Monday, March 3, 2014

The 2014 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2013

Official 2013 Selections

 

 



 

 



Best Film of the Year


GRAVITY
Alfonso Cuarón
91 Min. • 2.35:1 • United States
Color • English • Warner Bros.
Cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Writers: Alfonso & Jonás Cuarón
Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki



Best Actor in a Lead Role



12 YEARS A SLAVE
Chiwetel Ejiofor



Best Actress in a Lead Role

 

TIE
BLUE JASMINE - Cate Blanchett
GRAVITY - Sandra Bullock



Best Actor in a Supporting Role


DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Jared Leto



Best Actress in a Supporting Role


12 YEARS A SLAVE
Lupita Nyong'o


Best Ensemble Cast


AMERICAN HUSTLE
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, 
Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK


Best Director


GRAVITY
Alfonso Cuarón 


Best Screenplay - Original Material


HER
Spike Jonze


Best Screenplay - Adapted Material


12 YEARS A SLAVE
John Ridley
based on 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup


Best Film - Animated Feature


FROZEN
Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee


Best Film - Documentary Feature


BLACKFISH
Gabriela Cowperthwaite


Best Film - Foreign Language Feature


BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR
Abdellatif Kechiche


Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release


UPSTREAM COLOR
Shane Carruth


Best Cinematography


PRISONERS
Roger Deakins 


Best Film Editing


GRAVITY
Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger 


Best Visual Design


THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Philip Messina - Production Design
John Collins - Supervising Art Director
Larry Dias - Set Decoration
Trish Summerville - Costume Design


Best Visual Effects


GRAVITY
Timothy Webber 
Chris Lawrence 
David Shirk 
Neil Corbould 


Best Stunts/Stunt Choreography


RUSH


Best Make-Up Effects


THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Peter King 
Richard Taylor 
Rick Findlater 


Best Music - Original Score


GRAVITY
Steven Price



Best Music - Original Song


HER
"The Moon Song"
Karen O (music and lyrics), Spike Jonze (lyrics)


Best Sound Design


GRAVITY
Skip Lievsay
Niv Adiri
Christopher Benstead
Chris Munro
Glenn Freemantle


Best Genre Film - Action/Adventure


CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Paul Greengrass


Best Genre Film - Comedy


THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Martin Scorsese


Best Genre Film - Fantasy


THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Peter Jackson


Best Genre Film - Horror


THE CONJURING
James Wan



Best Genre Film - Science Fiction


STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
JJ Abrams


Best Film - Animated Short


MR. HUBLOT
Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares


Best Film - Live Action Short



HELIUM
Anders Walter


Best Film - Non-Theatrical Release


BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2
Jay Oliva


Special Achievement Award - Best Voice Acting


HER
Scarlett Johansson


The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2013:


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