Daybreak: American Hustle cleans up at first awards ceremony of 2014

Crime film garlanded by New York film critics

Today's episode of 'Daybreak' reported on the first of many awards ceremonies that will engage the big names of Hollywood this year, as the ever resident Ross King went over the latest news from the first red carpet celebration of 2014.

The 'Daybreak' showbiz reporter was in place live in Los Angeles to get the lowdown on the latest from an awards ceremony which is perhaps not as acclaimed as the Oscars and Golden Globes, but which nevertheless carries a lot of cachet in the movie industry.

Held in Chicago last night, the 2014 New York Film Critics celebrated all that was great in cinema in 2013, although as always there was a decidedly American bent to those that were garlanded. Nonetheless, this was without doubt an exciting start to the year in Hollywood, and King was on the ground to speak to some of the big winners.

Some of the famous faces who were present at the awards included Kate Blanchett, Robert Redford and Jared Leto, the latter seemingly attempting to land a role in a 90s grunge tribute act at present.

The big winner of the evening was the recently released crime movie, 'American Hustle', which features Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in prominent roles. The 'Hunger Games' actress is rapidly becoming one of the big players in Hollywood, tipped for massive things in 2014, not least the third film in the 'Hunger Games' quadrilogy, which will be released in November worldwide.

Lawrence picked up the Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'American Hustle', a movie which has been extremely hyped, but met with something of a mixed reception. It went down very well with New York cinema critics, though, apparently, with not merely Lawrence being rewarded for her part in it, but the movie also carrying off Best Picture and Best Screenplay; a pretty strong endorsement of the quality of the film.

Robert Redford has also been recognised for his role in the movie 'All is Lost', which places the Hollywood icon lost at sea in a fight for survival. The experienced actor stated that it was an honour to receive an award at this stage in his life, particularly at a venue where he had begun his acting career.

Christopher Morris watches too much television, has a keen interest in current affairs, and is a regular contributor to Yahoo on television, cinema, video games, technology and politics.

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