Utah Film Critics Choose ‘Gravity’ as their Favorite Film, Bill Nighy wins Supporting

‘The World’s End’ and ‘Before Midnight’ pick up Screenplay awards…

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worlds_end_ver4Utah Film Critics made fantastic choices for their best of the year, even if I don’t agree with them all.  Gravity picked up its first win (without a tie) for Best Picture while Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director.  The surprise mentions were in Supporting Actor where they opted for Bill Nighy‘s work in the time-traveling love story About Time.  Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End won Best Original Screenplay to another shocking mention.

In other great things, I’m excited to see Before Midnight pick up another award for Adapted Screenplay while Adèle Exarchopoulos‘ win for Best Actress is something I’m not complaining about at all.

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

Best Picture: “Gravity”
Runner-up: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Runner-up: Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Runner-up: Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Best Actress: Adèle Exarchopoulos, “Blue is the Warmest Color”
Runner-up: [tie] Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” and Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Best Supporting Actor: Bill Nighy, “About Time”
Runner-up: Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Supporting Actress: Scarlett Johansson, “Her”
Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Before Midnight”
Runner-up: “12 Years a Slave”

Best Original Screenplay: “The World’s End”
Runner-up: “The Way, Way Back”

Best Cinematography: “Gravity”
Runner-up: “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Best Animated Feature: “Frozen”
Runner-up: [tie] “From Up on Poppy Hill” and “The Wind Rises”

Best Non-English Language Feature: “Blue is the Warmest Color”
Runner-up: “The Past”

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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