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12 Years a Slave and American Hustle both earned 13 nominations for the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Image ©Fox Searchlight Pictures

Christmas Comes Early With Critics Choice Nominations

Christmas is just around the corner but for some in the movie industry the celebrations have already started. This week the Broadcast Film Critics Association (our reviewer Rod Gustafson is a voting member) announced the nominees for this years 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be named at a live ceremony on January 16, 2014 at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The movies American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave tied for the most nominations. Each earned 13 including nods for Best Picture. The other nominations for this year are as follows:

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

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

American Hustle

American Hustle

Crime and corruption take center stage in this 70s drama

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

Slavery is shown in all its horrific reality in this disturbing drama based on true events

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips

Tense action ensues when pirates kidnap a ship's captain

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Idris Elba has big shoes to fill in the role of Nelson Mandela in this bio-pic

The Heat

The Heat

The Way Way Back

The Way Way Back

The Conjuring

The Conjuring

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

A mission gone terribly wrong leaves only one man standing

World War Z

World War Z

This Is The End

This Is The End

The World’s End

The World’s End

Man of Steel

Man of Steel

Frozen

Frozen

Don't let the cold keep you from this frosty tale of sibling affection

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The pawns in this game are about to make a move of their own design

The Croods

The Croods

Monsters University

Monsters University

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

A shadow falls across the universe when a powerful enemy arrises.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

Philomena

Philomena

One mother's search to find the baby she gave up takes her to America

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Dwarves, dragons and orcs battle it out for the kingdom of Erebor in Part 2 of Peter Jackson's trilogy

Prisoners

Prisoners

Mud

Mud

Life in the bayou changes for two teens when they meet a criminal on the run.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Learning to read becomes one girl's way to protest Nazi rule

Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game

What a way to justify hours of video game playing

August: Osage County

August: Osage County

Tempers flair in the heat of a family tragedy.

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

It's a train wreck you see coming a mile away

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

Enough Said

Enough Said

Digging up dirt makes for a bad foundation in a new relationship

All Is Lost

All Is Lost

Endless waves and little dialogue means your attention may be the first thing lost

Gravity

Gravity

Sandra Bullock pulls you along on the ride of a lifetime

Rush

Rush

Speed and adrenaline combine for an explosive race track story

Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

A portrait of a starving artist

Nebraska

Nebraska

This black and white road trip exposes the details of a father/son relationship

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

It takes more than a spoonful of sugar to sweeten the protagonist in this delightful story

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

Sex, sin and scandal run rampant among stockbrokers in this explicit drama.

Her

Her

The line between technology and reality blurs for one lonely man