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Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations

(Thanks, Marshall!)

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2013 (in alphabetical order)

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Gravity”
“Mud”
“Nebraska”
“Philomena”
“Saving Mr. Banks”
“Short Term 12″

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass “Captain Phillips”
John Lee Hancock “Saving Mr. Banks”
Steve McQueen “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne “Nebraska”

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bruce Dern “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor “12 Years a Slave”
Tom Hanks “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford “All is Lost”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock “Gravity”
Judi Dench “Philomena”
Meryl Streep “August: Osage County”
Emma Thompson “Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Michael Fassbender “12 Years a Slave”
James Gandolfini “Enough Said”
Tom Hanks “Saving Mr. Banks”
Jared Leto “Dallas Buyers Club”
Matthew McConaughey “Mud”
Sam Rockwell “The Way Way Back”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts “August: Osage County”
June Squibb “Nebraska”
Oprah Winfrey “Lee Daniel’s The Butler”

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“August: Osage County”
“Saving Mr, Banks”
“The Way Way Back”

BEST SCREENPLAY – ORIGINAL

“Gravity”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Mud”
“Nebraska”

BEST SCREENPLAY – ADAPTATION

“12 Years a Slave”
“August: Osage County”
“Captain Phillips”
“Philomena”

BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM

“One Direction: This Is Us”
“Oz, The Great and Powerful”
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”
“The Smurfs 2″

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR

“In a World …”
“Jack the Giant Slayer”
“The Kings of Summer”
“Much Ado About Nothing”
“Short Term 12″
“The Spectacular Now”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Despicable Me 2″
“Frozen”
“Monsters University”
“The Wind Rises”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Blancanieves”
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Grandmaster”
“The Hunt”
“Populaire”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

“20 Feet from Stardom”
“The Act of Killing”
“Blackfish”
“Stories We Tell”
“We Steal Secrets: Story of WikiLeaks”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Let It Go “Frozen”
Please Mr. Kennedy “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Young and Beautiful “The Great Gatsby”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“12 Years a Slave”
“Frozen”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“12 Years a Slave”
“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”

BEST FILM EDITING

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Rush”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“12 Years a Slave”
“Gravity”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Oz, The Great and Powerful”
“Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“12 Years a Slave”
“42”
“American Hustle”
“The Great Gatsby”
“Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“Gravity”
“Jack the Giant Slayer”
“Oblivion”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”

BEST STUNTS

“Fast & Furious 6″
“Oblivion”
“Star Trek Into Darkness”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE ON CAMERA

Oscar Isaac “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Liam James “The Way Way Back”
Michael B. Jordan “Fruitvale Station”
Brie Larson “Short Term 12″
Lupita Nyong’o “12 Years a Slave”
June Squibb “Nebraska”

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE CAMERA

Lake Bell “In a World…”
Ryan Coogler “Fruitvale Station”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt “Don Jon”
Jeff Nichols “Mud”
Jordan Vogt-Roberts “The Kings of Summer”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – FEMALE

Annie Rose Buckley “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kaitlyn Dever “Short Term 12″
Sophie Nelisse “The Book Thief”
Annika Wedderkopp “The Hunt”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH IN A LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLE – MALE

Asa Butterfield “Ender’s Game”
Liam James “The Way Way Back”
Nick Robinson “The Kings of Summer”
Tye Sheridan “Mud”

23 Comments on this Post

  1. Lol at the breakthroughs…June Squibb and Michael B. Jordan have been around for a while and I sure as shit know Jeff Nichols has as well. They also must not have seen Her or Wolf of Wall Street.

  2. Ryan and I had been conversing for a while on whether Gravity would receive any screenplay recognition in the critics phase of this season. Looks like my brethren in Phoenix stepped up to the plate.

  3. Christophe

    Hurray for Saving Mr. Banks! though it was overlooked for best original screenplay…
    Hurray for The Great Gatsby! especially Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful!
    Boo Hiss! They forgot Ernest and Celestine for Best Animated Film.

