by Ken Korman
Movie awards season began today with an announcement from the New York Film Critics Circle, which chose David O. Russell's upcoming 1970s-era crime drama American Hustle as best picture of 2013. The film, which also won for best screenplay (Russell and Eric Warren Singer) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence), is currently scheduled to open in New Orleans on December 20. Other winners include Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) for best director, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell for best documentary, and Blue is the Warmest Color for best foreign film. A complete list of winners is a available here.