34th Annual Boston Society of Film Critics Awards


The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) announced their awards on December 8th, 2013 with giving away the Best Picture award to 12 Years a Slave, directed and co-produced by Steve McQueen who won the Best Director award making 12 Years a Slave the biggest winner of the night, also winning Best Actor and coming on 2nd place in Best Supporting Actress category. It’s almost like what happened at the Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards.

The amazing things that happened are:

1) Enough Said won its first critics awards but the most important one is Best Supporting Actor for James Gandolfini. He was a great actor. Would never forget his Tony Soprano.
2) The Wolf of the Wall Street is a runner-up in 5 categories including the big 3, i.e. Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. This is a good sign for the Wolf and it might win something in future.
3) Emmanuel Lubezki‘s win for his cinematography in Gravity. Brilliant, exceptional piece of photography. He deserves every award.

Last year, only 2 BSFC winners won the Oscar, i.e. Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor and Amour for Best Foreign Language Film, whereas only 3 runner-ups won the respective Oscars, i.e. Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor, William Goldenberg for Best Editing and Claudio Miranda for Best Cinematography. Let’s see what happens this year!

Here is the complete list of winners along with runner-ups:

Best Picture:

  • Winner: 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director:

  • Winner: Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • Runner-up: Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actor:

  • Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Runner-up: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Actress:

  • Winner: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Runner-up: Judi Dench (Philomena)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Winner: James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
  • Runner-up (tie): Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Winner: June Squibb (Nebraska)
  • Runner-up: Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

Best Screenplay:

  • Winner: Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said)
  • Runner-up: Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Cinematography:

  • Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
  • Runner-up: Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster)

Best Documentary:

  • Winner: The Act of Killing
  • Runner-up: Blackfish

Best Foreign Language Film: 

  • Winner: Wadjda (Saudi Arabia)
  • Runner-up: Blue Is the Warmest Color (France)

Best Animated Film:

  • Winner: The Wind Rises
  • Runner-up: Frozen

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer):

  • Winner: Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill (Rush)
  • Runner-up: Thelma Schoonmaker (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy):

  • Winner: Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station)
  • Runner-up: Josh Oppenheimer (Act Of Killing)

Best Use of Music in a Film:

  • Winner: Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Runner-up: Nebraska