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
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:
Like Father, Like Son
Stranger By the Lake
We Are the Best!
Why Don’t You Play in Hell?