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Critics Choice Movie Award Nominations: Full List, Snubs & Surprises

Critics Choice snubs and surprises
(Getty Images)The Critics Choice Movie Award nominations are here, and mostly in line with our latest Oscar predictionsAmerican Hustle and 12 Years a Slave are again the frontrunners with six nominations each. What we're learning, though, is just how strong a contender American Hustle is.

The best thing about the Critics Choice nominations, however, is that each category has an extra, sixth slot, so there's more room for surprises! With that in mind, we'll start with the snubs.

SNUBS

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Could the early predictions of an Oscar nod have been mistaken? Or have not enough critics seen The Wolf of Wall Street yet? Either way, an Academy nod for Leo is looking less likely after being snubbed in both the SAG nominations and the Critics Choice nominations.

Forest Whitaker (The Butler)
With six slots in the Critics Choice category, we would have figured Forest Whitaker would make it in, especially after a SAG nomination.

Tom Hanks (Saving Mr. Banks)
Tom Hanks won a nomination for Best Actor for Captain Phillips, but failed to clinch a second for Saving Mr. Banks, which is probably what will also happen with the Oscar nominations next month.

Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
After some buzz last week, we would have thought Sally Hawkins would win the sixth slot for her performance in Blue Jasmine.

The Butler
It didn't make the 10-movie Best Picture list, but Oprah did win her nomination for Best Supporting actress.

SURPRISES

Scarlett Johansson (Her)
Scarlett was kept out of the running for a Golden Globe because of a rule that precludes voice-over performances from winning awards. So it's nice to see her recognized for making a SIRI-like voice operating system — the object of Joaquin Phoenix's misplaced affections — seem genuinely lovable.

Brie Larson (Short Term 12)
The up-and-coming Larson caught critics' eyes in Short Term 12 this year, but the movie's general lack of mass appeal has kept her below the radar. So this is a pleasant surprise. She was also great this year in The Spectacular Now.

James Gandolfini (Enough Said)
Gandolfini is still a long-shot hopeful for an Oscar nod, so it's not totally out-of-the-blue to see him nominated here. The Supporting Actor category this year is very competitive and has proven, so far, very hard to predict. So anything could happen.

Spike Jonze (Her)
A couple weeks ago, Spike Jonze seemed like he'd have a very hard time winning any Oscar love, but after various film critics' circles and associations have given either him or Her their top honors, he's started to look like the dark horse in the race.

FULL NOMINATIONS

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 Bruhl – 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 Cuaron – 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 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
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