Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski (Sandra Bullock, George Clooney) perform maintenance duties miles above the Earth's surface in "Gravity." The movie recently was selected by Colorado organization Denver Film Critics Society as the best film of 2013, also receiving Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Score for Steven Price's music and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film.

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Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski (Sandra Bullock, George Clooney) perform maintenance duties miles above the Earth's surface in "Gravity." The movie recently was selected by Colorado organization Denver Film Critics Society as the best film of 2013, also receiving Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Score for Steven Price's music and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film.

Denver Film Critics dub ‘Gravity’ 2013’s top film

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The Denver Film Critics Society honored director Alfonso Cuarón’s space-based saga “Gravity” as 2013's best movie.

The film snared the coveted Best Picture award as well as honors for Best Director, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film and Best Score.

“Even critics who thought other films were more deserving of Best Picture status saw how ‘Gravity’ will influence a generation of filmmakers on how to fuse storytelling with special effects,” DFCS co-director Christian Toto said in a Monday press release.

“Dallas Buyers Club," the true story of an AIDS patient who refused to stop looking for a cure, earned two key actors’ awards for Matthew McConaughey as Best Actor and Jared Leto as Best Supporting Actor.

The group’s two new categories — Best Comedy and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film — gave overdue praise to genres often overlooked during awards season, while the crowd-pleasing “Frozen” earned Best Animated Film and Best Song honors.

The Denver Film Critics Society includes members from across Colorado — including Craig Daily Press and Explore Steamboat columnist Andy Bockelman — who work for print, radio and Web outlets. Final voting was conducted from Jan. 9 to 12 and was restricted to films released in the Denver area before the end of 2013.

2013 Denver Film Critics Society award winners

Best Picture: “Gravity"

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Gravity”

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle"

Best Animated Film: “Frozen"

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Film: “Gravity”

Best Comedy: “This Is the End”

Best Original Screenplay: David O. Russell and Eric Singer, “American Hustle”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Documentary: “The Act of Killing"

Best Song: “Let It Go,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen”

Best Score: “Gravity," Steven Price

Best Foreign-Language Film: “The Grandmaster”

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