Isaac Named Best Actor by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle

Oscar Isaac continues his winning ways in The Great White North…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor has followed up his Toronto Film Critics Association win for Best Actor with a trophy from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac’s critically acclaimed performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis earned the Best Actor award during 14th edition of the Canadian fest on Tuesday night.

But Isaac wasn’t the night’s only Latino award winner…

Vancouver critics also named Alfonso Cuaron best director for sci-fi survival thriller Gravity, while Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto earned the best supporting actor prize.

Here’s the complete winners list:

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS BEST FILM
12 Years a Slave

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 DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

BEST SCREENPLAY
Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

BEST FOREIGN FILM
The Hunt

BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Act of Killing

CANADIAN AWARDS BEST CANADIAN FILM
The Dirties

BEST ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Matt Johnson, The Dirties

BEST ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Sophie Desmarais, Sarah Prefers to Run

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM
Alexandre Landry, Gabrielle

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM
Lise Roy, Tom at the Farm

BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM
Jeff Barnaby, Rhymes for Young Ghouls

BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY
My Prairie Home

BEST FIRST FILM BY A CANADIAN DIRECTOR
The Dirties

BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM
Down River

IAN CADDELL AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Al Sens

AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT
Corinne Lea

Isaac Named Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics

Oscar Isaac is officially the (film) critics’ choice…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor, a first time Golden Globe nominee, earned Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics during the organization’s 48th annual awards over the weekend.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Isaac won the award for his starring performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s drama Inside Llewyn Davis.

The film, which was named Best Picture at this weekend’s awards show with 23 votes, centers on Isaac’s character, a young folk singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

In all, Inside Llewyn Davis earned four awards.

The society, made up of 56 critics from across the United States, considered any film that opened in the U.S. during 2013.

The list of winners:

Best Film – Inside Llewyn Davis
Best Director – Joel and Ethan Coen (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Foreign Language Film – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Non-Fiction Film (Tie) –  The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer), At Berkeley (Frederick Wiseman)
Best Screenplay – Before Midnight (Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke)
Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Actor – Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Best Actress – Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor – James Franco (Spring Breakers)
Best Supporting Actress – Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Experimental Film – Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel)

Isaac’s Singing Takes Center Stage in New “Inside Llewyn Davis” Featurette

Here’s another look at Oscar Isaac making sweet music…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor appears in yet another Inside Llewyn Davis featurette.

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

The video offers a behind-the-scenes look at Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver recording of one of the more popular songs in the film from Joel and Ethan Coen.

The film’s executive music producer T Bone Burnett chimes in about writing the lyrics and melody for “Please Mr. Kennedy” and sending it to the Coens for their opinion.

The song was recorded live in the studio — and wound up being the version included in the film about an early-’60s folk singer in Greenwich Village.

Isaac Appears in “Inside Llewyn Davis” Featurette

Oscar Isaac is more than a great actor… He’s also a talented singer.

The 33-year-old Guatemalan/Cuban actor, who is earning rave reviews and award nominations for his performance in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, is featured in a new video for the film that highlights his musicality.

Inside Llewyn Davis

In the video, the directors explain how their collaboration with T Bone Burnett created a musical sound that was as important as dialogue in capturing the early ’60s folk music scene in Inside Llewyn Davis.

They explain how they and Isaac pulled it off in the CBS Films release, which has earned a lot of Oscar buzz.

Isaac Named Best Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association

Oscar Isaac is the man in Toronto…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor, who earned his first Golden Globe nomination earlier this month, has been named Best Actor by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac earned the award for his performance as a folk singer in in early-’60s Greenwich Village in Ethan and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, which was named Best Picture.

But Isaac wasn’t the only Latino winner…

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón took home the prize for Best Director for his critically acclaimed work on the 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

The 2013 TFCA Awards will be presented at a gala dinner hosted by Cameron Bailey on January 7 at Toronto’s Carlu.

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up:

BEST PICTURE
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
Runners-up:
“Her”, “12 Years a Slave”

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”
Runners-up: “The Croods”, “Frozen”

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“A Touch of Sin”
Runners-up: “Blue Is the Warmest Color”, “The Hunt”

BMO ALLAN KING DOCUMENTARY AWARD
“The Act of Killing”
Runners-up: “Leviathan”, “Tim’s Vermeer”

ROGERS BEST CANADIAN FILM AWARD FINALISTS
“The Dirties”
“Gabrielle”
“Watermark”

Isaac Earns First-Ever Golden Globe Award Nomination

Oscar Isaac may be seeing gold in the near future…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor has earned the first Golden Globe award nomination of his career from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during Thursday’s early morning nomination announcement.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac is up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his critically acclaimed role in Inside Llewyn Davis.

