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the Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2013 EDA Award winners

The AWFJ, of which I’m a member, has announced its 2013 awards:

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Best Director (Female or Male): Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Screenplay, Original: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Screenplay, Adapted: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
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: Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Best Film Music or Score: T-Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Non-English-Language Film: The Hunt (Jagten), Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director: Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said
Best Woman Screenwriter: Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said
Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Best Animated Female: Anna (Kristen Bell), Frozen
Best Breakthrough Performance: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Actress Defying Age and Ageism: Sandra Bullock, Gravity

AWFJ Award Female Icon Award (presented to an actress for the portrayal of the most positive female role model, or for a role in which she takes personal and/or career risks to plumb the female psyche and therefore gives us courage to plumb our own, and/or for putting forth the image of a woman who is heroic, accomplished, persistent, demands her rights and/or the rights of others): Angelina Jolie, for continued commitments to humanitarian causes, and for promoting awareness about breast cancer

This Year’s Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry (presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year): Haaifa Al-Mansour, for challenging the limitations placed on women within her culture by making the film Wadjda

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award: The Counselor, Ridley Scott
Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent: Cameron Diaz, The Counselor
Movie You Wanted to Love But Just Couldn’t Award: The Counselor
Unforgettable Moment Award: 12 Years a Slave, Solomon hanging
Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award: Her, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix
Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie): Carrie and Oz the Great and Powerful
Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest Award: Last Vegas, Michael Douglas and Bre Blair (36 years)

I’ll have more reviews of this year’s AWFJ winners and other awards contenders in the new year…


  • Bozo_Tyrannus

    When were the nominees announced?

  • http://www.flickfilosopher.com/ MaryAnn Johanson

    A little while before the winners were announced. Does it matter now?

    If you’re curious, you can see this year’s awards schedule here: http://awfj.org/awards-intelligencer/2014/09/12/awfj-announces-2014-eda-awards-schedule/

  • Bozo_Tyrannus

    I was just trying to guess approximately what the timeframe for EDAs this year was going to be, but that schedule you linked answers perfectly. Thank you!

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