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’12 Years a Slave’ Dominates Boston Online Critics Vote

Film wins awards for picture, director, actor, supporting actress, editing and score


The 17-member group gave “12 Years a Slave” its first critics victories, handing the film awards for best picture, best director (Steve McQueen), best actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), best supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o), best editing and best original score.

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The BOFCA went with favorites in most other categories, but surprised with its 10-best list,  which included “The Spectacular Now,” “Spring Breakers” and “The World’s End” but not “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Nebraska” or “Her.”

Best Picture:
 “12 Years a Slave”
Best Director:
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress:
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Screenplay:
”Before Midnight”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Blue is the Warmest Color”
Best Documentary:
”The Act of Killing”
Best Animated Film: “The Wind Rises” and “Frozen” (tie)
Best Cinematography:
”Inside Llewyn Davis”
Best Editing:
”12 Years a Slave”
Best Original Score: “12 Years a Slave”

The 10 Best Films of the Year:
“12 Years a Slave”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“Before Midnight”
“The Spectacular Now”
“Blue Is the Warmest Color”
“Spring Breakers”
“The World’s End”
“Fruitvale Station”