Sandra Bullock Wins Kick Ass Award, Women Film Journalists Name ’12 Years’ Best Film

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'Her' wins for original screenplay, best depiction of sexuality

12 Years a Slave” topped the Alliance of Women Film Journalists awards with six nods, including best film.

The org called out “Last Vegas” for the tongue-in-cheek biggest age gap award and poked fun at “The Counselor.” “Her” won for the best depiction of sexuality — even though it involved a romance with an operating system instead of a human.

The awards put a special focus on women in filmmaking, but fete men as well.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were awarded with, respectively, actor and supporting actor for their parts in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Cate Blanchett was recognized as best actress for “Blue Jasmine.” Lupita Nyong’o won supporting actress and breakthrough actress for her role in “12 Years a Slave.”

Sandra Bullock won two unconventional awards in the female focus section, both for “Gravity.” She takes home the Kick Ass Award for female action star, as well as an honor for an actress defying age and ageism.

As for the special mentions, Michael Douglas was called out for the second time (he won in 2010 for “Solitary Man”) for the most egregious age gap between a leading man and love interest for “Last Vegas.” “The Counselor” was honored — kind of — for being the film that “you most wanted to love, but just couldn’t,” and Cameron Diaz won the award for actress most in need for a new agent for her role in the film.

The EDA Awards is named after Eda Reiss Merin, the mother of the founder of AWFJ. AWFJ is a non-profit consisting of women film journalists in the U.S., Canada and the UK. The full list is below.

AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS

Best Film
12 Years a Slave”

Best Director (Female or Male)
“12 Years a Slave” – Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay, Original
“Her” – Spike Jonze

Best Screenplay, Adapted
“12 Years a Slave” – John Ridley

Best Documentary
“Stories We Tell” – Sarah Polley

Best Animated Film
“The Wind Rises” – Hayao Miyazaki

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Ensemble Cast
“American Hustle”

Best Editing
“Gravity” – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger

Best Cinematography
“Gravity” – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music Or Score
“Inside Llewyn Davis” – T-Bone Burnett

Best Non-English-Language Film
“The Hunt” – Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director
Nicole Holofcener – “Enough Said”

Best Woman Screenwriter
Nicole Holofcener – “Enough Said”

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”

Best Animated Female
Anna (Kristen Bell) – “Frozen”

Best Breakthrough Performance
Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years A Slave”

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”

AWFJ Award Female Icon Award

Angelina Jolie – for continued commitments to humanitarian causes, and for promoting awareness about breast cancer.

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry

Haifaa Al-Mansour – for challenging the limitations placed on women within her culture by making the film “Wadjda”.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
“The Counselor” – Ridley Scott

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Cameron Diaz, “The Counselor”

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t Award
“The Counselor”

Unforgettable Moment Award
“12 Years a Slave” – Solomon hanging

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award
“Her” – Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie)
“Carrie”
“Oz, Great and Powerful”

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
“Last Vegas” – Michael Douglas and Bre Blair (36 years)

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  1. carlb says:

    why is bullock a older women in a younger role? she is barely in her fords and a girl in her 20’s in space give me a break almost astronauts whether male or female are in their 30’s before experiencing weightlessness. besides she looks hot for her 40’s. what she saw in jesse is a mystery. but smart gals love bad boys it seems!

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