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Utah Honors 'Gravity' While Nevada Praises '12 Years a Slave'

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Two more critics groups have announced their awards, with Utah film critics naming Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" the best film of the year and Nevada critics lauding Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave." Utah has also honored their top pick with Best Director and Best Cinematography. It's interesting to note that Nevada only awarded Best Picture to their top pick, while giving three awards (Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects) to "Gravity."

See below for a complete list of winners from both groups:

UTAH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

Best Picture
1. Gravity
2. 12 Years a Slave

Best Director
1. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
2. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actor
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
2. Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Actress
1. Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is the Warmest Colour)
2. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Bill Nighy (About Time)
2. Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Scarlett Johansson (Her)
2. Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (The World’s End)
2. Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Way, Way Back)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)
2. John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)

Best Cinematography
1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)
2. Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Animated Feature
1. Frozen
2. From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises

Best Non-English Language Feature
1. Blue Is the Warmest Colour
2. The Past

NEVADA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

Best Film
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

Best Supporting Actor
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Production Design
Dan Hennah (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

Best Visual Effects
Gravity

Best Ensemble Cast
August: Osage County

Best Animated Film
Frozen

Best Youth Performance
Sophie Nelisse (The Book Thief)

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

Recent Blu-ray/DVD releases: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Elysium, 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

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