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'12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity' win big at Critic Choice Award

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' followed their multiple Oscar nominations by winning big at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Steve McQueen's slavery drama, which bagged nine nominations at the Oscars, followed its good luck by being named the best film of 2013 by Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Film's star Lupita Nyong'o defeated Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence to bag the Critics's trophy in the best supporting actress category while John Ridley was honoured for his adapted screenplay.

"I'd like to dedicate this to my uncle who came to see me in every play and said, 'You're good. But let's see what Hollywood thinks of you.' He didn't live to see this day but I'm sure he's proud of me," Nyong'o said.

The big winner of the night, however, was Sandra Bullock starrer space drama 'Gravity', which scooped seven trophies.

Alfonso Cuaron won the best director trophy for the film while Bullock won in the best actress in an action movie category.

The film also won in sci-fi/horror movie, visual effects, cinematography, score and editing.

Bullock, dressed in a burgundy ruffled gown, joked about winning in the action category in her acceptance speech.

"I would first like to thank Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme for teaching me everything I know. It's not easy doing what we do, people, it's not easy," Bullock said while ticking out names of the actions stars.

She ended up dropping the F-bomb when her hillarious speech was accidently cut short before joking, "I'm an action hero. You do not do that to an action hero!"

She then thanked her 'Gravity' co-star George Clooney, saying, "I'd like to thank George Clooney for floating away and not coming back."


The Critics' Choice did not disappoint other best actress Oscar nominees as Cate Blanchett won the best actress gong for 'Blue Jasmine' and 'American Hustle' star Amy Adams walked away with best actress in a comedy trophy.

Blanchett thanked her director Woody Allen for the win.

"This is so great. What a great day. I just want to thank first and foremost Woody Allen. I am just the lucky girl that he happened to call for this," she said.

First Published: Fri, January 17 2014. 15:32 IST
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