12 Years A Slave wins another Best Picture Award, this time from Online Film Critics

By Daniel S Levine,

The Online Film Critics Society gave 12 Years A Slave another Best Picture win Monday morning, coming after the film dominated awards from critics last week. The film earned five awards, with Gravity coming in a close second with three.

12 Years A Slave, which won Best Picture from the Boston critics and the New York online critics groups last weekend, took home the top award. The film won three of the four acting awards, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender winning. It also won Best Adapted Screenplay.

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine, while Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director for Gravity. Cuaron’s film also won for editing and cinematography.

Other wins came for Spike Jonze’s Her (Original Screenplay); The Act of Killing (Best Documentary); The Wind Rises (Animated Feature); and Blue is The Warmest Color (Best Film not in the English Language).

“Our members outdid themselves this year and we couldn’t be more excited,” OFCS Governing Committee members Robert Humanick, Wesley Lovell and Cole Smithey said in a statement to Variety. “After selecting a superb set of nominees, tough decisions were made and the result is a fine array of work enhanced only by the pool from which they were chosen.”

According to TheWrap, the late critic Roger Ebert was given a special award for “inspiring so many of our members.”

image: image.net/Jaap Buitendijk


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