‘Lincoln’ earns record 13 Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations

By Daniel S Levine,

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln earned the most nominations from the Critics Choice Movie Awards, coming away with 13, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced Tuesday.

Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President, as he tries to pass the amendment abolishing slavery. The film’s 13 nominations is the most ever at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, beating Black Swan’s 11 nominations, notes USA Today.

The film’s nominations include: best picture; best actor (Day-Lewis); supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones) and best supporting actress (Sally Field). The Los Angeles Times notes that its other nods came for acting ensemble, director, adapted screenplay, cinematography, art direction, costume design, makeup and score.

Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables earned 11 nominations. Its nominations include best picture; actor (Hugh Jackman); supporting actress (Anne Hathaway) and director.

Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty earned five nods, while Silver Linings Playbook had 10. Best were nominated for best picture.

The other best picture nominees include Life of Pi, Moonrise Kingdom, Django Unchained, Argo, The Master and Beasts of the Southern Wild.

A fan voted category was created for the first time, allowing moviegoers to pick their favorite film franchise at the awards website. Choices include Batman, Star Wars, Star Trek, James Bond, The Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Toy Story and Twilight.

The awards air live on The CW on Jan. 10.

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