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"American Hustle" won awards for Best Picture, Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and Screenplay from the New York Film Critics' Circle, thus boosting its odds to snag top Oscars next. Historically, the circle has a 40% rate of correctly predicting Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Over the past 10 years, for example, the two kudos agreed four times: "The Artist" (2011), "The Hurt Locker" (2009), "No Country for Old Men" (2007) and "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (2003). It may be argued that the circle helped to propel a few of those champs to Oscar glory by casting early attention on important indies. Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave") won Best Director. Robert Redford ("All is Lost") and Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") won Best Actor and Actress. Laurels for Best Supporting Actor went to Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"). The overlap rate »

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