Steve McQueen’s drama crowned Film of the Year, as Alfonso Cuarón picks up Director of the Year.

12 Years a Slave was crowned Film of the Year at this year’s UK Regional Critics’ Film Awards.

It was one of two wins for Steve McQueen’s drama, with Chiwetel Ejiofor taking home Actor of the Year.

Fellow Oscar contender Gravity also received two awards as Alfonso Cuarón was named Director of the Year and the sci-fi also won the public vote for Visual Effects.

In the other critic-voted categories, Cate Blanchett scooped Actress of the Year for Blue Jasmine and Spike Jonze took Screenwriter of the Year for Her.

While in the public votes categories, Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks claimed the Best Animated Film and Best On-screen Duo, respectively, as Philomena won British Film of the Year.

The regional critics’ British Breakthrough award went to George MacKay for his performances in Sunshine on Leith, How I Live Now and For Those in Peril.

Den of Geek’s Ryan Lambie was named Blogger of the Year.

The UK Regional Critics’ Awards were set up in 2006 in honour of Richard Attenborough. The awards are voted for by film bloggers and journalists working in local media throughout the UK.