Gravity Dominates Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

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January 16, 2014 | 11:12pm EST

Gravity was the toast of the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Thursday.
The science-fiction film nabbed seven awards including Best Actress In An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron and Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie.
The multiple wins bookended a successful day for Cuaron and company, as his movie led the pack for Oscar nominations with 10 nods including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director, which were announced Thursday morning.
Coming in second with four wins was David O. Russell’s American Hustle. The cast was honored with the Best Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy, while Amy Adams added another trophy to her haul when she was named Best Actress In A Comedy for the film.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was also a big winner – the drama bagged the Best Picture honor and Lupita Nyong’o choked back tears as she accepted the Best Supporting Actress accolade for her role as Patsey. The film was also feted with the Best Adapted Screenplay award.
Dallas Buyers Club scored victories in two of the night’s biggest categories – Jared Leto won the Best Supporting Actor award and Matthew McConaughey walked away with the Best Actor honor, while Cate Blanchett took home the Best Actress award for Blue Jasmine.
Mark Wahlberg scored a Best Actor In An Action Movie prize for Lone Survivor, in which he portrayed real-life soldier Marcus Lutrell, who was the only survivor of a failed military mission in Afghanistan.
Disney’s Frozen nabbed the honor for Best Animated Feature and the film’s hit track, Let It Go, won for Best Song.
Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey presented Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Award for his humanitarian efforts and work with the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, which he founded in 2012.
Praising the actor, Winfrey told the crowd, “In his most recent role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, I had the privilege of seeing first hand how Forest suddenly and so masterfully embodies the soul of a character. He is indeed a great actor, but let me tell you my friends, he is for sure an even greater man. He is devoted to his family, he loves life and he cares deeply about our earth and its people. I just marvel at his remarkable humanitarian efforts.”
Accepting the prestigious honor, Whitaker said, “It’s something to count myself among the many people who are seeking to live up to Joel Siegel’s legacy by building a more peaceful planet.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Acting Ensemble – American Hustle
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze (Her)
Best Adapted Screenplay – John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color)
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
Best Art Direction – Catherine Martin and Beverley Dunn (The Great Gatsby)
Best Editing – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger (Gravity)
Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby)
Best Hair and Makeup – American Hustle
Best Visual Effects – Gravity
Best Animated Feature – Frozen
Best Action Movie – Lone Survivor
Best Actor In An Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor)
Best Actress In An Action Movie – Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Best Comedy – American Hustle
Best Actor In A Comedy – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Best Actress In A Comedy – Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie – Gravity
Best Foreign Language Film – Blue is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary Feature – 20 Feet from Stardom
Best Song – Let It Go by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen)
Best Score – Steven Price (Gravity)
Louis XIII Genius Award – Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater
Joel Siegel Award – Forest Whitaker