19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Nominations

“American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” lead all films in nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced on Monday. The two films each received 13 nominations, to 10 for “Gravity” and six each for “Captain Phillips,” “Her,” “Nebraska” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The “Hustle” and “Slave” totals tied the record for nominations set by “Lincoln” last year.

Best-picture nominees include “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “12 Years a Slave” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” all of which also received nominations for their directing.

Best-pic contenders without director nominations are “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Because the CCMA has separate comedy, action-movie and sci-fi/horror categories, “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Her” and “Nebraska” were eligible in fewer categories than “Gravity,” which also received nominations in the action and sci-fi categories, and “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which landed comedy nods.

Sandra Bullock received three nominations for two performances, a comedy-actress nod for “The Heat” and best-actress and action-actress noms for “Gravity.” Jennifer Lawrence received an action-actress nomination for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and a supporting-actress nom for “American Hustle,” while Christian Bale and James Gandolfini were nominated for “Hustle” and “Enough Said,” respectively, in both the acting and comedy-acting categories.

The top contenders or critically-lauded performers missing from the CCMA nominations include Oscar Isaac from “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer from “Fruitvale Station,” Idris Elba from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and Jonah Hill from “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

For the third time in the last week — the first two being nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes — Tom Hanks was nominated for his lead role in “Captain Phillips,” but not for his supporting role in “Saving Mr. Banks.”

Adele Exarchopoulos from “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and Leonardo DiCaprio from “The Wolf of Wall Street” were both left out of the marquee best actress and best actor categories, though they were nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress and Best Actor in a Comedy, respectively.

Scarlett Johansson received a nomination for her voice-only supporting role in “Her.” My question is why?

With a lineup of 29 categories swollen by the TV-friendly action, sci-fi and comedy categories, the CCMA can be an uncomfortable hybrid – a group of critics’ awards where “Fruitvale Station” was left out entirely but “Man of Steel” got a nomination, and where Palme d’Or winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color” received half as many nominations, two, as “Iron Man 3.”

The awards are chosen by the members of the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States, with nearly 300 television, radio and online critics.

The BFCA has been giving out awards since 1995, and prides itself on being the most accurate predictor of Oscar success.

The 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will take place on Jan. 16, about 10 hours after Oscar nominations are announced. For the second consecutive year and will be broadcast on the CW Network.

Aisha Tyler will host the show.

The nominees:

BEST PICTURE “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Inside Llewyn Davis” “Nebraska” “Saving Mr. Banks” “12 Years a Slave” “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST ACTOR Christian Bale, “American Hustle” Bruce Dern, “Nebraska” Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips” Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

BEST ACTRESS Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” Sandra Bullock, “Gravity” Judi Dench, “Philomena” Brie Larson, “Short Term 12” Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County” Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips” Daniel Bruhl, “Rush” Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle” Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave” James Gandolfini, “Enough Said” Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Scarlett Johansson, “Her” Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave” Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County” June Squibb, “Nebraska” Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Asa Butterfield, “Ender’s Game” Adele Exarchopoulos, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” Liam James, “The Way Way Back” Sophie Nelisse, “The Book Thief” Tye Sheridan, “Mud”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE “American Hustle” “August: Osage County” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” “Nebraska” “12 Years a Slave” “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips” Spike Jonze, “Her” Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave” David O. Russell, “American Hustle” Martin Scorsese, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Eric Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle” Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine” Spike Jonze, “Her” Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, “Inside Llewyn Davis” Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Tracy Letts, “August: Osage County” Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight” Billy Ray, “Captain Phillips” Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, “Philomena” John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave” Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Emmanuel Lubezki, “Gravity” Bruno Delbonnel, “Inside Llewyn Davis” Phedon Papamichael, “Nebraska” Roger Deakins, “Prisoners” Sean Bobbitt, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST ART DIRECTION Andy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator), “Gravity” Catherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator), “The Great Gatsby” K.K. Barrett (Production Designer), Gene Serdena (Set Decorator), “Her” Dan Hennah (Production Designer), Ra Vincent (Set Decorator), “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator), “12 Years a Slave”

BEST EDITING Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers, “American Hustle” Christopher Rouse, “Captain Phillips” Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger, “Gravity” Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill, “Rush” Joe Walker, “12 Years a Slave” Thelma Schoonmaker, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Michael Wilkinson, “American Hustle” Catherine Martin, “The Great Gatsby” Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Daniel Orlandi, “Saving Mr. Banks” Patricia Norris, “12 Years a Slave”

BEST MAKEUP “American Hustle” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” “Rush” “12 Years a Slave”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Gravity” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” “Iron Man 3” “Pacific Rim” “Star Trek into Darkness”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” “Frozen” “Monsters University” “The Wind Rises”

BEST ACTION MOVIE “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” “Iron Man 3” “Lone Survivor” “Rush” “Star Trek into Darkness”

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE Henry Cavill, “Man of Steel” Robert Downey Jr., “Iron Man 3” Brad Pitt, “World War Z” Mark Wahlberg, “Lone Survivor”

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE Sandra Bullock, “Gravity” Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Evangeline Lilly, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Gwyneth Paltrow, “Iron Man 3”

BEST COMEDY “American Hustle” “Enough Said” “The Heat” “This Is the End” “The Way Way Back” “The World’s End”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY Christian Bale, “American Hustle” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” James Gandolfini, “Enough Said” Simon Pegg, “The World’s End” Sam Rockwell, “The Way Way Back”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Amy Adams, “American Hustle” Sandra Bullock, “The Heat” Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said” Melissa McCarthy, “The Heat”

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE “The Conjuring” “Gravity” “Star Trek into Darkness” “World War Z”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Blue Is the Warmest Color” “The Great Beauty” “The Hunt” “The Past” “Wadjda”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “The Act of Killing” “Blackfish” “Stories We Tell” “Tim’s Vermeer” “20 Feet from Stardom”

BEST SONG “Atlas,” Coldplay, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” “Happy,” Pharrell Williams, “Despicable Me 2” “Let It Go,” Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen” “Ordinary Love,” U2, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver, “Inside Llewyn Davis” “Young and Beautiful,” Lana Del Rey, “The Great Gatsby”

BEST SCORE Steven Price, “Gravity” Arcade Fire, “Her” Thomas Newman, “Saving Mr. Banks” Hans Zimmer, “12 Years a Slave”

Carla Renata

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