Blue is The Warmest Color awarded by New York film critics

Award season has officially kicked off with the New York Film Critics’ Circle’s picks for the bests of 2013. The group announced their selections over Twitter on Tuesday, honoring the French Bruno Delbonnel for his work as a cinematographer on “Inside Llewyn Davis” and La vie d’Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Color) as Best Foreign Film. American Hustle scooped up the award for Best Picture.

The ceremony is considered to indicate contenders for the Academy Awards in February.

La vie d’Adèle, a coming-of-age drama centered around a lesbian relationship, has received a lot of controversy in the wake of its warm reception at the Cannes Film Festival this summer.

Bruno Delbonnel previously was the cinematographer on Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amléie Poulain).

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