The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. (BFCA), made up of more than 250 TV, radio, and online journalists, announced its nominees for the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Tuesday, and "Lincoln" tops the list with 13 bids. That breaks the previous record set by "Black Swan," which reaped 12 nominations in 2010; it won just one of those -- Best Actress for eventual Oscar champ Natalie Portman. (See full list of nominations here and read report on shocking snubs here.)
Following close behind is "Les Miserables," which has 11 nominations. Tom Hooper's film version of the 1987 Tony-winning musical has been mostly shut out of the critics' prizes thus far, but earned nominations including Picture, Director, Actor (Hugh Jackman), Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), and Acting Ensemble.
The Critics' Choice Awards have included an award for Best Comedy since 2005, but the comedy acting races are new additions this year, as are those for Actor and Actress in an Action Movie, for which "The Dark Knight Rises," "Looper," and "Skyfall" received multiple bids.