American Hustle received a strong Oscar push Tuesday night at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
Director David O. Russell's follow up to last year's eight-time Oscar nominee Silver Linings Playbook, landed the Best Picture trophy along with Best Screenplay. Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the Best Actress Oscar last year for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook," won the Best Supporting Actress award for the film. Her reteaming with Russell puts her in good position for an Oscar nomination for the third year in a row (she was nominated in 2011 for "Winter's Bone."
Russell was edged out in the Best Director category by 12 Years a Slave helmer Steve McQueen; while Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett won the Lead Actor and Lead Actress trophies for "All is Lost" and "Blue Jasmine," respectively.
Rocker Jared Leto took the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
Full list of winners:
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