THE BRIEF

Many ways to do a year-end wrap=up mash-up and this is one of the wickedest.

(The Sleepy Skunk and DJ Earworm put this mix together. Thanks to glimmer for bringing it to us.)

(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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1. Gravity
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Captain Phillips
4. All Is Lost
5. The Wind Rises
6. (tie) Dallas Buyers Club
6. (tie) Mud
7. The Great Gatsby
8. Stories We Tell
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10. Pacific Rim

(thanks Bryce!)

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The most intriguing performances this year by women were delivered by powerhouse actresses at a time when those kinds of films and those kinds of performances have been selected out in favor of younger and younger women to appeal to the majority of ticket buyers. That majority, however, do not often factor in to the Oscar race, despite how many young people remain fascinated by the Oscars and film awards in general. Our American youth have been weaned on shows like American Idol and Survivor and gasp, The Bachelor.  They believe that popularity should always win out, no matter what. And perhaps that is sort of true in the Oscar race. Perhaps it has always been thus, but it is often our job here at AwardsDaily to point out patterns, delightful evolutionary turns in the race that broaden the horizons of film goers, young and old, and offer an array of human experiences, not just those that dwell in fantasy or in the eternal youth we here in America seem so obsessed by.
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Best PicturEBirth of a Nation
Manchester by the Sea



Best ActoRCasey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Nate Parker, Birth of a Nation


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