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12 Years a Slave wins with Florida Film Critics

12 Years a Slave wins with Florida Film Critics

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Picture: 12 Years a Slave Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, The Dallas Buyers Club Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’O, 12 Years a Slave Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity Visual Effects: Gravity Art Direction/Production Design: Damien Drew et.al. and Catherine Martin et.al.,…

2013 Village Voice Film Poll

2013 Village Voice Film Poll

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(Thanks Marshall!) Best Film 1. Inside Llewyn Davis — points: 347; mentions: 55 2. Her — points: 317; mentions: 46 3. 12 Years a Slave — points: 277; mentions: 44 4. Before Midnight — points: 256; mentions: 38 5. The Act of Killing — points: 189; mentions: 36 6. Leviathan — points: 171; mentions: 25 7. Upstream Color — points: 142; mentions: 24 8. Gravity — points: 139; mentions: 24…

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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(thanks, Marshall!) BEST PICTURE “12 Years a Slave”   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”  

St Louis Film Critics Awards

St Louis Film Critics Awards

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Best Film: “12 Years a Slave” (runner-up): “American Hustle” Best Director: Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) (runner-up): Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”) Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”) (runner-up): Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) (runner-up): Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”)

African American Film Critics Name 12 Years a Slave Best Picture of the year

African American Film Critics Name 12 Years a Slave Best Picture of the year

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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…

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Rainer On Film – Giveaway!

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The two winners from our Before Sunrise giveaway are: KaMeek Lucas Taitt and Jordan. Please write me to claim your prize. AwardsDaily is giving away five copies of Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era. Anyone who writes about film today should read this book. Please submit a comment simply naming which film you think should have won Best Picture in 1979: Kramer…

Rex Reed Takes Offensive to a New Level

Rex Reed Takes Offensive to a New Level

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You know, most of us have long since dismissed Rex Reed as a joke. It’s a wonder he’s still a working critic while so many brilliant ones have lost their jobs – from J. Hoberman to Stephanie Zacharek who left Movieline. Why are these great writers being let go while eternal waste of space Rex Reed keeps working and polluting the Metacritic collection of otherwise good writers? Hey, Metacritic, dump…

GALECA Dorian Awards: Gay and Lesbian Critics Association

GALECA Dorian Awards: Gay and Lesbian Critics Association

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  FILM OF THE YEAR  Argo (Warner Bros.) Beasts of the Southern Wild (Fox Searchlight) Keep the Lights On (Music Box) Les Miserables (Universal) Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone) Moonrise Kingdom (Focus) FILM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR – ACTOR Alan Cumming / Any Day Now (Music Box) Bradley Cooper / Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein) Daniel Day-Lewis / Lincoln (DreamWorks/Touchstone) Hugh Jackman / Les Miserables (Universal) Joaquin Phoenix / The Master (Weinstein) John Hawkes…

Houston Film Critics Society go for Argo

Houston Film Critics Society go for Argo

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Best Picture Argo Best Director Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Screenplay Tony Kushner (Lincoln) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) (thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen. More after the cut.)

5 awards for Moonrise Kingdom from the Central Ohio Film Critics

5 awards for Moonrise Kingdom from the Central Ohio Film Critics

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(thanks to Asif Khan) Best Film Moonrise Kingdom Best Director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)