The Dublin Film Critics' Circle - which our own Rory Cashin, Gavin Burke and Brian Lloyd are members - announced its Best of 2013 Awards today.

Founded in 2003, the Circle is made up of full-time film reviewers from Dublin and is headed by Tara Brady. In what's been called "either a confusing year or a vintage year", the nominations for this year were numerous and divisive. The Best Actor category had over thirty potential nominees alone. Here now the DFCC's Best of 2013 Awards...



1. Gravity

2. The Great Beauty

3. Act of Killing

4. Blue is the Warmest Colour

5. Before Midnight

6. Behind the Candelabra

7. Django Unchained

8. Beyond the Hills

9. Selfish Giant/Blue Jasmine/Zero Dark Thirty

10. What Maisie Knew


1. Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

2. Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty)

3. Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant)

4. Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty); Abdellatif Kechiche (Blue is the Warmest Colour); Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candleabra); Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

5. Ben Wheatley (A Field in England)

6. Richard Linklater (Before Midnight)

7. Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines)

8. Shane Carruth (Upstream Colour)

9. Cristian Mungiu (Beyond the Hills)

10. Joshua Oppenheimer (Act of Killing); Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine)


1. Before Midnight

2. The Great Beauty

3. Nebraska; Django Unchained

4. Blue Jasmine

5. Blue is the Warmest Colour

6. The Place Beyond the Pines

7. Prisoners

8. Compliance

9. Mud

10. Selfish Giant; Behind the Candelabra


1. Bruce Dern (Nebraska)

2. Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

3. Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)

4. Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

5. Tom Servillo (The Great Beauty)

6. Matthew McConaughey (Mud)

7. Hugh Jackman (Prisoners)

8. Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained); Brady Corbet (Simon Killer)

9. Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight); Daniel Bruhl (Rush)

10. Gael Garcia Bernal (No)


1. Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

2. Adéle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour)

3. Judi Dench (Philomena)

4. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)/Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)

5. Paulina Garcia (Gloria)

6. Rooney Mara (Side Effects), Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

7. Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)

8. Julianne Moore (What Maisie Saw), Emilie Dequeene (Our Children)

9. Lake Bell (In a World…)

10. Onata Aprile (What Maisie Said)


1. Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, To the Wonder)

2. Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty)

3. Roger Deakins (Prisoners)

4. Sean Bobbit (The Place Beyond the Pines)

5. Bradford Young (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints)

6. Larry Smith (Only God Forgives)

7. Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) Simon Duggan (The Great Gatsby)

8. Benoit Debie (Spring Breakers)

9. Mike Eley (The Selfish Giant) Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips)

10. Sergio Armstrong (No) Oleg Mutu (Beyond the Hills)


1. Act of Killing

2. Blackfish

3. West of Memphis

4. Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

5. The Summit

6. We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks

7. McCullin

8. Beware of Mr Baker

9. The Gatekeepers

10. Michael H – Profession: Director


1. Good Vibrations

2. Pilgrim Hill; Citadel

3. Broken Song

4. The Irish Pub

5. The Summit

6. Life’s a Breeze

7. The Hardy Bucks Movie

8. Very Extremely Dangerous

9. Jump; Black Ice

10. Kelly & Victor


Adele Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour)


Lake Bell (In A World...)

Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)