In the film, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Isaac stars as the film’s title character, Llewyn Davis, a singer-songwriter who navigates New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s.

It’s the latest nod this awards season for Isaac…

He previously earned a Spirit Award nomination for his performance in Inside Llewyn Davis, as well as a Gotham Independent Film Awards nod.

But Isaac isn’t the only Latino earning the first nomination of his career.

Rush star Daniel Brühl, who earned his first SAG Award earlier this week, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of racing legend Niki Lauda in Ron Howard‘s Formula One drama Rush.

Helena Bonham Carter has earned her sixth Golden Globe nomination. The 46-year-old part-Spanish actress is up for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her role in the BBC biopic Burton and Taylor.

Alfonso Cuarón, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year, received a nomination for Best Director for helming the blockbuster hit film Gravity.

In the music category, Robert Lopez and his wife and writing partner Kristen Anderson Lopez have been nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture to penning “Let It Go,” the power ballad from Disney’s latest animated film Frozen. The song is performed by Idina Menzel during the film
and Demi Lovato in the closing credits.

Last but certainly not least, Sofia Vergara has earned her fourth consecutive Golden Globe nomination for her laughtastic role on ABC’s Modern Family.

The Golden Globes awards show will be held on January 12 in Beverly Hills. NBC will air the Golden Globes Awards live with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning for the second year in a row as hosts.

Here’s a look at the Golden Globe categories featuring Latino nominees:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
Lyrics by: Bono
“Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen,
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing On The Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Isaac Earns Gotham Independent Film Awards Nomination

It could turn out to be a productive awards season for Oscar Isaac

The 33-year-old Guatemalan-Cuban American actor has earned a Gotham Independent Film Awards nomination for his critically acclaimed role in Inside Llewyn Davis.

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

Isaac stars as the film’s title character, Llewyn Davis, a singer-songwriter who navigates New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s.

The film, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and opens in December.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards will be handed out on December 2 at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street.

Here’s a look at the complete list of nominees:

Best Feature
12 Years A Slave.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Before Midnight
Inside Llewyn Davis
Upstream Color

Best Documentary
The Act of Killing
The Crash Reel
First Cousin Once Removed
Let the Fire Burn
Our Nixon

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Adam Leon, Gimme The Loot
Alexandre Moors, Blue Caprice
Stacie Passon, Concussion
Amy Seimetz, Sun Don’t Shine

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Isaiah Washington, Blue Caprice

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Amy Seimetz, Upstream Color
Shailene Woodley in The Spectacular Now (A24)

Breakthrough Actor
Dane DeHaan, Kill Your Darlings
Kathryn Hahn, Afternoon Delight
Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Robin Weigert, Concussion

Isaac’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” to be Feted at the Telluride Film Festival

Oscar Isaac’s latest film will be getting special attention in Telluride, Colorado…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor’s highly anticipated film Inside Llewyn Davis will be part of a special performance by the Punch Brothers at the 40th anniversary of the Telluride Film Festival.

Inside Llewyn Davis

The performance will include songs featured in several of T Bone Burnett and the Joel and Ethan Coen Brothers’ collaborations, including songs from the soundtrack of Inside Llewyn Davis.

The concert will take place Wednesday, August 28 at 5:00 pm in Telluride Town Park.

The Telluride Film Festival, an annual celebration of artistic excellence that brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in world cinema in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride, takes place Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2, 2013.

Isaac’s “Inside Llewyn Davis” to be Screened at the AFI Fest

Oscar Isaac will be the closing act at the AFI Fest

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor’s latest film, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, will be the screened during the AFI Fest’s Closing Night Gala on Thursday, November 14.

Oscar Isaac

Isaac’s film, which co-stars Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake, won the Grand Prix when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in May.

The film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Inside Llewyn Davis will also be screened at the New York Film Festival and be the center of a concert benefit later this year.

CBS Films will release the film in theaters starting December 6.

Isaac to Perform Live at Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Oscar Isaac will be singing the blues to promote his latest film…

The 33-year-old Guatemalan and Cuban American actor will be performing at Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, based on the film which stars Isaac as struggling musician meandering through New York City’s 1960s folk scene.

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

In addition to Isaac, the benefit concert – which shines a spotlight on the Joel and Ethan Coen-directed film that earned the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Film Festival in May – will feature performances by Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and Jack White. Additionally, the films other stars Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Stark Sands are set to perform.

The benefit concert will take place on September 29 at The Town Hall in New York City.

The folk bill is inspired by the Coen brothers film. Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett are producing the event, with some of the proceeds benefiting the National Recording Preservation Foundation.

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, August 21.

CBS Films will release Inside Llewyn Davis on December 6.