Online Film Critics Give ’12 Years a Slave’ Another Best-Picture Win

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett win acting awards

“12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” dominated the awards from another film-critics’ group on Monday, with Steve McQueen’s harrowing drama picking up five awards from the Online Film Critics Society and Alfonso Cuaron’s visionary space thriller winning three plus a special award.

“12 Years a Slave” was named 2013’s best picture by the group of more than 250 members, the largest internet-based film journalism organization. It also won awards for actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, supporting actor Michael Fassbender and actress Lupita Nyong’o, and screenwriter John Ridley.

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“Gravity” won for Cuaron’s direction, its editing and its cinematography, as well as a special award for its sound design and visual effects.

Other winners included Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine” and Spike Jonze for his original screenplay to “Her.” Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises,” Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing” were named best animated film, foreign-language film and documentary, respectively.

The late critic Roger Ebert was voted a special award “for inspiring so many of our members.”

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Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave”
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Original Screenplay: “Her”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “12 Years a Slave”
Best Editing: “Gravity”
Best Cinematography: “Gravity”
Best Animated Feature: “The Wind Rises”
Best Film Not in the English Language: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Best Documentary: “The Act of Killing”

Special Awards:
Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects to “Gravity”
To Roger Ebert, for inspiring so many of our members

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