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Inside Llewyn Davis named film of the year by US National Society of Film Critics

Inside Llewyn Davis

Story by Jack Foley

THE Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis has been named film of the year for 2013 by the US National Society of Film Critics.

Joel and Ethan Coen were also named best directors, while leading man Oscar Isaac was crowned best actor for playing the fictional folk singer in the 1960s-set film.

Cate Blanchett took the best actress prize for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine at the society’s annual voting meeting in New York.

Jennifer Lawrence won best supporting actress for American Hustle, while James Franco was named best supporting actor for his performance as a drug dealer in Spring Breakers.

Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight took the award for best screenplay of the year, while the foreign language award went to lesbian drama Blue Is The Warmest Colour, which also won the the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

The society dedicated its 48th annual awards to members Roger Ebert and Stanley Kauffmann, who both died in 2013.

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