Critics' Choice Awards Nominations Are Revealed! Who's on Top?

From Anne Hathaway to Daniel Day-Lewis, find out which talented movie stars earned nods this year!

If you're wondering what movies to see over the holidays, these critics have a few recommendations! Earlier today, the nominees for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards were announced, with the historical drama Lincoln, the historical musical Les Miserables, and the not-at-all-historical comedy Silver Linings Playbook leading the nominations.

Lincoln scored a coup this year with a record-setting 13 nominations, including best picture, best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best supporting actress (Sally Field), and best director (Steven Spielberg). Les Miserables followed close on its heels with 11 nominations, including Hugh Jackman for best actor and Anne Hathaway for best supporting actress. (Expect a Hathaway-versus-Field showdown to be a major theme this awards season.) The quirky Silver Linings Playbook carried ten nominations, with nods to actors Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.

Oh, but the plot thickens! Because the Critics Choice Awards breaks the nominations down into different categories, both Hathaway and Lawrence scored multiple acting nods. Hathaway is also up for best actress in an action movie for her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, where she'll be competing against Lawrence for her performance in The Hunger Games. (Tough call!) On top of that, Lawrence is up for a second nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, in the category of best actress in a comedy.

Though the major categories are fairly predictable, there are a few fun surprises this year. Javier Bardem and Judi Dench received best supporting actor and actress nominations, respectively, for their performances in the James Bond blockbuster Skyfall. Logan Lerman was recognized in the best young actor/actress category for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (though we imagine that this one is a lock for 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild). Matthew McConaughey made the best supporting actor category for his off-the-rails stripper in Magic Mike. And Rebel Wilson, one of the year's breakout stars, got a well-deserved nomination for best actress in a comedy for Pitch Perfect.

The Critics Choice Awards will be broadcast live on the CW on Jan. 10. And five days after that, the Oscar nominations are announced. Buckle your seatbelts: awards season has officially begun!

Here's a list of the major categories:

BEST PICTURE
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
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 Misérables
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
Quvenzhané 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 Misérables
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
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

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

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

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

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