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'Lincoln', 'Les Misérables' Lead 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards Nominations

By Aly Semigran, Hollywood.com Staff

Sure, everyone's a critic, but not everybody gets to actually vote for which movies are nominated for the Critics Choice Awards. That perk is left for the pros. And those very critics have officially spoken, announcing the nominations for the 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards.

Steven Spielberg's presidential biopic Lincoln leads the nods, with a whopping 13 nominations, the most any film has ever received in the show's history. Not only did the historical drama and Spielberg himself earn nods for Best Picture and Best Director, respectively, but so did leading man and current Best Actor frontrunner, the transformative Daniel Day Lewis, as well as Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. The entire Lincoln cast is also up for Best Acting Ensemble.

Not far behind is Tom Hooper's adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical Les Misérables, which earned 11 nominations and will compete against Lincoln in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), and Best Acting Ensemble.

But don't get concerned that the Broadcast Film Critics Association is too stodgy a bunch with choices like Lincoln and Les Misérables. They also rewarded the far edgier Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell's mental illness romantic comedy, with an impressive 10 nominations. In fact, Silver Linings Playbook's being one of the few comedies nominated is what helped propel it; both its leads Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are nominated in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories, and for Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy, as well.

So where does this put Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, the tense action drama about the hunt and capture of Osama bin Laden, which has been dominant in the early stages of the Oscar race thus far? While the film earned five Critics Choice Awards nominations, it was still trumped by Argo, The Master, and Skyfall (which earned seven nods each). With the exception of powerful leading lady Jessica Chastain, the huge ensemble cast was surprisingly left off of the Best Acting Ensemble list. While Bigelow won both Best Director and Best Picture for The Hurt Locker in 2009, if Lincoln keeps up its momentum towards a victory, it could decide the fate of both films at the Oscars. Over the past decade, seven of the ten films to win Best Picture at the Critics Choice Awards have gone on to win the Academy Award.

The Critics Choice Awards will air live on The CW on Friday, January 10. Check out the full list of nominees here:

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

[Photo credit: 20th Century Fox]

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