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Dec 17, 2013

Critics Choice Award Nominations 2013


The BFCA announced their nominations and as usual, they look more like what Oscars nominations would be then say... 'Critics Choice'. Their awards ceremony seems more like MTV awards and their choices as I said, never truly reflect what critics usually think. Most of their members are bloggers and Internet awards pundits so well! Anyways, "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" leads with 13 nominations each. I don't care about their extra categories for action/comedy etc but looking at their main slate, it is predictable. If I can even call them snubs then the absence of both the actresses from "Blue is the Warmest Color" and Julie Delpy from "Before Midnight" are a big question mark. Their best picture lineup looks exactly like what Academy would choose if they were to nominate ten films. Other than that, nothing quite great or interesting.

Here is a complete list of all the nominees:

Best Picture:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
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 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 Original Screenplay:

Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Spike Jonze (Her)
Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
Tracy Letts (August: Osage County)
Billy Ray (Captain Phillips)
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Foreign Language Film:

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
Wadjda

Best Animated Feature:

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary:

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
Tim's Vermeer

Best Editing:

American Hustle
Gravity
Rush
Captain Phillips
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)
Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska)

Best Art Direction:

Her
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects:

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Costume Design:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave
Saving Mr. Banks
American Hustle

Best Makeup:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Rush

Best Score:

Arcade Fire (Her)
Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)
Steven Price (Gravity)
Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)

Best Song:

"Atlas" (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
"Happy" (Despicable Me 2)
"Let It Go" (Frozen)
"Ordinary Love" (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
"Please Mr. Kennedy" (Inside Llewyn Davis)
"Young and Beautiful" (The Great Gatsby)

Best Acting Ensemble:

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Young Actor/Actress:

Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game)
Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
Liam James (The Way, Way Back)
Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief)
Tye Sheridan (Mud)

Best Action Movie:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Lone Survivor
Rush
Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Comedy:

American Hustle
Enough Said
The Heat
This Is the End
The Way, Way Back
The World’s End

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie:

The Conjuring
Gravity
Star Trek Into Darkness
World War Z

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 Gandolini (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)