Gravity Is A Huge Winner At The Critics Choice Awards

By Rudie Obias | Published

GRAVITYWith the Golden Globes winners and the Academy Award nominations announced, we can plainly see that Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is getting a lot of recognition for its cinematic achievements. Gravity‘s awards run isn’t over yet because the Critics Choice Awards held their annual ceremony in Los Angeles and the space epic is a giant winner among an impressive field of top-tier movies such as American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Her, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

Cuarón’s space survival film won Best Director, Best Cinematographer for Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score for Steven Price. Along with the awards winnings, Gravity won the award for Best Horror/Science Fiction film. The movie went up against James Wan’s The Conjuring, Star Trek Into Darkness, and World War Z. While the Critics Choice Awards is (obviously) given out by film critics — specifically the Broadcast Film Festival Association — these award ceremonies are seen as a precursor to the Academy Awards. many people feel that Gravity might have a better chance at nabbing the big Oscars like Best Picture than previously suspected.

Gravity was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Cuarón, Best Female Actor in a Leading Role for Sandra Bullock, and a whole bunch of technical awards. However, Gravity was not nominated for Best Original Screenplay or Best Live-Action Short Film (for Jonás Cuarón’s companion short Aningaaq).

Gravity is also returning to theaters today, January 17, as a way to push the Oscar conversation toward the success of the space film. There was a question of whether or not Gravity would return to IMAX theaters across the country, but Warner Bros. recently announced that it would, in fact, re-release Gravity in all its IMAX glory beginning on January 31. Gravity will also return in 3-D, so now is your chance to watch or re-watch Gravity the way Alfonso Cuarón intended, on the biggest screen imaginable and in 3-D.

At the moment, Gravity has grossed $675.1 million worldwide. With Warner Bros. sending Gravity back into theaters to build more word of mouth during the awards push, there’s no telling how much more money Gravity will pull in with IMAX and 3-D surcharge ticket sales. Hell, I’m not even that keen on the movie and I’m considering re-watching it on a big IMAX screen. Maybe I’ll feel differently about the film with another viewing. I doubt it will happen, but there’s a chance.

Gravity is in theaters now, but its IMAX 3-D counterpart won’t open in theaters until January 31. The home video editions of Gravity will be available for purchase on February 25, a few days before the 86th Academy Awards ceremony, which airs March 2 on ABC.

Check out the winners of this year’s Critics Choice Awards below (the winners are in red):

Best Picture

  • 12 Years A Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks

Best Actor

  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
  • Robert Redford – All Is Lost

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Brie Larson – Short Term 12
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor

  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Bruhl – Rush
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said

Best Supporting Actress

  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
  • Scarlett Johansson – Her
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Colour
  • Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
  • Liam James – The Way Way Back
  • Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
  • Tye Sheridan – Mud

Best Acting Ensemble

  • American Hustle
  • August: Osage County
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Nebraska
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Eric Singer and David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
  • Tracy Letts – August: Osage County
  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
  • Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
  • Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Cinematography

  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
  • Roger Deakins – Prisoners
  • Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave

Best Art Direction

  • The Great Gatsby
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Editing

  • Gravity
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Rush
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Costume Design

  • The Great Gatsby
  • American Hustle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Hair And Makeup<

  • American Hustle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Rush
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Animated Feature

  • Frozen
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises

Best Action Movie

  • Lone Survivor
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Rush
  • Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Actor In An Action Movie

  • Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor
  • Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
  • Brad Pitt – World War Z

Best Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Enough Said
  • The Heat
  • This Is the End
  • The Way Way Back
  • The World’s End

Best Actor in a Comedy

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Simon Pegg – The World’s End
  • Sam Rockwell – The Way Way Back

Best Actress in a Comedy

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Sandra Bullock – The Heat
  • Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
  • Melissa McCarthy – The Heat

Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie

  • Gravity
  • The Conjuring
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • World War Z

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • Wadjda

Best Documentary Feature

  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • The Act of Killing
  • Blackfish
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tim’s Vermeer

Best Song

  • Let It Go – Frozen
  • Atlas – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Happy – Despicable Me 2
  • Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Please Mr. Kennedy – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Young And Beautiful – The Great Gatsby

Best Score

  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave