5th Annual Denver Film Critics Society Awards


The Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS) announced their awards on January 13th, 2014 with giving away the Best Picture award to Gravityco-written, directed and co-produced by Alfonso Cuarón who also won the Best Director award.

Last year,  6 DFCS winners won the Oscars, i.e. Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song and Best Foreign Language Film. Let’s see how it goes this year.

Best Picture:

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • WINNER: Gravity
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director:

  • WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
  • Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
  • Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
  • David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
  • Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor:

  • WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Christian Bale, “American Hustle”

Best Actress:

  • WINNER: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
  • Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
  • Brie Larson, “Short Term 12“
  • Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
  • Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Best Supporting Actor:

  • James Franco, “Spring Breakers”
  • Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
  • Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
  • WINNER: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Out of the Furnace”

Best Supporting Actress:

  • WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
  • Octavia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station”
  • June Squibb, “Nebraska”
  • Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
  • Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Animated Film:

  • WINNER: Frozen
  • Despicable Me 2
  • The Wind Rises
  • Monsters University
  • The Croods

Best Science Fiction/Horror Film:

  • The Conjuring
  • WINNER: Gravity
  • Pacific Rim
  • Star Trek into Darkness
  • Man of Steel

Best Comedy:

  • WINNER: This Is the End
  • The World’s End
  • Don Jon
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Way, Way Back

Best Original Screenplay:

  • WINNER: American Hustle
  • Enough Said
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Blue Jasmine
  • Gravity

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • WINNER: The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Captain Phillips
  • Philomena
  • Before Midnight

Best Documentary:

  • Blackfish
  • WINNER: The Act of Killing
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Stories We Tell

Best Original Song:

  • WINNER: “Let It Go,” Frozen
  • “Young & Beautiful,” The Great Gatsby
  • “Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • “Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Score:

  • 12 Years a Slave, Hans Zimmer
  • WINNER: Gravity, Steven Price
  • Man of Steel, Hans Zimmer
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Howard Shore
  • Frozen, Christophe Beck

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • WINNER: The Grandmaster
  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown