New York Film Critics Circle Award Winners

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And so begins the onslaught of Critics Circle awards. Starting the season off with a shock win, AMERICAN HUSTLE walked away with Best Picture after an extremely close five hour vote that just edged out 12 YEARS A SLAVE. With the NYFCC clearly split in its love for the two films, Steve McQueen was rewarded with Best Director, even if overshadowed by AMERICAN HUSTLE’s wins for Best Screenplay and Hollywood’s favourite gal Jennifer Lawrence.

Oscar nomination mortal locks Leto, Blanchett and Redford filled out the remaining acting honours, marking a huge boost for the latter. He may have Academy form, but a lack of campaigning thus far could easily work against him in such a strong category this year. This may also mark the start of many awards for Cate Blanchett’s fabulous turn in BLUE JASMINE, but don’t go forgetting Emma Thompson just yet…

Elsewhere, Sarah Polley’s personal STORIES WE TELL¬†gains more steam in an attempt to separate itself from Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING, Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES triumphs and Ryan Coogler continues to ride high after his Gotham win.

Check out the full list of winners below:

BEST PICTURE:
AMERICAN HUSTLE

BEST DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

BEST SCREENPLAY:
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 CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Bruno Delbonnel – INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
THE WIND RISES

BEST NON-FICTION FILM (DOCUMENTARY):
STORIES WE TELL

BEST FOREIGN FILM:
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR

BEST FIRST FILM:
Ryan Coogler – FRUITVALE STATION

SPECIAL AWARD:
Frederick Wiseman

Pint-sized freelance film journalist. Editor of iamnotwaynegale.com, Reviews Editor at The Hollywood News and contributor to others. Awaiting a Hardy/Hiddleston/Cumberbatch/Fassbender/Gosling team-up.

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