The awards campaign for David O. Russell’s American Hustle can begin in earnest right here, with the filmmaker’s crime caper collecting the 2013 Best Picture vote from the venerable New York Film Critics Circle.
Hustle took the title over such heavyweight favorites as 12 Years a Slave, though Steve McQueen did manage a Best Director win for his harrowing slavery pic. Cate Blanchett surprised few with a win for Best Actress in Blue Jasmine, and Robert Redford collected a well-earned Best Actor accolade for his one-man-show, All is Lost.
Elsewhere, Jennifer Lawrence and Jared Leto earned Best Supporting Actor nods, while Miyazaki and Blue is the Warmest Color were among the other NYFCC winners.
Here’s the full list: