It’s Awards season and Oscar front runners are emerging. Last night’s broadcast aired on the CW network and may prove to be a harbinger of what’s to come when the The Academy has its say. The Critics’ Choice Awards have served as a reliable predictor of past Oscar winners, having selected the eventual best picture six out of the last seven years.  So, the drumroll, please…

12 Years

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12 Years a Slave snagged best picture as well as best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong’o and best adapted screenplay. Nyong beat out favorite Jennifer Lawrence for the award, but Lawrence’s American Hustle co-star Amy Adams won for best actress in a comedy. In all, American Hustle won four awards, including best acting ensemble, best comedy and best make-up.

Christian Bale;Jeremy Renner;Bradley Cooper

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Matthew McConaughey’s
 turn as an AIDS patient turned activist in The Dallas Buyer’s Club won him a best actor nod

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. His co-star Jared Leto also won for best supporting actor.

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Cate Blanchett’s role as a New York socialite on the decline in Blue Jasmine won best actress.   

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Alfonso Cuaron was the best director winner for Gravity, which also won for cinematography, editing, visual effects, best sci-fi/horror and score; Sandra Bullock also took the trophy for best actress in an action movie.

Below is a complete list of winners:

Picture: “12 Years a Slave”

Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Supporting actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Supporting actress: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”

Young Actor/Actress: Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is The Warmest Color”

Acting Ensemble: “American Hustle”

Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

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Original screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her”

Adapted screenplay: John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity”

Art direction: Catherine Martin (production designer), Beverley Dunn (set decorator), “The Great Gatsby”

Editing: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, “Gravity”

Costume design: Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby”

Hair and makeup: “American Hustle”

Visual effects: “Gravity”

Animated feature: “Frozen”

Action movie: “Lone Survivor”

Actor in an action movie: Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”

Actress in an action movie: Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”

Comedy: “American Hustle”

Actor in a comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Actress in a comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”

Sci-fi/horror movie: “Gravity”

Foreign language film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”

Documentary feature: “20 Feet From Stardom”

Song: “Let It Go” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”

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Score: Steven Price, “Gravity”