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Alliance of Women Film Journalist Awards 2013

posted by Nell Minow

I’m honored, as always, to be a part of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and proud to announce our awards for 2013


12-years-a-slave-2Best Film

  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Director (Female or Male)

  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay, Original


  • Her – Spike Jonze

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

Dallas-buyers-clubBest 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

Best Cinematography

  • Gravity – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Film Music Or Score

  • Inside Llewyn Davis – T-Bone Burnett

Best Non-English-Language Film

  • The Hunt – Thomas Vinterberg – Denmark

These awards honor WOMEN only.


enough-saidBest 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) in Frozen

Best Breakthrough Performance


  • Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years A Slave

Actress Defying Age and Ageism

  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity

AWFJ EDA 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.


the-counselor-posterAWFJ Hall Of Shame Award

  • The Counselor – Ridley Scott

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent

  • Cameron Diaz for The Counselor

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t Award


  • The Counselor

Unforgettable Moment Award

  • 12 Years A Slave – Solomon Northrup hanging

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award

  • Her – Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix for their digital lovemaking.

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie)

  • Carrie
  • Oz, Great and Powerful

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award

  • Last Vegas – Michael Douglas and Bre Blair
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