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The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Name “12 Years A Slave” Best of 2013


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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:
Frozen

Best Documentary:
Blackfish

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

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“Zero Dark Thirty” Sweeps Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association


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Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Best Acting Ensemble: Les Misérables
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson (Looper)
Best Animated Feature: ParaNorman
Best Documentary: Bully
Best Foreign Language Film: Amour
Best Art Direction: Uli Hanisch, Hugh Bateup – Production Designers; Peter Walpole, Rebecca Alleway – Set Decorators (Cloud Atlas)
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi)
Best Score: Jonny Greenwood (The Master)
The Joe Barber Award for Best Youth Performance: Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

The Artist, Scorsese Winners At Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards


Looks like the race is off to be more of the same film winning over and over again. At least the acting categories are a little different for this critics group. The winners are after the cut; you can see the full list of nominees here.

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The Artist Still Frontrunner After Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards Nominations


I still think I need to see The Artist again before I decide my final thoughts on it. Really glad to see Drive and Michael Shannon still in the mix. Some interesting nominations in the supporting categories. The winners will be announced tomorrow.

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“The Social Network” Named Best Film By The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association


Seems like David Fincher’s film is picking up lots of momentum as Awards Season is beginning. The question is whether it can keep it up all the way through Oscar night. The Town won Best Ensemble again. Makes me wonder if it’ll get a SAG nomination. Sure looks like it.

Complete list of winners and nominees after the cut.

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