New York Film Critics Circle Dubs 'American Hustle' Best Picture

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 13:59 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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New York Film Critics Circle Dubs 'American Hustle' Best Picture

Peabody-winning documentarian Frederick Wiseman received a special award from the New York Film Critics Circle, an award honoring his contribution to the art of cinema over the last half-century.

American Hustle, meanwhile, dominated the regular categories of the NYFCC Awards, winning three awards including Best Picture.

David O. Russell and Eric Singer were also awarded for their American Hustle screenplay, with national crush Jennifer Lawrence winning Best Supporting Actress for her work as Rosalyn Rosenfeld in Russell's latest.  The director had to content himself with the screenplay win, since 12 Year a Slave helmer Steve McQueen won Best Director.

Robert Redford's solo performance in J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost propelled him to a Best Actor win.  Cate Blanchett earned Best Actress on account of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.  Blanchett has been the subject of whole lot of early Oscar discussion, as has Dallas Buyers Club's Jared Leto, the NYFCC Award-winner for Best Supporting Actor.

Fruitvale Station, the feature debut of writer-director Ryan Coogler, repeated its Gotham win for Best First Film.

Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel's first collaboration with Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis, was recognized by the New York Film Critics Circle, while The Wind Rises, the latest and possibly last film from IAR favorite Hayao Miyazaki, was singled out in the Best Animated Film category.

Check out all the NYFCC Award winners:

Best Picture:

American Hustle

Best Actor:

Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Director:

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay:

Eric Singer & David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Supporting Actor:

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Animated Film:

The Wind Rises

Best Cinematographer:

Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best First Film:

Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Foreign Film:

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary):

Stories We Tell

Special Award:

Frederick Wiseman

And hey, if you've got the time, you really ought to watch Wiseman's Titicut Follies, a remarkable look at life in the Bridgewater correctional institution.  It's outstanding.

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