Monday 19 March 2018

Lawrence wins award for Hustle

Jennifer Lawrence won the best supporting actress award from the NYFCC
Jennifer Lawrence won the best supporting actress award from the NYFCC

Jennifer Lawrence's new film American Hustle was the big winner at the New York Film Critics Circle awards.

The Hunger Games star picked up the accolade for best supporting actress for the movie, which also won best picture and best screenplay for the script by Eric Singer and David O Russell, who also directed.

The film is about a collection of FBI agents and con men who brought down high-profile politicians in and around New Jersey in the late 1970s.

Best actor went to Robert Redford for his near-wordless performance in the shipwreck drama All Is Lost, and Cate Blanchett won best actress for her leading role as a bitter, fallen socialite in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

12 Years A Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen took best director for his adaptation of Solomon Northup's memoir about being abducted and sold into slavery in 19th-century Louisiana.

Best supporting actor went to Jared Leto for his performance as an HIV-afflicted transsexual in Dallas Buyers Club.

Other winners included Blue Is The Warmest Color for best foreign language picture, Stories We Tell for best non-fiction film, and The Wind Rises for best animated film.

The New York Film Critics Circle, a body of New York-based critics founded in 1935, announced their annual vote on Twitter. Awards will be handed out at a ceremony on January 6.

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