AFI Picks Top 10 Films, TV Programs of 2013 


The American Film Institute revealed their top 10 films and TV programs of 2013! The creative ensembles of each of the selected film or TV program will be honored on January 10, 2014.

AFI's top 10 movies of 2013 in alphabetical order:

"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"Captain Phillips"
"Fruitvale Station"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"

AFI's top 10 TV programs of 2013 in alphabetical order:

"The Americans"
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"Masters of Sex"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Scandal"
"Veep"

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Online Film Critics Nominations  


The Online Film Critics have announced the nominees for their 17th annual awards! Winners will be revealed on Monday, December 16.

Here's the complete list of nominations of the 17th Online Film Critics awards:

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Before Midnight
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Drug War
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Short Term 12
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature

Despicable Me 2
From Up on Poppy Hill
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

Best Film Not in the English Language

Blue Is the Warmest Color
Drug War
Museum Hours
Wadjda
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary

56 Up
The Act of Killing
At Berkeley
Blackfish
Stories We Tell

Best Director

Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Spike Jonze - Her
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Hayao Miyazaki - The Wind Rises

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis
Mads Mikkelsen - The Hunt
Joaquin Phoenix - Her

Best Actress

Amy Adams - American Hustle
Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
Adèle Exarchopoulos - Blue Is the Warmest Color
Brie Larsen - Short Term 12

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey - Mud
Sam Rockwell - The Way, Way Back

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Scarlett Johansson - Her
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
Léa Seydoux - Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Museum Hours

Best Adapted Screenplay

12 Years a Slave
Before Midnight
In the House
Short Term 12
The Wind Rises

Best Editing

12 Years a Slave
Drug War
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Cinematography

12 Years a Slave
The Grandmaster
Gravity
The Great Beauty
Inside Llewyn Davis

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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:

BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Metro Manila

BEST DIRECTOR

Sean Ellis – Metro Manila

THE DOUGLAS HICKOX AWARD [BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR]

Paul Wright – For Those In Peril

BEST SCREENPLAY
Steven Knight – Locke

BEST ACTRESS

Lindsay Duncan – Le Week-End

BEST ACTOR

James McAvoy – Filth

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Imogen Poots – The Look Of Love

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn – Starred Up

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Metro Manila

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amy Hubbard – Casting – The Selfish Giant

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Sixteen Films & Friends (aka Team Loach)

BEST BRITISH SHORT
Z1

MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER
Chloe Pirrie – Shell

THE RAINDANCE AWARD
The Machine

BEST INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM
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"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"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"
"Prisoners"
"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"
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Original Score
"Frozen"
"Her"
"Gravity"
"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"
"Philomena"
"White House Down"

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