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‘American Hustle’ Unexpectedly Leads New York Film Critics Circle Awards

'American Hustle' Unexpectedly Leads New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle have announced the winners of their 2013 awards, with David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” the big winner, taking prizes for best film, best screenplay and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).  Many favored “12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity” or “Inside Llewyn Davis” for the Circle’s big prize.

In the acting categories, Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Robert Redford (“All Is Lost”) and Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”) joined Lawrence as a quartet of folks all likely to end up in the Oscar race, while other major winners included Steve McQueen for best director (the sole win for “12 Years a Slave”),
“Inside Llewyn Davis” for best cinematography (a small boost for the Gotham Awards-topping film) and “Stories We Tell,” “Blue Is The Warmest Color”
and “Fruitvale Station” for best non-fiction film, best foreign film and
best first feature, respectively.

in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest such group in
the country. The circle’s membership includes critics from daily and
weekly newspapers, magazines and online publications (including a new addition this year in Indiewire’s own Eric Kohn). This year, they are first critics group to
announce (a day before the National Board of Review do the same), the
awards will subsequently be handed out during their annual ceremony in January.

Full list of winners:

Best Film:
“American Hustle”

Best Director:
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”

Best Screenplay:
Eric Singer & David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”

Best Actor:
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Cinematography:
Bruno Delbonnel, “Inside Llewyn Davis”

Best Non-fiction Film:
“Stories We Tell,” directed by Sarah Polley

Best Foreign Language Film:
“Blue is the Warmest Color,” directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

Best Animated Feature:
“The Wind Rises,” directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Best First Feature:
“Fruitvale Station,” directed by Ryan Coogler

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What a loads of bullshit. Where is "Gravity"…?


About time Redford gets an honor! It's been too long. He has either acted in or directed high quality films his whole career. I can't think of any true clunkers he has been in or made.


The worst nyfcc awards in history, shame on pathetic critics that reward overacted lawrence and leto (in another homophobic gay film always in the under world) and overrated american hustle over masterpieces before midnight and blue jasmine.


I really hope Wolf of Wall St. with Leo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese make waves soon. I haven't seen it but Leo deserves to win an Oscar. I saw Robert Redford in All is Lost and if not for the fact that he is an Academy fave, and that this is his acting piece- I would love for Leo to win!!!


Many more are better than the Act of Killing, it is a dishonest film.


So glad STORIES WE TELL won over Act of Killing. I hope this trend continues


If these critics recent history for picks is an indicator, don't expect to see this lineup come acadamey time. Only one of their picks actually won an Oscar last year. So who will be the lucky one this go around? Safe bet is Blanchett. Personally I hope it is Jennifer or Jared.


American Hustle wins best picture? Can't say I expected that but I'm glad Jennifer Lawrence won, she is one hell of a talent


Racist voters will never vote for 12 year s


It's about time Jennifer Lawrence was recognized as an actress.


Fruitvale Station…best movie of the year. Amazing performances and direction. Let's go Michael B. Jordan!


Although, I like Leto and his performance but over Fassbender for Best Supporting Actor?!? Really?!?


Great for Leto! Outstanding performance.

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