  4. I think they totally nailed the top 6 categories, and that their lists will be reflected in the AMPAS nominees in 2014.

  5. “One Direction” as one of the best “family films”? And Smurfs, Oz and Percy Jackson? That’s hilarious.

  6. Gravity has a very thin and none complex screenplay. I really don’t understand how it is nominated over Frances Ha, Before Midnight, or Enough Said.

    I also still can’t wrap my head around Robert Redford getting nominated this year. I am a HUGE fan of his but I wasn’t blown away by what he did in the film. Forrest Whitaker and Hugh Jackman gave a towering performances this year.

  7. Did you hear the one about the stranded astronaut who almost lost her will to live?

    No.

    Well, now you have.

    How does it end?

    Seriously? Try and guess.

  8. McConaughey is my guess for best actor in this race seeing as two of his films made the final cut for Best Picture.

  9. Paddy Mulholland

    The Smurfs 2 for Best Live Action Family Film?

    Jack the Giant Slayer gets two nominations while The Wolf of Wall Street gets none?

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jordan Vogt-Roberts are among the year’s best breakthrough filmmakers?

    Add this to the revoltingly Oscar-baiting love for Saving Mr. Banks and August: Osage County, and you have the season’s worst critic picks yet.

  10. @Ryan: *stranded DOCTOR with 6 months of astronaut training…or something like that.

    :) :)

  11. Paddy Mulholland

    It was almost inevitable that Gravity would receive one or two screenplay nominations. Each time I saw the film (because I saw it four times lol), I wondered if it might. And each time, I grew more and more sure that it would. But I’d be surprised if it received many more. It fits right in here, though, with these otherwise equally daft nominations.

    How does it end?

    Seriously? Try and guess.

    I didn’t have to guess! I already knew… >:(

  12. I didn’t have to guess! I already knew… >:(

    :(
    sorry!

    though it would’ve been profound if Gravity ended with a chunk of the space shuttle slamming into Dr Ryan Stone the instant she crawled onto dry land.

    #wileEcoyote #beepbeep

  13. Paddy Mulholland

    :(
    sorry!

    Babe you know I don’t mind lol! I saw it four times…

  14. Good to see Kaitlyn Dever getting some love

  15. Lmao space debris hitting Dr. Stone on Earth would’ve turned Gravity into a comedy classic.

    Paddy, every year scripts aren’t qualified for WGA. This is when movies like Avatar, Star Trek ect. get in. If Gravity is eligible for a nomination there than I expect it to get in 100%.

  16. Jack the Giant Slayer? Overlooked? That awful movie? Hello?

    And could someone please nominate of the kids from The Bling Ring in the best young actor categories? They were all really good.

  17. The acting nominees couldn’t be more Oscary.

  18. Bryce Forestieri

    And could someone please nominate of the kids from The Bling Ring in the best young actor categories? They were all really good.

    Not really, especially Watson, and the male

  19. Bryce Forestieri

    Gravity has a very thin and none complex screenplay. I really don’t understand how it is nominated over Frances Ha

    Because it is superior. But maybe you need to soon-fed quirkiness, themes, and hipsterism so I won’t judge you.

  20. Hipsterism, brought to you by Urban Outfitters and New Girl.

  21. bryce, or maybe jonny just doesn’t have an interest in a film like ‘gravity’.hence, a lot of things would be superior.

    come on bryce,i know you’ve got to some films this year that have pretty much zero chance of getting an oscar nom and aren’t getting ultra listed in best of polls.

    and jonny, feels that way about ‘francis ha’.and i bet there’s some very non hipster types that like this film.ha ha. :)

    the love ‘francis ha’ is getting in the recent replies is proof a.d. should finally do an alt oscar type thing. you know, that would be cool for those of us that could live life without ‘gravity’. ;)

  22. I just watched GRAVITY again last night, and while I still love the movie, it’s screenplay IS its weakest link. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s work on FRANCES HA is much more nuanced (and it’s really unfair to dismiss someone as a hipster for thinking so).

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