Critic Choice Award winners: Big Three triumph again with Gravity coming out on top

With six weeks still to go until the Oscars take place, the battle for award dominance is continuing to be closely fought between the big three of 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity.

But while 12 Years and Hustle both enjoyed more success in the major categories, Gravity showed signs that it would be standout winner with most award ceremonies after it swept seven gongs at the Critic Choice Awards.

The space blockbuster easily won Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film while director Alfonso Cuaron and actress Sandra Bullock both clinched accolades for their work. It also earned wins for Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score.

12 Years did land the coveted Best Picture award but only managed two wins elsewhere for newcomer Lupita Nyong’o in Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley.

American Hustle settled for four wins including Best Comedy Film, Best Ensemble, Best Makeup and another Best Actress in a Comedy accolade for Amy Adams.

Leonardo Di-Caprio, Cate Blanchett and Dallas Buyers Club duo Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto also followed up their recent Golden Globe wins with acting recognition here which signifies that they all stand a strong chance of potential Oscar glory.

In the rest of the categories, The Great Gatsby (Production Design, Costume Design), Frozen (Animated Film, Original Song) and Blue is the Warmest Colour (Foreign Language Film, Best Newcomer) all clinched two wins each while the surprise success of the night was for war thriller Lone Survivor, which overcame stiff competition to nab Best Action Film and Best Actor in an Action Film (Mark Wahlberg).

The full list of winners are below:

BEST PICTURE
12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity

BEST ACTOR
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue is the Warmest Colour

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
American Hustle

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Spike Jonze – Her

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Great Gatsby

BEST EDITING
Gravity

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Great Gatsby

BEST MAKEUP
American Hustle

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frozen

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Lone Survivor

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock – Gravity

BEST COMEDY
American Hustle

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Leonardo Di-Caprio – The Wolf of Wall Street

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams – American Hustle

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Gravity

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Colour

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
20 Feet from Stardom

BEST SONG
“Let It Go” – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez – Frozen

BEST SCORE
Steven Price – Gravity

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