‘Lincoln’ honored with most Critics’ Choice Award nominations ever

By: Tucker Harrington

“Lincoln,” directed by Steven Spielberg, has had an impressive run in theaters after grossing more than $97,922,871 since opening on December 16 nationwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Now, the film is garnering even more praise by way of 13 Critics Choice Movie Award nominations, the most nods for a single film to date.

The film is up for prestigious recognition awards in categories like Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Fields, respectively), Best Acting Ensemble and Best Director among others, The Wrap reports.

The big screen adaptation of “Les Miserables” is close behind in nominations with 11, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) and Best Acting Ensemble. Spielberg has some stiff competition in the Best Director category, as he is up against Ben Affleck for “Argo,” Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty,” Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables” and David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Fans of “Lincoln” or any of the other films, actors and actresses nominated, can tune into the CW channel on January 10, according to the Los Angeles Times.