Critics' Choice Awards snub 'Django' cast, 'Amour,' 'Anna Karenina'

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By Gold Derby News Desk
Dec 11 2012 11:50 am
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The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. has a solid track record at forecasting the eventual Oscar nominees with its Critics' Choice Awards contenders. That makes a snub here even more noteworthy. 

Last year, the BFCA foresaw all of the nine eventual Oscar Best Picture nominees (its 10th nominee was "Drive") and it predicted 13 of the 20 acting nominees. In 2010, it went nine for 10 with the Best Picture contenders by going for "The Town" over "The Kids Are All Right") and 18 of the 20 acting contenders; they overlooked Javier Bardem ("Biutiful") and John Hawkes ("Winter's Bone"). 

The most notable omission in the top race this year is "Amour," which just won Best Picture from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Also MIA are three blockbusters with critical cred -- "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "Skyfall." (Read report on nominations here and see full list here.)

Also absent is Paul Thomas Anderson who was named Best Director by LAFCA for "The Master," which did reap a Best Picture bid. Other directors who helmed one of the 10 Best Picture nominees but did not make the final six were Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom"), Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild")

None of the "Django" cast made the cut, including Oscar champs Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz. Also snubbed across the board was "Hitchcock" which stars Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. And "Anna Karenina," Joe Wright's third film with Keira Knightley picked up just two creative bids. 

"Anna Karenina"
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"The Dark Knight Rises"
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
"The Impossible"
"The Sessions"

Paul Thomas Anderson, "The Master"
Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kindgom"
Peter Jackson, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Ben Lewin,"The Sessions"
John Madden, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Christopher Nolan, "The Dark Knight Rises"
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"
Joe Wright, "Anna Karenina"
Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild" 
Robert Zemeckis, "Flight" 

Ben Affleck, "Argo"
Jamie Foxx, "Django Unchained"
Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "End of Watch"
Tom Holland, "The Impossible"
Anthony Hopkins, "Hitchcock"
Bill Murray, "Hyde Park on the Hudson"
Jean Louis Trintignant, "Amour"

Judi Dench, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Helen Mirren, "Hitchcock"
Keira Knightley, "Anna Karenina"
Laura Linney, "Hyde Park on the Hudson"
Maggie Smith, "Quartet"
Rachel Weisz, "The Deep Blue Sea"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "Django Unchained"
Russell Crowe, "Les Miserables"
Dwight Henry, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Samuel L. Jackson, "Django Unchained"
William H. Macy, "The Sessions"
Eddie Redmayne, "Les Miserables"
James Spader, "Lincoln"
Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained"

Samantha Barks, "Les Miserables"
Emily Blunt, "Looper"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Les Miserables"
Scarlett Johannson, "Hitchcock" 
Kelly Reilly, "Flight"
Maggie Smith, "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"

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