The St. Louis Film Critics Nominations

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The 2013 St. Louis Film Critics’ Award nominees are:

Best Film
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
Her
Nebraska

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Spike Jonze (Her)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Alexander Payne (Nebraska)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Best Actor
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station)
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Harrison Ford (42)
Will Forte (Nebraska)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johannson (Her)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave)
Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Original Screenplay
American Hustle
Enough Said
Her
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Captain Phillips
Philomena
Short Term 12
The Spectacular Now

Best Cinematography
12 Years a Slave
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

Best Visual Special Effects
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World

Best Musical Score
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Her
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Soundtrack
American Hustle
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
The Great Gatsby
Inside Llewyn Davis
Muscle Shoals

Best Art Direction
12 Years A Slave
The Grandmaster
The Great Gatsby
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Documentary
20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Muscle Shoals
Stories We Tell

Best Non-English Language Film
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
A Hijacking
The Hunt
No
Wadjda

Best Comedy
Enough Said
The Heat
Nebraska
The Way Way Back
The World’s End

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Best Art-House or Festival Film
- For artistic excellence in independent, international or smaller-budget films that played at film festivals, film series or had a limited-release run in St. Louis, playing one to three cinemas.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Before Midnight
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Frances Ha
In a World…
Short Term 12

Best Scene
- A favorite movie scene or sequence

12 Years a Slave – The hanging scene
Captain Phillips – The scene near the end of the film where Tom Hanks is being checked out by military medical personnel and he breaks down.
Gravity – he opening tracking shot.
Her – Off-screen OS sex scene
The Place Beyond the Pines – The opening scene where Ryan Gosling is walking through the carnival.

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24 Comments

  1. Paddy Mulholland
    December 9, 2013

    I missed the scene where a bunch of army boys checked out Tom Hanks at the end of Captain Phillips. Was it before or after he got tied up and splattered in the face?

  2. Bryce Forestieri
    December 9, 2013

    Saint Louis loved HUSTLE!

    did they see WOLF?

  3. Kane
    December 9, 2013

    ^^^Daaaaaamn! Just when Captain Phillips thought he was safe…

  4. Kane
    December 9, 2013

    lmao that daaaaamn was for Paddy

  5. michael tran
    December 9, 2013

    No Oprah Winfrey in supporting actress. That’s right!!

  6. December 9, 2013

    Tom Hanks and a bunch of seamen get threatened by pirates in tank tops and shorts pointing big guns at them. Y’all know what I thought of that film!

  7. Bryce Forestieri
    December 9, 2013

    you might have disliked it more than I did.

    Question is

    Is Greengrass on shaky ground? Is he -now- fighting for that 5th slot or this is all irrelevant and he’s still at #3?

    Cuaron and McQueen are locks. David O. Russell is looking stronger. Scorsese seems like a contender, especially after AMPAS get to see WOLF. Spike Jonze is looking more like he could grab that Malick/Haneke spot.

    Alfonso Cuaron
    Steve McQueen
    David O. Russell
    Martin Scorsese
    Joel & Ethan Coen
    Skpike Jonze

    All looking better than Greengrass, but maybe not. When I saw CAPTAIN PHILLIPS I didn’t like it but I sure thought was AMPAS-friendly.

  8. Neto
    December 9, 2013

    Why “Best Actress” is the only acting category with 6 nominations?

  9. Pierre de Plume
    December 9, 2013

    It’s interesting to see that Bruce Dern’s name is popping up as frequently on these lists – if not moreso – than Robert Redford. I’d have thought it would be the other way around.

    And no matter what happens to 12 Years a Slave on Oscar night, the film keeps getting multiple mentions across the board, much moreso than The Butler – which I consider a good thing.

  10. Sammy
    December 9, 2013

    Neto – there must be a tie.

  11. James
    December 9, 2013

    Okay wow so Her is most definitely a contender. Damn. I was looking forward to it, but it doesn’t look like it’s coming to my local art house theater any time soon.

  12. alexww
    December 9, 2013

    I can’t help but chuckle every time I see Harrison Fords name come up for what is easily the campiest acting i’ve seen in years. I can’t believe he’s even being considered. The movie, while entertaining, was so fluffy and sugar coated it made it hard to take seriously. Ford’s character was so over the top and ridiculous it’s nuts that he may edge out other actors for a spot in SA.

