It was a ceremony of ties at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards as both 'Gravity' and 'Her' shared the Best Picture prizes and James Franco and Jared Leto tied for Best Supporting Actor for their performances in 'Spring Breakers' and 'Dallas Buyers Club', while Cate Blanchett and AdÃ¨le Exarchopoulos also split the award for Best Actress for 'Blue Jasmine' and 'Blue is the Warmest Colour'.
Steve McQueen's historical drama '12 Years A Slave' has been named Best Picture at the New York Online Critics Awards.
Another dark horse has levelled the awards season playing field: Spike Jonze's 'Her' has bagged Best Film and Best Director at the National Board of Review.
The awards season is only just heating up and it's already had its first curveball thrown into the mix: David O Russell's 'American Hustle' took the top prize at the New York Film Critics Circle.
Pop star Rita Ora has joined the cast of upcoming erotic drama 'Fifty Shades of Grey', it has been confirmed.