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'12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' Lead 2014 Critics Choice Award Nominations With 13 Each

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 16, 2013 at 11:48AM

The Broadcast Film Critics Association are announcing the nominations the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards this morning.
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American Hustle

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the nominations the 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, with Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and David O. Russell's "American Hustle" dominating with 13 mentions each.  Both got nominations for best picture, best director, best acting ensemble, best screenplay (best adapted for "12 Years," best original for "Hustle"), as well as individual acting noms for trios from each cast -- Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o from "12 Years," and Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence from "American Hustle."

Joining the pair in the best picture category were "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska," "Saving Mr. Banks" and "The Wolf of Wall Street."

There weren't too many shocking omissions in the group, though Oscar hopes for Tom Hanks (in "Saving Mr. Banks," at least), Jonah Hill ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Octavia Spencer ("Fruitvale Station") and Joaquin Phoenix ("Her") continue to dwindle as they all missed out here after big snubs last week. Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") and Scarlett Johannson (a voice over performance in "Her"), meanwhile, arguably got the biggest boosts from somewhat surprising nominations here (aided by the fact that the Critics Choice Awards give six nominations in each acting category).

Then of course there's the fairly new action and comedy-specific categories, which notably have 3 extra nominations to "American Hustle" where "12 Years" was ineligible (for best comedy and two comedy acting bids for Bale and Adams). The categories continued to offer frustrating and non-sensical nominations in a clear bid to give as many nominations as possible to big stars. Sandra Bullock and Leonardo DiCaprio got noms for best action actress and best comedy actor, respectively, for "Gravity" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." But then bizarrely neither film was nominated for best action movie or best comedy movie (despite both getting best overall picture nods). Bullock actually got another nomination for "The Heat" (which did get a best comedy movie nod as well), bringing her overall count here to 3. Surely that means the Critics Choice Awards will get her on that stage one way or another...

Full list of nominations below:

'12 Years a Slave'
'12 Years a Slave'

BEST PICTURE
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
 
BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford – All Is Lost
 
BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini – Enough Said
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
 
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Scarlett Johansson – Her
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
                                                                       
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
Liam James – The Way Way Back
Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
Tye Sheridan – Mud
 
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
 
BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Spike Jonze – Her
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Nomination list continues on next page.

This article is related to: Awards Season Roundup, Critics' Groups







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