Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.

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“12 YEARS A SLAVE” NAMED BEST PICTURE AT
19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

“GRAVITY” ROCKETS TO A RECORD SEVEN WINS

“AMERICAN HUSTLE” FOLLOWS WITH FOUR

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners for the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show aired on The CW Network at 8:00PM ET/PT and was hosted by Aisha Tyler. A live pre-show aired in various local markets before the awards ceremony.

“Gravity” garnered seven wins for Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography to Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing to Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Best Actress in An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score to Steven Price. The film set a record for most Critics’ Choice Movie Award wins ever, topping  2010’s “Inception” and 2009’s “Avatar,” which both had six wins.

“American Hustle” took home four awards, for Best Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Hair and Makeup and Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams. “12 Years a Slave” claimed three for Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley. “The Great Gatsby” won two: Best Art Direction for Catherine Martin (Production Designer) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) and Best Costume Design for Catherine Martin.

“Dallas Buyers Club” received two major awards, one for Best Actor, which went to Matthew McConaughey, the other going to Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor. The award for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) and Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue is the Warmest Color”) took home Best Young Actor/Actress.

Leonardo DiCaprio took home an award for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street” as Best Actor in a Comedy.

“Frozen” was awarded Best Animated Feature and Best Song for “Let It Go.” Two awards also went to “Lone Survivor” for Best Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action Movie for Mark Wahlberg. Additional winners include Best Original Screenplay to Spike Jonze for “Her,” Best Foreign Language Film to “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and Best Documentary Feature to “20 Feet From Stardom.”

As previously announced, Oprah Winfrey presented the Joel Siegel Award to Forest Whitaker for using his celebrity platform to do good works for others. Matthew McConaughey presented the “Before” trilogy principals, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater with the LOUIS XIII Genius Award, for their “unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics.  BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public.  Eligible films were released in 2013. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the night’s attendees were Barkhad Abdi, Jensen Ackles, Amy Adams, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Cate Blanchett, Abigail Breslin, Daniel Bruhl, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Coogan, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adele Exarchopoulos, Will Forte, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Jonah Hill, Liam James, Spike Jonze, Sir Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, Juliette Lewis, Richard Linklater, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Dermot Mulroney, Sophie Nelisse, Lupita Nyong’o, Bob Odenkirk, David O’Russell, Jared Padalecki, Jeremy Renner, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Tye Sheridan, Ian Somerhalder, Kevin Spacey, June Squibb, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Isaiah Washington, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

The 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards was produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

About BFCA/BTJA:
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BTJA is a branch of the BFCA.  For additional information about the BFCA, BTJA and their memberships, visit www.criticschoice.com.

About The CW:
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning block.

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WINNERS OF THE 19th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

Best Picture – “12 Years a Slave”
Best Actor – Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
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 Young Actor/Actress – Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is The Warmest Color”
Best Acting Ensemble – “American Hustle”
Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Best Original Screenplay – Spike Jonze, “Her”
Best Adapted Screenplay – John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”
Best Art Direction – Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), “The Great Gatsby”
Best Editing – Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, “Gravity”
Best Costume Design – Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”
Best Hair & Makeup – “American Hustle”
Best Visual Effects – “Gravity”
Best Animated Feature – “Frozen”
Best Action Movie – “Lone Survivor”
Best Actor in an Action Movie – Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”
Best Actress in an Action Movie – Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Best Comedy – “American Hustle”
Best Actor in a Comedy – Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Actress in a Comedy – Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie – “Gravity”
Best Foreign Language Film – “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Best Documentary Feature – “20 Feet From Stardom”
Best Song – “Let It Go” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”
Best Score – Steven Price, “Gravity”
WINNERS BY PICTURE FOR
19th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

GRAVITY (7 Awards)
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Visual Effects
Best Editing
Best Actress in An Action Movie
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
Best Score

AMERICAN HUSTLE (4 Awards)
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy

12 YEARS A SLAVE (3 Awards)
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress
Best Adapted Screenplay

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (2 Awards)
Best Young Actor/Actress
Best Foreign Language Film

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2 Awards)
Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor

FROZEN (2 Awards)
Best Animated Feature
Best Song

LONE SURVIVOR (2 Awards)
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie

THE GREAT GATSBY (2 Awards)
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design

20 FEET FROM STARDOM (1 Award)
Best Documentary Feature

BLUE JASMINE (1 Award)
Best Actress

HER (1 Award)
Best Original Screenplay

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (1)
Best Actor in a Comedy

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The CW Television Network has partnered with the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) to broadcast the 19th annual “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” for the second consecutive year, and also the 4th annual “Critics’ Choice Television Awards” in 2014, it was announced today by Joey Berlin, BFCA/BTJA President and John Maatta, Executive Vice President, The CW.

This marks the first time that the “Critics’ Choice Television Awards,” which takes place in June, will be broadcast in its entirety in primetime.

The 19th annual “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” gala is slated to air on January 16, 2014. The winners will be announced live at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will be broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Two hour pre-show coverage will also air in various local markets before the awards ceremony. Aisha Tyler will grace the show as this year’s host. Tyler, who is not new to the duties that come with hosting a show, serves as the new host of the critically acclaimed improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” on The CW Network. Tyler is also currently a co-host of Emmy-nominated show “The Talk.”

“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with The CW to include the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ in addition to the ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,” said Berlin. “We believe the phenomenal success of our Movie Awards show on The CW last year was a harbinger of great things to come. Hosting our star-studded event on January 16th – the day the Academy Award nominations are announced and the world is focused on Hollywood – again guarantees that the ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ celebration will be a must-see highlight of the awards season. And the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ is poised to become as important to TV audiences as it is already to the TV industry.”

“We’re very happy to once again be the broadcast home of the ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Awards,’ and to add the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ to our schedule this season, continuing The CW’s commitment to more event programming throughout the year,” said Maatta. “With the biggest stars in movies and TV, the ‘Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ and the ‘Critics’ Choice Television Awards’ are fantastic broadcast events for The CW as we keep adding more original hours to our primetime schedule.”

The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members. BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences.

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a must-attend bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the attendees at last year’s show were:
Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Judd Apatow, Christian Bale, Kathryn Bigelow, Jack Black, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Joaquin Phoenix, Steven Spielberg and Rebel Wilson.
Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

The 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

The BFCA and Berlin Entertainment were represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.

Key ballot and submission dates for 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards below:
December 9, 2013 – Nominating ballots go out to the BFCA members
December 13, 2013 – Deadline for returning nominating ballots
December 16, 2013 – Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees named
January 13, 2014 – Final ballots go out to the BFCA members
January 14, 2014 – Deadline for returning final ballots
January 16, 2014 – Winners revealed during live telecast on The CW.

For more information or to request media credentials to cover this show, please contact Andy Gelb of Slate PR at (310) 461-0114 or andy@slate-pr.com.

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