Friday, June 9, 2023

List: 2013 InSession Film Awards (all nominees and winners)

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we featured our very first InSession Film Awards! We discussed the very best that 2013 had to offer in terms of film, and had a ton of fun diving into everything from movie surprises, to overlooked movies, to the best acting performances and so much more!

For every category, we each listed our own nominations and winners. To hear Scott and Jon’s picks, listen to the audio above, but below are JD’s nominees and winners. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Actor
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • Chewitel Ejifor, 12 Years A Slave
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Best Actress
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Edele Exarchopoulus, Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Best Actor Supporting Role
  • Daniel Bruhl, Rush
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Jonah Hill, Wolf of Wall Street
  • James Franco, Spring Breakers
Best Actress Supporting Role
  • Scarlett Johansson, Her
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lea Seydoux, Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
  • June Squibb, Nebraska
Best Director
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
  • Spike Jonze, Her
  • Ron Howard, Rush
Best Original Screenplay
  • Spike Jonze, Her
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bob Nelson, Nebraska
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
  • Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12
Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
  • Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, The Spectacular Now
  • Abdellatif Kechiche and Ghalia Lacroix, Blue is the Warmest Color
  • John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Best Cinematography
  • Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years A Slave
  • Anthony Dod Mantle, Rush
  • Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
  • Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Emmanuel Lubeski, Gravity
Best Animated Movie
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Turbo
  • Monsters University
  • Frozen
  • Epic
Best Original Score
  • Alex Ebert, All is Lost
  • Steven Price, Gravity
  • Hans Zimmer, Rush
  • Mark Orton, Nebraska
  • Cliff Martinez, Only God Forgives
Best Use of Soundtrack Music (Doesn’t have to be original. Closing and Opening credits count)
  • “Summer Wine” by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Stoker
  • “We Own it” by 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa Fast & Furious 6
  • “Oblivion, by M83 and Susanne Sundfør, Oblivion
  • “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • “Fare Thee Well” by Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Opening/Closing Credits Sequence or Scene
  • Gravity (Opening)
  • Rush (Closing)
  • Captain Phillips (Closing)
  • Blue is the Warmest Color (Closing)
  • Her (Closing)
Best Overlooked Movie
  • Stories We Tell
  • Drinking Buddies
  • Upstream Color
  • All is Lost
  • Short Term 12
Best Surprise Movie
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Spring Breakers
  • Rush
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • About Time
Best Surprise Actor/Actress
  • Jake Johnson, Drinking Buddies
  • James Franco, Spring Breakers
  • Colin Farrell, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Edele Exarchopoulus, Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club / Mud
Best Movie Discovery
  • Brie Larson – Actress, Short Term 12 / The Spectacular Now / Don Jon
  • Harmony Korine – Director, Spring Breakers
  • Daniel Bruhl – Actor, Rush / The Fifth Estate
  • Miles Teller – Actor, The Spectacular Now
  • Lupita Nyong’o – Actress, 12 Years A Slave
JD’s Individual Special Awards

Best Individual Score Track

  • “Lost But Won” – Hans Zimmer (Rush)
  • “What Are You Going To Do When You’re Not Saving The World” – Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel)
  • “Willem Tell Overture” – Hans Zimmer (The Lone Ranger)
  • “Gravity” – Steven Price (Gravity)
  • “Their Pie” – Mark Orton (Nebraska)
  • “Wanna Fight” – Cliff Martinez (Only God Forgives)
  • “Pacific Rim” – Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Hunt
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • The Great Beauty
  • Like Father, Like Son

Best Documentary

  • The Act of Killing
  • Stories We Tell
  • Blackfish
  • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Mistaken for Strangers

Best Scenes Of 2013

  • “Look at my s***”, Spring Breakers
  • Llewyn Sings for Manager But Gets Denied, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Ending Scene, Captain Phillips
  • Surviving Debris, Gravity
  • Rooftop Scene, Her

Worst Special Effects Of Maybe All-Time

  • Olympus Has Fallen

Best Short Film

  • Get a Horse!
  • Last 10 Minutes of The Lone Ranger

Well that’s it for our 2018 InSession Film Awards! Hopefully you all enjoyed our nominations and winners. If you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear how your nominations and winners would vary from our picks above. You can also email your selections to us at or follow us on social media.

To hear our Top 10 Movies of 2013, tune in to the show at 1:43:20!

JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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