Critics Choice Movie Awards: 'Gravity,' 'Slave' Win Big, Patriotic 'Lone Survivor' Honored
The Broadcast Film Critics Association held their 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, CA last night. The show was broadcasted live on The CW, but Breitbart News was their to witness the actors reactions first hand. The CCMA are considered to be a huge predictor in which way The Academy might vote and this year critics recognized an array of films and actors including a pro-Navy SEAL film snubbed by Oscar voters.
12 Years A Slave took the top honor winning Best Picture and also Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, but Gravity was the night's top winner taking home seven awards including Best Director and Best Actress in an Action Movie. American Hustle took home four awards including Best Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Actress in a Comedy.
The Critics Choice Awards mimicked much of Sunday's Golden Globes, with the exception of Lupita Nyong'o taking home the prize for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave instead of Jennifer Lawrence, and Lone Survivor taking home some well-derserved honors, including Best Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action Movie.
Cate Blanchett took home the Best Actress award for her incredibly dedicated performance in Blue Jasmine. And with 12 Years A Slave winning in many critics circle group, I predicted Chiwetel Ejiofor to win, but it looks like critics favored Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club awarding him Best Actor and to no surprise Jared Leto taking home the trophy for Best Supporting Actor. With the Academy Awards just around the corner airing Sunday March 2, we will most likely see Blanchett, McConaughey and Leto take home the gold again.
There were several memorable speeches last night including the moment where there was an audio snag during Sandra Bullock's acceptance speech and the actress dropped the F-bomb. Leonardo DiCaprio apologized to his parents for everything he did in the movie while accepting the award for Best Actor in a Comedy for The Wolf of Wall Street.
Mark Wahlberg thanked the armed forces and the real-life heroes who inspired the film in his acceptance speech saying, "I wanna thank my wife and my kids for allowing me to pretend to be as important as a soldier fighting in Afghanistan."
The complete list of winners:
Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Young Actor/Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color
Acting Ensemble: American Hustle
Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Art Direction: Catherine Martin (production designer), Beverley Dunn (set decorator), The Great Gatsby
Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby
Hair and Makeup: American Hustle
Visual Effects: Gravity
Animated Feature: Frozen
Action Movie: Lone Survivor
Actor in an Action Movie: Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor
Actress in an Action Movie: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Comedy: American Hustle
Actor in a Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Actress in a Comedy: Amy Adams, American Hustle
Sci-fi/Horror Movie: Gravity
Foreign Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom
Song: “Let It Go” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen
Score: Steven Price, Gravity
Joel Siegel Award: Forest Whitaker
The Louis XIII Genius Award: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater