National Society Of Film Critics Taps ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ As Best Picture

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday announced “Inside Llewyn Davis” was their pick as Best Picture of 2013.

The dark comedy about the 1960’s folk music scene in New York, also won awards for Joel and Ethan Coen as Best Director, Oscar Isaac as Best Actor and Bruno Delbonnel for Best Cinematography.

The voting shows how split the critics are in a year of acclaimed pictures. The LA Film Critics Association lauded “Her” and “Gravity” while the NY Film Critics Circle was most high on “American Hustle.”

The National Society of Film Critics has 56 members from around the country.

In other categories this year, the organization chose Cate Blanchett of “Blue Jasmine” as Best Actress and Jennifer Lawrence of “American Hustle” as Best Supporting Actress. James Franco won Best Supporting Actor for his work in “Spring Breakers.”

A complete list of winners and their vote counts from the critics.

Picture: “Inside Llewyn Davis” (23) Runners-up: “American Hustle” (17); “12 Years a Slave” (16); “Her” (16)

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (25) Runners-up: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” (18); Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” (15)

Actor: Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (28) Runners-up: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” (19); Robert Redford, “All Is Lost” (12)

Actress: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” (57) Runners-up: Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (36); Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight” (26)

Supporting actor: James Franco, “Spring Breakers” (24) Runners-up: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” (20); Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips” (14)

Supporting actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” (54) Runners-up: Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” (38); Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine” (18); Lea Seydoux, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (18)

Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight” (29) Runners-up: Joel and Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (26); Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle” (18)

Foreign-language film: “Blue Is the Warmest Color” (27) Runners-up: “A Touch of Sin” (21); “The Great Beauty” (15)

Nonfiction: “The Act of Killing” and “At Berkeley” (tie, 20) Runner-up: “Leviathan” (18)

Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (28) Runners-up: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity” (26); Phedon Papamichael, “Nebraska” (17)

Film Still Awaiting U.S. Distribution: “Stray Dogs” and “Hide Your Smiling Faces”

Film Heritage: “Too Much Johnson.” “American Treasures From the New Zealand Film Archive,” “Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios,” “The Hitchcock 9.″

For more about the National Society of Film Critics, click here.

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