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‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Critics’ Choice nominations

Both films chosen in 13 categories

Lisa Respers France | 12/20/2013, 2:29 p.m.
The nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have pretty much confirmed what was already known: “12 Years ...

The nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards have pretty much confirmed what was already known: “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are serious contenders.

Each of those films lead this year’s nominations with 13 each, The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced on Monday. BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada and represents almost 300 television, radio and online critics.

This year, “12 Years a Slave” scored nominations in multiple categories, including best picture, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, best director for Steve McQueen, best supporting actor for Michael Fassbender, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong’o and best acting ensemble.

“American Hustle” also got nods for best picture and best acting ensemble as well as best actor for Christian Bale, best supporting actor for Bradley Cooper, best supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence and best director for David O. Russell.

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the CW Network at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, Jan. 16 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

By Lisa Respers France CNN News Wire