26th Annual Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) announced their 26th annual awards at a ceremony held on December 16, 2013 with giving away the Best Film award to 12 Years a Slavedirected and co-produced by Steve McQueen who also won the Best Director award. 12 Years a Slave was the biggest winner of the night winning 5 awards including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. The rest of the winners were completely reasonable and there are no surprises whatsoever.

Last year, only 2 CFCA winners won the Oscars, i.e. Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Foreign Language Film for Amour. Let’s see what happens this year as they declared 12 Years a Slave their favorite and it’s the strongest contender of this season.

Here is the complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE: 12 Years A Slave

BEST DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen–12 Years A Slave

BEST ACTOR: Chiwetel Ejiofor–12 Years A Slave

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett–Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto–Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o–12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spike Jonze–Her

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: John Ridley–12 Years A Slave

BEST DOCUMENTARY: The Act of Killing

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM: The Act of Killing

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: The Wind Rises

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Her–Arcade Fire

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Gravity–Emmanuel Lubezki

BEST EDITING: Gravity–Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN: Gravity–Mark Scruton/Andy Nicolson

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER: Adele Exarchopoulos–Blue is the Warmest Color

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER: Destin Cretton–Short Term 12

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