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’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘American Hustle’ Lead Critics’ Choice Nominations

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Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o and director Steve McQueen attend the European Premiere of "Twelve Years A Slave" during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and director Steve McQueen attend the European Premiere of “Twelve Years A Slave” during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” lead the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees with 13 bids each. Both films are nominated for best picture, actor, supporting actor and actress, acting ensemble, director, editing, costume design and makeup.

Alfonso Cuaron’s space odyssey, “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock, also tops the list with 10 nominations, including best picture, actress, director and visual effects. Bullock was also nominated for her comedic performance in “The Heat.”

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” ”Her,” ”Captain Phillips” and “Nebraska” received six bids each. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” logged five.

The awards will be held on Jan. 16 in Santa Monica, Calif. The show will air live on the CW Network and will be hosted by Aisha Tyler.

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