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More wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2014

2014-critics-choice-awards-winners-1Awards season is in full swing, with the Critics’ Choice Awards 2014 raising some interesting questions about this year’s Oscars.

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave won the big title of the night, being awarded Best Picture. Lupita Nyong’o also won Best Supporting Actress, with John Ridley receiving the Best Adapted Screenplay gong.

But Gravity was the biggest winner of the night, taking home SEVEN awards, including Best Actress in an Action Movie for Sandra Bullock and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.

12 Years A Slave is currently the favourite to win Best Picture at the Oscars, but will Gravity‘s recent success change that?   

American Hustle also won big with four awards, but it was The Great Gatsby that proved one of the biggest surprises. While Leonardo DiCaprio has had numerous nominations for The Wolf of Wall Street, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel has only been nominated for one Oscar – Best Production Design. But the film won two awards at last night’s ceremony – Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

See the full list of winners below:

Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

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 Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color

Best Acting Ensemble – American Hustle

Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay – John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

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

Best Editing – Alfonso Cuaro´n and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Best Hair & Makeup – “American Hustle” Best Visual Effects – Gravity

Best Animated Feature – Frozen

Best Action Movie – Lone Survivor

Best Actor in an Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie – Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Comedy – American Hustle

Best Actor in a Comedy – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Comedy – Amy Adams, American Hustle

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film – Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Song – Let It Go Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen

Best Score – Steven Price, Gravity

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  1. Yemie

     /  January 17, 2014

    Yay! ’12 years a slave’ has once again won the most coveted award, the ‘Best Picture’ while also snatching the ‘Best Supporting Actress’. ‘Best Actor’ award has once again eluded Ejiofor, now this is getting worrisome. Wishing on a star that his luck changes at the Oscars. Congrats Lupita, you’re deserving of that award.

  2. 12 Years a slave is a fantastic movie,Read my review on it and parallel historical account to my lineage here


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