New York critics give film of the year award to 'American Hustle'

Posted Dec 4, 2013 by Andrew Ellis
Awards season for the movie industry is just starting to heat up, and it seems as though David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is going to be one of the frontrunners.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in  The Hunger Games
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Film Critics Circle named American Hustle the Best Picture on Tuesday.
In addition to best film it was also named Best Screenplay, and they named Jennifer Lawrence Best Supporting Actress, according to Variety.
According to The Guardian, American Hustle is a "fictional" account of the FBI's Abscam sting that took place in the 70's and 80's. The movie is stacked with talent including Christian Bale with a combover, Bradley Cooper with a perm, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner.
Other awards handed out by the New York Film Critics Circle included Cate Blanchett taking home Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, Jared Leto taking home Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club and Steve McQueen taking home Best Director for 12 Years a Slave, according to The Hollywood Reporter.