‘American Hustle’ wins over New York film critics

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars International Stars
Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence make up the all-star cast of "American Hustle." ©Annapurna Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence make up the all-star cast of “American Hustle.”
©Annapurna Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

(Relaxnews) – The David O. Russell feature was named best film of 2013 on December 3 at the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

“American Hustle” also received the awards for best screenplay and best actress in a supporting role (Jennifer Lawrence) in this edition of the awards presented by the association of New York-based critics.

Headlined by Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper, the feature tells the true story of the corruption scandal that shook Atlantic City politics to their core in the late 1970s.

Although considered to be a strong contender for a number of awards, “12 Years a Slave” only earned one trophy, that of best director, honoring British filmmaker Steve McQueen. “Fruitvale Station” earned the award for best first film, and Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki received the award for best animated film for “The Wind Rises.”

Jared Leto earned the award for best actor in a supporting role for his portrayal of a transvestite suffering from AIDS in Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Dallas Buyers Club.” Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford claimed the honors as best lead actress and actor in “Blue Jasmine” and “All Is Lost,” respectively.

Finally, New York-based critics honored the French film “Blue is the Warmest Color” by director Abdellatif Kechiche as the best foreign language film of the year.

The awards will be presented formally in a ceremony this January.

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