Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

12 YEARS A SLAVE LEADS VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE INTERNATIONAL NOMINATIONS LIST WITH SIX NODS

12 Years a Slave, Fox Seachlight
12 Years a Slave, Fox Seachlight

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s International category with six nominations.

Based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841, 12 Years a Slave is joined in the Best Film category by Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller Gravity and Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, a melancholic comedy set in the ’60s New York folk scene. McQueen, Cuarón and the Coens will also face off in the Best Director category.

Slave‘s Chiwetel Ejiofor and Davis‘ Oscar Isaac are joined by Dallas Buyer Club‘s Matthew McConaughey in the race for Best Actor. Meanwhile, the Best Actress nominees are Gravity‘s Sandra Bullock, Blue Jasmine‘s Cate Blanchett and Frances Ha‘s Greta Gerwig.

The nominees for Best Documentary are The Act of Killing, Blackfish and West of Memphis. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film are Blancanieves, Blue is the Warmest Color and The Hunt.

A full list of nominees in the International category follows.

BEST FILM
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
June Squibb, Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Spike Jonze, Her
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blancanieves
Blue is the Warmest Colour
The Hunt

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
West of Memphis

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