Alliance of Women Film Journalists announces awards

Sandra Bullock receives Kick Ass Award for action.

by Jennie Kermode

Sandra Bullock kicking ass in Gravity.
Sandra Bullock kicking ass in Gravity.

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced the winners of its annual awards today, with 12 Years A Slave the big winner as it has been across the awards lists so far. Though Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, there were two special awards for Sandra Bullock - the Kick Ass Award for a female action star and another celebrating her success as an older actress still able to command leading roles. Meanwhile, Michael Doglas won an award for Most Egregious Age Gap with his love interest co-star in Last Vegas.

Those awards in full:-

Best Film

12 Years a Slave

Best Director

12 Years a Slave – Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay, Original

Her – Spike Jonze

Best Screenplay, Adapted

12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

Best Documentary

Stories We Tell – Sarah Polley

Best Animated Film

The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Ensemble Cast

American Hustle

Best Editing

Gravity – Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger

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