American Hustle named best film by New York Film Critics' Circle
Story by Jack Foley
AMERICAN Hustle has emerged as another Oscar frontrunner after being named best picture by the New York Film Critics’ Circle.
The crime drama, inspired by a true story and starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, also picked up a further two awards, including best screenplay for David O. Russell, who also directed, and Eric Singer.
Lawrence was named best supporting actress.
Robert Redford took the best actor prize for his role in sea-faring survival drama All Is Lost, while Cate Blanchett was crowned best actress for her performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Jared Leto took best supporting actor for his performance as an AIDs carrying transsexual in Dallas Buyers Club.
And Steve McQueen took the best director prize for another Oscar favourite, Twelve Years A Slave.
The full list of winners is as follows…
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
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
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best First Film:
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Best Foreign Film:
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Best Nonfiction Film (Documentary):
Stories We Tell