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'American Hustle' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards, David O. Russell & Jennifer Lawrence Win Big

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 3, 2013 3:08 PM
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First! Once again, the New York Film Critics Circle made filmmakers and studios sweat to get their films screened in time as they position themselves to be the first (official) word on the awards race and augur of things to come ... at least until the National Board Of Review weighs in tomorrow. But for now, it looks like David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is the one to beat over the next couple of months.

The ensemble pic took home Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, confirming early buzz that Jennifer Lawrence is a firecracker in the flick. And though Best Director went to Steve McQueen for "12 Years a Slave," Best Film was—you guessed it—"American Hustle."

Meanwhile, a win for Robert Redford for "All Is Lost" essentially ensures he's getting into the final five for Best Actor come Oscar time, and if there was any doubt that Cate Blanchett is one to watch, that will be quelled here as she takes Best Actress. The lone win for Best Cinematography for "Inside Llewyn Davis" could spell a repeat of "True Grit" for the Coens—lots of love, little in the way of actual prizes.


As for Martin Scorsese and his highly anticipated "The Wolf of Wall Street"? It's a total no-show here, though with the film entered as a comedy at the Golden Globes, perhaps this "Goodfellas"-lite isn't quite the awards material some might have thought. Same goes for Spike Jonze's "Her." But that said, it's still a long road ahead and there is a vast difference in votes cast by critics drinking lattes around a conference table and Academy voters, so don't take anything as definitive just yet.

Much to talk about, so add your thoughts to the comments section. Full list of winners below.


The 2013 New York Film Critics’ Circle Award 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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13 Comments

  • sasa | December 6, 2013 1:13 PMReply

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  • Athena | December 5, 2013 1:03 AMReply

    So glad American Hustle/Jennifer Lawrence won!!. Lawrence is incredible.

  • stanley | December 4, 2013 1:01 PMReply

    isn't the word "overrated" created for JLaw and DOR?

  • D. | December 4, 2013 8:18 AMReply

    American Hustle is terrific and Jennifer Lawrence is indeed the stand out. I never trust any overeaction/hate or any over praising on twitter because most of the responses are bought and paid for. Remember...twitter is public now (LOL!). I form my own opinion, then I speak FACE TO FACE with those that aren't being paid either way. The consesus amongst those people is that the film is very good, Lawrence is fantastic.

  • Ryan O. | December 4, 2013 3:22 AMReply

    Seems to be a lot of hate going around for them choosing "American Hustle" as Best Picture. However, I get the feeling that it's less attributed to the film itself winning and more because it's an unexpected choice from a group that includes critics that seem to polarize a lot of readers, such as Armond White, Rex Reed, and Peter Travers. This is just an unbiased observation.

  • wayne | December 3, 2013 7:55 PMReply

    AMERICAN HUSTLE IS HORRIBLE I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW WON, RIDICULOUS CRITICS.

  • Tilda | December 3, 2013 7:54 PMReply

    American Hustle is a silly movie overrated for pathetic critics with overacted performances.

  • Joshua Rothkopf | December 3, 2013 5:03 PMReply

    Hey -- I didn't get a latte. Lattes? I think you have it backwards. That's AMPAS.

  • RP | December 3, 2013 3:41 PMReply

    American Hustle is terrific, fyi.

  • Eric | December 3, 2013 3:40 PMReply

    Haven't seen American Hustle yet, but I have a feeling this is very close to what the Oscars will look like.

  • cory everett | December 3, 2013 3:37 PMReply

    Only 3 of the 12 awards were given to films released before October and 8 of the 12 are based on true stories. In related news: I want to see American Hustle.

  • ben | December 3, 2013 3:19 PMReply

    any Armond White stories for the evening's festivities? He always seems to make some sort of a stink at these events?

  • Edward | December 3, 2013 3:42 PM

    This year it was Kyle, that dink at the New York Post.

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