‘Lincoln’ leads with 13 Gold Derby Film Award nominations

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Thirteen proves to be a lucky number for “Lincoln.” Steven Spielberg‘s period drama about the abolition of slavery earned that many nominations from Gold Derby users, more than any other film.

Its impressive haul includes bids for Best Picture, Best Ensemble, and Best Director for Spielberg, whose only previous nomination was a Best Animated Feature bid last year for “The Adventures of Tintin.” Daniel Day-Lewis earned a Best Actor nomination for playing the title role; a win this year would be his fourth, tying him with Meryl Streep as Gold Derby’s most honored actor.

Following “Lincoln” is “Django Unchained,” with 10 bids. Quentin Tarantino‘s nominations for writing and directing the spaghetti western bring him to a career total of nine Gold Derby nods, though his only victory to date was Best Original Screenplay in 2009 for “Inglourious Basterds.” “Django” also contends for Picture, Ensemble, and twice for Supporting Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz).

Rounding out the Best Picture category, which has just five contenders, are “Argo,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Each earned six nominations in total. Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow earned directing nominations for “Argo” and “Zero Dark” respectively. Oscar contender David O. Russell was left out of the Director race for “Silver Linings,” but competes for Adapted Screenplay.

Ang Lee won Best Director in 2005 for “Brokeback Mountain” and is nominated again this year for helming “Life of Pi,” though the film missed the cut in most other top categories, including Picture and Adapted Screenplay. However, it managed an impressive eight nominations overall.

Les Miserables” was also snubbed for Best Picture, but it picked up nine nominations, making it the third most nominated film overall, with bids including Best Actor (Hugh Jackman), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Breakthrough Performer (Samantha Barks), and Best Ensemble.

Though most of Gold Derby’s nominees match the Oscar contenders, there were a number of notable surprises, including a Supporting Actress bid for Judi Dench (“Skyfall“) and writing nominations for “Looper” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”

“Wallflower” also earned a Breakthrough Performer nomination for Ezra Miller, who is joined in that category by Barks, Tom Holland (“The Impossible“), and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” duo Dwight Henry and Quvenzhane Wallis. Wallis picked up an additional bid for Best Actress.

France may have been snubbed for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars, but our users picked four French films for our foreign lineup: “Holy Motors,” “The Intouchables,” and “Rust and Bone,” along with “Amour,” which is French-language but represents Austria at the Oscars. The fifth nominee is the Danish costume drama “A Royal Affair,” making the category an all-European affair.

Only three of the ten previous Gold Derby winners in the category have been European films: Spain’s “Talk to Her” (2002), the French/American co-production “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” (2007), and most recently Germany’s “The White Ribbon” (2009), which was directed by this year’s “Amour” nominee Michael Haneke.

All of Oscar’s Best Animated Feature nominees made the cut at the Gold Derby Awards – “Brave,” “Frankenweenie,” “ParaNorman,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” and “Wreck-It Ralph” – but our users diverged in the race for Best Documentary, where Oscar contenders “How to Survive a Plague” and “Searching for Sugar Man” are joined by “Bully,” “The Queen of Versailles,” and “This is Not a Film.”

See below for a complete list of nominees, and click here for a complete history of the Gold Derby Film Awards.

“Argo” – Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Django Unchained” – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone
“Lincoln” – Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Silver Linings Playbook” – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty” – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, Megan Ellison

Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

“Argo” – Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Zeljko Ivanek, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina

“Django Unchained” – Dennis Christopher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson, James Remar, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington

“Lincoln” – Joseph Cross, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce McGill, Gulliver McGrath, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo, Lee Pace, Gloria Reuben, James Spader, David Strathairn, Michael Stuhlbarg

Les Miserables” – Isabelle Allen, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Huttlestone, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit

“Silver Linings Playbook” – Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Dash Mihok, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Shea Whigham

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Amy Adams, “The Master”
Judi Dench, “Skyfall
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”

Samantha Barks, “Les Miserables”
Dwight Henry, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Tom Holland, “The Impossible”
Ezra Miller, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Amour” – Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” – Quentin Tarantino
Looper” – Rian Johnson
“Moonrise Kingdom” – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Mark Boal

“Argo” – Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
“Lincoln” – Tony Kushner
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – Stephen Chbosky
“Silver Linings Playbook” – David O. Russell

“Django Unchained” – Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” – Janusz Kaminski
“The Master” – Mihai Malaimare Jr.
“Skyfall” – Roger Deakins

“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran
“Django Unchained” – Sharen Davis
“Lincoln” – Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” – Eiko Ishioka
“Les Miserables” – Paco Delgado

“Argo” – William Goldenberg
“Django Unchained” – Fred Raskin
“Life of Pi” – Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” – Michael Kahn
“Zero Dark Thirty” – William Goldenberg, Dylan Tichenor

“Anna Karenina” – Ivana Primorac
“Cloud Atlas” – Heike Merker, Daniel Parker, Jeremy Woodhead
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Peter King, Rick Findlater, Tami Lane
“Lincoln” – Lois Burwell, Leo Corey Castellano, Mo Stemen
“Les Miserables” – Lisa Westcott, Julie Dartnell

“Anna Karenina” – Sarah Greenwood
“Django Unchained” – J. Michael Riva
“Life of Pi” – David Gropman
“Lincoln” – Rick Carter
“Les Miserables” – Eve Stewart

“Argo” – Alexandre Desplat
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Dan Romer , Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” – Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” – John Williams
“The Master” – Jonny Greenwood

“The Hunger Games” – “Safe and Sound” (T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams)
“Life of Pi” – “Pi’s Lullaby” (Mychael Danna, Bombay Jayashri)
“Les Miserables” – “Suddenly” (Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil)
“Skyfall” – “Skyfall” (Adele, Paul Epworth)
“Ted” – “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” (Walter Murphy, Seth MacFarlane)

“The Dark Knight Rises” – Richard King, Randle Akerson, Michael Babcock, Michael W. Mitchell, Gregg Landaker, Ed Novick, Gary A. Rizzo, Jeff Sawyer, Bryan O. Watkins

“Life of Pi” – Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton

“Les Miserables” – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Simon Hayes, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst

“Skyfall” – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson, Per Hallberg, Karen M. Baker

“Zero Dark Thirty” – Paul N.J. Ottosson, Ray Beckett

“The Avengers” – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, Daniel Sudick
“Cloud Atlas” – Stephane Ceretti, Dan Glass, Uli Nefzer
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White
“Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott
“Prometheus” – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, Martin Hill

Brave” – Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Frankenweenie” – Tim Burton
ParaNorman” – Sam Fell, Chris Butler
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” – Peter Lord
Wreck-It Ralph” – Rich Moore

Bully” – Lee Hirrsch, Cynthia Lowen
How to Survive a Plague” – David France, Howard Gertler
“The Queen of Versailles” – Lauren Greenfield, Danielle Renfrew
Searching for Sugar Man” – Malik Bendjelloul, Simon Chinn
This is Not a Film” – Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi

“Amour” – Michael Haneke (Austria)
Holy Motors” – Leos Carax (France/Germany)
The Intouchables” – Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano (France)
A Royal Affair” – Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark)
Rust and Bone” – Jacques Audiard (France)

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