On Friday morning, the Detroit Film Critics Society announced their 2013 winners in all 10 categories. Spike Jonze's film "Her" won the top honors as Best Picture, beating out the other nominees, "12 Years a Slave,", "Before Midnight," "Gravity" and "Short Term 12." "Her" led the way, winning three awards in total, scoring also the Best Screenplay category (Spike Jonze) as well as Best Supporting Actress category (for Scarlett Johansson, on add choice considering that only her voice appears in the film).
Also winning big was "Dallas Buyers Club," which earned Matthew McConaughey the award for Best Actor and Jared Leto as Best Supporting Actor.
Brie Larson won twice, for Best Actress in "Short Term 12" and for Breakthrough for her stellar year (in addition to "Short Term 12," she appeared in "Don Jon" and "The Spectacular Now").
Although his film didn't win Best Picture, Alfonso Cuaron's was chosen as Best Director for his stunning, ground-breaking visual masterpiece, "Gravity." Best Ensemble of the year went to the cast of David O. Russell's "American Hustle," featuring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence.
Rounding out the winners was "Stories We Tell," winning in the Best Documentary category, beating out other great docs such as "The Square," "The Act of Killing" and "Blackfish."
Last year, the Detroit Film Critics correctly predicted the eventual Oscar winners in the Best Actor & Actress categories, although they failed to predict the Best Picture winner, "Argo," instead giving the award to "Silver Linings Playbook."
Here is the full list of 2013 winners:
BEST PICTURE: Her
BEST ACTOR: Matthew McCounaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson - Short Term 12
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Scarlett Johansson - Her
BEST ENSEMBLE: American Hustle
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron - Gravity
BEST SCREENPLAY: Her
BREAKTHROUGH: Brie Larson - Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now, Don Jon
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Stories We Tell
The Detroit Film Critics Society members for the 2013-2014 season in alphabetical order are Paul Arlon – The New Monitor; Kirk Baird – The Toledo Blade; Jason Buchanan – Allmovie.com & TVGuide.com; Patrick Dunn – Mlive.com; Adam Graham – The Detroit News; Corey Hall – The Metro Times & WJBK Fox 2; Tom Long – The Detroit News & Associated Press Marketplace; Jeff Meyers – The Metro Times, Moviemaker, & WJBK Fox 2; Warren Pierce – WJR Radio; Greg Russell – My TV20 Detroit & Real Times Media; James Sanford – WMUK-FM; Tom Santilli – Examiner.com/MYTV-20; Debbie Schlussel – Sirius Patriot Channel 144’s Mike Church Show; Perry Seibert – Allmovie.com & TVGuide.com; John Serba – The Grand Rapids Press; Lee Thomas – WJBK Fox 2; Mike Tyrkus – Cinemanerdz.com; Greg Walton – Movieline Online; Stephanie Webb – USAToday.com & WZZM-13; and Chris Williams – Advisor & Source Newspapers.
More information is available on the website at detroitfilmcritics.com.