The National Society of Film Critics has chosen the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis as the best picture of 2013 at its annual meeting in New York.

The film, which tells the story of a fictional folk singer in Greenwich Village in 1961, won the award ahead of American Hustle, which came second in the overall voting, and 12 Years a Slave, which placed third.

The society's 56 voting members are movie critics from around the U.S.

The group also presented its best director award to the directors of Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel and Ethan Coen.

Meanwhile,  Oscar Isaac was namaed best actor for Inside Llewyn Davis.

The meeting was dedicated to the memory of two members who died in 2013: Roger Ebert and Stanley Kauffmann.