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Critics' Choice Movie Awards: ‘Gravity’ sweeps, ‘12 Years a Slave’ best film

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Lupita Nyong'o accepts her award onstage for Best Supporting Actress in '12 Years a Slave' at the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
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Right on the heels of the Oscar nominations coming out early in the morning for the West Coast, the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards honored films, actors, and other categories Thursday evening in Santa Monica.

The CW TV network presented yet another unique awards show much like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Oscars combined for this award season.

Critics’ Choice honors dramatic and comedy categories like the Golden Globes, the craft categories much like the Oscars, and an acting ensemble just like the SAG Awards. Another twist that’s included is an action movie category, and one for best young actor/actress.

Gravity” swept the night by winning a historic seven times in a variety of categories. During Sandra Bullock’s acceptance speech for winning best actress in an action movie, as Dr. Ryan Stone, she said, "I'd like to thank Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme for teaching me everything I know." Then there was silence due to profanity, “I'm an action star."

12 Years a Slave” has solidified itself as a strong Oscar contender by winning best picture. Lupita Nyong’o won for best supporting actress, and John Ridley for best adapted screenplay.

“American Hustle” continues its roll coming in second with four wins that included best comedy picture, Amy Adams for best comedy actress, best acting ensemble, and best makeup.

Here is the complete list of all winners of the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards voted by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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”