Friday, 20 December 2013

NEVADA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION PLUMP FOR 12 YEARS, BUT ONLY JUST


The Nevada Film Critics Association's benevolent neighbours, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, bestowed upon 12 Years a Slave five awards earlier in the week. The Nevada lot have given Steve McQueen's film just the one, but it's the big one: Best Picture. Gravity, winning Best Director, Dallas Buyers Club and August: Osage County all take home more awards each, with August winning Meryl Streep her first, and possibly last, Best Actress award of the season. I don't trust any group which sees fit to hand out an award for Visual Effects, though, and not Screenplay.

Best Film
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Production Design
Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

Best Visual Effects
Gravity

Best Ensemble Cast
August: Osage County

Best Animated Film
Frozen

Best Youth Performance
Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief)