Magazine article Screen International

American Hustle Wins NYFCC Prize

Magazine article Screen International

American Hustle Wins NYFCC Prize

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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. …

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