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’12 Years a Slave’ Dominates Online Film Critics Society Awards

Steven McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” took the honors in five categories as the Online Film Critics Society announced the recipients of the 17th annual OFCS awards for excellence in film.

The film got the nod for Best Picture, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine,” while Alfonso Cuarón was named Best Director winner Gravity.”

Roger Ebert was given a special award for his “decades of work in criticism helped to popularize serious film appreciation to a wider audience, and whose tireless persistence in the face of cancer was as inspiring as any of the films he championed.”

“Our members outdid themselves this year and we couldn’t be more excited,” said OFCS Governing Committee members Robert Humanick, Wesley Lovell and Cole Smithey. “After selecting a superb set of nominees, tough decisions were made and the result is a fine array of work enhanced only by the pool from which they were chosen.”

The Online Film Critics Society 2013 Film Awards Winners:

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

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