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Critics' Choice Awards: American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave have 13 nominations each

The upcoming 19th annual Critics’ Choice Awards promises to be a two horse race with 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle leading the most nominations with 13 each. Both movies have been nominated for best picture, best acting ensemble, best director and best screenplay (or best adapted screenplay for 12 Years a Slave).

Both movies have strong casts so we’re not surprised that the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s annual awards has given nominations for Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o from 12 Years and Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale from American Hustle.

Other nominations for best picture include Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Saving Mr Banks and Inside Llewyn Davis. There weren’t any real shock omissions from the nominations list, although Tom Hanks (Saving Mr Banks), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Jonah Hill (The Wolf on Wall Street) would have hope for some recognition if their Oscar hopes are to be realised. The awards night is Thursday January 16th, so we’ll know who’s won these honours next week.

List of nominees for the major categories in the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  • Best Picture nominees
  • 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 Nominees
  • 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 Nominees
  • 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 Nominees
  • 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 Nominees
  • 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 Director Nominees
  • 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

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