Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Kristen Stewart Is First American Actress Nominated for César Awards in 30 Years; 'Saint Laurent' Leads with Ten Kristen Stewart Is First American Actress Nominated for César Awards in 30 Years; 'Saint Laurent' Leads with Ten How They Sustained the Times Square Momentum in 'Birdman' VIDEO How They Sustained the Times Square Momentum in 'Birdman' VIDEO 6 Things to Know About Sexy Sundance Breakout 'Diary of a Teenage Girl,' Part of Sundance's Women's New Wave 6 Things to Know About Sexy Sundance Breakout 'Diary of a Teenage Girl,' Part of Sundance's Women's New Wave Sundance Raves About Ewan McGregor as Jesus and the Devil in 'Last Days in the Desert' Sundance Raves About Ewan McGregor as Jesus and the Devil in 'Last Days in the Desert' Filmmakers, Give Us Your Numbers! Sundance and Cinereach Unveil The Transparency Project Filmmakers, Give Us Your Numbers! Sundance and Cinereach Unveil The Transparency Project Top Ten Takeaways: Polarizing 'American Sniper' Speeds Past $200 Million; Lopez Trounces Depp Top Ten Takeaways: Polarizing 'American Sniper' Speeds Past $200 Million; Lopez Trounces Depp Arthouse Audit: Panic Time? 'Mommy,' 'Red Army,' 'Black Sea,' 'Cake,' 'Duke of Burgundy' All Disappoint Arthouse Audit: Panic Time? 'Mommy,' 'Red Army,' 'Black Sea,' 'Cake,' 'Duke of Burgundy' All Disappoint 2015 PGA Winners: 'Birdman' Steals 'Boyhood''s Awards Season Thunder 2015 PGA Winners: 'Birdman' Steals 'Boyhood''s Awards Season Thunder Watch: Nicole Kidman Talks 'Strangerland' at Sundance (Exclusive Video Interview) Watch: Nicole Kidman Talks 'Strangerland' at Sundance (Exclusive Video Interview) Sundance Acquisitions Market Heats Up with 'The Bronze' and 
'The Witch' Sundance Acquisitions Market Heats Up with 'The Bronze' and 'The Witch' Sundance: Netflix Inks Four-Picture Deal with Duplass Brothers Sundance: Netflix Inks Four-Picture Deal with Duplass Brothers Early Reviews Portend Sundance Breakout in Stylish Historical Horror 'The Witch' Early Reviews Portend Sundance Breakout in Stylish Historical Horror 'The Witch' Sundance: 5 Things to Expect From Alex Gibney's Damning Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Sundance: 5 Things to Expect From Alex Gibney's Damning Scientology Doc 'Going Clear' Sundance Reviews: 'The Bronze' Is "Potty-Mouthed," "Vinegar-Spirited," Racy Gymnast Comedy Sundance Reviews: 'The Bronze' Is "Potty-Mouthed," "Vinegar-Spirited," Racy Gymnast Comedy 'American Sniper' Writer Jason Hall Addresses Concerns About Clint Eastwood's Controversial War Pic 'American Sniper' Writer Jason Hall Addresses Concerns About Clint Eastwood's Controversial War Pic Martin Scorsese Breaks Long-Awaited 'Silence,' Set to Begin Filming This Month Martin Scorsese Breaks Long-Awaited 'Silence,' Set to Begin Filming This Month Watch: Meet the Women of 'Birdman' (Exclusive 4-Minute Featurette) Watch: Meet the Women of 'Birdman' (Exclusive 4-Minute Featurette) Watch: Hitchcock's Thwarted Holocaust Documentary Comes to HBO Watch: Hitchcock's Thwarted Holocaust Documentary Comes to HBO Best Actor Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATED Best Actor Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATED Oscar Predictions 2015 Oscar Predictions 2015

'Inside Llewyn Davis' Gets Last-Ditch Boost from National Society of Film Critics

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 4, 2014 at 4:37PM

This has not been a good week for Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark music drama “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which failed to score nominations from the Producers or Writers Guild. Since Cannes, it's been a critics' darling, although it did not win big with the year-end critics groups (except for the Toronto Film Critics Association) until now. The late-voting National Society of Film Critics (56 members nationwide) came through in the pinch, according "Inside Llewyn Davis" its top awards: picture, director, actor (Oscar Isaac) and cinematography.
2
Inside Llewyn Davis

This has not been a good week for Joel and Ethan Coen’s dark music drama “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which failed to score nominations from the Producers or Writers Guilds. Since Cannes, it's been a critics' darling, although it did not win big with the year-end critics groups (except for the Toronto Film Critics Association) until now. The late-voting National Society of Film Critics (56 members nationwide) came through in the pinch, according "Inside Llewyn Davis" its top awards: picture, director, actor (Oscar Isaac) and cinematography.

Best Actress Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) continued her winning streak, and Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”) took supporting actress. The group threw their support behind James Franco as supporting actor for “Spring Breakers," which is one of several 2013 films produced by Megan Ellison (along with "Her," "The Grandmaster" and "American Hustle").

The New York Film Critics Circle awarded “American Hustle,” while the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association gave “Gravity” and “Her” a tie. Past winners from the NSFC include “Amour,” “Waltz With Bashir” and “Yi yi.” 

WGA nominees Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke earned best screenplay for “Before Midnight.” Yet again, Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color” landed top foreign-language film, while the documentary award was shared between “The Act of Killing” and “At Berkeley.”

Tsai Ming-liang’s “Stray Dogs” and Daniel Patrick Carbone’s “Hide Your Smiling Faces” won for best films without distribution.

The group voted Film Heritage awards to the British Film Institute’s “Hitchcock 9″ restorations, Orson Welles’ early effort “Too Much Johnson,” the DVD “American Treasures From the New Zealand Film Archive,” and the Museum of Modern Art retrospective “Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios."

The full list of winners:

This article is related to: Critics Groups, Awards, Awards Season Roundup, Awards


E-Mail Updates