The Denver Film Critics Society honored director Alfonso Cuarón’s space-based saga “Gravity” as 2013's best movie.
The film snared the coveted Best Picture award as well as honors for Best Director, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film and Best Score.
“Even critics who thought other films were more deserving of Best Picture status saw how ‘Gravity’ will influence a generation of filmmakers on how to fuse storytelling with special effects,” DFCS co-director Christian Toto said in a Monday press release.
“Dallas Buyers Club," the true story of an AIDS patient who refused to stop looking for a cure, earned two key actors’ awards for Matthew McConaughey as Best Actor and Jared Leto as Best Supporting Actor.
The group’s two new categories — Best Comedy and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film — gave overdue praise to genres often overlooked during awards season, while the crowd-pleasing “Frozen” earned Best Animated Film and Best Song honors.
The Denver Film Critics Society includes members from across Colorado — including Craig Daily Press and Explore Steamboat columnist Andy Bockelman — who work for print, radio and Web outlets. Final voting was conducted from Jan. 9 to 12 and was restricted to films released in the Denver area before the end of 2013.
2013 Denver Film Critics Society award winners
Best Picture: “Gravity"
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle"
Best Animated Film: “Frozen"
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film: “Gravity”
Best Comedy: “This Is the End”
Best Original Screenplay: David O. Russell and Eric Singer, “American Hustle”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Best Documentary: “The Act of Killing"
Best Song: “Let It Go,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”
Best Score: “Gravity," Steven Price
Best Foreign-Language Film: “The Grandmaster”