'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Continue March to Oscar Showdown With Critics' Choice Noms

The Broadcast Film Critics Association stayed firmly in the mainstream today when this poor-man's Golden Globes followed the herd, keeping dual Oscar faves "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" atop the heap with 13 nominations each.

"Gravity" also stayed in the hunt in the runup to the Academy Awards with 10 nominations today for the 19th Critics' Choice Awards.

A point to remember this season: it's about the numbers and "Gravity" is essentially a duet, eligible for fewer acting nominations for its two-person cast, while "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" are big, star-studded ensemble pieces.

Following their success at last week's Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild nominations, those three movies can now be seen as the clear frontrunners. Meanwhile, indie darlings (aka the bridesmaids) "Nebraska," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Her," and "Dallas Buyers Club" made the BFCA's list of 10 Best Picture nominees, alongside Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "Captain Phillips."

[Related: 2014 Golden Globe Awards Nominations: '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Shine; 'Rush' Surprises]

Possibly in an effort to round up more talent for their Critics' Choice Movie Awards rodeo — to be broadcast live on Jan. 16 on The CW  – the group announced shamelessly long lists of nominees — six for Best Actor, Best Actress, and the Supporting categories, too, among many others.

With all those nominees there's no chance for an Oprah Winfrey or Robert Redford snub here. And no chance for top-tier talent without a real shot at the Oscar to escape the BFCA awards ceremony. The BFCA, in their effort to be star inclusive, have even tossed in Scarlett Johansson for her vocal talent in "Her."

On the plus side, the BFCA recognizes movies that are typically outside of the elitist, drama-heavy Awards run: films like "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." This also means that Jennifer Lawrence will go up against Sandra Bullock for Best Actress in an Action Movie.

Another good move is the recognition of comedies, particularly the Simon Pegg-Edgar Wright-Nick Frost collaboration "The World's End" – a funny movie that is unambiguously a comedy. And props to a Critics' Group so unstuffy that they recognize Pegg n the category Best Actor in a Comedy. Take that, "American Hustle's" Christian Bale!

With 280 members in the United States and Canada, the BFCA, a collection of radio, TV and online critics, boasts about being the largest critics' organization on the continent. But is bigger better?  Ask the cast of "Gravity."

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards:



"American Hustle"

"Captain Phillips"

"Dallas Buyers Club"



"Inside Llewyn Davis"


"Saving Mr. Banks"

"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"



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"



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"


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"


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"


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"


Acting Ensemble

"American Hustle"

"August: Osage County"

"Lee Daniels’ The Butler"


"12 Years a Slave"

"The Wolf of Wall Street"



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"


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"


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"



Emmanuel Lubezki — "Gravity"

Bruno Delbonnel — "Inside Llewyn Davis"

Phedon Papamichael — "Nebraska"

Roger Deakins — "Prisoners"

Sean Bobbitt — "12 Years a Slave"


Art Direction

Andy Nicholson (production designer), Rosie Goodwin (set decorator) — "Gravity"

Catherine Martin (production designer), Beverley Dunn (set decorator) — "The Great Gatsby"

K.K. Barrett (production designer), Gene Serdena (set decorator) — "Her"

Dan Hennah (production designer), Ra Vincent (set decorator) — "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Adam Stockhausen (production designer), Alice Baker (set decorator) — "12 Years a Slave"



Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers — "American Hustle"

Christopher Rouse — "Captain Phillips"

Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger — "Gravity"

Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill — "Rush"

Joe Walker — "12 Years a Slave"

Thelma Schoonmaker — "The Wolf of Wall Street"


Costume Design

Michael Wilkinson — "American Hustle"

Catherine Martin — "The Great Gatsby"

Bob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor — "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

Daniel Orlandi — "Saving Mr. Banks"

Patricia Norris — "12 Years a Slave"



"American Hustle"

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

"Lee Daniels’ The Butler"


"12 Years a Slave"


Visual Effects


"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

"Iron Man 3"

"Pacific Rim"

"Star Trek Into Darkness"


Animated Feature

"The Croods"

"Despicable Me 2"


"Monsters University"

"The Wind Rises"


Action Movie

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

"Iron Man 3"

"Lone Survivor"


"Star Trek Into Darkness"


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"


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"



"American Hustle"

"Enough Said"

"The Heat"

"This Is the End"

"The Way Way Back"

"The World’s End"


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"


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"


Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

"The Conjuring"


"Star Trek Into Darkness"

"World War Z"


Foreign Language Film

"Blue Is the Warmest Color"

"The Great Beauty"

"The Hunt"

"The Past"



Documentary Feature

"The Act of Killing"


"Stories We Tell"

"Tim’s Vermeer"

"20 Feet from Stardom"



"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"



Steven Price — "Gravity"

Arcade Fire — "Her"

Thomas Newman — "Saving Mr. Banks"

Hans Zimmer — "12 Years a Slave"