Austin Film Critics Give Brie Larson a Pair of Awards, ‘Her’ wins Best Picture

BrieLarson_ShortTerm12_LeadActressIt was Austin’s turn to weigh in on the year in film and they came back naming Spike Jonze’s Her as the best film of the year.  Also surprising is that Brie Larson was awarded for her searing work in Short Term 12.

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Best Film: Her (Spike Jonze)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Score: Arcade Fire, Her
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
Best Animated Film: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)
Best First Film: Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler)
Breakthrough Artist: Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Austin Film: Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
Special Honorary Award: Scarlett Johansson, for her outstanding voice performance in Her

AFCA 2013 Top Ten Films:

1. Her
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Gravity
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. Inside Llewyn Davis
6. Short Term 12
7. Mud
8. Before Midnight
9. Dallas Buyers Club
10. Captain Phillips