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Nominations 17.Dec.13 • Awards 2.Feb.14, The May Fair Hotel


Notes from Rich: The Critics' Circle is the world's oldest body of critics, established in 1913 and celebrating its centenary this year. As secretary of the film section and chair of the awards committee, I'm pretty heavily involved in putting on our film awards event. Unlike the Oscars or Globes, we have more than 130 members who watch all of the movies and vote on what we admire rather than trying to follow the buzz or being lured by over-hyped films. Intriguingly, our nominees this year seem a bit more mainstream than usual, perhaps because it's been a strong year for actors and filmmakers working in Hollywood and London. And our winners essentially parallel the current leading Oscar contenders. The biggest surprise was The Selfish Giant beating some very heavy hitters for the British Film title. And as always, our ceremony (and party) were a lot of fun.

See also: • Full report and photos from the 2014 AWARDS CEREMONY!
UK REGIONAL CRITICS AWARDS


The Critics' Circle Film Awards are sponsored by The May Fair and Audi • Rich Cline has been a Critics' Circle member since 2003.

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W I N N E R S . . .

3/9 12 YEARS A SLAVE
2/4 FILTH
      GRAVITY
2/3 THE SELFISH GIANT
1/5 PHILOMENA
1/4 BLUE JASMINE
1/3 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
      INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
1/2 BLUE IS THE
        WARMEST COLOUR

1/1 THE ACT OF KILLING
      TRANCE
      WELCOME TO
        THE PUNCH


N O M I N E E S . . .

4 THE WOLF OF
        WALL STREET

3 AMERICAN HUSTLE
   FRANCES HA
   THE GREAT BEAUTY
   NEBRASKA
2 BEHIND THE
        CANDELABRA

   BROKEN
   FOR THOSE IN PERIL
   HER
   HOW I LIVE NOW
   MANDELA
   SAVING MR BANKS
1 ABOUT TIME
   ALAN PARTRIDGE:
        ALPHA PAPA

   BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
   BEWARE OF MR BAKER
   BREAKFAST WITH
        JONNY WILKINSON

   BYZANTIUM
   CAESAR MUST DIE
   THE COUNSELLOR
   DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
   ENOUGH SAID
   A FIELD IN ENGLAND
   GLORIA
   A HIJACKING
   THE HUNGER GAMES:
        CATCHING FIRE

   LAST PASSENGER
   LEVIATHAN
   THE LOOK OF LOVE
   OUT OF THE FURNACE
   PAPADOPOULOS & SONS
   RUSH
   SHELL
   STOKER
   STORIES WE TELL
   SUNSHINE ON LEITH
   UPSTREAM COLOUR
   WE STEAL SECRETS
   LE WEEK-END
   WHAT MAISIE KNEW


A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

F I L M

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Jasmine
Frances Ha
Gravity
The Great Beauty
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
winner! 12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


F O R E I G N   F I L M

winner! Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Caesar Must Die
Gloria
The Great Beauty
A Hijacking

B R I T I S H   F I L M

A Field in England
Filth
Philomena
Rush
winner! The Selfish Giant


D I R E C T O R

winner! Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
Paolo Sorrentino - The Great Beauty
Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street


D O C U M E N T A R Y

winner! The Act of Killing
Beware of Mr Baker
Leviathan
Stories We Tell
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

A C T R E S S

winner! Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock - Gravity
Judi Dench - Philomena
Adele Exarchopoulos - Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha

A C T O R

Bruce Dern - Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael Douglas - Behind the Candelabra
winner! Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
winner! Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
June Squibb - Nebraska

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

winner! Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini - Enough Said
Tom Hanks - Saving Mr Banks
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

B R I T I S H   A C T R E S S

winner! Judi Dench - Philomena
Lindsay Duncan - Le Week-end / etc
Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr Banks / etc


B R I T I S H   A C T O R

Christian Bale - American Hustle / etc
Steve Coogan - Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa / etc
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave / etc
winner! James McAvoy - Filth / etc

S C R E E N W R I T E R

winner! Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - Inside Llewyn Davis
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope - Philomena
Spike Jonze - Her
John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter - The Wolf of Wall Street

Y O U N G   P E R F O R M E R

winner! Conner Chapman - The Selfish Giant
Saoirse Ronan - How I Live Now / etc
Eloise Laurence - Broken
George MacKay - For Those in Peril / etc
Shaun Thomas - The Selfish Giant

B R E A K T H R O U G H   F I L M M A K E R

winner! Jon S Baird - Filth
Scott Graham - Shell
Marcus Markou - Papadopoulos & Sons
Rufus Norris - Broken
Paul Wright - For Those in Peril

T E C H N I C A L   A C H I E V E M E N T

American Hustle - Judy Becker, production design
Behind the Candelabra - Howard Cummings, production design
Filth - Mark Eckersley, editing
Frances Ha - Sam Levy, cinematography
winner! Gravity - Tim Webber, visual effects
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Trish Summerville, costumes
Inside Llewyn Davis - T Bone Burnett, music
Stoker - Kurt Swanson & Bart Mueller, costumes
12 Years a Slave - Sean Bobbitt, cinematography
Upstream Colour - Johnny Marshall, sound design

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S

winner! DILYS POWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM:
Gary Oldman

winner! ALL-SECTIONS (DRAMA, DANCE, FILM, MUSIC & ART) CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD 2014:
Grayson Perry

“With the Critics’ Circle awards, it’s just a bunch of guys hanging out and we have a drink. My bag. I love that award. I appreciate that award so much. That was a good year.”
— Billy Bob Thornton,
Actor of the Year 2001

the critics' circle

“The Critics’ Circle Film Awards are a bit like how the Golden Globes used to be when they were a party and not a pre-Oscar industry occasion.”
— Michael Caton Jones

CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS: 2004 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 2014
U K   R E G I O N A L   F I L M   A W A R D S

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2013 Richard Attenborough awards from the UK's regional film critics...
Film:
12 Years a Slave
Director: Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
Actress: Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Rising Star: George MacKay - How I Live Now/For Those in Peril
Visual Effects: Gravity

Public vote...
British Film:
Philomena
Animated Film: Frozen
On-screen Duo: Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson - Saving Mr Banks

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