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TORONTO – Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln leads the Vancouver Film Critics Circle upcoming movie awards with five nominations.
In the best film competition, Lincoln is joined by Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master.
Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis received a nomination for best actor, alongside The Master’s Joaquin Phoenix and The Sessions‘ John Hawkes.
Spielberg and Bigelow will also face off for best director against Ang Lee for Life of Pi.
And the VFCC’s best screenplay category has Lincoln’s Tony Kushner contend against Mark Boal for Zero Dark Thirty and Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained.
The best actress competition sees Jessica Chastain contend with her star turn for Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.
Vancouver film critics also nominated in the best supporting actor category Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln, Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master and Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained.
The best supporting actress competition sees Amy Adams for The Master go up against Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables and Helen Hunt for The Sessions.
Elsewhere, the nominees for best documentary are Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, How to Survive a Plague and Searching for Sugar Man, while the best foreign language film nominations go to Amour, Holy Motors and The Intouchables.
In the Canadian film competition, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis snagged five nominations, including Robert Pattinson for best actor and Sarah Gadon and Samantha Morton both entered in the best supporting actress category.
The VFCC’s 13th annual awards ceremony will be held in Vancouver on January 7.
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