- Associated Press - Friday, January 17, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - “Gravity” soared with a record-setting seven Critics’ Choice Awards, but “12 Years a Slave” was named best picture.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association presented its annual awards Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., honoring many movies that earned Oscar nominations just hours earlier.

Awards for “Gravity” included best actress for Sandra Bullock, best director for Alfonso Cuaron and best sci-fi movie. “American Hustle” won four prizes, including best comedy, best acting ensemble and best actress in a comedy for Amy Adams.

“12 Years a Slave” collected two other awards besides best picture: best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong’o and best adapted screenplay.

Other winners Thursday included Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for “Dallas Buyers Club” and Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine.”

The 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”

Original screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her”

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