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Critics' Choice Movie Awards favor 12 Years a Slave

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The 2014 nominees are...

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards are following in the footsteps of SAG and the Golden Globes. Once again, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle are in the lead with the most nominations.

12 Years a Slave Critics Choice

The nominees for the 2014 Critics' Choice Movie Awards have been announced. Unlike other award shows, they cover the gamut from artsy films to summer blockbusters. They leave no stone unturned. Despite the wide array of competition, 12 Years a Slave still managed to come out on top. The Steve McQueen drama earned 13 nominations, including Best Picture.

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But 12 Years a Slave isn't the only film on critics' minds. David O. Russell's American Hustle also scored 13 nominations, in most of the same categories. There are healthy showings from Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity with its 10 nominations, and The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Captain Phillips and Nebraska all received six.

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The Critics' Choice Movie Awards have lighter categories such as Best Action Movie that gives The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Iron Man 3 some shine. One of the biggest surprises is Henry Cavill's nod for Best Actor in an Action Movie for Man of Steel.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Picture

  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
  • Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford – All Is Lost

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Judi Dench – Philomena
  • Brie Larson – Short Term 12
  • Meryl Streep – August: Osage County
  • Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor

  • Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl – Rush
  • Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

  • Scarlett Johansson – Her
  • Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
  • June Squibb – Nebraska
  • Oprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels' The Butler

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Asa Butterfield – Ender’s Game
  • Adele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Liam James – The Way Way Back
  • Sophie Nelisse – The Book Thief
  • Tye Sheridan – Mud

Best Acting Ensemble

  • American Hustle
  • August: Osage County
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Nebraska
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

  • Eric Singer and David O. Russell – American Hustle
  • Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
  • Spike Jonze – Her
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Bob Nelson – Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Tracy Letts – August: Osage County
  • Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
  • Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope – Philomena
  • John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
  • Terence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Cinematography

  • Emmanuel Lubezki – Gravity
  • Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Phedon Papamichael – Nebraska
  • Roger Deakins – Prisoners
  • Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave

Best Art Direction

  • Andy Nicholson (Production Designer) and Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator) – Gravity
  • Catherine Martin (Production Designer) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) – The Great Gatsby
  • K.K. Barrett (Production Designer) and Gene Serdena (Set Decorator) – Her
  • Dan Hennah (Production Designer) and Ra Vincent (Set Decorator) – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Adam Stockhausen (Production Designer) and Alice Baker (Set Decorator) – 12 Years a Slave

Best Editing

  • Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – American Hustle
  • Christopher Rouse – Captain Phillips
  • Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger – Gravity
  • Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hill – Rush
  • Joe Walker – 12 Years a Slave
  • Thelma Schoonmaker – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Costume Design

  • Michael Wilkinson – American Hustle
  • Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby
  • Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey and Richard Taylor – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Daniel Orlandi – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Patricia Norris – 12 Years a Slave

Best Makeup

  • American Hustle
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • Rush
  • 12 Years a Slave

Best Visual Effects

  • Gravity
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim
  • Star Trek into Darkness

Best Animated Feature

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen
  • Monsters University
  • The Wind Rises

Best Action Movie

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Lone Survivor
  • Rush
  • Star Trek into Darkness

Best Actor in an Action Movie

  • Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
  • Brad Pitt – World War Z
  • Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie

  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3

Best Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Enough Said
  • The Heat
  • This Is the End
  • The Way Way Back
  • The World’s End

Best Actor in a Comedy

  • Christian Bale – American Hustle
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street
  • James Gandolfini – Enough Said
  • Simon Pegg – The World’s End
  • Sam Rockwell – The Way Way Back

Best Actress in a Comedy

  • Amy Adams – American Hustle
  • Sandra Bullock – The Heat
  • Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
  • Melissa McCarthy – The Heat

Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie

  • The Conjuring
  • Gravity
  • Star Trek into Darkness
  • World War Z

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • Wadjda

Best Documentary Feature

  • The Act of Killing
  • Blackfish
  • Stories We Tell
  • Tim's Vermeer
  • 20 Feet from Stardom

Best Song

  • "Atlas" – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • "Happy" – Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2
  • "Let It Go" – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen
  • "Ordinary Love" – U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • "Please Mr. Kennedy" – Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis
  • "Young and Beautiful" – Lana Del Rey – The Great Gatsby

Best Score

  • Steven Price – Gravity
  • Arcade Fire – Her
  • Thomas Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
  • Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

The 19th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards will Jan. 16 at 8/7c on The CW.

What do you think of this year's nominees?

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