The New York Film Critics Circle named David O Russell's American Hustle the year's best movie and one of its stars, Jennifer Lawrence, best supporting actress. Best supporting actor is Jared Leto, who plays the gay drag queen Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Best actor is Robert Redford for All Is Lost and best actress is Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine. Best director is Steve McQueen for 12 Years a Slave and best foreign film Blue Is the Warmest Color. Full list here.
The National Board of Review announced their very different winners, with best movie and director wins for Her by Spike Jonze, and the top acting awards to Bruce Dern for Nebraska and Emma Thompson for Saving Mr Banks, and supporting wins for Will Forte (Nebraska) and Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station). The NBR names its Top 10 films and Top 10 independents, which includes Dallas Buyers Club, Mud, and The Place Beyond the Pines. Full list.
The Oscars have narrowed the documentary category to these fifteen films. Still in the running: God Loves Uganda about Evangelicals' antigay crusade there, as well as The Armstrong Lie, Blackfish, Dirty Wars, Pussy Riot, The Square, Stories We Tell, Tim's Vermeer, and 20 Feet from Stardom, among others.