The OFCS awards were announced earlier today.
It’s been a very strong year for cinema. There’s perhaps no greater personal endorsement of this than in the fact that very few of the following award winners reflect my own personal favourites, yet remain a satisfying bunch. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity lead the way, and while either are unlikely to make much of an impact on my own top ten that isn’t to say that they’re not remarkable, and, perhaps more importantly, deserving works of art.
Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Feature: The Wind Rises
Best Film Not in the English Language: Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave
Best Editing: Gravity
Best Cinematography: Gravity
Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects to Gravity
To Roger Ebert, for inspiring so many of our members
Top Ten films Without a U.S. Release:
Like Father, Like Son
Stranger By the Lake
We Are the Best!
Why Don’t You Play in Hell?