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Coen brothers win major National Board of Review honor


Minnesota-born filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are getting hotter and hotter on the awards circuit.

Variety reported that the brothers' upcoming folk music tale, "Inside Llewyn Davis," earned Best Original Screenplay honors from the National Board of Review Wednesday.

Filmmaker Spike Jonze's high-tech romance "Her" was named Best Picture, with Best Director honors going to Jonze.

The win for the Coens comes after a successful night at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York Monday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside Llewyn Davis" won Best Feature over four other nominees including "12 Years a Slave," the historical drama co-produced by Minnesota filmmaker Bill Pohlad.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac was also up for Best Actor at the Gotham Awards, but lost out to Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club."

Last week the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominated "Inside Llewyn Davis" for Best Feature, Best Male Lead for Isaac, and Best Cinematography.

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