Awards Season

'American Hustle' Win Kicks Off Awards Season

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Awards season is finally here! Today, the New York Film Critics Circle slowly drip-fed their “Best Of” list for 2013 on Twitter. Back in 2011, the group pushed up their voting so they could be the ones to kick off the buzz (previously the National Board of Review and Los Angeles Film Critics Association had come before). They have continued the trend since, and now they have the first word on the best films of 2013. (The Gotham Awards, which were announced last night, don’t really count due to their focus on independent films.)

It’s a shame that the biggest winner of the night (David O. Russel’s American Hustle) won’t hit theaters for another two weeks. One notable omission is Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, which looks great but may not be the award season material some were expecting/hoping for.

Best Picture: American Hustle – David O. Russell

Best Director: Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave

Best Actor: Robert Redford – All Is Lost

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Supporting Actor: Jared LetoDallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle

Best Foreign Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Animated Film: The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki

Best First Film: Fruitvale Station – Ryan Coogler

Best Screenplay: American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

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Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonell – Inside Llewyn Davis

Special Award: Frederick Wiseman