12 Years a Slave the early favorite only took home one trophy for Best Director, Steve McQueen. Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club, Robert Redford won Best Actor for All is Lost, and Inside Llewyn Davis won Best Cinematography. While Hustle took home 3 every other film just got one win, making this an interesting start to the award season, and shaking things up a bit. See the full winners list down below.
2000s (source Wikipedia)
|2001||Mulholland Drive||David Lynch|
|2002||Far from Heaven||Todd Haynes|
|2003||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King *||Peter Jackson|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Ang Lee|
|2006||United 93||Paul Greengrass|
|2007||No Country for Old Men *||Joel and Ethan Coen|
|2008||Milk||Gus Van Sant|
|2009||The Hurt Locker *||Kathryn Bigelow|
|2010||The Social Network||David Fincher|
|2011||The Artist *||Michel Hazanavicius|
|2012||Zero Dark Thirty||Kathryn Bigelow|
|2013||American Hustle||David O. Russell|
This was a big boost for Robert Redford; he was flat lining a little bit, but this win puts him in good company. Only one man who won here in the 2000s and was not not nominated for Oscar, Paul Giamatti for Sideways.
Cate Blanchett has the nomination, but does she have the win? Only three women have won at NYFCC and Oscar within the last 12 years: Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line (2005)Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006), and Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady (2011). Will Cate be a steam roller?
Steve McQueen has the most to cheer about, well statistically speaking. 7 of the last 12 winners in the Best Director category have won at Oscar, and impressive statistic. Although 3 of those 12 missed out on a nomination.
As the first critics group of the season there is a long way to go, but today certainly got my blood going in many different directions, so let the excitement begin.
Full list of winners (will be updated with Runners-Up)