After securing an Oscar nomination for Best Picture on Thursday morning, American Hustle followed things up with a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy in the evening. The win is the second major award that the film has won, which means that it is a major favorite to take home the Oscar.
American Hustle still has to compete with 12 Years a Slave as well as Gravity when the Oscars take place, but so far it’s looking like the David O. Russell picture is going to be leading the pack heading into the big award show. Two major wins aren’t anything to sneeze at, and while the Oscars are still ahead of us, American Hustle continues to make waves and has forced everyone to take it seriously as a contender.
The film has cleaned up in al categories so far except Best Actor, where Christian Bale can’e get any love over Leonardo DiCaprio, but the film itself is set up nicely for Oscar gold.