8th Annual Excellent Dynamic Activism Awards
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) announced its 8th Excellent Dynamic Activism (EDA) awards with giving away the Best Film award to 12 Years a Slave, directed and co-produced by Steve McQueen who also won the Best Director award.
Last year, only 6 EDA winners won the Oscars, i.e. Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Documentary and Best Cinematography award.
AWFJ EDA ‘BEST OF’ AWARDS
Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director (Female or Male): Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Best Screenplay, Original: Her – Spike Jonze
Best Screenplay, Adapted: John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Best Documentary: Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley
Best Animated Film: The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle
Best Editing: Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger
Best Cinematography: Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Film Music Or Score: Inside Llewyn Davis – T-Bone Burnett
Best Non-English-Language Film: The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg – Denmark
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
Best Woman Director: Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
Best Woman Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Best Animated Female: Anna (Kristen Bell) in Frozen
Best Breakthrough Performance: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave
Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Sandra Bullock – Gravity
AWFJ EDA Female Icon Award (presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others.): Angelina Jolie for continued commitments to humanitarian causes, and for promoting awareness about breast cancer.
This Year’s Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry (presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year.): Haaifa Al-Mansour for challenging the limitations placed on women within her culture by making the film Wadjda.
EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: The Counselor – Ridley Scott
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: Cameron Diaz for The Counselor
Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t Award: The Counselor
Unforgettable Moment Award: 12 Years A Slave – Solomon Northrup hanging
Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award: Her – Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix for their digital lovemaking.
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie): Carrie and Oz, Great and Powerful
Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award: Last Vegas – Michael Douglas and Bre Blair