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.
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
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'.
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
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
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'.
Best Acting Ensemble the nominees are 'Argo', 'The Best
Exotic Marigold Hotel', 'Les Misérables', 'Lincoln',
'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
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'.