Warner Bros duo share top prize from Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Gravity and Her tied for best picture of the year in the critics group’s 2013 poll, while Alfonso Cuaron was named best director and Spike Jonze came runner-up.
In the acting stakes, Bruce Dern won for Paramount’s Nebraska and Cate Blanchett took the prize for SPC’s Blue Jasmine.
Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Color was named best foreign-language film, while Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell maintained its early awards season momentum with another documentary category triumph.
“This year has seen one of the closest votes in the history of our group, as evidenced by the unprecedented number of ties in major categories”, said LAFCA president Stephen Farber.
“The top contenders were often separated by one or two votes, and several other films were very close behind them. I think this testifies to the strong number of memorable films this year, including enterprising big studio offerings, as well as independent and foreign films.”
The 39th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will take place on January 11 2014 at the InterContinental, Los Angeles.
As previously announced, Richard Lester will receive the 2013 Career Achievement Award.
The full list of winners appears below:
PICTURE: [tie] Gravity and Her
DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her
ACTOR: Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Runner-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
ACTRESS: [tie] Cate, Blanchett Blue Jasmine, and Adèle Exarchopoulos, Blue Is The Warmest Color
SUPPORTING ACTOR: [tie] James Franco, Spring Breakers and Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Runner-up: June Squibb, Nebraska
SCREENPLAY: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight Runner-up: Spike Jonze, Her
ANIMATION: Ernest & Celestine
Runner-up: The Wind Rises
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Blue Is The Warmest Color
Runner-up: The Great Beauty
DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: Stories We Tell
Runner-up: The Act Of Killing
NEW GENERATION: Megan Ellison
FILM EDITING:Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Gravity
Runner-up: Shane Carruth and David Lowery, Upstream Color
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Runner-up: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
PRODUCTION DESIGN: KK Barrett Her
Runner-up: Jess Gonchor, Inside Llewyn Davis
MUSIC/SCORE: T Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis
Runner-up: Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett, “Her”
DOUGLAS E EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: Cabinets Of Wonder: Films And A Performance By Charlotte Pryce
LEGACY OF CINEMA: Criterion Collection
SPECIAL CITATION: The Creative Team of 12 Years A Slave
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Richard Lester