18th Annual Florida Film Critics Circle Awards


The Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) announced their awards on December 18th, 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.

Last year, only 5 FFCC winners won the Oscar, i.e. Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effects. Let’s see how it goes this year.

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

Best Picture:

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

Best Director:

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

Best Actor:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Joaquin Phoenix – Her

Best Actress:

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

Best Supporting Actor:

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

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Runner-up: David O. Russell & Eric Singer – American Hustle

Best Cinematography:

  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
  • Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Visual Effects:

  • Gravity
  • Runner-up: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Best Art Direction/Production Design:

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Runner-up: American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film:

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

Best Animated Film

  • Frozen
  • Runner-up: The Wind Rises

Best Documentary:

  • The Act of Killing
  • Runner-up: Blackfish

Pauline Kael Breakout Award:

  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
  • Runner-up: Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station