The New York Film Critics Online, voting Sunday, named Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as its best film of the year.
The critics’ group – not to be confused with the New York Film Critics Circle, which chose David O. Russell’s American Hustle as its top picture – also gave its best actor award to Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor and its best supporting actress award to the film’s Lupita Nyong’o.
The group joined in a growing chorus and named Cate Blanchett best actress for Blue Jasmine. Its supporting actor award went to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. And its award for best director was given to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity.
A complete list of winners follows:
Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
Best Director – Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Screenplay – Spike Jonze, Her
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Breakthrough Performance – Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Use of Music – Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Debut Director – Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Best Ensemble Cast – American Hustle
Best Foreign Language Film – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Documentary – The Act of Killing
Best Animated Film - The Wind Rises