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NY Film Critics Online Awards 2013

 

by Kam Williams

New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) held its fourteenth annual awards meeting on December 8, 2013 in Lincoln Center’s Furman Gallery.  Founded in 2000, NYFCO is our country’s most prestigious group of internet critics.  Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won three awards, including an extremely close Best Picture race: Best Actor article-2424697-1BE5507B000005DC-804_306x488went to Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Supporting Actress to Lupita Nyong’o.  Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity picked up two awards, with Cuarón winning  Best Director and Emmanuelle Lubezki picking up Best Cinematography.  Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color also won two awards: Best Foreign Language Film and Breakthrough Performance for its star, Adèle Exarchopoulos.

 
Others include Spike Jonze, receiving honors in the Best Screenplay category for Her, while the all-star cast of David O. Russell’s American Hustle won for Best Ensemble.   The Wind Rises, the final feature from Hayao Miyazaki, won Best Animated Feature and Inside Llewyn Davis was recognized in the Best Use of Music category.  Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing was named Best Documentary.
 
These are the awards selected by the 36-member organization in fifteen categories.

 
FILM
12 Years a Slave
 
DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón(Gravity)
 
ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
 
ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
 
SCREENPLAY
Her (Spike Jonze)
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
 
SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
 
SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
 
ENSEMBLE CAST
American Hustle
 
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Blue is the Warmest Color
 
DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing
 
ANIMATED FEATURE
The Wind Rises
 
DEBUT AS DIRECTOR
Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)
 
USE OF MUSIC
Inside Llewyn Davis (T. Bone Burnett)
 
BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
 
TOP ELEVEN PICTURES
12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
Blue is the Warmest Color
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Philomena
Prisoners
The Wolf of Wall Street

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