‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ Matthew McConaughey win Gotham Awards

Inside Llewyn Davis” beat Oscar frontunner “12 Years a Slave” to claim the Best Picture prize at the Gotham Awards, which are bestowed by the New York-based Independent Feature Project that salutes achievement in indie films.

The award for Best Actor went to Matthew McConaughey, who accepted remotely via iPhone as his “Dallas Buyers’ Club” costar Jared Leto stood in at the podium. As he listened on the phone, Leto told the audience, “He said, ‘All right, all right, all right …'” Below: watch a video of the full ceremony to see highlights like this from the awards show.

The Best Actress trophy went to Brie Larson as a supervisor in a foster home for teens in “Short Term 12.”

This year the Gotham Awards split the lead acting category into traditional, gender-specific prizes but relegated all supporting performances to the single breakthrough category. It also eliminated the ensemble award.

12 Years a Slave” initially led with the most nominations (three), but won nothing.

Last year, “Moonrise Kingdom” won Best Feature but was snubbed at the Oscars while “Your Sister’s Sister” took Best Ensemble. Two years ago, “Beginners” and eventual Oscar nominee “The Tree of Life” shared the Best Feature prize while “Beginners” also won Best Ensemble. “The Descendants” lost both those races but also reaped a Best Picture Oscar bid. In 2010, “Winter’s Bone” won Best Feature and Ensemble.

X = Winner

BEST PICTURE
“12 Years a Slave”
“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
“Before Midnight”
X – “Inside Llewyn Davis
“Upstream Color”

BEST ACTOR
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
Oscar Isaac in “Inside Llewyn Davis”
X – Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford in “All Is Lost”
Isaiah Washington in “Blue Caprice”
 
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Scarlett Johansson in “Don Jon”
X – Brie Larson in “Short Term 12”
Amy Seimetz in “Upstream Color”
Shailene Woodley in “The Spectacular Now”

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR
Dane DeHaan in Kill Your Darlings
Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight
X – Michael B. Jordan in “Fruitvale Station”
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Robin Weigert in “Concussion”

BEST BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR
X – Ryan Coogler for “Fruitvale Station”
Adam Leon for “Gimme the Loot”
Alexandre Moors for “Blue Caprice”
Stacie Passon for “Concussion”
Amy Seimetz for “Sun Don’t Shine”

BEST DOCUMENTARY
X – “The Act of Killing”
“The Crash Reel”
“First Cousin Once Removed”
“Let the Fire Burn”
“Our Nixon”
 

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