The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis was named best film at the 23rd annual Gotham Awards on Monday night (Dec 2) at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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In a solid recognition of independent talent, Matthew McConaughey reinforced his awards season credentials with the best actor win for Dallas Buyers Club.

Brie Larson prevailed over Cate Blanchett to win the best actress award for her acclaimed turn in Short Term 12.

Fruitvale Station claimed two prizes with the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award for Ryan Coogler and Breakthrough Actor honours for Michael B Jordan.

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act Of Killing scooped the best documentary prize.

In the audience award Tadashi Nakamura’s Jake Shimabukuro: Life On Four Strings emerged victorious, while Gita Pullapilly’s Beneath The Harvest Sky won the Euphoria CK Spotlight On Women Filmmakers Live The Dream Grant.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler star Forest Whitaker received a tribute, as did the late James Gandolfini, Before Midnight director Richard Linklater and NYC film commissioner Katherine Oliver.

2013 Gotham winners

Best Feature
Inside Llewyn Davis
Dirs Joel Coen and Ethan Coen; pdrs Scott Rudin, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (CBS Films)

Best Actress
Brie Larson, Short Term 12 (Cinedigm)

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)

Breakthrough Actor
Michael B Jordan, Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)

Best Documentary
The Act Of Killing
Dir, Joshua Oppenheimer; prdrs Signe Byrge, Oppenheimer (Drafthouse Films)