The Steve McQueen-helmed historical drama continues its winning streak by getting the biggest prize and helping its cast grab the Best Actor and the Best Supporting Actress titles.
"12 Years a Slave" grabs the top honor at another critics awards, adding to its big wins from Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics. The Steve McQueen-directed drama is named this year's Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online.
The N.Y. group also agrees with the Boston film critics as they give Best Actor title to "12 Years a Slave" male lead Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Actress to "Blue Jasmine" leading lady Cate Blanchett. Best Supporting Actor goes to Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"), and Best Supporting Actress is given to Ejiofor's co-star Lupita Nyong'o.
Best Director is awarded to Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Best Screenplay to Spike Jonze ("Her"), Best Breakthrough Performance to Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color"), and Best Cast Ensemble to "American Hustle".
Though missing the biggest prize from Boston Society of Film Critics, Boston Online Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Online, "American Hustle" still won Best Picture from New York Film Critics Circle. "Her", meanwhile, was a big winner at National Board of Review and tied with "Gravity" at the top honor from Los Angeles Film Critics.
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron - "Gravity"
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave"
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 Screenplay: Spike Jonze - "Her"
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki - "Gravity"
Best Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos - "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Best Use of Music: T Bone Burnett - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Best Debut Director: Ryan Coogler - "Fruitvale Station"
Best Ensemble Cast: "American Hustle"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Best Documentary: "The Act of Killing"
Best Animated Film: "The Wind Rises"
NYFCO Best Films of 2013:
- "12 Years a Slave"
- "Before Midnight"
- "Blue is the Warmest Color"
- "Dallas Buyers Club"
- "Inside Llewyn Davis"
- "The Wolf of Wall Street"