The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) honoured American Hustle with three awards on December 3 for best picture, screenplay for Eric Singer and David O Russell and supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence.
In other lead categories, Robert Redford was named best actor for All Is Lost and Cate Blanchett best actress for Blue Jasmine. Steve McQueen won best director for 12 Years A Slave.
Jared Leto triumphed in the supporting actor category for Dallas Buyers Club and Sarah Polley rounded off a great day with a win in the non-fiction film section after Stories We Tell also made it on to the 15-strong Oscar documentary shortlist.
Members voted on the awards at the Film Society at Lincoln Center. Prizes will be handed out during the annual ceremony on January 6 2014 at The Edison Ballroom.
“I’m very happy with the work we’ve done today,” said 2013 NYFCC chairman, Time Out New York’s Joshua Rothkopf. “The complexion of our group guarantees some surprises, but we always vote from our hearts. It was an extremely strong year for American movies.”
Stephen Whitty of The Star Ledger will take over as 2014 NYFCC chairman with Marshall Fine of Star Magazine serving as vice-chairman.
Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): Stories We Tell
Best First Film: Ryan Coogler – Fruitvale Station
Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
Special Award: Frederick Wiseman
Best Screenplay: American Hustle
Best Animated Film: The Wind Rises
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Foreign Language Film: Blue Is The Warmest Color
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Best Director: Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Best Actor: Robert Redford – All Is Lost
Best Film: American Hustle