12 Years a Slave wows Iowa Critics

(thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen)

Best Picture
1. 12 Years a Slave
2. Nebraska
3. American Hustle

Best Director
1. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
2. David O. Russell (American Hustle)
3. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Best Actor
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
2. Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
3. Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Best Actress
1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Amy Adams (American Hustle)
3. Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
2. Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
3. Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
2. June Squibb (Nebraska)
3. Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Animated Film
1. Frozen
2. The Wind Rises
3. Despicable Me 2

Best Documentary
1. 20 Feet from Stardom
2. Blackfish
3. Stories We Tell


  1. Simone 2 years ago

    Now this is what I’m talking about.

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  2. Marc R 2 years ago

    I concur, particularly with supporting actor

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  3. Vincent 2 years ago

    Really? Um, no. “Gravity” not even in the top three? No Matthew Mc for “Dallas Buyers Club” and Jared Leto number 3??? No. Nope.

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  4. Marc R 2 years ago

    Jared Leto’s work is the most over praised performance of the year, maybe the past 2 years. If he loses the Oscar I’ll cheer

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  5. carl 2 years ago

    Amy Adams as runner-up? Wow, the ‘American Hustle’ momentum is certainly peaking…

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  6. DBibby 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful list of winners.

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  7. Susan 2 years ago

    Finally, a group that got “Best Supporting Actor” right! Go Fassbender!

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  8. kira 2 years ago

    Fassy good-but-not-so-great performance in 12YAS isn’t even close to the best supporting performance of 2013 aka Leto’s, I guess they felt sorry for his lack of wins so far and decided to spread the love.

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  9. Buford T Justice 2 years ago

    Except for Fassbender , this is what Oscar night should look like but it wont ; they are having trouble embrasing 12 YAS even though they’ve had enough chances ; instead of collectively holding ther noses and swallowing the medicine they are refusing and looking around for an alternative

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  10. DaneM 2 years ago

    That’s my state! Doin’ it up right. Although I would have Gravity in 3rd instead of AH. They did a better job with Director than Film in that regard, but oh well.

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  11. SallyinChicago 2 years ago

    This looks good.
    Can someone tell me — when you win a critics award, do they give you a certificate or a statue or something like that? Or do they just write and let you know?

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  12. Luke 2 years ago


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