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Lincoln film by Steven Spielberg gets record 13 Critics Choice nominations

Published on Dec 12, 2012 10:45 AM
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis portrays President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln in this publicity photo released to Reuters on Dec 11, 2012. The film garnered 13 nominations for the 18th annual Broadcast Film Critics awards announced on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Steven Spielberg's Lincoln landed a record-breaking 13 nominations for the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Tuesday, ahead of musical Les Miserables and indie comedy Silver Linings Playbook.

Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, was nominated for best picture and best director, while actors Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field got individual nods as well as one for best acting ensemble.

It is the first time a film has landed 13 nominations for the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Black Swan, with 12 in 2011, held the previous record.

Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty, which has been winning accolades in early awards circles, picked up only five nominations from the group.

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