The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners for the 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show aired on The CW Network at 8:00PM ET/PT and was hosted by Aisha Tyler. A live pre-show aired in various local markets before the awards ceremony.
Gravity garnered seven wins for Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography to Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing to Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Best Actress in An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score to Steven Price. The film set a record for most Critics Choice Movie Award wins ever, topping 2010s Inception and 2009s Avatar, which both had six wins.
American Hustle took home four awards, for Best Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Hair and Makeup and Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams. 12 Years a Slave claimed three for Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyongo and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley. The Great Gatsby won two: Best Art Direction for Catherine Martin (Production Designer) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) and Best Costume Design for Catherine Martin.
Dallas Buyers Club received two major awards, one for Best Actor, which went to Matthew McConaughey, the other going to Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor. The award for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) took home Best Young Actor/Actress.
Leonardo DiCaprio took home an award for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street as Best Actor in a Comedy.
Frozen was awarded Best Animated Feature and Best Song for Let It Go. Two awards also went to Lone Survivor for Best Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action Movie for Mark Wahlberg. Additional winners include Best Original Screenplay to Spike Jonze for Her, Best Foreign Language Film to Blue Is the Warmest Color and Best Documentary Feature to 20 Feet From Stardom.
As previously announced, Oprah Winfrey presented the Joel Siegel Award to Forest Whitaker for using his celebrity platform to do good works for others. Matthew McConaughey presented the Before trilogy principals, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater with the LOUIS XIII Genius Award, for their unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.
The Critics Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. Eligible films were released in 2013. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.
Since its inception in 1995, the Critics Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the nights attendees were Barkhad Abdi, Jensen Ackles, Amy Adams, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Cate Blanchett, Abigail Breslin, Daniel Bruhl, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Coogan, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adele Exarchopoulos, Will Forte, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Jonah Hill, Liam James, Spike Jonze, Sir Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, Juliette Lewis, Richard Linklater, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Dermot Mulroney, Sophie Nelisse, Lupita Nyongo, Bob Odenkirk, David ORussell, Jared Padalecki, Jeremy Renner, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Tye Sheridan, Ian Somerhalder, Kevin Spacey, June Squibb, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Isaiah Washington, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.