Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Name 12 YEARS A SLAVE Best Film of 2013

12 Years a Slave

The Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted the historical drama 12 YEARS A SLAVE as the best film of 2013, according to the results of its 20th annual critics’ poll released today.

Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows:

2) Gravity

3) Nebraska

4) American Hustle

5) Dallas Buyers Club

6) Her

7) The Wolf of Wall Street

8) Inside Llewyn Davis

9) Captain Phillips

10) Mud


Best Actor
Dallas Buyers ClubFor Best Actor, the association named:

1) Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club

2) Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave

3) Bruce Dern for Nebraska

4) Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips

5) Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actress

Blue Jasmine1) Cate Blanchett was voted Best Actress for Blue Jasmine. Next in the voting were:

2) Sandra Bullock for Gravity

3) Judi Dench for Philomena

4 ) Meryl Streep for August: Osage County

5) Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks


Best Supporting Actor

Dallas Buyers Club1) In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. He was followed by:

2) Michael Fassbender for 12 Years a Slave

3) Barkhad Abdi for Captain Phillips

4) Daniel Bruhl for Rush

5) Jonah Hill for The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Supporting Actress

12 Years a Slave1) For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave. Runners-up included:

2) June Squibb for Nebraska

3) Jennifer Lawrence for American Hustle

4) Julia Roberts for August: Osage County

5) Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine


Best Director

Gravity1) Alfonso Cuaron was voted Best Director for Gravity. Next in the voting were:

2) Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave

3) Alexander Payne for Nebraska

4) David O. Russell for American Hustle

5) Martin Scorcese for The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Foreign Language Film

Blue is the Warmest Colour1) The association voted Blue is the Warmest Colour as the best foreign-language film of the year. Runners-up were:

2) The Hunt

3) The Great Beauty

4) The Wind Rises

5) The Grandmaster


Best Documentary

20 Feet From Stardom1) 20 Feet From Stardom won for Best Documentary over

2) The Act of Killing

3) Stories We Tell

4) Blackfish

5) The Gatekeepers


Best Animated Film

Frozen1) Frozen was named the best animated film of 2013, with

2) Despicable Me


Best Screenplay

12 Years a Slave1) John Ridley won the Best Screenplay award for 12 Years a Slave over a tie between:

tie 2) Bob Nelson for Nebraska.

tie 2) Spike Jonze for Her


Best Cinematography

Gravity1) The award for Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezky for Gravity followed by

2) Sean Bobbitt for 12 Years a Slave


Best Musical Score

Gravity1) The association gave its award for Best Musical Score to Steven Price for Gravity


Russell Smith Award

Fruitvale Station - Movie Review1) The association voted Fruitvale Station as the winner of the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 29 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. For more information, visit www.dfwfilmcritics.net.

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