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'Lincoln' scores a record-breaking 13 Critics' Choice nominations

December 11, 2012|By Susan King
  • Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, earned 13 Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis… (David James )

Steven Spielberg's historical epic "Lincoln" earned a record-shattering 13 Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations Tuesday morning. Among its nods were best film, best director for Steven Spielberg, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, best supporting actress for Sally Field, best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and best acting ensemble.

The lavish musical "Les Miserables" followed with 11 nominations, while the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" scored 10. 

Joining "Lincoln" in the best picture category are "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "The Master," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty." 

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Vying with Day-Lewis for best actor are Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Hugh Jackman for  "Les Miserables," Joaquin Phoenix for  "The Master" and Denzel Washington for "Flight." 

Best actress nominations went to Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty," Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Emmanuelle Riva for "Amour," Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and Naomi Watts for "The Impossible."

Joining Jones in the supporting actor category are Alan Arkin for "Argo," Javier Bardem for "Skyfall," Robert De Niro for "Silver Linings Playbook," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master" and Matthew McConaughey for "Magic Mike."

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 Besides Field, supporting actress nominations went to Amy Adams for "The Master," Judi Dench for "Skyfall," Ann Dowd for "Compliance," Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables" and Helen Hunt for "The Sessions."

For best young actor/actress the nominees are Elle Fanning for "Ginger & Rosa," Kara Hayward for "Moonrise Kingdom," Tom Holland for "The Impossible," Logan Lerman for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Suraj Sharma for "Life of Pi" and Quavenzhane Wallis for "Beast of the Southern Wild."

Joining "Lincoln" in the best acting ensemble category are "Argo," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

Competing with Spielberg for best director are Ben Affleck for "Argo," Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty," Tom Hooper for "Les Miserables," Ang Lee for "Life of Pi" and David O. Russell for "Silver Linings Playbook"."

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Nominated for best animated feature are "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Madagascar 3," "ParaNorman," "Rise of the Guardians" and"Wreck-It-Ralph," while  "The Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Looper" and "Skyfall" earned best action movie nominations.

Best comedy nominations went to "Bernie," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Ted," "This is 40" and "21 Jump Street." 

"Amour," "The Intouchables," "A Royal Affair" and "Rust and Bone" scored best foreign language film  nominations, while "Bully," "The Central Park Five," "The Imposter," "The Queen of Versailles," "Searching for Sugar Man" and "West of Memphis" were nominated for best documentary feature.

The 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be handed out Jan. 10--the same day that the Academy Award nominations are announced--at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica and telecast on the CW.

For a complete list of nominees, click here.

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