New York Film Critics Circle name ‘American Hustle’ Best of 2013

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New York, NY – December 3, 2013 – The New York Film Critics Circle voted today for their picks for the 2013 awards at the Film Society at Lincoln Center.  The awards will be handed out during their annual ceremony on Monday, January 6th at The Edison Ballroom.

American Hustle was awarded Best Picture and 12 Years a Slave’s Steve McQueen was named Best Director. Cate Blanchett was selected as Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine and Robert Redford was chosen as Best Actor for All is Lost. A Special Award was given to legendary filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman. Full list of winners below.

Says 2013 NYFCC Chairman, Time Out New York’s Joshua Rothkopf  “I’m very happy with the work we’ve done today. 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 the 2014 NYFCC Chairman with Marshall Fine of Star Magazine serving as the Vice Chairman.

Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle is the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The circle’s membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines and the web’s most respected online publications.  Every year the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the calendar year’s films.  The Circle’s awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations.  The Circle’s awards are also viewed — perhaps more accurately — as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures.

Best Picture:
American Hustle

Best Director:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Best Screenplay:
Eric Singer & David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Best Actor:
Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best Supporting Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Foreign Language Film:
Blue is the Warmest Color

Best Cinematography:
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Nonfiction Film:           
Stories We Tell

Best First Film:
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Animated Film:
The Wind Rises

Special Award:
Frederick Wiseman


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