MUMBAI: Steven Spielberg‘s biopic ‘Lincoln‘ has got 13 nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association the most any film has managed from this group ever. The previous highest was ‘Black Swan‘ a couple of years ago which got 12 nominations but went on to only win one award for Natalie Portman.
This year the musical ‘Les Miserables‘ got 11 nominations. ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ which has won many critics awards only got five nominations. Apart from these three films the other best picture nominees are Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi which is set in India, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook.
Daniel Day-Lewis is the favourite to win best actor for ‘Lincoln‘. Keeping him company are Bradley Cooper for ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘, John Hawkes for ‘The Sessions‘, Hugh Jackman for ‘Les Misérables‘. Joaquin Phoenix for ‘The Master‘ and Denzel Washington for ‘Flight‘.
Best Actress is a showdown between Jessica Chastain for ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ and Jennifer Lawrence for ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘. The other nominees are French actress Marion Cotillard for ‘Rust and Bone‘, another French actress Emmanuelle Riva for ‘Amour‘, Quvenzhané Wallis for ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild‘ and Naomi Watts for ‘The Impossible‘.
If ‘Lincoln‘ has serious momentum then Tommy Lee Jones could win in the supporting actor category. The other nominees here are Alan Arkin for ‘Argo‘, Javier Bardem who played the villain in the Bond film ‘Skyfall‘, Robert De Niro for ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ Philip Seymour Hoffman for ‘The Master‘. and Matthew McConaughey for ‘Magic Mike‘.
‘Skyfall‘ got seven nominations including two for Judi Dench. Apart from Dench the other nominees for supporting actress are Amy Adams for ‘The Master‘, Judi Dench for ‘Skyfall‘, Ann Dowd for ‘Compliance‘, Sally Field for ‘Lincoln‘, Anne Hathaway for ‘Les Misérables‘ and Helen Hunt for ‘The Sessions‘.
For Best Acting Ensemble the nominees are ‘Argo‘, ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel‘, ‘Les Misérables‘, ‘Lincoln‘, ‘Moonrise Kingdom‘ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘.
For Best Director the nominees are Ben Affleck for ‘Argo‘, Kathryn Bigelow for ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘, Tom Hooper for ‘Les Misérables‘, Ang Lee for ‘Life of Pi‘, David O. Russell for ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ and Steven Spielberg for ‘Lincoln‘.