2013 Online Film Critics Society Awards
Today, the Online Film Critics Society announced their annual awards as chosen by the group’s membership. One of those members includes Mike Everleth, the Executive Editor of the Underground Film Journal.
The big winner this year was Steve McQueen’s acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave, which took five of the awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The second biggest winner was Gravity, taking Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Editing and Best Cinematography; as well as Special Awards in Sound Design and Special Effects.
On the semi-underground front, the Best Documentary award went to Joshua Oppenheimer’s controversial documentary The Act of Killing, about a former Indonesian death squad leader asked to act out his “glory days.” Seen by, but not official reviewed by the Journal, The Act of Killing is a horrific and emotionally draining cinematic experience that is a must-see film. It screened this year at the Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
The full list of OFCS winners is below:
12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Feature
The Wind Rises
Best Film Not in the English Language
Blue Is the Warmest Color
The Act of Killing
Alfonso Cuarrón — Gravity
Chiwetel Ejiofor — 12 Years a Slave
Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender — 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o — 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
Best Sound Design and Best Visual Effects to Gravity
To Roger Ebert, for inspiring so many of our members
Top Ten films Without a U.S. Release:
Like Father, Like Son
Stranger By the Lake
We Are the Best!
Why Don’t You Play in Hell?