The National Society of Film Critics win is redemption for "Llewyn Davis," which was snubbed this past week for a Producers Guild of America Award nomination, one of the leading indicators for a best film Oscar nod, and was denied a
"12 Years a Slave," which is also one of the leading contenders for the
Screenplay honors went to Richard Linklater, Delpy and
"Blue Is the Warmest Color" was named best foreign-language film, with "A Touch of Sin" second and "The Great Beauty" third.
The best nonfiction award was given to Joshua Oppenheimer's "Act of Killing," with Frederick Wiseman's "At Berkeley" second and Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel's
There was a tie in the best film still awaiting American distribution category, with Tsai Ming-liang's "Stray Dogs" and Daniel Patrick Carbone's "Hide Your Smiling Faces" sharing the honor. The experimental film award went to "Leviathan."
The 56 members of the National Society of Film Critics were eligible to vote Saturday with 42 voting at the 48th awards meeting, using a weighted ballot system. In New York, 18 critics voted in person at at the Film Society of
The society, which was founded in 1966 and includes principal critics from major papers and outlets, often disagrees with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over their top choices.
Last year, the society chose
The meeting was dedicated to the memory of two distinguished members of the NSFC who died in 2013:
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' "Her" garnered 16 votes to tie for third place with "12 Years a Slave" in voting for best picture.