  13. Manuel
    December 9, 2013

    Detroit Film Critics Nominations

    BEST PICTURE
    12 YEARS A SLAVE
    BEFORE MIDNIGHT
    GRAVITY
    HER
    SHORT TERM 12

    BEST DIRECTOR
    ALFONSO CUARÓN – GRAVITY
    PAUL GREENGRASS – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
    SPIKE JONZE – HER
    DAVID O. RUSSELL – AMERICAN HUSTLE
    MARTIN SCORSESE – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

    BEST ACTOR
    LEONARDO DICAPRIO – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
    CHIWETEL EJIOFOR – 12 YEARS A SLAVE
    TOM HANKS – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
    MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
    ROBERT REDFORD – ALL IS LOST

    BEST ACTRESS
    AMY ADAMS – AMERICAN HUSTLE
    JULIE DELPY – BEFORE MIDNIGHT
    ADÈLE EXARCHOPOULOS – BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
    BRIE LARSON – SHORT TERM 12
    MERYL STREEP – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    BARKHAD ABDI – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
    JAMES FRANCO – SPRING BREAKERS
    JARED LETO – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
    MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY – MUD
    STANLEY TUCCI – THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    SCARLETT JOHANSSON – HER
    JENNIFER LAWRENCE – AMERICAN HUSTLE
    LUPITA NYONG’O – 12 YEARS A SLAVE
    JULIA ROBERTS – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
    JUNE SQUIBB – NEBRASKA

    BEST ENSEMBLE
    12 YEARS A SLAVE
    AMERICAN HUSTLE
    AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
    BLUE JASMINE
    THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

    BEST BREAKTHROUGH
    LAKE BELL – IN A WORLD… – DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY, ACTRESS
    RYAN COOGLER – FRUITVALE STATION – DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY
    DESTIN CRETTON – SHORT TERM 12 – DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY
    MICHAEL B. JORDAN – FRUITVALE STATION – ACTOR
    BRIE LARSON – SHORT TERM 12 – ACTRESS

    BEST SCREENPLAY
    DESTIN CRETTON – SHORT TERM 12
    SPIKE JONZE – HER
    RICHARD LINKLATER – BEFORE MIDNIGHT
    DAVID O. RUSSELL & ERIC SINGER – AMERICAN HUSTLE
    TERENCE WINTER – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

    BEST DOCUMENTARY
    THE ACT OF KILLING
    BLACKFISH
    THE SQUARE
    STORIES WE TELL
    THE UNKNOWN KNOWN

  14. Manuel
    December 9, 2013

    NO: Blanchett, Chiwetel, McQueen

    No Blanchett but Blue Jasmine ensemble nomination

  15. Sammy
    December 9, 2013

    Pierre – Dern is no surprise for me. He was my favorite for this awards season three months ago after winning Cannes but as you see 12YRS is a big contender and favorite to win BP and ultimately Ejiofor has got the upper hand.

  16. Bryce Forestieri
    December 9, 2013

    Re: Detriot

    STANLEY TUCCI – THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
    JAMES FRANCO – SPRING BREAKERS

    Wow, good for them!

  17. Kane
    December 9, 2013

    Alexww, while I think Ford did a decent job I was more impressed with the character than the acting. I can’t help but shake my head, he basically grumbled and growled and (if memory serves) was the only character who never really went through a change. He was the savior at the start and a savior at the finish. No conflict. he put everyone in their place and that was that. I may be a bit more harsh than I mean to be because I liked the film and the character…but Oscar consideration just makes it look more ridiculous to me.

  18. Pierre de Plume
    December 9, 2013

    You’re more confident than I am, Sammy, about 12YRS Oscar chances. Although I do think it’ll receive multiple nominations, I fear that Academy members – popping in their screeners while sitting comfortably on their couches – will want to look away.

    Dern does some nice work in Nebraska – some of his moments remind me of Jeff Bridges’ quieter moments in Crazy Heart.

  19. Paddy Mulholland
    December 9, 2013

    Thanks Manuel!

  20. Scott (the other one)
    December 9, 2013

    Much as I love movie awards and lists, I am compelled to ask:

    – do we really need critics “awards” for every city in North America?
    – how many film critics are there in St. Louis?
    – do we really need nominations, preceding the award? it’s not the Oscars. Can’t they just give out the awards to their chosen winners?

    Sorry to pick on St. Louis. Insert almost any city in its place.

  21. Daniel
    December 9, 2013

    Amy Adams is getting attention, so it looks like six contenders for the five slots for Actress.

    Christian Bale gets notice, might challenge Hanks for a spot in Actor.

    So far, no love for Bradley Cooper, too bad, he ‘s great, but Leto is a clear frontrunner, and the nominations aren’t set yet.

    I haven’t seen “Her” – how is Joaquin? The movie is getting great results, he isn’t.

  22. steve50
    December 9, 2013

    The opening scene where Ryan Gosling is walking through the carnival.

    A required element for any Gosling film.

  23. John
    December 9, 2013

    Her without Oscar nomination ? http://tiny.pl/qrzgd

  24. Uncle Jay
    December 10, 2013

    Harrison Ford!

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