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Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:14:19 PM   
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Well, today probably saw the starting pistol go off for the Oscars race, with New York Critics announcing their winners. Which were -

Best Film: American Hustle
Best Director: Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actor: Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Best Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Cinematography: Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Non-fiction: The Stories We Tell
Best Foreign Language: Blue is the Warmest Colour
Best Animated: The Wind Rises
Best First Feature: Fruitvale Station

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:16:52 PM   
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Ah fuck you, I just came to post this.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:23:06 PM   
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What do we think of McQueen, then? No black director has ever won the Oscar before - are they going to break that this year AND when he's British as well?

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:28:00 PM   
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At the moment it's difficult to tell much from this. McQueen is definitely in the race though, and you have to see him as one of the front-runners. The NBR announce tomorrow, so we'll able to see if there's any kind of sweeps starting. It's interesting that the NY critics split the picture/director awards, especially as they seemed to have really loved Hustle, with it getting Lawrence a win as well. Although part of that could be down to them never giving her anything before.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:29:10 PM   
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Was expecting them to be all over Wolf of Wall Street, to be honest.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/12/2013 9:36:25 PM   
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I would say maybe enough people hadn't seen it, but then I remembered it got quite a few nominations at the Satellite Awards.

I think part of the problem with this is we have no idea what was coming second or third, so we can't get a wider sense of what they would have nominated if they did nominees as well as winners.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 4/12/2013 1:09:00 PM   
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There's stories doing the rounds saying that in the voting for the NY critics awards, 12 Years a Slave was in second place in most of the categories. There's also people claiming Jonah Hill is looking like the frontrunner for supporting actor, with comparisons being made to Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 4/12/2013 2:02:56 PM   
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There's also people claiming Jonah Hill is looking like the frontrunner for supporting actor, with comparisons being made to Joe Pesci in Goodfellas.


Elab's just fainted.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 4/12/2013 6:43:11 PM   
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National Board of Review has gone quite different -

Best Film - Her
Best Director - Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Actor - Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Best Actress - Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Best Supporting Actor - Will Forte (Nebraska)
Best Supporting Actress - Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station)
Best Original Screenplay - Inside Llewyn Davies
Best Adapted Screenplay - Wolf of Wall Street
Best Animation - The Wind Rises
Best Debut - Fruitvale Station

Top 10 films in alphabetical order -

12 YEARS A SLAVE
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
LONE SURVIVOR
NEBRASKA
PRISONERS
SAVING MR BANKS
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 4/12/2013 8:42:11 PM   
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Now that's interesting, I'm hoping things carry on this way, with no one film really taking the lead.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 5/12/2013 6:42:02 PM   
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Best Supporting Actor - Will Forte (Nebraska)



Shit, who would've thought that fucking MacGruber would be winning critical plaudits and awards.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 8/12/2013 8:13:25 PM   
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Boston Critics -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor: James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
Best Supporting Actress: June Squibb (Nebraska)
Best Ensemble: Nebraska
Best Screenplay: Enough Said

Apparently Wolf of Wall Street finished second in a lot of those categories.





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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 8/12/2013 10:47:22 PM   
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LA Critics, who give runner ups -

Best Film: tie between Gravity and Her
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) - runner up Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Actor: Bruce Dern (Nebraska) - runner up Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Best Actress: tie between Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Adele Exarchopolous (Blue is the Warmest Colour)
Best Supporting Actor: tie between James Franco (Spring Breakers) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) - runner up June Squibb (Nebraska)
Best Screenplay: Before Midnight - runner up Her.


