David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook follow-up American Hustle was given a big Oscars boost ahead of its official U.S. release after picking up the Best Picture trophy at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Tuesday (03Dec13).
Actress Jennifer Lawrence was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film, while Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett took home the Nyfcc's Lead Actor and Lead Actress honours for All is Lost and Blue Jasmine, respectively.
The Best Director prize was given to Steve MCQueen for 12 Years a Slave, and Jared Leto topped the Best Supporting Actor list for his transgender role in Dallas Buyers Club.
American Hustle, which is released on 13 December (13), also claimed Best Screenplay.
The full list of winners is:
Best Picture: American Hustle
Lead Actor: Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Best Director: Steve MCQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color (France)
Best Animated Film: The Wind Rises
Best Screenplay: Eric Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Best First Film: Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station
Best Documentary: Stories We Tell
Special Award: Frederick Wiseman
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