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'Gravity' tops list of winners at the Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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The Awards Show for the Houston Film Critics Society End of the Year Awards will again be held at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) on Saturday, January 4, 2014 with the ceremony running from 4-5:30pm and a small reception taking place afterward. In case you can't make it, here's a look at all of the nominees for each category along with the winners highlighted in italics.

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As far as nominations go, "12 Years a Slave" had the most with 8, "Gravity" had 6, and "American Hustle" and "Inside Llewyn Davis" were both nominated for 5. "Gravity" ended up the biggest winner with a total of 5 awards while "12 Years a Slave" came away with 4 awards. Be sure to check out the slideshow in this article since it documents the top 10 films of the year according to the HFCS.

Best Picture
"12 Years a Slave"
"All is Lost"
"American Hustle"
"Before Midnight"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"Fruitvale Station"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Saving Mr. Banks"

Best Direction of a Motion Picture
Joel & Ethan Coen, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Brie Larson, "Short Term 12"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
James Gandolfini, "Enough Said"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Matthew McConaughey, "Mud"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave"
Octavia Spencer, "Fruitvale Station"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"
Oprah Winfrey, "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

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

Best Animated Film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Monsters University"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt, "12 Years a Slave"
Roger Deakins, "Prisoners"
Bruno Delbonnel, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Frank G. DeMarco & Peter Zuccarini, "All is Lost"
Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity"

Best Documentary Feature
"20 Feet From Stardom"
"The Act of Killing"
"Inequality for All"
"Stories We Tell"

Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue is the Warmest Color"
"The Grandmaster"
"The Hunt"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Original Score
Arcade Fire, "Her"
Steven Price, "Gravity"
Thomas Newman, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Hans Zimmer, "12 Years a Slave"
Hans Zimmer, "Man of Steel"

Best Original Song
"I See Fire," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Let it Go," "Frozen"
"The Moon Song," "Her"
"Please Mr. Kennedy," "Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Young and Beautiful," "The Great Gatsby"

Texas Independent Film Award (winner to be announced at ceremony)
"Comedy Warriors"
"Prince Avalanche"
"An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story"
"Zero Charisma"

Outstanding Cinematic Contribution
Eric Harrison
Rick Ferguson and the Houston Film Commission
Jessica Martinez and Moroch

Technical Achievement
"American Hustle", Costume Design
"Her", Production Design
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", Visual Effects
"Gravity", Visual Effects and 3D
"Man of Steel", Visual Effects

Worst Film of the Year
"A Good Day to Die Hard"
"Grown Ups 2"
"The Lone Ranger"
"Olympus Has Fallen"
"Scary Movie 5"


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