’12 Years a Slave,’ Cate Blanchett and More Lead Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award Winners

'12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and More Lead Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award Winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), a membership organization of leading women film journalists and critics from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., has announced the winners of its 8th Annual EDA Awards. Like other critics’ groups, AWFJ carries the torch for Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” with six honors, while Cate Blanchett of “Blue Jasmine” and McConaughey and Leto of “Dallas Buyers Club” lead the acting categories. 

Full list of winners — including some cheeky special mention awards — below:

Best Film12
Years a Slave” 

Best Director (Female or Male): “12 Years a
Slave” — Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay, Original: “Her”
— Spike Jonze 

Best Screenplay, Adapted: “12 Years a Slave” John Ridley —

Best Documentary: “Stories
We Tell” — Sarah Polley  

Best Animated Film: “The
Wind Rises” — Hayao Miyazaki 

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett — “Blue Jasmine” 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: 
Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years a Slave” 

Best Actor: 
Matthew McConaughey — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actor in a Supporting Role: 
Jared Leto — “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Ensemble Cast: “American Hustle”

Best Editing: “Gravity” — Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger 

Best Cinematography: 
“Gravity” — Emmanuel Lubezki 

Best Film Music Or Score: “Inside Llewyn Davis” — T-Bone Burnett 

Best Non-English-Language Film: 
“The Hunt” — Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)  


Best Woman Director: Nicole Holofcener — “Enough Said” 

Best Woman Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener — “Enough Said” 

Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: Sandra Bullock — “Gravity” 

Best Animated Female: 
Anna (Kristen Bell) — “Frozen”  

Best Breakthrough Performance: Lupita Nyong’o — “12 Years A Slave” 

Actress Defying Age and Ageism: 
Sandra Bullock — “Gravity” 

AWFJ Award Female Icon Award: Angelia Jolie
Presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model,
or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the
female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for
putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent,
demands her rights and/or the rights of others.

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry: Haaifa Al-Mansour — “Wadjda”
Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making,
record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year.


AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: “The Counselor” — Ridley Scott 

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: Cameron Diaz, “The Counselor” 

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t Award: “The Counselor” 

Unforgettable Moment Award: “12 Years a Slave” — Solomon hanging 

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award: 
“Her” — Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix 

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie): 
“Carrie,” “Oz, Great and Powerful” 

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest
“Last Vegas” — Michael Douglas and Bre Blair (36 years)

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