22nd Annual Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards


The Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) announced their 22nd annual awards on December 16th, 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. All the winners are somewhat reasonable and there aren’t any shocks or surprises.

Last year, 6 SEFCA winners won the Oscars, i.e. Best Film for Argo, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, Best Adapted Screenplay for Chris Terrio and Best Cinematography for Claudio Miranda. History might repeat itself this time again because last year, Zero Dark Thirty was the favorite in the beginning and later it was Argo, but this year mostly 12 Years a Slave is the favorite so far.

Here is the complete list of winners along with runners-up:

Top 10 Films:

  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. Gravity
  3. American Hustle
  4. Her
  5. Inside Llewyn Davis
  6. Nebraska
  7. Dallas Buyers Club
  8. Philomena
  9. Captain Phillips
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor:

  • Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Winner: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Runner-up: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Winner: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Ensemble:

  • Winner: American Hustle
  • Runner-up: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director:

  • Winner: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Winner: David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle
  • Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Winner: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan, Philomena

Best Documentary:

  • Winner: The Act of Killing
  • Runners-up: Blackfish and Muscle Shoals

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Winner: The Hunt
  • Runner-up: Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Animated Film:

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

Best Cinematography:

  • Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
  • Runner-up: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

The Gene Wyatt Award for the Film that Best Evokes the Spirit of the South:

  • Winner: Jeff Nichols, Mud
  • Runner-up: Greg “Freddy” Cammalier, Muscle Shoals