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Dec 14, 2013

Chicago Film Critics Association Nominations 2013

The nominations for Chicago Film Critics Association awards were announced. "12 Years a Slave" got the most nominations at eleven while "Gravity" and "Her" got seven nominations each. The three movies along with "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "American Hustle" were nominated for best picture. Scarlett Johansson yet again got nominated for her voice performance. The two actresses from "Blue is the Warmest Color" nominated as well. Also James Franco for "Spring Breakers". "The Act of Killing" and "The Wind Rises" apart from their particular categories were nominated for foreign language film as well. Very interesting choices overall. Also this reminds me of the great Mr Roger Ebert. Ah! he was from Chicago as well. RIP

Below is the full list of the nominations.

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Director:

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Spike Jonze, Her
Steve McQueen, 2 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actor:

Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actor:

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Franco, Spring Breakers
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
Lea Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Colour
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Screenplay:

Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis
American Hustle

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Before Midnight
August: Osage County
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Act of Killing
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
The Hunt
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature:

The Croods
From Up on Poppy Hill
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary:

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Stories We Tell

Best Editing:

American Hustle
Upstream Colour
The Wolf of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography:

Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave
Roger Deakins, Prisoners
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Hoyte van Hoytema, Her

Best Art Direction/Production Design:

Inside Llewyn Davis
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave

Best Original Score:

Spring Breakers
12 Years a Slave

Most Promising Filmmaker:

Lake Bell, In a World…
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Destin Cretton, Short Term 12
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon
Joshua Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing

Most Promising Performer:

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Chadwick Boseman, 42
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Tye Sheridan, Mud