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The 2013 Critics Consensus Award Nominations

Bryan Batt and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave

Records just keep falling at the Critics Consensus Awards! Just one year after The Master notched up a new high of 10 mentions across 16 categories, 12 Years a Slave goes one further. It pulls in 11, two more than it received at the Oscars and more than any individual movie received there that year either - the first time that's occurred and, to date, the only time. For the third time since 1990, when CCA nominations began, the Best Picture and Director lineups match 5 for 5, with these five pictures claiming a remarkable 37 mentions between them (the Oscars that year were similarly dominated by the Best Picture nominees). That said, American Hustle scores just one nod for an individual actor (Jennifer Lawrence) to its four chez Oscar, with slots going instead to performers like Adele Exarchopoulos for a non-English language role in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, and Scarlett Johansson for a voice role in Her. And The Wolf of Wall Street tanks, earning a mere two nominations - it was hindered by a robust band of big hitters making the rounds that awards season before critics had even seen it, or before they'd had a chance to assess its popularity among other groups (disappointingly, this is often a factor with critics' awards). Come back later and I'll reveal the 16 victors across these categories, but see below for the nominations until then.

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave (Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt and Bill Pohlad)

American Hustle (Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon, Charles Roven, David O. Russell and Richard Suckle)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Heyman)

Her (Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen and Scott Rudin)

Best Director

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Spike Jonze (Her)

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Judi Dench (Philomena)

Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)

Brie Larson (Short Term 12)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Robert Redford (All Is Lost)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

Scarlett Johansson (Her)

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)

June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

James Franco (Spring Breakers)

James Gandolfini (Enough Said)

Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Original Screenplay

Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Spike Jonze (Her)

Bob Nelson (Nebraska)

David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)

Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Spectacular Now)

John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Cinematography

Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave)

Roger Deakins (Prisoners)

Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska)

Best Editing

Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers (American Hustle)

Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger (Gravity)

Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill (Rush)

Thelma Schoonmaker (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave)

Best Production Design

K. K. Barrett (Her)

Jess Gonchor (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Catherine Martin (The Great Beauty)

Andy Nicholson (Gravity)

Adam Stockhausen (12 Years a Slave)

Best Music

T-Bone Burnett (Inside Llewyn Davis)

William Butler and Owen Pallett (Her)

Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks)

Steven Price (Gravity)

Hans Zimmer (12 Years a Slave)

Best Ensemble Cast

Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C. K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Pena, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm and Shea Wigham (American Hustle)

Stephanie Beatriz, Alex Calloway, Kaitlyn Dever, Lydia du Veaux, John Gallagher Jr., Kevin Hernandez, Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Diana-Maria Riva, Lakeith Stanfield, Frantz Turner and Melora Walters (Short Term 12)

Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Sam Shepard, Meryl Streep and Misty Upham (August: Osage County)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams and Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave)

Bruce Dern, Missy Doty, Tim Driscoll, Will Forte, Rance Howard, Stacy Keach, Terry Kotrous, Angel McEwan, Bob Odenkirk, Devin Ratray, Melinda Simonsen, June Squibb and Mary Louise Wilson (Nebraska)

Best Animated Feature

The Croods (Kristine Belson, Kirk de Micco, Jane Hartwell and Chris Sanders)

Despicable Me 2 (Pierre Coffin, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri and Chris Renaud)

Frozen (Chris Buck, Peter del Vecho and Jennifer Lee)

Monsters University (Kori Rae and Dan Scanlon)

The Wind Rises (Miyazai Hayao and Suzuki Toshio)

Best Documentary

20 Feet from Stardom (Gil Friesen, Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers and Michael K. Ross)

The Act of Killing (Anonymous, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Christine Cynn, Anne Kohncke, Joshua Oppenheimer, Joram ten Brink and Michael Uwemedimo)

Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Manny Oteyza)

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel)

Stories We Tell (Sonia Hosko, Anita Lee and Sarah Polley)

Best Foreign Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (Brahim Chioua, Abdellatif Kechiche and Vincent Maraval)

The Great Beauty (Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano and Paolo Sorrentino)

The Hunt (Sisse Graum Jorgensen, Morten Kaufmann and Thomas Vinterberg)

The Past (Asghar Farhadi and Alexandre Mallet-Guy)

Wadjda (Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul)

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Paddy Mulholland
Paddy Mulholland
Feb 19, 2019

Great year for mainstream, Oscar-friendly cinema!


Asif Khan
Asif Khan
Feb 19, 2019

Another great year. Her, Before Midnight, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and Blue is the Warmest Color were my top 5.

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