12 YEARS A SLAVE Named Best Picture by 2013 Phoenix Film Critics Society; Full List Announced

12 YEARS A SLAVE Named Best Picture by 2013 Phoenix Film Critics Society; Full List Announced

The Phoenix Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the winners for our 2013 Annual Awards. The winner in each category was announced on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Winners were chosen from a list of nominees.

Director Steve McQueen's drama 12 YEARS A SLAVE hit movie theaters on October 18th. The all-star cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti and Alfre Woodard.

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed byMichael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life."

12 YEARS A SLAVE is a screenplay by John Ridley based upon Solomon Northrup's book of the same name.

This full list of winners follows:

BEST PICTURE

"12 Years a Slave"

TOP TEN FILMS OF 2013 (in alphabetical order)

"12 Years a Slave"

"American Hustle"

"Captain Phillips"

"Dallas Buyers Club"

"Gravity"

"Mud"

"Nebraska"

"Philomena"

"Saving Mr. Banks"

"Short Term 12"

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass "Captain Phillips"
John Lee Hancock "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steve McQueen "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne "Nebraska"


BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bruce Dern "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor "12 Years a Slave"
Tom Hanks "Captain Phillips"


Matthew McConaughey "Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford "All is Lost"


BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock "Gravity"
Judi Dench "Philomena"
Meryl Streep "August: Osage County"
Emma Thompson "Saving Mr. Banks"


BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Michael Fassbender "12 Years a Slave"
James Gandolfini "Enough Said"
Tom Hanks "Saving Mr. Banks"
Jared Leto "Dallas Buyers Club"
Matthew McConaughey "Mud"
Sam Rockwell "The Way Way Back"


BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jennifer Lawrence "American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts "August: Osage County"
June Squibb "Nebraska"
Oprah Winfrey "Lee Daniel's The Butler"


BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
"August: Osage County"
"Saving Mr, Banks"
"The Way Way Back"


BEST SCREENPLAY - ORIGINAL
"Gravity"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Mud"
"Nebraska"
BEST SCREENPLAY - ADAPTATION
"12 Years a Slave"
"August: Osage County"
"Captain Phillips"
"Philomena"


BEST LIVE ACTION FAMILY FILM
"One Direction: This Is Us"
"Oz, The Great and Powerful"
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"
"The Smurfs 2"




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