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First of the critics groups announce best film, best actors. Awards season has officially begun.

"American Hustle" is named best of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, Redford, Blanchett win best acing awards.

First of the critics groups announce best film, best actors. Awards season has officially begun.

Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle."
Jennifer Lawrence in "American Hustle."

The New York Film Critics Circle, first out of the gate with the 2013 awards, named American Hustle, David O. Russell’s rollicking take on the Abscam scandal of the late 1970s, as the best film of the year. Here’s the complete list of the NYFFC’s kudos:


Best Picture: 
American Hustle
 
Best Director:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
 
Best Screenplay:
Eric Singer & David O. Russell, 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 Foreign Language Film:
Blue is the Warmest Color
 
Best Cinematography:
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Nonfiction Film:           
Stories We Tell
 
Best First Film: 
Ryan Coogler, Fruitvale Station

Best Animated Film:
The Wind Rises
 
Special Award:
Frederick Wiseman




Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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