Big Win for "Inside Llewyn Davis" 


The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" won big with the Toronto Film Critics Association. The folk-music film took home the Best Picture award and Oscar Isaac won the Best Actor award.

Here's the complete list of winners of the 2013 Toronto Film Critics Association:

Best Picture: "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, "Gravity"

Best Actor: Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay: "Her"

Best Animated Feature: "The Wind Rises"

Best Foreign Language Film: "A Touch of Sin"

Best First Feature: "Neighboring Sounds"

Best Canadian Film: "The Dirties," "Gabrielle" and "Watermark" (nominees)

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"12 Years a Slave" Wins Big with Chicago Film Critics 


Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was the big winner of the Chicago Film Critics Association annual awards taking home 5 trophies out of 11 nominations. "12 Years" won Best Picture, Director for McQueen, Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'O, and Adapted Screenplay.

Here's the complete list of winners (bolded) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association awards:

BEST PICTURE
12 Years A Slave
American Hustle
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST DIRECTOR

Joel & Ethan Coen–Inside Llewyn Davis
Alfonso Cuaron–Gravity
Spike Jonze–Her
Steve McQueen–12 Years A Slave
David O. Russell–American Hustle

BEST ACTOR

Bruce Dern–Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor–12 Years A Slave
Oscar Isaac–Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey–Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford–All Is Lost

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett–Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock–Gravity
Adele Exarchopoulos–Blue is the Warmest Color
Brie Larson–Short Term 12
Meryl Streep–August: Osage County

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi–Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender–12 Years A Slave
James Franco–Spring Breakers
James Gandolfini–Enough Said
Jared Leto–Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Scarlett Johansson–Her
Jennifer Lawrence–American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o–12 Years A Slave
Lea Seydoux–Blue is the Warmest Color
June Squibb–Nebraska

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
American Hustle–Eric Singer & David O. Russell
Blue Jasmine–Woody Allen
Her–Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis–Joel & Ethan Coen
Nebraska–Bob Nelson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
12 Years A Slave–John Ridley
August: Osage County–Tracey Letts
Before Midnight–Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke
Philomena–Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope
The Wolf of Wall Street–Terrence Winter

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

The Act of Killing
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Hunt
Wadjda
The Wind Rises

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20 Feet from Stardom
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Blackfish
Stories We Tell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Croods
From Up on Poppy Hill
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

12 Years A Slave–Sean Bobbitt
Gravity–Emmanuel Lubezki
Her–Hoyte Van Hoytema
Inside Llewyn Davis–Bruno Delbonnel
Prisoners–Roger Deakins

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

12 Years A Slave–Hans Zimmer
Blancanieves–Alfonso de Vilallongo
Gravity–Steven Price
Her–Arcade Fire
Spring Breakers–Cliff Martinez and Skrillex

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN

12 Years A Slave
Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST EDITING

12 Years A Slave–Joe Walker
American Hustle–Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy & Crispin Struthers
Gravity–Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger
Upstream Color–Shane Carruth & David Lowery
The Wolf of Wall Street–Thelma Schoonmaker

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
Lake Bell–In A World
Ryan Coogler–Fruitvale Station
Destin Cretton–Short Term 12
Joseph Gordon-Levitt–Don Jon
Joshua Oppenheimer–The Act of Killing

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Barkhad Abdi–Captain Phillips
Chadwick Boseman–42
Adele Exarchopoulos–Blue is the Warmest Color
Lupita Nyong’o–12 Years A Slave
Tye Sheridan–Mud

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Llewyn Davis Speaks! Oscar Isaac Talks About “Inside Llewyn Davis” 


Oscar Isaac (“Sucker Punch”) is sure-to-receive an Oscar nomination for his brilliant portrayal of a struggling folk singer in the Coen Brothers’ film “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Playing the title role, Isaac immersed himself into the character and came up with a performance that is at once bruised and brooding. In this interview, we talked about:

*** His character of Llewyn Davis is one of the most interesting, intriguing characters I’ve met this year!
*** His character’s heart
*** His initial reaction when he heard he got the part
*** Working with the Coen Brothers
*** Singing live for the movie!
*** How he learned the Travis Picking style of guitar playing?
*** My biggest takeaway – life is cyclical
*** The film’s hopeful note!



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Carey Mulligan Talks About “Inside Llewyn Davis” 


I love, love, love Carey Mulligan! She’s a fantastic actress who always turns in memorable performances. Last year, she sang in the movie “Shame” for director Steve McQueen, and this year, she’s part of a triplet of performers (with Justin Timberlake and Stark Sands) ala Peter, Paul, and Mary in the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.” In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her to making the movie
*** Singing in “Inside Llewyn Davis”
*** Her character Jean
*** The fairy-tale backbone of “Inside Llewyn Davis” like a hodge podge of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Pinocchio”
*** The movie feels hopeful



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John Goodman Talks About “Inside Llewyn Davis” 


I just love John Goodman! You can always feel his passion for all his movie characters. In “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Goodman stars as Roland Turner,a drug-addicted jazz performer who shares a car ride from New York to Chicago with Llewyn (Oscar Isaac) and Johnny Five (Garrett Hedlund). His character desolates folk music in Llewyn’s mind. In this interview, we talked about:

*** He was pouting in the beginning of this interview (jokingly) because his make-up artists berated him
*** Working with the Coen Brothers for the fourth time
*** They wrote the character of Roland Turner with Goodman in mind
*** His character
*** The movie is a great portrait of struggling musicians



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