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St. Louis Critics Like '12 Years,' 'Nebraska' and 'Her'

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 10, 2013 at 9:55AM

Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and Spike Jonze's "Her" led the nominations for the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association's annual awards.
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"Nebraska"
"Nebraska."

Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and Spike Jonze's "Her" led the nominations for the St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association's annual awards. Each got nods across the board, including best film -- where they compete against "American Hustle" and "Gravity."

Full list of nominations below.


Best Film
"American Hustle"
"Gravity"
"Her"
"Nebraska"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"
Spike Jonze, "Her"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

Best Actor
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"
Michael B. Jordan, "Fruitvale Station"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Actress
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"
Harrison Ford, "42"
Will Forte, "Nebraska"
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Supporting Actress
Scarlett Johannson, "Her"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyongo, "12 Years a Slave"
Lea Seydoux, "Blue Is the Warmest Color"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

Best Adapted Screenplay
"Before Midnight"
"Captain Phillips"
"Philomena"
"Short Term 12"
"The Spectacular Now"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Original Screenplay
"American Hustle"
"Enough Said"
"Her"
"Nebraska"
"Saving Mr. Banks"

Best Cinematography
"The Grandmaster"
"The Great Gatsby"
"Gravity"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Visual Special Effects
"Gravity"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Iron Man 3"
"Pacific Rim"
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Thor: The Dark World"

Best Musical Score
"Gravity"
"Her"
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
"Nebraska"
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Soundtrack
"American Hustle"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Frozen"
"The Great Gatsby"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Muscle Shoals"

Best Art Direction
"The Grandmaster"
"The Great Gatsby"
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"12 Years a Slave"

Best Documentary
"20 Feet from Stardom
"The Act of Killing"
"Blackfish"
"Muscle Shoals"
"Stories We Tell"

Best Non-English Language Film
"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
"A Hijacking"
"The Hunt"
"No"
"Wadjda"

Best Comedy
"Enough Said"
"The Heat"
"Nebraska"
"The Way Way Back"
"The World’s End"

Best Animated Feature
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Frozen"
"Monsters University"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Art-House or Festival Film
For artistic excellence in independent, international or smaller-budget films that played at film festivals, film series or had a limited-release run in St. Louis, playing one to three cinemas.

"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
"Before Midnight"
"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
"Frances Ha"
"In a World…"
"Short Term 12"

Best Scene
A favorite movie scene or sequence

"12 Years a Slave" – The hanging scene.
"Captain Phillips" – The scene near the end of the film where Tom Hanks is being checked out by military medical personnel and he breaks down.
"Gravity" – The opening tracking shot.
"Her" – Off-screen OS sex scene.
"The Place Beyond the Pines" – The opening scene where Ryan Gosling is walking through the carnival.


This article is related to: Critics' Groups, Awards Season Roundup






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