It remains fundamentally wrong to me that there has to be a special group of critics for African Americans. The critics in this country should work harder to diversify their membership.  Same goes for women.  The Los Angeles Film Critics is 45 males to 11 females, etc.

1. “12 Years a Slave”
2. “Lee Daniels: The Butler”
3. “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
4. “American Hustle”
5. “Gravity”
6. “Fruitvale Station”
7.  “Dallas Buyers Club”
8. “Saving Mr. Banks”
9. “Out of the Furnace”
10. “42”

Best Actor -Forest Whitaker, “Lee Daniels: The Butler” (The Weinstein Company)
Best Actress–Sandra Bullock, “Gravity” (Warner Bros.)
Best Supporting Actress Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels: The Butler” (The Weinstein Company)
Best Supporting Actor    Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)
Best World Cinema  Mother of George” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Breakout Performance Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Best Director   Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Best Screenplay John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
Best Music: Raphael Sadiq, “Black Nativity” (RCA Inspirational)
Best Independent Film:   “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Company)
Best Animation: “Frozen” (Walt Disney Pictures)
Best Documentary: “American Promise” (Rada Film Group)