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SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS NOMINATE TOP FILMS FOR 2013




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December 10, 2013 (San Diego) – It’s that time of the year, where critics groups from all around the world honor the year’s best movies.  The New York Film Critics Circle kicked off awards season last week by voting David O. Russell’s upcoming film, American Hustle, their pick for 2013’s top film. 

Tomorrow it’s the San Diego Film Critics Society’s turn to celebrate the year’s best in film.  The Society – of which I’m a proud member – just released its nominations.  They are as follows:

BEST FILM

12 YEARS A SLAVE

GRAVITY

HER

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

SHORT TERM 12

 

BEST DIRECTOR 

Alfonso Cuarón, GRAVITY

Destin Cretton, SHORT TERM 12

Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Spike Jonze, HER

Steve McQueen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

 

BEST ACTRESS 

Adèle Exarchopoulos, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Brie Larson, SHORT TERM 12

Cate Blanchett, BLUE JASMINE

Emma Thompson, SAVING MR. BANKS

Sandra Bullock, GRAVITY

 

BEST ACTOR 

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Joaquin Phoenix, HER

Matthew McConaughey, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Oscar Isaac, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Tom Hanks, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 

Elizabeth Banks, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Jennifer Lawrence, AMERICAN HUSTLE

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Sally Hawkins, BLUE JASMINE

Shailene Woodley, THE SPECTACTULAR NOW

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Daniel Bruhl, RUSH

James Gandolfini, ENOUGH SAID

Jared Leto, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Michael Fassbender, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Sam Rockwell, THE WAY, WAY BACK

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

Aaron Guzikowski, PRISONERS

Joel and Ethan Coen, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Nicole Holofcener, ENOUGH SAID

Spike Jonze, HER

Woody Allen, BLUE JASMINE

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

Billy Ray, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Destin Cretton, SHORT TERM 12

John Ridley, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, THE SPECTACULAR NOW

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

DRUG WAR

NO

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

THE HUNT

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY 

20 FEET FROM STARDOM

BLACKFISH

LET THE FIRE BURN

STORIES WE TELL

THE ACT OF KILLING

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Bruno Delbonnel, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Emmanuel Lubezki, GRAVITY

Emmanuel Lubezki, TO THE WONDER

Roger Deakins, PRISONERS

Simon Duggan, THE GREAT GATSBY

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM 

DESPICABLE ME 2

FROZEN

GET A HORSE

THE CROODS

THE WIND RISES

 

BEST EDITING 

Alan Edward Ball, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, GRAVITY

Christopher Rouse, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Eric Zumbrunnen, Jeff Buchanan, HER

Joe Walker, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 

Adam Stockhausen, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Andy Nicholson, GRAVITY

Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy, THE GREAT GATSBY

K.K. Barrett, HER

Michael Corenblith, SAVING MR. BANKS

 

BEST SCORE 

Arcade Fire, HER

Bjorn Eriksson, BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

Hans Zimmer, 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Hans Zimmer, RUSH

Steven Price, GRAVITY

 

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

12 YEARS A SLAVE

AMERICAN HUSTLE

PRISONERS

SHORT TERM 12

THE WAY, WAY BACK

Tomorrow morning I will partake, for the second straight year, in the 2013 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards vote.  Check back here tomorrow for the results.  

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But I do not see conjuring in the list. The horror movie is great and I rank it number 1 in 2013 movies. Please include it.

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