Sun. Sep 27th, 2020

Critics Societies Roundup 3

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Another day, another roundup of critics organizations. First, the San Francisco Critics Circle chose their winners (updated list to be found here). Then we have the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, which can sometimes surprise with some cool, leftfield picks. Not so this year, as they mostly went gaga over 12 Years A Slave, which took home six wins. And finally we had the Houston Film Critics Society (which has only seven members?), who threw their support behind Gravity. Perhaps not surprising for the home base of the Space Program.

KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR (tie)
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock – Gravity

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave

BEST SUPPORtiNG ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Her

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years a Slave

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color

BEST ANIMATED FILM (tie)
Frozen
Despicable Me 2

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR/FANTASY FILM
Her

 
HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY (winners in bold)

BEST PICTURE
12 Years A Slave
All Is Lost
American Hustle
Before Midnight
Dallas Buyers Club
Fruitvale Station
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks

BEST DIRECTOR
Joel & Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Mads Mikkelsen – The Hunt
Robert Redford – All Is Lost

BEST ACTRESS
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Meryl Streep – August Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey – Mud

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
Octavia Spencer – Fruitvale Station
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

BEST SCREENPLAY
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Before Midnight
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
12 Years A Slave
Prisoners
Inside Llewyn Davis
All Is Lost
Gravity

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20 Feet From Stardom
The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Inequality For All
Stories We Tell

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Grandmaster
The Hunt
Wadjda
The Wind Rises

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Her
Gravity
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years A Slave
Man of Steel

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“I See Fire,” from The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug
“Let It Go,” from Frozen
“The Moon Song,” from Her
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” from Inside Llewyn Davis
“Young and Beautiful,” from The Great Gatsby

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