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Critics Choice Preview

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The next big announcement is going to come from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, or BFCA, or Critics Choice awards. They are the largest voting body of critics -around 300.  They are also filled with folks of “dubious achievements,” and more Oscar bloggers than they probably should have. That makes their tastes somewhat mainstream but also a bit in keeping with the kinds of waves of popularity that sometimes take…

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12 Years a Slave wins Pic, Cuaron Director for Houston Film Critics

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The full list of nominees and winners of the 2013 HFCS Awards are: BEST PICTURE: 12 Years A Slave, Fox Searchlight All Is Lost, Lionsgate American Hustle, Columbia Before Midnight, Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Focus Features Fruitvale Station, The Weinstein Co. Gravity, Warner Bros. Inside Llewyn Davis, CBS Films Nebraska, Paramount Vantage Saving Mr. Banks, Disney BEST DIRECTOR: Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Paul Greengrass, Captain…

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San Francisco Film Critics Nominations

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Thanks again to Screen on Screen: Best Picture · 12 Years a Slave · American Hustle · Gravity · Nebraska · The Wolf of Wall Street Best Director · Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) · Spike Jonze (Her) · Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) · David O. Russell (American Hustle) · Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

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Her Wins Detroit

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Thanks to Paddy at Screen on Screen: Best Picture Her Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Best Actor Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Actress Brie Larson (Short Term 12) Best Supporting Actor Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Supporting Actress Scarlett Johansson (Her) Best Screenplay Spike Jonze (Her)

12 Years a Slave Leads Chicago Film Critics Association

12 Years a Slave Leads Chicago Film Critics Association

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BEST PICTURE 12 Years A Slave American Hustle Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis BEST DIRECTOR Joel & Ethan Coen–Inside Llewyn Davis Alfonso Cuaron–Gravity Spike Jonze–Her Steve McQueen–12 Years A Slave David O. Russell–American Hustle

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Alliance of Women Film Journalist’s Nominations!

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Though a member of this group I did not vote on these awards. I do not disagree with them, however. But I would request a little more of the Big Bad Wolf of Wall Street. AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS BEST FILM 12 Years a Slave American Hustle Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska

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Golden Globes, No Guts, NO Glory!

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Once again, tomorrow very early the Golden Globes will be announced.  Since the Globes have two categories for picture, actor and actress, most of those we expect to get nominated will likely get nominated. So perhaps this is a futile exercise.  But nonetheless!  Do you have any last minute gut feelings that something extremely out of the ordinary might happen?  Pick up to three! Here are mine. 1. The Great…

San Diego Film Critics

San Diego Film Critics

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San Diego Film Critics Nominate Top Films for 2013 December 10th, 2013 · No Comments BEST FILM 12 YEARS A SLAVE GRAVITY HER INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS SHORT TERM 12 BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón, GRAVITY Destin Cretton, SHORT TERM 12 Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Spike Jonze, HER Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations

Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations

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(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”

The St. Louis Film Critics Nominations

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)