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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
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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.