2013 has been a great year for science fiction movies. Not only were there some awesome crowd pleasers like ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Iron Man 3’, and ‘The World’s End’, but also a few films that we cover here on ScienceFiction.com are even getting some love from on the awards circuit.
Recently, a number of critics group awards were announced to honor some of the best films of the year. Unsurprisingly, movies like ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, ‘American Hustle’, and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ were all among award winners, but a very interesting occurrence arose with the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards as two sci-fi flicks tied for Best Picture. The voting resulted in both Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Gravity’ and Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ to win the prestigious award. In addition, the space survival tale took home Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing, while the technological love story nabbed Best Production Design after coming in second place in Best Screenplay and Best Director.
LA isn’t the only city with critics honoring these two films. ‘Gravity’ took home awards in directing and cinematography in the New York Film Critics Online Awards and the Boston Film Critics Awards Awards, while ‘Her’ received Best Screenplay from the New York Awards.
Personally, I’m not surprised that these films are getting such recognition. They are among the year’s best and I hope that this streak continues into the bigger awards like the Golden Globes (even though ScarJo isn’t eligible for ‘Her’) and the Academy Awards.
With all of this buzz surrounding ‘Gravity’ and ‘Her’, do you think that these two science fiction films will continue to rake in the statues during this year’s award season? Share your thoughts in the comments.