NYFF’s ‘12 Years A Slave’ Top Choice Among Boston Film Critics


Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave.

Steve McQueen's New York Film Festival feature 12 Years A Slave received multiple honors from the Boston Society of Film Critics Sunday naming the film its choice for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Director. NYFF tribute honoree Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress by the organization for her work on Blue Jasmine, while the late James Gandolfini was chosen for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Enough Said. June Squibb was named Best Supporting Actress for Nebraska. The NYFF feature also received Best Ensemble Cast by the Boston critics. ND/NF's The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer received Best Documentary, while Saudi Arabia's first feature film, Wadjda was the group's choice for Best Foreign-Language film.

Best Picture  - 12 Years a Slave


Best Actor -  Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave


Best Actress - Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine


Best Supporting Actor -  James Gandolfini for Enough Said


Best Supporting Actress -  June Squibb for Nebraska


Best Director - Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave


Best Screenplay -  Nicole Holofcener for Enough Said


Best Cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity


Best Documentary - The Act of Killing


Best Foreign-Language Film -  Wadjda


Best Animated Film -  The Wind Rises


Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) - Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill for Rush
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) -  Ryan Coogler for Fruitvale Station


Best Ensemble Cast -  Nebraska


Best Use of Music in a Film - Inside: Llewyn Davis

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