12yearsAnother quick critics group precursor to point out to you all. Kenny Miles of The Movie Blog (and a voting member of this group, as well as a fan of ours, just to show our reach!) sent this over, and it’s the nominations for the Denver Film Critics Society. They went pretty standard with their nominations, highlighting 12 Years a Slave a lot, as well as American Hustle and Gravity. Not so much Her though, which was odd to me, but they did make a note (as you’ll see below) of not including films that weren’t out in Denver in 2013, so maybe that had something to do with it, as well as a movie like Lone Survivor. Anyway, below you can see the press release and nominations.

Check out the full list below and if you missed an awards announcement, please check on our Precursor Station for all the awards listed.

The Denver Film Critics Society honored “12 Years a Slave,” the harrowing true story of a free black man sold into slavery, with more nominations than any other 2013 film.
“Slave” earned seven nominations from the Colo.-based group, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” scored six nominations each, while “Captain Phillips” received five nominations.
DFCS will announce the winners January 13.

One important note: The directors decided not to include films that won’t be officially open in Denver until the new year. We felt that was the proper way to respect our specific market.
The Denver Film Critics Society honored “12 Years a Slave,” the harrowing true story of a free black man sold into slavery, with more nominations than any other 2013 film.

“Slave” earned seven nominations from the Colo.-based group, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor. “American Hustle” and “Gravity” scored six nominations each, while “Captain Phillips” received five nominations.

DFCS will announce the winners Jan. 13.

The complete list of DFCS nominations:

Best Picture:

* “American Hustle”
* “Captain Phillips”
* “Gravity”
* “12 Years a Slave”
* “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Director:

* Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
* Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
* Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
* David O. Russell, “American Hustle”
* Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor:

* Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
* Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
* Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
* Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
* Christian Bale, “American Hustle”

Best Actress:

* Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
* Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
* Brie Larson, “Short Term 12“
* Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
* Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Best Supporting Actor:

* James Franco, “Spring Breakers”
* Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
* Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
* Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
* Woody Harrelson, “Out of the Furnace”

Best Supporting Actress:

* Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
* Octavia Spencer, “Fruitvale Station”
* June Squibb, “Nebraska”
* Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”
* Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Animated Film

* “Frozen”
* “Despicable Me 2“
* “The Wind Rises”
* “Monsters University”
* “The Croods”

Best Science Fiction/Horror Film

* “The Conjuring”
* “Gravity”
* “Her”
* “Star Trek into Darkness”
* “Man of Steel”

Best Comedy

* “This Is the End”
* “The World’s End”
* “Don Jon”
* “Much Ado About Nothing”
* “The Way, Way Back”

Best Original Screenplay

* “American Hustle”
* “Enough Said”
* “Inside Llewyn Davis”
* “Blue Jasmine”
* “Gravity”

Best Adapted Screenplay

* “12 Years a Slave”
* “The Wolf of Wall Street”
* “Captain Phillips”
* “Philomena”
* “Before Midnight”

Best Documentary

* “Blackfish”
* “The Act of Killing”
* “20 Feet from Stardom”
* “Cutie and the Boxer”
* “Stories We Tell”

Best Original Song

* “Let It Go,” “Frozen”
* “Young & Beautiful,” “The Great Gatsby”
* “Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
* “Atlas,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
* “Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Best Score

* “12 Years a Slave,” Hans Zimmer
* “Gravity,” Steven Price
* “Man of Steel,” Hans Zimmer
* “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” Howard Shore
* “Frozen,” Christophe Beck

Best Foreign Language Film

* “The Great Beauty”
* “The Hunt”
* “The Grandmaster”
* “Blue is the Warmest Color”
* “The Broken Circle Breakdown”

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