Seems to be quite a nice spread so far this year. LA mainly went for Amour and The Master last year, so I don't think too much can be read into this one.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 8/12/2013 11:09:46 PM   
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Franco was high in the running in NY as well. I'm really hoping he gets another Oscar nomination, and for Spring Breakers would be beautiful. It's one of the performances of the year.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 9/12/2013 8:14:53 PM   
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Washington critics have gone for -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 12/12/2013 1:14:49 AM   
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SAG nominations are out

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRUCE DERN / Woody Grant – “NEBRASKA”
CHIWETEL EJIOFOR / Solomon Northup – “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
TOM HANKS / Capt. Richard Phillips – “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”
FOREST WHITAKER / Cecil Gaines – “LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine – “BLUE JASMINE”
SANDRA BULLOCK / Ryan Stone – “GRAVITY”
JUDI DENCH / Philomena Lee – “PHILOMENA”
MERYL STREEP / Violet Weston – “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”
EMMA THOMPSON / P.L. Travers – “SAVING MR. BANKS”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
BARKHAD ABDI / Muse – “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”
DANIEL BRÜHL / Niki Lauda – “RUSH”
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Edwin Epps – “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
JAMES GANDOLFINI / Albert – “ENOUGH SAID”
JARED LETO / Rayon – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld – “AMERICAN HUSTLE”
LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey – “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
JULIA ROBERTS / Barbara Weston – “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”
JUNE SQUIBB / Kate Grant – “NEBRASKA”
OPRAH WINFREY / Gloria Gaines – “LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
12 YEARS A SLAVE
AMERICAN HUSTLE
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 12/12/2013 1:44:53 AM   
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Quick bit of info, the Oscar winner in the acting categories are usually also nominated by SAG. Since 94, the best actor winner has always had a SAG nomination first. The best actress winner, the same. The only anomaly in best actress is Kate Winslet's win, that year SAG nominated her in best actress for Revolutionary Road and supporting actress for The Reader. Best Supporting Actor, there's an anomaly in Benicio Del Toro's win year, because they nominated him in lead, and Waltz missed out last year, otherwise, the winner is always also a SAG nominee. Sometimes they've missed the supporting actress winner. So history would say that if there's a chance that the Oscar winner won't be one of those five names in each category, it's going to be the supporting categories that miss out.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 12/12/2013 8:16:09 AM   
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Wolf of Wall Street really got snubbed, didn't it? And I did think American Hustle would get more than just the one acting nod.

Forest Whitaker though

Streep

San Diego have announced -

Best Film: "Her"

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"

Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, "The Spectacular Now"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "Before Midnight"

Best Original Screenplay: "Her"




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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 12/12/2013 2:00:01 PM   
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Golden Globe noms

Best Motion Picture - Drama

12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Chiwetel Ejifor - 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford - All is Lost


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet - Labor Day


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Amy Adams - American Hustle
Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig - Francis Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Enough Said
Meryl Streep - August: Osage County



Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Christian Bale - Amerian Hustle
Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonoardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix - Her




Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence
Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts - August: Osage
June Squibb - Nebraska



Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Barkhad Abdi- Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl - Rush
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club



Best Director - Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen - 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne - Nebraska
Russell - American Hustle


Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle


Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen


Best Foreign Language Film

Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises


Best Original Score - Motion Picture
All is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Gravity
The Book Thief
12 Years A Slave


Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Atlas - Catching Fire
Let It go - Frozen
Ordinary Love - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Please Mr. Kennedy - Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweeter than Fiction - Once Chance

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 14/12/2013 10:47:15 AM   
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Detroit have gone with -

Best Film: Her
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Actor: Matthew McConnaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress: Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Best Ensemble: American Hustle
Best Screenplay: Spike Jonze (Her)

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 16/12/2013 1:28:52 PM   
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San Franciso -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: James Franco
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Original Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 17/12/2013 4:11:43 PM   
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Chicago -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

Austin -

Best Film: Her (Spike Jonze)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Score: Arcade Fire, Her
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
Best Animated Film: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)
Best First Film: Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
Breakthrough Artist: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Austin Film: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
Special Honorary Award: Scarlett Johansson, for her outstanding voice performance in Her




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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 17/12/2013 4:13:43 PM   
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It's starting to look likely for a 12 Years victory, with the only question whether being Cuaron will manage to swipe director.

