‘Lincoln’ Leads Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations with Record 13: UPDATED ANALYSIS

'Lincoln' Leads Critics' Choice Movie Awards Nominations with Record 13: UPDATED ANALYSIS

The Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are led by Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” with a record-setting 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings Playbook” aren’t far behind, with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively. Full list and analysis below.

Zero Dark Thirty,” which has been a favorite with critics’ circles, nabbed five nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow), Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), and Best Original Screenplay.

The critics’ top ten is quite close to the one chosen by the AFI movie jury, except that BFCA went with “The Master” over AFI’s “The Dark Knight Rises.” The Broadcast critics nominate six in many categories, which leaves open the question what will make the cut when five Oscars nominations are announced on January 10–the same day the BFCA winners will be announced live at a ceremony in Santa Monica.

In the best actor race, for example, LAFCA winner Joaquin Phoenix will be duking it out with Denzel Washington for the fifth slot. The SAG nominations Wednesday and Golden Globes Thursday will reflect their relative strength, as neither “The Master” nor “Flight” are robust Oscar contenders at this stage. Bradley Cooper scored two nominations, for best actor and best actor in a comedy, for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

In the actress race, while “Beasts” has gained support from critics, Quvenzhané Wallis (also nominated for best young performer) has yet to win a major prize, and Naomi Watts’ “The Impossible” has yet to open. Jessica Chastain leads that pack, followed by Jennifer Lawrence (who also earned a slot as best action movie actress for “Hunger Games”), as well as two French actresses vying for spots in the final Oscar five. Emannuelle Riva shared a win with Lawrence from the LAFCA, but “Rust and Bone” star Marion Cotillard has been largely ignored.  Both “Amour” and “Rust and Bone” are on the BFCA foreign film list.

The only surprise on the supporting actor list is Bond villain Javier Bardem for best action movie nominee “Skyfall,” which is popular among Academy voters, who tend to be snobby toward genre sequels. Judi Dench as M also landed in both supporting actress and best actress in an action movie. Also in supporting was veteran Ann Dowd of “Compliance,” who is backing her own campaign and scored an NBR win. Anne Hathaway scored for Fontine in “Les Miserables,” as well as action movie actress for Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Jackie Weaver of “Silver Linings” was a notable omission.

While summer hit “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” didn’t make the top ten, it did land in the best ensemble category. And while “Django Unchained” made the top ten list, it only scored one other nomination, for original screenplay. (Multiple supporting actors likely knocked each other out; I voted for Samuel L. Jackson, while others presumably went for Leonardo DiCaprio or Christoph Waltz.)  Rian Johnson’s “Looper” turned up in best original screenplay and best action and best sci-fi/horror movie. And while Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t land in best actor, he did register in best actor in an action movie, for “End of Watch.”

The BFCA included three high-profile docs passed over by the Academy doc branch for the shortlist of 15: Amy Berg’s “West of Memphis,” Lauren Greenfield’s “Queen of Versailles,” and Ken Burns’ “Central Park Five.”

Other dual nominees include the composer and editor of the same two movies, “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” Alexandre Desplat and William Goldenberg, respectively.

Check out our TOH! roundup of all critics’ winners thus far.

Complete list of nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards:

BEST PICTURE

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi

Lincoln

The Master

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

John Hawkes – “The Sessions”

Hugh Jackman – “Les Misérables”

Joaquin Phoenix – “The Master”

Denzel Washington – “Flight”

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”

Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Emmanuelle Riva – “Amour”

Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin – “Argo”

Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”

Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”

Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”

Matthew McConaughey – “Magic Mike”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams – “The Master”

Judi Dench – “Skyfall”

Ann Dowd – “Compliance”

Sally Field – “Lincoln”

Anne Hathaway – “Les Misérables”

Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Elle Fanning – “Ginger & Rosa”

Kara Hayward – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Tom Holland – “The Impossible”

Logan Lerman – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Suraj Sharma – “Life of Pi”

Quvenzhané Wallis – “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Argo

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck – “Argo”

Kathryn Bigelow – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Tom Hooper – “Les Misérables”

Ang Lee – “Life of Pi”

David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”

John Gatins – “Flight”

Rian Johnson – “Looper”

Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master”

Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Mark Boal – “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Chris Terrio – “Argo”

David Magee – “Life of Pi”

Tony Kushner – “Lincoln”

Stephen Chbosky – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

David O. Russell – “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Les Misérables” – Danny Cohen

 “Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda

“Lincoln” – Janusz Kaminski

 “The Master” – Mihai Malaimare Jr.

“Skyfall” – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

“Anna Karenina” – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer; Katie Spencer/Set Decorator

“The Hobbit” – Dan Hennah/Production Designer; Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators

“Les Misérables” – Eve Stewart/Production Designer; Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator

“Life of Pi” – David Gropman/Production Designer; Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator

“Lincoln” – Rick Carter/Production Designer; Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING

“Argo” – William Goldenberg

“Les Misérables” – Melanie Ann Oliver and Chris Dickens

“Life of Pi” – Tim Squyres

“Lincoln” – Michael Kahn

“Zero Dark Thirty” – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

“Cloud Atlas” – Kym Barrett and Pierre-Yves Gayraud

“The Hobbit” – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor

“Les Misérables” – Paco Delgado

“Lincoln” – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP

Cloud Atlas

The Hobbit

Les Misérables

Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The Avengers

Cloud Atlas

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit

Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Brave

Frankenweenie

Madagascar 3

ParaNorman

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ACTION MOVIE

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises

Looper

Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Christian Bale – “The Dark Knight Rises”

Daniel Craig – “Skyfall”

Robert Downey Jr. – “The Avengers”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Looper”

Jake Gyllenhaal – “End of Watch”

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Emily Blunt – “Looper”

Gina Carano – “Haywire”

Judi Dench – “Skyfall”

Anne Hathaway – “The Dark Knight Rises”

Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games”

BEST COMEDY

Bernie

Silver Linings Playbook

Ted

This Is 40

21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jack Black – “Bernie”

Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Paul Rudd – “This Is 40”

Channing Tatum – “21 Jump Street”

Mark Wahlberg – “Ted”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Mila Kunis – “Ted”

Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Shirley MacLaine – “Bernie”

Leslie Mann – “This Is 40”

Rebel Wilson – “Pitch Perfect”

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

The Cabin in the Woods

Looper

Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Amour

The Intouchables

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Bully

The Central Park Five

The Imposter

The Queen of Versailles

Searching for Sugar Man

West of Memphis

BEST SONG

“For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Act of Valor

“Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

 “Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth – Skyfall

“Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive

“Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Misérables

BEST SCORE

“Argo” – Alexandre Desplat

“Life of Pi” – Mychael Danna

“Lincoln” – John Williams

“The Master” – Jonny Greenwood

“Moonrise Kingdom” – Alexandre Desplat

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Comments

spassky

I'm here (like so many others in myriad indiewire articles) to complain about how awards season has been attributing the success of 'The Master' outside of the performances. While I very much enjoyed reading the (original) screenplay, the directorial work that Anderson did on this picture seems to be the model for what a director should do (i.e. giving the material, design, actors room to breath and to allow the set to function as a dialectic). That he isn't being commended for this is a damn shame.

Nick

So how come Arkin and Bardem are nominated for Supporting, yet no one from Django is?

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