17th Annual Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Awards


The Las Vegas Film Critics Society (LVFCS) announced their 17th Annual Sierra awards on December 18th, 2013 with giving away the Best Picture award to 12 Years a Slavedirected and co-produced by Steve McQueen who also won the Best Director award. This is getting easier now. 12 Years a Slave is the strongest contender this season and it’s highly likely that it will win the Oscars. None of the wins are surprising or shocking as all of the winners are deserving with the exception of This Is the End, which won the Best Comedy Film award. I strongly believe that Edgar Wright‘s the World’s End should have won it.

Last year, 10 LVFCS winners won the Oscars (you can view the previous year’s winners here: 16th Annual Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Awards) which is serious and important as some of the LVFCS winners might win the Oscars this year as well.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress: Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Film Editing: Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris, 12 Years a Slave

Best Art Direction: Andy Nicholson, Gravity

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Foreign Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Documentary: Blackfish

Best Animated Film: Frozen

Best Family Film: Saving Mr. Banks

Best Horror/Sci-Fi Film: Pacific Rim

Best Comedy Film: This is the End

Best Action Film: Lone Survivor

Best Score: Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best Song: Please Mr. Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis

Youth in Film: Tye Sheridan, Mud

Best DVD (Packaging, Design and Content): Breaking Bad – The Complete Series (Blu-Ray)

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award: John Goodman

LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2013

  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. Dallas Buyers Club
  3. Gravity
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street
  5. American Hustle
  6. Inside Llewyn Davis
  7. Saving Mr. Banks
  8. Nebraska
  9. Her
  10. Lone Survivor