The National Society of Film Critics named Inside Llewyn Davis the best film of 2013 on Saturday, Reuters reports. Oscar Isaac, who plays the struggling folk singer at the center of the film, won the group's award for best actor, while Joel and Ethan Coen shared the prize for best director. The film also took the prize for best cinematography.
Cate Blanchett received the group's nod for best actress for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress for her work in American Hustle, and James Franco got the best supporting actor prize for Spring Breakers. Blue Is the Warmest Color won the critics' prize for best foreign film, while The Act of Killing, about the Indonesian mass murderer Anwar Congo, tied with At Berkeley for best documentary. Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke shared the best screenplay award for Before Midnight.
Although 12 Years a Slave took none of the top slots, the film was a runner up for best picture, best director, best actor and best supporting actress.
This year marks the 48th annual awards vote held by the National Society of Film Critics, which is made up of 56 prominent movie critics from publications across the country. The group's awards are among the last announced in the run-up to the Oscar nominations, which will be revealed on January 16th.