St. Louis Film Critics Awards announced

December 17, 2013 

The St. Louis Film Critics, the professional association of working film critics in the Louis-area, announced the winners of its annual St. Louis Film Critics Awards on Monday.

The yearly awards are given to recognize the best in cinema for the year.

The official winners of, and runners-up for, the 2013 St. Louis Film Critics Awards are:

Best Film

"12 Years a Slave"

runner-up: "American Hustle"

Best Director

Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")

runner-up: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave")

runner-up: Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club")

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine")

runner-up: Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County")

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club")

runner-up: Will Forte ("Nebraska")

Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")

runner-up: June Squibb ("Nebraska")

Best Original Screenplay

Spike Jonze ("Her")

runner-up: David O. Russell and Eric Singer ("American Hustle")

Best Adapted Screenplay

John Ridley and Solomon Northrup ("12 Years a Slave")

runner-up: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope and Martin Sixsmith ("Philomena")

Best Cinematography

a tie -- Sean Bobbitt ("12 Years a Slave") and Emmanuel Lubezki ("Gravity")

Best Visual Effects

Tim Webber, David Shirk, Chris Lawrence and Neil Corbould ("Gravity")

runner-up: Joe Letteri and Eric Saindon ("The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug")

Best Original Musical Score

Arcade Fire ("Her")

runners-up (tie): Steven Price ("Gravity") and Mark Orton ("Nebraska")

Best Soundtrack

T-Bone Burnett "Inside Llewyn Davis"

runner-up: Christophe Beck ("Frozen")

Best Art Direction

Damien Drew, Ian Gracie and Michael Turner ("The Great Gatsby")

runner-up: Austin Gorg ("Her")

Best Animated Feature

"Frozen"

runner-up: "The Wind Rises"

Best Art-House or Festival Film

"Short Term 12"

runners-up (tie): "Blue Is the Warmest Color" and "Frances Ha"

Best Comedy

a tie -- "Enough Said" and "The World's End"

Best Documentary

"Blackfish"

runners-up (tie): "The Act of Killing" and "Stories We Tell"

Best Non-English Language Film

"Blue Is the Warmest Color"

runner-up: "Wadjda"

Best Scene

"12 Years a Slave" -- The hanging scene

runner-up: "Gravity" -- The opening tracking shot

For further information on the SLFC Awards, the St. Louis Film Critics association or the

association's other film awards and activities throughout the year, visit the SLFC website

www.stlfilmcritics.org.

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