It's been a good week for "12 Years a Slave," Steve McQueen's unflinching portrait of slavery in the U.S. The historical drama won the Golden Globe on Sunday for dramatic film and earned nine Oscar nominations Thursday morning. And at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday evening, the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. named it the best film of 2013. The drama also earned awards for supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o and adapted screenplay for John Ridley.
"Gravity" earned the night's most wins, with a record-breaking seven trophies: best director for Alfonso Cuaron, actress in an action movie for Sandra Bullock, sci-fi/horror movie, visual effects, cinematography, score and editing, for which Cuaron shared the honor with Mark Sanger.
Oscar nominees Cuaron, Adams, McConaughey, Blanchett, DiCaprio and Leto all previously won Golden Globes on Sunday.
Box office champ "Lone Survivor" won best action movie and helped Mark Wahlberg win for actor in an action movie. France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" won the foreign-language film honors and a young actor/actress prize for its star Adele Exarchopoulos.
Documentary feature went to "20 Feet From Stardom," while "The Great Gatsby" won in the art direction and costume design categories.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards were presented at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and telecast on CW, with Aisha Tyler as host. The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. includes more than 280 television, radio and online critics.