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Nominations for the 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards

As a member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association) I vote in the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. I'll be releasing my official ballot later, but for now, here are the nominations.
Winners to be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013.

BEST PICTURE Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln The Master Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln John Hawkes – The Sessions Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables Joaquin Phoenix – The Master Denzel Washington – Flight

BEST ACTRESS Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook Emmanuelle Riva – Amour Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild Naomi Watts – The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Alan Arkin – Argo Javier Bardem – Skyfall Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams – The Master Judi Dench – Skyfall Ann Dowd – Compliance Sally Field – Lincoln Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables Helen Hunt – The Sessions

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Elle Fanning – Ginger & Rosa Kara Hayward – Moonrise Kingdom Tom Holland – The Impossible Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE Argo The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Les Miserables Lincoln Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR Ben Affleck – Argo Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty Tom Hooper – Les Miserables Ang Lee – Life of Pi David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook Steven Spielberg – Lincoln

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained John Gatins – Flight Rian Johnson – Looper Paul Thomas Anderson – The Master Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola – Moonrise Kingdom Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Chris Terrio – Argo Tony Kushner – Lincoln David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook David Magee – Life of Pi Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski Les Miserables – Danny Cohen The Master – Mihai Malaimare Jr. Skyfall – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood/Production Designer, Katie Spencer/Set Decorator The Hobbit – Dan Hennah/Production Designer, Ra Vincent & Simon Bright/Set Decorators Les Miserables – Eve Stewart/Production Designer, Anna Lynch-Robinson/Set Decorator Life of Pi – David Gropman/Production Designer, Anna Pinnock/Set Decorator Lincoln – Rick Carter/Production Designer, Jim Erickson/Set Decorator

BEST EDITING Argo – William Goldenberg Les Miserables – Melanie Ann Oliver, Chris Dickens Life of Pi – Tim Squyres Lincoln – Michael Kahn Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett, Pierre-Yves Gayraud The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor Les Miserables – Paco Delgado Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

BEST MAKEUP Cloud Atlas The Hobbit Les Miserables Lincoln

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS The Avengers Cloud Atlas The Dark Knight Rises The Hobbit Life of Pi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Brave Frankenweenie Madagascar 3 ParaNorman Rise of the Guardians Wreck-It Ralph

BEST ACTION MOVIE The Avengers The Dark Knight Rises Looper Skyfall

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises Daniel Craig – Skyfall Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Looper Jake Gyllenhaal – End of Watch

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE Emily Blunt – Looper Gina Carano – Haywire Judi Dench – Skyfall Anne Hathaway – The Dark Knight Rises Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games

BEST COMEDY Bernie Silver Linings Playbook Ted This Is 40 21 Jump Street

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY Jack Black – Bernie Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook Paul Rudd – This Is 40 Channing Tatum – 21 Jump Street Mark Wahlberg – Ted

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Mila Kunis – Ted Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook Shirley MacLaine – Bernie Leslie Mann – This Is 40 Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE Cabin in the Woods Looper Prometheus

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Amour The Intouchables A Royal Affair Rust and Bone

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Bully The Imposter Queen of Versailles Searching for Sugar Man The Central Park Five West of Memphis

BEST SONG “For You” – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Actor of Valor “Skyfall” – performed by Adele/written by Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth - Skyfall “Still Alive” – performed by Paul Williams/written by Paul Williams – Paul Williams Still Alive “Suddenly” – performed by Hugh Jackman/written by Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer – Les Miserables “Learn Me Right” – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

BEST SCORE Argo – Alexandre Desplat Life of Pi – Mychael Danna Lincoln – John Williams The Master – Jonny Greenwood Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat

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