Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"12 Years a Slave" 2013's Best Picture Sez Online Film Critics Society

by Amos Semien

The Online Film Critics Society announced the recipients of the 17th annual OFCS awards for excellence in film.  Over 250 members voted in this year’s awards.

Director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was the standout with five wins.  The film is based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir about his life after being kidnapped into slavery.  It earned recognitions for “Best Picture,” “Best Actor” (Chiwetel Ejiofor), “Best Supporting Actor” (Michael Fassbender), “Best Supporting Actress” (Lupita Nyong’o), and “Best Adapted Screenplay” (John Ridley).  McQueen lost “Best Director” to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity.

The Online Film Critics Society 2013 Film Awards Winners:

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises

Best Film Not in the English Language: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Documentary: The Act of Killing

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay: Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

Best Editing: Gravity

Best Cinematography: Gravity

Special Awards:
Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects to Gravity
To Roger Ebert, for inspiring so many of our members

Top Ten films Without a U.S. Release:
Closed Curtain
Like Father, Like Son
Our Sunhi
The Rocket
Stranger By the Lake
We Are the Best!
Le Weekend
Why Don’t You Play in Hell?



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