The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

Lincoln film by Steven Spielberg gets record 13 Critics Choice nominations


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.