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‘Her’ and ‘American Hustle’ Earn Best Film of 2013 Honors

Posted by , on December 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm 

Although the year doesn’t actually end for another four weeks, voting bodies can’t help but stumble over themselves to declare their favorites of the year. The latest to do so are New York Film Critics Circle 2013, which gave American Hustle top honors, and the National Board of Review, which awarded their best film of 2013 nod to Spike Jonze‘s Her. Marking another great year for Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures, which produced both of the aforementioned films, check out the full list of both awards below, which also includes major honors for Nebraska and surprisingly, not as much love as one might have expected for Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave.

National Board of Review 2013 Awards

Best Film: Her

Best Director: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Will Forte, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station

Best Original Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, THE Wolf of Wall Street

Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises

Breakthrough Performance: Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station

Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Directorial Debut: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Foreign Language Film: The Past

Best Documentary: Stories We Tell

William K. Everson Film History Award: George Stevens, Jr.

Best Ensemble: PRISONERS

Spotlight Award: Career Collaboration of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Wadjda

Creative Innovation in Filmmaking Award: Gravity

Top Films
(in alphabetical order)

12 Years a Slave
Fruitvale Station
Gravity
Inside Llewyn Davis
Lone Survivor
Nebraska
Prisoners
Saving Mr. Banks
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Wolf of Wall Street

Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(in alphabetical order)

Beyond the Hills
Gloria
The Grandmaster
A Hijacking
The Hunt

Top 5 Documentaries
(in alphabetical order)

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
After Tiller
Casting By
The Square

Top 10 Independent Films
(in alphabetical order)

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Dallas Buyers Club
In a World…
Mother of George
Much Ado About Nothing
Mud
The Place Beyond the Pines
Short Term 12
Sightseers
The Spectacular Now

New York Film Critics Circle 2013 Awards

Best Picture:
American Hustle

Best Director:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay:
Eric Singer & David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor:
Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Foreign Language Film:
Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Cinematography:
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Nonfiction Film:
Stories We Tell

Best First Film:
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Animated Film:
The Wind Rises

Special Award:
Frederick Wiseman

What do you think of the above awards? Which films deserve to get attention? Any snubs?


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