Lincoln is leading the pack of nominees for the 2013 Critics Choice Awards.

The Steven Spielberg film, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States, has scored a record 13 nods.

The drama will compete for Best Picture alongside Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.

Daniel and co-stars Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones have also been nominated in the Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor categories, respectively.

Tom Hooper’s big screen version of Les Miserables trailed with an impressive 11 nominations.

In addition to the Best Picture category, the film earned nods for Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway).

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook earned ten nominations. Its star Jennifer Lawrence has the most nominations of any individual, with nods for Best Actress, Best Actress in a Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble an Best Actress in an Action Movie. The latter is for her role in The Hunger Games.

Ang Lee’s Life of Pi followed Silver Linings with nine nominations while Ben Affleck’s Argo, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Sam Mendes’ Bond film Skyfall each earned seven.

The 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards will broadcast on January 10 on America’s CW network.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:


Beasts of the Southern Wild

Django Unchained

Les Misérables

Life of Pi


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:


The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables


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 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

David Magee – Life of Pi

Tony Kushner – Lincoln

Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

Best Cinematography:

Les Misérables – Danny Cohen

Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda

Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski

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 Misérables – 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 Misérables – Melanie Ann Oliver and Chris Dickens

Life of Pi – Tim Squyres

Lincoln – Michael Kahn

Zero Dark Thirty – William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor

Best Costume Design:

Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran

Cloud Atlas – Kym Barrett and Pierre-Yves Gayraud

The Hobbit – Bob Buck, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor

Les Misérables – Paco Delgado

Lincoln – Joanna Johnston

Best Make-up:

Cloud Atlas

The Hobbit

Les Misérables


Best Visual Effects:

The Avengers

Cloud Atlas

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit

Life of Pi

Best Animated Feature:



Madagascar 3


Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

Best Action Movie:

The Avengers

The Dark Knight Rises



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:


Silver Linings Playbook


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:

The Cabin in the Woods



Best Foreign Language Film:


The Intouchables

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

Best Documentary Feature:


The Central Park Five

The Imposter

The Queen of Versailles

Searching for Sugar Man

West of Memphis

Best Song:

For You – performed by Keith Urban/written by Monty Powell & Keith Urban – Act of Valor

Learn Me Right – performed by Birdy with Mumford & Sons/written by Mumford & Sons – Brave

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 Misérables

Best Score:

Argo – Alexandre Desplat

Life of Pi – Mychael Danna

Lincoln – John Williams

The Master – Jonny Greenwood

Moonrise Kingdom – Alexandre Desplat