Friday, January 10, 2014

Black Film Critics Name "12 Years a Slave" Best Picture of 2013

by Amos Semien

The Black Film Critics Circle named 12 Years a Slave the "Best Picture" of 2013.  The film claimed six BRCC awards, including "Best Director" (Steve McQueen) and "Best Actor" (Chiwetel Ejiofor).  Going against the 2013 awards pack, the BFCC named Brie Larson as "Best Actress" for Short Term 12.

The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) was founded in 2010 and is a membership organization comprised of film critics of color from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, radio, television and qualifying on-line publications.

2013 Black Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Director: Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Best Actress: Brie Larson, "Short Term 12"

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

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

Best Adapted Screenplay: "12 Years a Slave"

Best Original Screenplay: "American Hustle"

Best Cinematography: "Gravity"

Best Animated Film: "Frozen"

Best Documentary: "20 Feet from Stardom"

Best Foreign Film: "Blue is the Warmest Color"

Best Ensemble: "12 Years a Slave"


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