New York Film Critics Online Hail "12 Years a Slave!" 

The New York Film Critics Online embraced Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" as the year's best picture! In the acting categories, they honored Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") for best actor, Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") for best actress, Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") for best supporting actor, and Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") for best supporting actress. "Blue is the Warmest Color's" Adele Exarchopoulos was given the Best Breakthrough Performance award.

Here's the complete list of winners of the 2013 New York Film Critics Online awards:

Best Picture:

"12 Years a Slave"

Best Documentary:

"The Act of Killing"

Best Foreign Language Film:

"Blue Is the Warmest Color"

Best Animated Film:

"The Wind Rises"

Best Ensemble:

"American Hustle"

Best Actor:

Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave")

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Best Debut Director:

Ryan Coogler ("Fruitvale Station")

Best Music:

"Inside Llewyn Davis"

Best Cinematography:

Emmanuel Lubezki ("Gravity")

Best Screenplay:

Spike Jonze ("Her")

Best Supporting Actor:

Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Best Breakthrough Performance:

Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color")

Best Supporting Actress:

Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave")

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Yay! "Metro Manila" Wins Big at British Independent Film Awards! 

Sean Ellis' "Metro Manila," a movie about my homeland, took home the top honors at the 2013 British Independent Film Awards! The movie won Best British Independent Film and Director. James McAvoy received the Best Actor award for "Filth" while Lindsay Duncan won Best Actress for "Le Week-End."

Here's the complete list of winners of the 2013 British Independent Film Awards:

Metro Manila


Sean Ellis – Metro Manila


Paul Wright – For Those In Peril

Steven Knight – Locke


Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-End


James McAvoy – Filth

Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up


Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer


Metro Manila

Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant


Sixteen Films & Friends (aka Team Loach)


Chloe Pirrie – Shell

The Machine

Blue Is The Warmest Color

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"Her," "12 Years a Slave" Lead Washington D.C. Film Critics Nominations! 

Spike Jonze's "Her" and Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" dominated the nominations for the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Associations. Both movies received nods for Best Film along with David O. Russell's "American Hustle," Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Here's the complete list of nominations, winners will be announced on Monday!

Best Film
"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Spike Jonze, "Her"
Baz Luhrmann, "The Great Gatsby"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"
Robert Redford, "All Is Lost"

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, "Rush"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
James Franco, "Spring Breakers"
James Gandolfini, "Enough Said"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johansson, "Her"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Octavia Spencer, "Fruitvale Station"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

Best Acting Ensemble
"American Hustle"
"August: Osage County"
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Way, Way Back"

Best Youth Performance
Asa Butterfield, "Ender's Game"
Adéle Exarchopoulos, "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
Liam James, "The Way, Way Back"
Waad Mohammed, "Wadjda"
Tye Sheridan, "Mud"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Before Midnight"
"Captain Phillips"
"The Spectacular Now"
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Original Screenplay
"American Hustle"
"Blue Jasmine"
"Enough Said"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"

Best Animated Feature
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Monsters University"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Documentary
"The Act of Killing"
"Stories We Tell"
"20 Feet from Stardom"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"

Best Art Direction
"The Great Gatsby"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Cinematography
"The Great Gatsby"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Editing
"12 Years a Slave"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

Best Original Score
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"12 Years a Slave"

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, D.C.
"The East"
"Lee Daniels' The Butler"
"Olympus Has Fallen"
"White House Down"

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Boston Film Critics Hails "12 Years a Slave," "The Wolf of Wall Street" Always a Bridesmaid  

There were some drama at this year's Boston Society of Film Critics' annual awards! Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful animated film, "The Wind Rises," was called "morally repugnant" by voting member Inkoo Kang from the Village Voice. But in the end, Miyazaki's movie won against "Frozen" because three members abstained from voting.

"12 Years a Slave" emerged as the big winner while Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" became the perennial runner-up.

Here's the complete list of the 2013 Boston Society of Film Critics awards:

Complete list of winners:

Best Picture - 12 Years a Slave
(runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actor
- Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave
(runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actress - Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
(runner-up: Judi Dench, Philomena)

Best Supporting Actor
- James Gandolfini for Enough Said
(runner-up: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club and Barkhad Adbi, Captain Phillips - TIE)

Best Supporting Actress - June Squibb for Nebraska
(runner-up: Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Director - Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave
(runner-up: Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Screenplay
- Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said
(runner-up: Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Cinematography
- Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
(runner-up: The Grandmaster)

Best Documentary - The Act of Killing
(runner-up: Blackfish)

Best Animated Film
- The Wind Rises
(runner-up: Frozen

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) - Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill for Rush
(runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy)
- Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station
(runner-up: Josh Oppenheimer, The Act of Killing)

Best Ensemble Cast
- Nebraska
(runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Use of Music in a Film
- Inside Llewyn Davis
(runner-up: Nebraska)

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Ties! See Big Winners of 2013 LA Film Critics! 

It was a big win for Warner Bros. at the 2013 LA Film Critics awards announcement. Both of the studio's films, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's "Her," tied for the Best Picture award! But wait there's more! Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine" and Adele Exarchopoulos also tied for Best Actress while James Franco ("Spring Breakers") and Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club") shared the Best Supporting Actor award.

Here's the full list of winners of the 2013 LA Film Critics:

Best Picture: Her and Gravity (tie)

Best Director:Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity (Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her)

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska (Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine and Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color (Tie)

Best Supporting Actor: James Franco, Spring Breakers and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club (Tie)

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave (Runner-up: June Squibb, Nebraska)

Best Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight (Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her)

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity (Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity (Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color)

Best Production Design: K.K. Barrett, Her (Runner-up: Jess Gonchor, Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Feature Animation: Ernest & Celestine; runner-up: The Wind Rises

Best Documentary: Stories We Tell; runner-up: The Act of Killing

Best Music Score: T Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis; runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett, Her

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award: Cabinets Of Wonder: Films and a Performance by Charlotte Pryce

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