Other than that, not many surprises coming out now. Having said that, McConnaughey is doing nowhere near as well as I thought he would do for Dallas Buyers Club. Is Best Actor coming down to a straight fight between Ejifor and Dern? And Blanchett isn't quite sweeping all before her for Blue Jasmine so there might be a surprise there as well.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 21/12/2013 10:15:27 AM   
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Utah -

Best Film: Gravity
Best Director: Alfonso Curaon
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress: Adele Exarchopolous
Best Supporting Actor: Bill Nighy (About Time)
Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson
Best Original Screenplay: The World's End
Best Adapted Screenplay: Before Midnight

Las Vegas -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen
Best Actor: Matthew McConnaughey
Best Actress: Emma Thompson
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Screenplay: Her

Florida -

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave

Southeastern - same as Florida.



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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/1/2014 1:37:48 PM   
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The PGA have announced their nominations

American Hustle

Blue Jasmine

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her

Nebraska

Saving Mr. Banks

12 Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/1/2014 1:40:47 PM   
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Oh, and only once has the best picture winner not been nominated by the PGA, so history says the winner is one of those films there. I think it's probably a three way race between 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/1/2014 2:08:59 PM   
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I've yet to see 12 Years a Slave, but one article I read suggested it might be this year's Lincoln - well-respected and admired, but not quite enough outright love to whip up a groundswell of support to carry it to a win. Although it is winning most of the critics awards, so it really shouldn't be discounted.

I can see a lot of snobbery being directed towards Gravity regarding best picture - because it's *only* about an astronaut being stranded in space - so I wonder if American Hustle might sneak it, perhaps splitting with director for McQueen or Cuaron. Russell has done well in getting actors nominations and wins, so he might have a lot of support behind him, as well as some residual goodwill for SLP last year.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/1/2014 2:17:01 PM   
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Yeah, I think Russell is going to get a win sooner or later, he's been in the mix for The Fighter and Silver Linings recently, he's very much an actor's director and they make up the bulk of the voters. I think what might hold Hustle back is what else is going to win? The technical wins seem tied up with other films, 12 Years a Slave is being talked up as a sure thing for screenplay, and the acting Oscars seem to be heading in other directions too.

I think Gravity might be in with a better chance than you expect, because while it's not weighty, a lot of the films to win best picture aren't really that big in terms of working on a grand scale these days. And while it is a sci-fi, it's a sci-fi that focuses very much on a human drama, and for all the visual flair, it's actually an actor's showcase. 12 Years a Slave has more passion to it than Lincoln did. I think if Lincoln had gone the obvious path of being about big epic Lincoln moments then it would have done a lot better at the Oscars, but I think what held it back was that it was pretty much a legal drama.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 3/1/2014 9:17:51 PM   
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And here come the writers

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"American Hustle," Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures
"Blue Jasmine," Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics
"Dallas Buyers Club," Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features
"Her," Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros.
"Nebraska," Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"August: Osage County," Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company
"Before Midnight," Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Classics
"Captain Phillips," Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures
"Lone Survivor," Written by Peter Berg; Based on the book by Marcus Lutrell with Patrick Robinson; Universal Pictures
"The Wolf of Wall Street," Screenplay by Terence Winter; Based on the book by Jordan Belfort; Paramount Pictures

I wouldn't read anything in to the absence of certain films (12 Years a Slave, for example) because it wasn't eligible. The lack of Gravity is a bit of a snub, but the original category is fairly jam packed in comparison to the weaker adapted category.

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RE: Critics Awards 2013 - 7/1/2014 6:14:43 PM   
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DGA noms.

The dga picks often don't match with the Oscar directing nominations. but only twice has a film won best picture at the Oscars without a DGA nom. So the winner should be among these five.

David O. Russell, "American Hustle"
Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Edit -

Oh, and Armond White acted like a complete cunt at the New York awards. Not a surprise to anyone who is familiar with his stuff, but still, the NY critics group really need to kick out that sad little troll, he makes them all look bad.

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