After being shut out of nominations for some major awards at both the Producers Guild and the Writers Guild, the Coen brothers “Inside Llewyn Davis” swept the National Society of Film Critics awards over the weekend.
The 1960s folk music-themed film scored Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Actor (Oscar Isaac) awards, the only film to win more than one award at the ceremony.
The rest was a solid mix of winners with Cate Blanchett taking Best Actress for “Blue Jasmine,” James Franco winning Best Supporting Actor for “Spring Breakers,” and Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Supporting Actress for “American Hustle.”
“Before Midnight” won best screenplay, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” scored best foreign language film, “The Act of Killing” won best documentary, and “Leviathan” best ‘experimental film’.
The NSFC awards aren’t seen as great Oscar prognosticators. In 47 years of existence, they have only picked the Oscar Best Picture winner five times.
Source: Gold Derby