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article imageCritics' Choice Awards give top prize to '12 Years a Slave'

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 16, 2014 in Entertainment
Santa Monica - "12 Years a Slave" took the top prize as the Critics' Choice Movie Awards concluded in Santa Monica, CA tonight (Jan. 16).
Top acting prizes went to Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine" and Matthew McConaughey, for "Dallas Buyers Club." Top director went to Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity." He is the front-runner going forward and it may mean a split when Oscar time comes in the director and film categories.
The battle lines are set between "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle," with"Gravity" taking all the visual, editing and cinematography titles moving ahead. All three films are worlds apart in style and subject matter, and proves this year's crop is solid.
EARLIER: On the same day as the Oscar nominations were announced come the Critics' Choice Awards. Someone may want to inform them about timing and scheduling.
But, it will give performers and winners a chance to weigh in on their Oscar nominations or lack thereof. Plus, Hollywood wasted no time in getting the commercials inserted with those Oscar nominations noted. Kudos to that.
"American Hustle" won Best Comedy while Amy Adams took home the Best Actress in a Comedy award for "American Hustle." Leonardo DiCaprio has won for Best Actor in a Comedy in "The Wolf of Wall Street." It does seem like momentum is building for DiCaprio.
The cast of "American Hustle" won ensemble in what is becoming more and more prestigious as a top award, thanks to the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It could be one top award, along with film and director. With that win, it sets the stage, perhaps. And so far nothing can stop Jared Leto in the supporting actor category. Tonight, he dedicated his award to those suffering or died of HIV.
Lupita Nyong’o won supporting actress for "12 Years a Slave" and has temporarily stopped the steamrolling of Jennifer Lawrence and "American Hustle" in this category.
Matthew McConaughey presented the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award to Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. It recognizes “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.” The trio was awarded for their trilogy which includes "Before Sunrise," "Before Sunset" and "Before Midnight."
The Joel Siegel Award went Forest Whitaker is an exceptional actor and was presented by Oprah Winfrey.
Tonight it is about the critics and as the host Aisha Taylor noted, "people who hate movies will tell you what movies they hate the least." They are noting the Oscar nominations as this award show gets underway in Santa Monica, CA.
Check back and winners of the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards will be put in bold. For an earlier Digital Journal story, head here.
BEST PICTURE
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Gravity”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“Saving Mr. Banks”
“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
BEST COMEDY
“American Hustle”
“Enough Said”
“The Heat”
“This Is the End”
“The Way Way Back”
“The World’s End”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”
“Frozen”
“Monsters University”
“The Wind Rises”
BEST ACTION MOVIE
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
“Iron Man 3”
“Lone Survivor”
“Rush”
“Star Trek into Darkness”
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
“The Conjuring”
“Gravity”
“Star Trek into Darkness”
“World War Z”
BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Brie Larson, “Short Term 12”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson, “Her”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield, “Ender’s Game”
Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Liam James, “The Way Way Back”
Sophie Nelisse, “The Book Thief”
Tye Sheridan, “Mud”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“American Hustle”
“August: Osage County”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Nebraska”
“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Eric Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine”
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tracy Letts, “August: Osage County”
Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight”
Billy Ray, “Captain Phillips”
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”
Bruno Delbonnel, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Phedon Papamichael, “Nebraska”
Roger Deakins, “Prisoners”
Sean Bobbitt, “12 Years a Slave”
BEST ART DIRECTION
Andy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator), “Gravity”
Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), “The Great Gatsby”
K.K. Barrett (Production Designer), Gene Serdena (Set Decorator), “Her”
Dan Hennah (Production Designer), Ra Vincent (Set Decorator), “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator), “12 Years a Slave”
BEST EDITING
Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, “American Hustle”
Christopher Rouse, “Captain Phillips”
Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger, “Gravity”
Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill, “Rush”
Joe Walker, “12 Years a Slave”
Thelma Schoonmaker, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Michael Wilkinson, “American Hustle”
Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”
Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Daniel Orlandi, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Patricia Norris, “12 Years a Slave”
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
“American Hustle”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
“Rush”
“12 Years a Slave”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Gravity”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Iron Man 3”
“Pacific Rim”
“Star Trek into Darkness”
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Henry Cavill, “Man of Steel”
Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man 3”
Brad Pitt, “World War Z”
Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Evangeline Lilly, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Gwyneth Paltrow, “Iron Man 3”
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Simon Pegg, “The World’s End”
Sam Rockwell, “The Way Way Back”
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Sandra Bullock, “The Heat”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Melissa McCarthy, “The Heat”
BEST SONG
“Atlas,” Coldplay, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams, “Despicable Me 2”
“Let It Go,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”
“Ordinary Love,” U2, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Young and Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey, “The Great Gatsby”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Blue Is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“Wadjda”
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“The Act of Killing”
“Blackfish”
“Stories We Tell”
“Tim’s Vermeer”
“20 Feet from Stardom”
BEST SCORE
Steven Price, “Gravity”
Arcade Fire, “Her”
Thomas Newman, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Hans Zimmer, “12 Years a Slave”
The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics.
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