Over the past week, there have been three major sets of awards handed out
CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
The Critcs Choice Awards were given out on Thursday January 16th. Below are a list of selected film winners:
Best Picture: 12 Years A Slave
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 Acting Ensemble: American Hustle
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
A full list of winners can be found here. The Critics Choice Awards also have separate categories for Action movies, Sci-Fi/Horror movies and comedies as well, so it's a much broader base.
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS
The SAG Awards were handed out in a ceremony on Saturday January 18th. The film winners were:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave)
I think it's safe to say there's a bit of a pattern emerging here.
PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS (PGA)
The PGAs were handed out yesterday (Sunday January 19th). The film winners were:
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Gravity and 12 Years A Slave
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures: Frozen
Documentary Film: We Steal Secrets: The Story Of WikiLeaks
Now this is where things get interesting. For the first time in its 25 year history, there was a tie for the Theatrical Motion Pictures category. The winner of the PGA is generally a lock for the Best Picture Oscar, but the fact that the PGA has gone to two films may mean that things are a bit more open than people expect. I think the result of the Directors Guild Awards (DGA) which will be handed out this coming Saturday (25th January) could also raise an interesting point or two.
Things slacken off with Awards Season after this past weekend - there'll be a brief round-up at the start of February once the Directors Guild and Writers Guild Awards will be handed out, and the next big one will be the BAFTAs in mid-February.
Normal blogging service will now resume