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'Lincoln' Dominates Nominations of Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

December 28, 2012 (6:12 am) GMT
The Steven Spielberg-directed history drama gets 5 nominations from the Canadian award-giving body to lead the upcoming VFCC annual awards.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle has just announced the nominees for its 13th annual awards to be held on January 7, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. Leading the nominations is Steven Spielberg's "", which gets 5 nods from the VFCC, including Best Picture, Best Director for Spielberg, and Best Actor nomination for its lead, Academy Award-winning actor .

The fourth nomination for "Lincoln" comes by way of another acting commendation, the Best Supporting Actor nod for . Lastly, Tony Kushner gets a Best Screenplay nomination for writing the drama about the 16th U.S. president.

"Lincoln" faces off action-thriller "" and "", a movie about a World War II veteran's struggle to adjust to a post-war society, for the Best Film gong. For the Best Director honor, Spielberg is pitted against Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Ang Li (""). Daniel Day-Lewis goes head to head with ("The Master") and ("") for the Best Actor trophy.

Academy Award-winning thespian ("The Master") will go against Tommy Lee Jones for the Best Supporting Actor title, along with for his supporting role in the western pic "", which is also nominated for Best Screenplay, together with "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty".

appears in the Best Supporting Actress category for her moving performance in "". The VFCC will also hand out awards for Best Foreign Film, Best Canadian Film and Best British Columbia Film, as well as the Ian Cadell Award for Achievement.

Nominations for the 13th Annual Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards:

BEST FILM

BEST ACTOR BEST ACTRESS BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS BEST DIRECTOR BEST SCREENPLAY BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM BEST DOCUMENTARY BEST CANADIAN FILM BEST ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM BEST ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A CANADIAN FILM BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A CANADIAN FILM BEST DIRECTOR OF A CANADIAN FILM BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY BEST BRITISH COLUMBIA FILM

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