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PTA's 'Master' Leads Chicago Film Critics Nominations, UPDATED: Houston and Indiana Critics Nominations

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 17, 2012 at 8:55AM

UPDATE: The Indiana Film Journalists Association and the Houston Film Critics Circle have announced their nominations, with "The Master" again making a strong showing with nine nominations in Indiana, and six nods in Houston. "Lincoln" earned the most nominations in Houston, with eight nods. Full lists below.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Master'
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Master'

UPDATE: The Indiana Film Journalists Association and the Houston Film Critics Circle have announced their nominations, with "The Master" again making a strong showing with nine nominations in Indiana, and six nods in Houston. "Lincoln" earned the most nominations in Houston, with eight nods. Full lists below.

EARLIER:The Chicago Film Critics Association likes Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." The film led their nominations for 2012 with ten nods including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Joaquin Phoenix), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams) and Supporting Actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman). "Beasts of the Southern Wild" follows with nine nominations, while both "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Lincoln" have eight. Full list below.

Check out the Las Vegas film critics' nominations here, with a complete roundup of critics' winners here. The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are here.

Complete list of Chicago Film Critics Association nominees:

BEST PICTURE

Argo

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lincoln

The Master

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Denis Lavant, Holy Motors

Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Denzel Washington, Flight

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jason Clarke, Zero Dark Thirty

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

This article is related to: Awards, Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association, The Master, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Critics Groups, Critics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.