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Critics Choice Awards finally stop waffling and choose 12 Years A Slave

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Last night was the annual Critics Choice Awards, the one time a year when film critics are forced to abandon all their diplomatic vacillating about movies (“They’re all great!”) and finally make a choice. Variety notes that the ceremony had “an impressive turnout” from the likes of Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock, considering most of them had been “awake since before dawn” for Oscar nominations, and other chores that make celebrities the backbone of this country.  But as a reward for enduring a tough day of being honored yet still finding the energy to attend a lavish ceremony at night, some of them went home with new trophies, and the feeling that sometimes, being famous was worth it.

12 Years A Slave, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alfonso Cuarón, and Spike Jonze all continued their Golden Globes winning streaks. Gravity racked up nearly all the technical awards to be the night’s biggest winner, technically. Lupita Nyong’o finally got to win a Best Supporting Actress nod. The Broadcast Film Critics Association’s inclusion of comedy and action movie categories also allowed it to shower praise on American Hustle, Lone Survivor, and even Mark Wahlberg, who, we’ll just assume, reminded any of his fellow actors who might have complained about having been “awake since before dawn” that they get to go home at the end of the day and order fucking chicken or your steak or whatever the fuck it is. The complete list of winners is below:

Best Picture
12 Years A Slave

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 Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity


Best Art Direction
Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn, The Great Gatsby

Best Editing
Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Costume Design
Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Best Hair And Makeup
American Hustle

Best Visual Effects

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color

Best Documentary Feature
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Song
“Let It Go,” Frozen

Best Score
Steven Price, Gravity


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