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'12 Years a Slave' Takes Top Honors from Houston

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Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has won yet another Best Picture award, this time from the Houston Film Critics Society. The film also took Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), and Best Screenplay (John Ridley).

The only major change of note between other awards and theirs is Best Actress going to Sandra Bullock for "Gravity," which also took a total of four awards (Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score being the others). Shockingly Cate Blanchett was not even nominated for her performance in "Blue Jasmine" after having won the category almost everywhere else.

Lots more awards are being announced tomorrow, including the Chicago, Southeastern, and Online film critics, so be sure to check back for more winners.

Check out a complete list of Houston's winners below:


12 Years A Slave, Fox Searchlight
All Is Lost, Lionsgate
American Hustle, Columbia
Before Midnight, Sony Pictures Classics
Dallas Buyers Club, Focus Features
Fruitvale Station, The Weinstein Co.
Gravity, Warner Bros.
Inside Llewyn Davis, CBS Films
Nebraska, Paramount Vantage
Saving Mr. Banks, Disney


Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska


Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt
Robert Redford, All Is Lost


Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks


Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey, Mud


Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Octavia Spencer, Fruitvale Station
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler


John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle
Richard Linklater & Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Spike Jonze, Her
Joel & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis


The Croods, DreamWorks
Despicable Me 2, Universal
Frozen, Disney
Monsters University, PIXAR
The Wind Rises, Touchstone


Sean Bobbit, 12 Years A Slave
Roger Deakins, Prisoners
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Frank G. DeMarco & Peter Zuccarini, All Is Lost
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity


20 Feet From Stardom, Radius/The Weinstein Co.
The Act of Killing, Drafthouse Films
Blackfish, Magnolia
Inequality For All, Radius/The Weinstein Co.
Stories We Tell, Roadside Attractions


Blue is the Warmest Color, IFC Films
The Grandmaster, The Weinstein Co.
The Hunt, Magnolia
Wadjda, Koch Media
The Wind Rises, Touchstone


Arcade Fire, Her
Steven Price, Gravity
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave
Hans Zimmer, Man of Steel


“I See Fire,” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, music & lyrics by Ed Sheeran
“Let It Go,” from Frozen, music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
“The Moon Song,” from Her, music & lyrics by Karen O
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” from Inside Llewyn Davis, music & lyrics by Joel & Ethan Coen, T-Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver
“Young and Beautiful,” from The Great Gatsby, music & lyrics by Lana del Ray and Rick Nowels

Now playing in theaters: Saving Mr. Banks, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Out of the Furnace, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Dallas Buyers Club, Thor: The Dark World, Ender's Game, Carrie, Kill Your Darlings, Gravity, Argento's Dracula, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Despicable Me 2

Recent Blu-ray/DVD releases: The Hunt, Touchy Feely, The Rooftop, Drinking Buddies, Inpractical Jokers: Season One, Planes, Paranoia, The To Do List, Blackfish, Paradise, White House Down, Grown Ups 2, Girl Most Likely, Robotech: The Complete Set, The Way, Way Back

Follow me on Twitter @BeckFilmCritic.


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