'Inside Llewyn Davis' Named Best Film of 2013 & Now You Just Have to See It
If you haven't yet seen Inside Llewyn Davis or are on the fence as to whether or not this is a movie "for you," let this persuade you that it's definitely amazing: According to Rolling Stone, Inside Llewyn Davis was named the best film of 2013 by the National Society of Film Critics, from a pool of excellent films like American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and Blue Is the Warmest Color.
The film, which follows the life of a musician named Llewyn Davis during the course of one week in the East Village of the 1960's, won the best film category with 23 votes, while 12 Years a Slave took in 16 votes and American Hustle took 17. Directors Joel and Ethan Coen also earned a win in the best director category with 25 votes, beating Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)'s 18 votes and Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)'s 15 votes. Lastly, the film's star, Oscar Isaac, also won the best actor category with 28 votes, over Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)'s 19 votes, and Robert Redford (All Is Lost)'s 12 votes. The National Society of Film Critics, as a whole, has 56 voting members.
Cate Blanchett, who starred in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, won best actress.
You can check out the full list of winners, along with the amount of votes, over at National Film Critic's website.