David O. Russel is at it again it seems. With a deluge of Oscar bait movies about to flood the market this month and really turn the award season on its head, Russel's newest film pulls ahead of some early favorites like 12 Years A Slave. By no means does winning the New York Film Critics Circle nod for best movie of the year mean you're automatically going to sweep but it doesn't hurt either. American Hustle also grabbed an award for supporting actress, going to Jennifer Lawrence, and another award for best screenplay. 12 Years A Slave came into the awards with the most nominations but walked away empty handed, something I imagine won't repeat itself too often.
What it does pull into focus is a herd of terrific films that you and I will have to wade our way through in the coming months in hopes of keeping up before the big award shows air. What's always interesting this time of year is hype. Some movies can become the assumed eventual winner paving way for dark horse picks as award voters try to give homage to smaller films.
Which films do you think are for-sure going to win Oscars and Golden Globes in the coming months? Do guys like Von Trier and Gilliam get drowned out among more mainstream award winners like Russel and Scorsese/david-o-russell/14-427655/?