Tuesday, 11 December 2012

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS: Lincoln, Les Miz and Linings dominate 2013 nominations

MAKING A SCENE: (Clockwise): Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miz, and Lincoln.

Awards season is officially off and running. Setting the pace is Steven Spielberg's “Lincoln,” which dominated Tuesday’s announcements of nominees for the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards with a record-setting 13 nominations. The epic historical drama took nods for best picture, director, adapted screenplay, editing, art direction, costume design, cinematography, makeup, and score, as well as acting nominations for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.

Tom Hooper's “Les Miserables” and David O. Russell's “Silver Linings Playbook” were next in line with 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, including best picture. The three films were joined in that race by “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Life of Pi,” “The Master,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Winners will be known on January 10, when the awards are handed during a ceremony to be aired. Here’s a look at the key categories. To see the complete list visit criticschoice.com.

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 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”

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