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"Lincoln" Leads 2013 Critics Choice Award Nominations

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 11, 2012 at 12:04PM

The Broadcast Film Critics Association have announced the nominations the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" dominated with a record-setting 13 nominations. The film took nods for best picture, director, adapted screenplay, editing, art direction, costume design, cinematography, makeup, and score, as well as acting nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field. Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" were next in line with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, including best picture. The three films were joined in that race by "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "The Master," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Zero Dark Thirty."
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The Broadcast Film Critics Association have announced the nominations the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" dominated with a record-setting 13 nominations.

The film took nods for best picture, director, adapted screenplay, editing, art direction, costume design, cinematography, makeup, and score, as well as acting nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.

Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" were next in line with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, including best picture. The three films were joined in that race by "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "The Master," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

READ MORE: A Complete Guide To 2012-13 Awards Season

The nominations were somewhat predictable, though a few surprises did pop up. Leonardo DiCaprio (and the entire "Django Unchained" cast, for that matter) was shut out of the best supporting actor category, despite the film being a best picture nominee. In his place was Matthew McConaughey ("Magic Mike") and Javier Bardem ("Skyfall"), both of whom seem much more likely to make the Oscar race now that they've received the BFCA's seal of approval. 

Bardem's "Skyfall" co-star Judi Dench made it into the best supporting actress race, as did -- in perhaps the biggest surprise of the acting races -- Ann Dowd, who is a genuine dark horse for an Oscar nod now for her work in "Compliance."

The Critics Choice also notably added a bunch of new categories this year, including acting awards specific to comedy and action films. Batman (Christian Bale), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway, a triple nominee thanks to this, her "Les Mis" nod, and an acting ensemble nomination), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence, who recieved a whopping four nominations because of this and three nominations in different categories for "Silver Linings") and James Bond (Daniel Craig) were all nominees as a result in the action races. Paul Rudd, Rebel Wilson, Jack Black and Channing Tatum all managed nods in the comedy categories.

Though those categories should have no real impact on the overall race, the nominations in general help significantly make clear the overall race, though tomorrow's SAG nominations and Thursday's Golden Globe nods will make it all the more so.

Full list of nominations below. Check out all the awards so far this season here.

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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”

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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

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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

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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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