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Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and Her dominate Best Picture in early critics awards

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The Los Angeles film critics isn’t what it used to be, it must be said. Back in the day, LA print critics were in the group and they voted accordingly. Many of the members now do not write specifically from Los Angeles – they do all of their writing for a broader online community, as does New York. Thus, it is becoming harder and harder to distinguish between the two…

Los Angeles Film Critics: Gravity & Her, Dern, Exarchopoulos & Blanchett

Los Angeles Film Critics: Gravity & Her, Dern, Exarchopoulos & Blanchett

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Picture: TIE!! Gravity and Her Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity; runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska; runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress: TIE!! Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine, and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color Best Supporting Actor: TIE! James Franco, Spring Breakers, and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave;…

Boston Film Critics: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Director, Actor

Boston Film Critics: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Director, Actor

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Boston Film Critics Association Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave; runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave: runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave: runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine: runner-up: Judi Dench in Philomena Best Supporting Actor: James Gandolfini, Enough Said; runner-up: TIE! Barkhad Abdi,…

New York Film Critics Online: Cuaron, Coogler and 12 Years

New York Film Critics Online: Cuaron, Coogler and 12 Years

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New York Film Critics Online Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Best Debut Director: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave Best Supporting Actor:  Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Foreign Language Film: Blue Is The Warmest Color Best Documentary:…

Washington DC Film Critics Announce Nominations

Washington DC Film Critics Announce Nominations

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Thanks to Martin A. The 2013 WAFCA AWARD NOMINEES ARE: Best Film: American Hustle Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) Spike Jonze (Her) Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby) Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) Joaquin…

12 Years sweeps Boston Online Film Critics

12 Years sweeps Boston Online Film Critics

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(via Collider) BEST PICTURE: 12 YEARS A SLAVE BEST DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE BEST ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE

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National Board of Review Names Her the Best Film of 2013

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Best Film:  HER Best Director: Spike Jonze, HER Best Actor: Bruce Dern, NEBRASKA Best Actress: Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKS Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, NEBRASKA Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, FRUITVALE STATION Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Best Animated Feature: THE WIND RISES Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, FRUITVALE STATION Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, FRUITVALE STATION Best Foreign Language Film:  THE PAST Best Documentary: STORIES WE TELL William K. Everson…

Predict the National Board of Review

Predict the National Board of Review

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The NBR will be announcing tomorrow, December 4.  

New York Film Critics pay a Price for Being First

New York Film Critics pay a Price for Being First

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The New York Film Critics pushed back their dates (now voting December 3) so that they could announce before the National Board of Review (December 4). They did it to be out front of awards season and to be the first “important” voice of the season. Or perhaps they did it to dampen the impact of the National Board of Review. Both have been around a very long time but…

BFCA Critics’ Choice Roundup

BFCA Critics’ Choice Roundup

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One of several blunt instruments we can use to pound out a sense of what’s percolating up to the top tier of the year in film. If you need a reminder than these scores don’t always translate into actual awards heat, bear in mind that Me and Orson Welles has a BFCA score of 100 — and the Critics Choice voters themselves didn’t even chose it as one of their…