5 Dec – In another successful collaboration since "Silver Linings Playbook", David O' Russell's new movie, "American Hustle" and the supporting star, Jennifer Lawrence have both been named Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).
According to Inside Movies, the movie, co-starring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper, was also announced to have won Best Screenplay, joining the number of films such as "12 Years a Slave", "Fruitvale Station", and "Dallas Buyers Club" dubbed worthy for the upcoming Oscars.
Critics are raving about the movie, which is based on the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially in the casting of O' Russell's Oscar dream team of both Adams and Bale, who starred in the Oscar-nominated "The Fighter", while Cooper and Lawrence contended last year for "Silver Linings Playbook", in which Lawrence won Best Actress.
The winners of the 2013 NYFCC's awards are as follows:
Best Picture: "American Hustle"
Best Director: Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"
Best Lead Actor: Robert Redford, "All Is Lost"
Best Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" (France)
Best Animated Film: "The Wind Rises"
Best Screenplay: Eric Singer and David O. Russell, "American Hustle"
Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Best First Film: "Fruitvale Station"
Best Non-fiction Film (Documentary): "Stories We Tell"
Special Award: (Documentary Filmmaker) Frederick Wiseman