12 Years a Slave sweeps Chicago Film Critics

(Thanks, Marshall!) Best Picture 12 Years a Slave Best Director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress Lupita...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

289 Films vie for 2013 Best Picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Two hundred eighty-nine feature films are eligible for the 2013 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 86th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

75 Original Songs eligible for 2013 Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The original songs, along...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

Film Comment’s Top Ten and Full Rankings

Film Comment’s Top 10 Films Released in 2013  1. Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS 2. Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE 3. Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT 4. Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING 5. Jia Zhang-ke’s A TOUCH OF SIN 6. Lucien Castaing-Taylor &am...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

BFCA Critics Choice Awards Nominations

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle lead with 13 nominations each. BEST PICTURE American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Saving Mr. Banks 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – American Hustle...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

The New Black List revealed

From Anne Thompson: Best Picture Oscar winners “Argo,” “The King’s Speech” and “Slumdog Millionaire” were all featured on previous Black Lists. Meanwhile, seven of the last twelve screenwriting Oscars were featured on previous Black Lists (“Juno,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “T...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave Dominates Online Film Critics

[Thanks to Marshall] 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 Cuar...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

Dallas Fort Worth Picks 12 Years a Slave for Best Picture of 2013

Thanks to Middle Frances! Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Supporting Actor: Jared Leto Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013

John Wells and August: Osage County

John Wells is one of the towering figures in modern American television. His seemingly innumerable credits have reaped six Primetime Emmys for his work as writer and producer on “ER,” and “The West Wing.” Wells’ other series include “Third Watch,” “Shameless” and “Southland.” In...

Indiana Film Journalists Awards

(thanks to — guess who? — Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Best Picture 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Her Best Director 1. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) 2. Spike Jonze (Her) Best Actor 1. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) 2. Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress...
Posted On 16 Dec 2013