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[12/11/12 - 08:56 AM]
"Lincoln" Leads with a Record Setting 13 Nominations for the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The winners will be announced live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Thursday, January 10 on The CW.

[via press release from The CW]

"LINCOLN" LEADS WITH A RECORD SETTING 13 NOMINATIONS FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

"LES MISÉRABLES" SCORES 11 NOMINATIONS AND "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK" IS A TOP CONTENDER WITH 10 NOMINATIONS

CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER FAN VOTED AWARD

AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE CW NETWORK THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT

(Los Angeles, CA - December 11, 2012) - 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 10, 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 Livings 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.

"This has been a truly spectacular year in filmmaking and our voters had an embarrassment of riches to choose from," says BFCA President Joey Berlin. "To recognize the remarkable achievements across every genre of filmmaking we have added several new categories this year, including often overlooked performances in Comedy and Action. And to add even more fun, we're letting fans in on the voting in one special category."

Movie fans can indeed vote on their favorite film franchise and watch as the winner is announced live on the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on The CW on January 10th. This is the first fan-voted award in the history of the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The nominees include: Batman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, James Bond/007, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Star Wars, Toy Story and Twilight. Voting begins today and fans can vote on The Official Critics' Choice Movie Awards Site, The CW and many of the Internet's most popular entertainment sites including CELEBUZZ, POPSUGAR, Entertainment Weekly, Rotten Tomatoes, Wonderwall, Summit Entertainment, Warner Bros., AreYouScreening, Awards Circuit, Screen It, Slug Mag, Lights Camera Jackson and Scene Stealers.

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 today's film going public. Eligible films were released in 2012. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Historically, the Critics' Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Among the attendees at last year's show were George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Bob Dylan, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.

Final ballots for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be sent to BFCA members on January 7, 2013 with a deadline for returning final ballots on January 8, 2013.

The 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. The BFCA and Berlin Entertainment are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and Lance Klein of WME.

About The Broadcast Film Critics Association:

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (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 today's film going public. The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members. For additional information about the BFCA and its membership, visit its website at www.criticschoice.com.

About The CW

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America's fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, particularly women, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning block.

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 18th ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

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

NOMINEES BY PICTURE FOR THE 18th ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

21 JUMP STREET - 2 Nominations
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy/Channing Tatum

A ROYAL AFFAIR - 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

ACT OF VALOR - 1 Nomination
Best Song/"For You"

AMOUR - 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Emmanuelle Riva
Best Foreign Language Film

ANNA KARENINA - 2 Nominations
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design

ARGO - 7 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor/Alan Arkin
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/Ben Affleck
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Score

THE AVENGERS - 3 Nominations
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie/Robert Downey Jr.

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD - 3 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Quvenzhane Wallis
Best Young Actress/Quvenzhane Wallis

BERNIE - 3 Nominations
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy/Jack Black
Best Actress in a Comedy/Shirley MacLaine

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL - 1 Nomination
Best Acting Ensemble

BRAVE - 2 Nominations
Best Animated Feature
Best Song/ "Learn Me Right"

BULLY - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 1 Nomination
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

CLOUD ATLAS - 3 Nominations
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects

COMPLIANCE - 1 Nomination
Best Supporting Actress/Ann Dowd

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - 4 Nominations
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie/Christian Bale
Best Actress in an Action Movie/Anne Hathaway

DJANGO UNCHAINED - 2 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Original Screenplay

END OF WATCH - 1 Nomination
Best Actor in an Action Movie/Jake Gyllenhaal

FLIGHT - 2 Nominations
Best Actor/Denzel Washington
Best Original Screenplay

FRANKENWEENIE - 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

GINGER & ROSA - 1 Nomination
Best Young Actress/Elle Fanning

HAYWIRE - 1 Nomination
Best Actress in an Action Movie/Gina Carano

THE HOBBIT - 4 Nominations
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects

THE HUNGER GAMES - 1 Nomination
Best Actress in an Action Movie/Jennifer Lawrence

THE IMPOSSIBLE - 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Naomi Watts
Best Young Actor/Tom Holland

THE IMPOSTER - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

THE INTOUCHABLES - 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

LES MISéRABLES - 11 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Hugh Jackman
Best Supporting Actress/Anne Hathaway
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/Tom Hooper
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Song/ "Suddenly"

LIFE OF PI - 9 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Young Actor/Suraj Sharma
Best Director/Ang Lee
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Score

LINCOLN - 13 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actor/Tommy Lee Jones
Best Supporting Actress/Sally Field
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/Steven Spielberg
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Score

LOOPER - 5 Nominations
Best Original Screenplay
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie/Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Best Actress in an Action Movie/Emily Blunt
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

MADAGASCAR 3 - 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

MAGIC MIKE - 1 Nomination
Best Supporting Actor/Matthew McConaughey

THE MASTER - 7 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Joaquin Phoenix
Best Supporting Actor/Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Supporting Actress/Amy Adams
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Score

MOONRISE KINGDOM - 5 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Young Actress/Kara Hayward
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay
Best Score

PARANORMAN - 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 1 Nomination
Best Song/"Still Alive"

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER - 2 Nominations
Best Young Actor/Logan Lerman
Best Adapted Screenplay

PITCH PERFECT - 1 Nomination
Best Actress in a Comedy/Rebel Wilson

PROMETHEUS - 1 Nomination
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

RISE OF THE GUARDIANS - 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

RUST AND BONE- 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Marion Cotillard
Best Foreign Language Film

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

THE SESSIONS - 2 Nominations
Best Actor/John Hawkes
Best Supporting Actress/Helen Hunt

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK - 10 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Bradley Cooper
Best Actress/Jennifer Lawrence
Best Supporting Actor/Robert De Niro
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/David O. Russell
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy/Bradley Cooper
Best Actress in a Comedy/Jennifer Lawrence

SKYFALL - 7 Nominations
Best Supporting Actor/Javier Bardem
Best Supporting Actress/Judi Dench
Best Cinematography
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in an Action Movie/Daniel Craig
Best Actress in an Action Movie/Judi Dench
Best Song/"Skyfall"

TED - 3 Nominations
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy/Mark Wahlberg
Best Actress in a Comedy/Mila Kunis

THIS IS 40 - 3 Nominations
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy/Paul Rudd
Best Actress in a Comedy/Leslie Mann

WEST OF MEMPHIS - 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

WRECK IT RALPH - 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

ZERO DARK THIRTY - 5 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Jessica Chastain
Best Director/Kathryn Bigelow
Best Original Screenplay
Best Editing





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