The Alliance of Women Film Journalists

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), a membership organization of leading women film journalists and critics from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. working in print, broadcast and online media, has announced the winners of its 8th Annual EDA Awards. The AWFJ was founded in 2006 “to support work by and about women – both in front of and behind the cameras – through intra-group promotional activities, outreach programs and by presenting the annual EDA Awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishments (the best and worst) by and about women in the movies” according to their site.

The AWFJ full list of 2013 EDA Award winners:

Best Film
12 Years a Slave

Best Director (Female or Male)
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Original Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her

Best Adapted Screenplay
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best Documentary
Sarah Polley, Stories We Tell

Best Animated Film
Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Ensemble Cast
American Hustle

Best Editing
Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Sanger, Gravity

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity

Best Film Music Or Score
T-Bone Burnett, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Non-English-Language Film
Thomas Vinterberg, The Hunt (Denmark)

EDA Female Focus Awards

Best 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), Frozen

Best Breakthrough Performance
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

AWFJ Award Female Icon Award

Angelia Jolie
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.

Outstanding Achievement By A Woman In The Film Industry

Haaifa Al-Mansour, Wadjda
Presented only when warranted to a female who has had a banner-making, record-breaking, industry-changing achievement during any given year.

EDA Special mention Awards

AWFJ Hall Of Shame Award
Ridley Scott, The Counselor

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Cameron Diaz, The Counselor

Movie You Wanted To Love But Just Couldn’t Award
The Counselor

Unforgettable Moment Award
12 Years a Slave (Solomon hanging)

Best Depiction Of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction Award
Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Sequel or Remake That Shouldn’t Have Been Made Award (Tie)
Oz, Great and Powerful

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest Award
Michael Douglas and Bre Blair (36 years), Last Vegas


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