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'Lincoln' Earns Record Nominations from Broadcast Film Critics

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'Lincoln' Earns Record Nominations from Broadcast Film Critics
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Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led the way with a record 13 nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association Critic's Choice Movie Awards, but few films were overlooked with 10 nominees for Best Picture and six acting nominees in many categories. Even films like "Cabin in the Woods" got some love, as the BFCA includes a category for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

Also included are categories for Best Comedy Film, Best Action Film, and invidual acting categories for each genre. With such a plethora of nominations, one can't help but feel the BFCA was looking to include as many stars as possible, and didn't want to risk leaving any film out that might go on to garner Oscar accoldaes. In an excellent write-up at In Contention, Kristopher Tapley noted, "I have respect for what the BFCA brass have been trying to do -- build a principled alternative to the Golden Globes -- but the addition of a slew of categories this time around, awarding acting achievements per genre, reads more as an attempt to out-guest list the Globes than innocently recognizing 'often overlooked performances.' It feels like an excuse to just fill out the red carpet with more stars. Jake Gyllenhaal gets to walk for his admittedly stellar performance, but only because somehow 'End of Watch' is an 'action film.' "

Still, there were some nice surprises--Ann Dowd contines to earn recognition for her supporting role in "Compliance" and Javier Bardem got a nod for his Bond villain in "Skyfall." The rest are pretty much the usual suspects.The winners will be announced on Jan. 10 at a live ceremony broadcast on the CW.

Full list of nominees below.

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 Director
Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Tom Hooper, "Les Misérables"
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Kathryn Bigelow, "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 Adapted Screenplay
"Argo"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
"Silver Linings Playbook"

Best Original Screenplay
"Django Unchained"
"Flight"
"Looper"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Art Direction
"Anna Karenina"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"

Best Cinematography
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Skyfall"

Best Costume Design
"Anna Karenina"
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Misérables"
"Lincoln"

Best Editing
"Argo"
"Les Misérables"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

Best Makeup
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Les Misérables"
"Lincoln"

Best Score
"Argo"
"Life of Pi"
"Lincoln"
"The Master"
"Moonrise Kingdom"

Best Song
"For You" from "Act of Valor"
"Learn Me Right" from "Brave"
"Skyfall" from "Skyfall"
"Still Alive" from "Paul Williams Still Alive"
"Suddenly" from "Les Misérables"

Best Visual Effects
"The Avengers"
"Cloud Atlas"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"Life of Pi"

Best Animated Feature
"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"
"ParaNorman"
"Rise of the Guardians"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

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 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 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, "This is 40"

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"

 

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