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American Hustle a triple winner at New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Dec 03, 2013 | 4:00pm EST

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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