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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Major Film Awards Announced

Wednesday update: And now  the National Board of Review weighs in with its picks--with big winne in a surprise, Her.   Sarah Polled again takes doc prize.  Lotta love for Fruitvale and Nebraska.

Earlier: The season is now upon us, with last night's Gotham Awards and today's announcement of the 15 finalists for the Oscar for bet doc.  Now here's the just-awarded and influential New York Film Critics Circle prize.   Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell just made the Oscar short-list for docs and is quite excellent.

Best First Film
Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station"
Best Non-fiction Film (Documentary)
"Stories We Tell" 
Best Actor
Robert Redford ("All is Lost")
Best Actress
Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")
Best Director
Steve McQueen ("12 Years A Slave")
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle")
Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"
Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")
Best Animated Film
Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"
Best Screenplay
"American Hustle"
Best Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel ("Inside Llewyn Davis")

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