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Blanchett wins top honours at Critics Choice

1 of 2 Cate Blanchett named Best Actress
Cate Blanchett named Best Actress
2 of 2 Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey

Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won the top drama acting honours at the Critics Choice Movie Awards last night with 12 Years a Slave picking up the prize for Best Picture.

The gongs were awarded by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in Santa Monica.

American Hustle was named Best Comedy Film, with one of its stars, Amy Adams, winning for Best Comedy Actress. Leonardo DiCaprio was honoured as the Best Comedy Actor for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street.

Jared Leto followed up his Golden Globes victory on Sunday night by taking the prize for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a transsexual fighting AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club.

He dedicated his award to “all the people around the world who are living with HIV (and) all the people who have lost their lives to this horrific disease."

The award for Best Supporting Actress went to Lupita Nyong'o for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave.

The nod for Best Director went to Alfonso Cuaron for his space film Gravity. Its star Sandra Bullock won Best Actress in an action film.

Disney hit Frozen picked up the award for Best Animated Feature with the son Let It Go from the film picking up the Best Song Award.

Actors Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke and director RichardLinklater won the Louis XIII Genius Award for the romantic trilogy Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and After Midnight.     

Cate Blanchett

Amy Adams

Sandra Bullock

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts

Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawkes

Full list of 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 Young Actor/Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color

Best Acting Ensemble: American Hustle

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Art Direction: Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), The Great Gatsby

Best Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Costume Design: Catherine Martin, The Great Gatsby

Best Hair & Make-up: American Hustle

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

Best Animated Feature: Frozen

Best Action Movie: Lone Survivor

Best Actor in an Action Movie: Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie: Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Comedy: American Hustle

Best Actor in a Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Comedy: Amy Adams, American Hustle

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet From Stardom

Best Song: "Let It Go" Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen

Best Score: Steven Price, Gravity

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