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'Inside Llewyn Davis' charms Toronto critics

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Oscar Isaac
Alison Rosa

The Coen brothers latest movie was sweet music to the ears of the Toronto Film Critics Association. Inside Llewyn Davis and its star, Oscar Isaac, were named Best Picture and Best Actor respectively, and the sibling filmmakers were mentioned as runners-up for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director for Gravity, and Spike Jonze won the screenwriting award for Her.

In the other major acting categories, Oscar frontunners Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) won.

Hayao Miyazaki’s animated biopic The Wind Rises won for Best Animated Feature, and Neighboring Sounds was named Best First Feature edging Fruitvale Station and Lake Bell’s In a World….

The Toronto critics have a contrarian bent, and are not relied on to necessarily forecast the Oscars. In recent years, they’ve honored The Master, The Tree of Life, Hunger, and Wendy and Lucy for Best Picture.

Click below for a complete list of winners.

BEST PICTURE

Inside Llewyn Davis (Mongrel Media)

Runners-up

Her (Warner Bros.)

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

BEST ACTOR

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Runners-up

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Runners-up

Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Runners-up

Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

James Franco, Spring Breakers

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Runners-up

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

June Squibb, Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Runners-up

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED OR ORIGINAL

Spike Jonze, Her

Runners-up

Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, Before Midnight

Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST FIRST FEATURE

Neighboring Sounds, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Runners-up

Fruitvale Station, directed by Ryan Coogler

In a World …, directed by Lake Bell

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Wind Rises (Touchstone Pictures)

Runners-up

The Croods (20th Century Fox)

Frozen (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

A Touch of Sin (Films We Like)

Runners-up

Blue Is the Warmest Color (Mongrel Media)

The Hunt (Mongrel Media)

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD

The Act of Killing (Films We Like)

Runners-up

Leviathan (Films We Like)

Tim’s Vermeer (Mongrel Media)

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS

The Dirties (Phase 4 Films)

Gabrielle (Entertainment One)

Watermark (Mongrel Media)

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