Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

Critics’ Choice Awards, or how 12YAS did well in the wrong place

BFCA

In the wake of the Oscar nomination, the Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night. One can question their usefulness in predicting the Oscars now that they were held after the nominations were revealed, especially since 12 Years A Slave, which underperformed on nomination morning, did comparatively well here, winning Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. We can not rule out it may still win those three on March 2nd, but it will be an uphill battle in the first two, in booth of which American Hustle (and Jennifer Lawrence) has to be the favorite now. It is probably telling that leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor didn’t manage to win even here, and Matthew McConaughey’s road to Oscar looks clearer every day.
Elsewhere, American Hustle faltered a bit, only winning Ensemble and Hair & Makeup (for which it wasn’t nominated for the Oscars), plus some of the lesser awards that seem to be designed to only get more starts to attend their gala. Gravity won heavy in the tech categories, as well as for director Alfonso Cuarón, the now hot favorite to win his category. And The Great Gatsby, all but forgotten, had a strong day, winning two awards here.

Come discuss the usefulness of these awards here on our forums.
Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Young Actor/Actress
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Acting Ensemble
American Hustle

Best Original Screenplay
Her

Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography
Gravity

Best Art Direction
The Great Gatsby

Best Editing
Gravity

Best Costume Design
The Great Gatsby

Best Hair and Makeup
American Hustle

Best Visual Effects
Gravity

Best Animated Feature
Frozen

Best Action Movie
Lone Survivor

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Comedy
American Hustle

Best Actor in a Comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet from Stardom

Best Song
Let It Go, Frozen

Best Score
Gravity

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