End-of-year film critics group awards: a one-stop round-up

"Her," starring Joaquin Phoenix in love with an Operating System, is winning a ton of critics group awards. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
“Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix in love with an Operating System, is winning a ton of critics group awards.
Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

 It’s that time of year again, when every couple days the nation’s various films critics groups unleash their picks for the year’s best. The wheat is separated from the chaff, the merely excellent is separated from the mind-blowing and smaller, more eccentric choices — like let’s say Olivier Assayas’ unfortunately almost entirely ignored “Something in the Air” — are thrown by the wayside for films that mass groups of critics can democratically agree are acceptably and officially stupendous.

There are still organizations that have yet to weigh in (including the longest running online-only film group, known as The Skandies), but here’s what’s come down the pike thus far — and hopefully you were years ago able to imagine a world where Jared Leto was a lock for an Oscar nomination.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Film: “Gravity” and “Her” (tie)
Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” and Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (tie)
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Screenplay: “Before Midnight”
Documentary: “Stories We Tell”
Animated Film: “Ernest & Celestine”
Score: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

New York Film Critics Circle
Film: “American Hustle”
Director: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Actor: Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”
Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Screenplay: “American Hustle”
Foreign Language Film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Documentary: “Stories We Tell”
First Film: “Fruitvale Station”
Cinematography: “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Animated Film: “The Wind Rises”

New York Film Critics Online
Film: “12 Years a Slave”
Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Screenplay: “Her”
Cinematography: “Gravity”
Breakthrough Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Debut Director: Ryan Coogler, “Fruitvale Station”
Use of Music: “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Ensemble Cast: “American Hustle”
Foreign Language Film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Documentary: “The Act of Killing”
Animated Film: “The Wind Rises”

Boston Society of Film Critics
Film: “12 Years a Slave”
Director: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Supporting Actor: James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Supporting Actress: June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, “Enough Said”
Cinematography: “Gravity”
Documentary: “The Act of Killing”
Foreign Language Film: “Wadjda”
Animated Film: “The Wind Rises”
Editing: “Rush”
New Filmmaker: Ryan Coogler, “Fruitvale Station”
Ensemble: “Nebraska”
Use of Music: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

National Board of Review
Film: “Her”
Director: Spike Jonze, “Her”
Actor: Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Actress: Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Supporting Actor: Will Forte, “Nebraska”
Supporting Actress: Olivia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station”
Breakthrough Male Performance: Michael B. Jordan, “Fruitvale Station”
Breakthrough Female Performance: Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Breakthrough Debut: Ryan Coogler, “Fruitvale Station”
Original Screenplay: “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Adapted Screenplay: “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Foreign Language Film: “The Past”
Documentary: “Stories We Tell”


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