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Dec 10, 2013

St. Louis Film Critics Nominations 2013


St. Louis Film Critics announced their nominees with 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Her, Nebraska and American Hustle making into the best film category. They also have some interesting and different picks in the four acting categories. Sandra Bullock gets her first nomination from a critics group. They also have a best scene category as well featuring 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Her and others. The soundtrack, comedy, art-house/festival categories sure make them hip!

Below is the full list of nominees.

Best Film

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
Her
Nebraska


Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Spike Jonze, Her
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Harrison Ford, 42
Will Forte, Nebraska
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Scarlett Johannson, Her
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyongo, 12 Years a Slave
Lea Seydoux, Blue Is the Warmest Colour
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Enough Said
Her
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now

Best Non-English Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
A Hijacking
The Hunt
No
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
Muscle Shoals
Stories We Tell

Best Cinematography

12 Years a Slave
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

Best Art Direction

12 Years A Slave
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Musical Score

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Her
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Soundtrack

American Hustle
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
The Great Gatsby
Inside Llewyn Davis
Muscle Shoals

Best Art-House or Festival Film

For artistic excellence in independent, international or smaller-budget films that played at film festivals, film series or had a limited-release run in St. Louis, playing one to three cinemas.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Before Midnight
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Frances Ha
In a World…
Short Term 12

Best Comedy

Enough Said
The Heat
Nebraska
The Way Way Back
The World’s End

Best Scene

12 Years a Slave – The hanging scene
Captain Phillips – The scene near the end of the film where Tom Hanks is being checked out by military medical personnel and he breaks down
Gravity – The opening tracking shot
Her – Off-screen OS sex scene
The Place Beyond the Pines – The opening scene where Ryan Gosling is walking through the carnival