The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 18th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced live at the Critics Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 11, 2013 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will broadcast live on The CW Network at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Lincoln received a record-setting 13 nominations for the 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, beating out previous record holder Black Swan, which had 12 nominations in 2011. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln garnered nods for Best Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Steven Spielberg, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Score.
Following closely behind is Les Misérables, which received 11 nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for Hugh Jackman, Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Song for Suddenly.
David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook also impressed with 10 nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actor for Robert De Niro, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David O. Russell, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy for Bradley Cooper and Best Actress in a Comedy Jennifer Lawrence.
Life of Pi earned 9 nominations, and Argo, The Master and Skyfall each garnered 7 nominations. Jennifer Lawrence leads the female nominees with nods for Best Actress, Best Actress in a Comedy and Best Acting Ensemble for Silver Linings Playbook as well as Best Actress in an Action Movie for The Hunger Games. Bradley Cooper leads the male nominees with nods for Best Actor, Best Actor in a Comedy and Best Acting Ensemble for Silver Linings Playbook. Judi Dench was nominated for both Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in an Action Movie for Skyfall and nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated for Best Actress and Best Young Actress for Beasts of the Southern Wild, contributing to the film’s 3 nominations, including Best Picture.
The Critics Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 270 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for todays film going public. Eligible films were released in 2012. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.