Monday, December 9, 2013

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Winners

12 Years a Slave notches another one under its belt, but Cuaron manages to beat McQueen, an interesting upset. And it looks like the combination of Ejiofor, Blanchett, Leto, and Nyong'o will emerge as the critical circuit favorites. Leto in particular has dominated, to the surprise of many as Michael Fassbender has not even put up a fight. In fact, the one that seems to be the next competition is James Franco for Spring Breakers (something that will most likely not repeat itself at the Academy). But it does look like Fassbender's unwillingness to campaign, has pushed Leto in to the frontrunner status. And after Lawrence pulled off a narrow victory at NYFCC, Nyong'o has pretty much swept since, something I think we all knew would happen. SAG will determine who is her competition, although it is safe to say that Oprah and Lawrence will be her biggest Oscar competitors.

Best Film:
12 Years a Slave

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Best Actor:
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

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 Acting Ensemble:
12 Years a Slave

Best Youth Performance:
Tye Sheridan (Mud)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Best Original Screenplay:
Spike Jonze (Her)

Best Animated Feature:

Best Documentary:

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown

Best Art Direction:
Production Designer: Catherine Martin, Set Decorator: Beverley Dunn (The Great Gatsby)

Best Cinematography:
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, A.M.C. (Gravity)

Best Editing:
Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Best Original Score:
Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC:
Lee Daniels' The Butler


  1. The guys at GoldDerby, while still betting on "12 YEARS A SLAVE" winning Best Picture, are actually now touting Cuarón to win Best Director. The notion of a Picture/Director split is becoming more real as the groups hand out their awards.

  2. I agree with you, while 12 Years a Slave is getting a lot of love, you are not hearing as much about McQueen for director, but others like Cuaron are getting those prizes instead.