Boston Online Film Critics Heavily Embrace ’12 Years a Slave’

12-years-small-2_wide-cdc3cb066b4465ba6bfda8a6c80e5af3bf11b201-s6-c30For those of you wondering when Steve McQueen‘s presumed Oscar juggernaut 12 Years a Slave would start winning major awards (besides McQueen taking Best Director at New York), well…the time is now. The Boston Online Film Critics went pretty head over heels for the flick, giving it wins in five categories. You can see the full list of winners below, this is a nice reminder that the film is hardly falling out of the race, little as critics awards ultimately mean in terms of the precursor season. The guilds of course will be the bigger word, but for now, this definitely helps fuel which way the wind might blow. Take a gander:

BEST PICTURE:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ACTOR:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jared Leto, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST SCREENPLAY:
BEFORE MIDNIGHT

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
THE ACT OF KILLING

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
THE WIND RISES and FROZEN (tie)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

BEST EDITING:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
12 YEARS A SLAVE

THE TEN BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR:
12 YEARS A SLAVE
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
GRAVITY
BEFORE MIDNIGHT
THE SPECTACULAR NOW
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
SPRING BREAKERS
THE WORLD’S END
FRUITVALE STATION

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