’12 Years a Slave’ Takes Top Honors at Critics Choice Movie Awards

12 Years a Slave Lupita Nyong'o
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Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” took best picture prize at the 19th Critics Choice Movie Awards, which was also honored for supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o and scripter John Ridley.

Sony’s “American Hustle” took prizes for acting ensemble, top comedy film, comedy actress (Amy Adams) and makeup.

Warner Bros.’ “Gravity” nabbed prizes for director Alfonso Cuaron, editing, cinematography, music score, visual effects, sci-fi/horror film and actress in an action movie (Sandra Bullock, who joked about the film being defined in that genre). Focus Features’ “Dallas Buyers Club” was a double winner, for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.
“Blue is the Warmest Color” picked up prizes for foreign-language film and young actor/actress (Adele Exarchpoulos). Other double winners include “Lone Survivor” (action film and actor Mark Wahlberg) and “Great Gatsby” (for costume and production design). “Frozen” won for animated film and song.

The event boasted an impressive turnout including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and nearly every winner including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Bullock.
The ceremony was scheduled at the end of a long day for many attendees who had been awake since before dawn for Oscar nominations. But arriving a few days after the Golden Globes, a lot of the contenders were in town.

The Critics Choice winner continued on the take home the top Oscar in seven of the last 10 years. However, in a wide-open year such as this, anything can happen.

The awards are given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which began in 1995 and includes about 280 reviewers from TV, radio and online in the U.S. and Canada.

The 19th annual rite was held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and telecast on the CW network, starting at 5 p.m. PST. It aired live on the east coast, tape-delayed in the west. Aisha Tyler hosted the show, which was produced by Bob Bain Prods. and Berlin Entertainment.

Full list

Best Picture – “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

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 Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is The Warmest Color”

Best Acting Ensemble – “American Hustle”

Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze, “Her”

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

Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”

Best Art Direction – Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), “The Great Gatsby”

Best Editing – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, “Gravity”

Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”

Best Hair & Makeup – “American Hustle”

Best Visual Effects – “Gravity”

Best Animated Feature – “Frozen”

Best Action Movie – “Lone Survivor”

Best Actor in an Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”

Best Actress in an Action Movie – Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Best Comedy – “American Hustle”

Best Actor in a Comedy – Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actress in a Comedy – Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – “Gravity”

Best Foreign Language Film – “Blue Is the Warmest Color”

Best Documentary Feature – “20 Feet From Stardom”

Best Song – “Let It Go” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”

Best Score – Steven Price, “Gravity”

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  1. “12 Years a Slave” and all the filmmakers involved totally deserve the acclaim they receive. All the actors gave career defining performances…every single one. Plus the cinematography was beautiful, goes to show you can make visually stunning films that don’t need to be 3D…Please Hollywood learn from this lesson!! :-)

  2. Cynthia says:

    Lupita deserved her award for supporting actress. Love that Matthew McConaughey got the best actor award. The Globe are a great warm-up for the Oscars. #Can’t wait!

  3. Truth says:

    Bobo Brazil, GET A LIFE!

  4. So AMERICAN HUSTLE and 12 YEARS A SLAVE are going head to head for the BEST PICTURE Academy Award… I have a feeling a dark horse might snatch it!! Wouldn’t that be interesting!!

    Oscar Predictions: http://rachel-helena.blogspot.ca/2014/01/going-for-gold-race-to-academy-awards.html

  5. cadavra says:

    And again: In what universe is AMERICAN HUSTLE a comedy? There are more laughs in GRAVITY.

  6. Tom Snyder says:

    Boo!!! Another black man as victim rather than hero role.

  7. With THE BUTLER and FRUITVALE STATION out of Oscar contention, 12 YEARS A SLAVE has a legitimate path for newcomer Lupita Nyong’O to win for her startling performance as Patsey, a quick cotton-picking, cornhusk doll-making, cake of soap-poaching slave who lacks a path to freedom.

  8. Bill says:

    Nice to see “Let it Go” win!!

  9. coco says:

    i hope she take the Oscar home iam so happy for her well deserve more to come.

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