Full list of nominees is here.