It's SUPERMAN VS. BATMAN IRON MAN In 2014 Critics' Choice Awards Nominations

The Critics' Choice Awards covers a much wider range of movies, meaning that the likes of Iron Man 3 and World War Z have all scored some major nominations. However, who will come out on top when Henry Cavill faces off with Robert Downey Jr. for "Best Actor in an Action Movie"?

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By Josh Wilding - 12/16/2013
The Broadcast Film Critics Association has unveiled its nominees for the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and while the likes of American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity all dominate the major nominations, plenty of CBM friendly releases have been recognised in other categories.



Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actor

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actress

Scarlett Johansson, Her
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler

Best Young Actor/Actress

Asa Butterfield, Ender's Game
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color
Liam Jones, The Way Way Back
Sophie Nelisse, The Book Thief
Tye Sheridan, Mud

Best Acting Ensemble

American Hustle
August: Osage County
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Nebraska
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Spike Jonze, Her
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

Eric Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Spike Jonze, Her
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis
Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Best Adapted Screenplay

Tracy Letts, August: Osage County
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Bill Ray, Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Terence Winter, The Wolf of Wall Street
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Best Cinematography

Emmanuel Lubezki, Gravity
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Phedon Papamichael, Nebraska
Roger Deakins, Prisoners
Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave

Best Art Direction

Gravity
The Great Gatsby
Her
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
12 Years a Slave


Best Editing

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Rush
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Costume Design

American Hustle
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave


Best Makeup

American Hustle
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Rush
12 Years a Slave


Best Visual Effects

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips


Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen
Monsters University
The Wind Rises


Best Action Movie

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Lone Survivor
Rush
Star Trek Into Darkness


Best Actor in an Action Movie

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3
Brad Pitt, World War Z
Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Evangeline Lilly, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 3

Best Comedy

American Hustle
Enough Said
The Heat
This Is the End
The Way Way Back
The World's End


Best Actor in a Comedy

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Simon Pegg, The World's End
Sam Rockwell, The Way Way Back

Best Actress in a Comedy

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Sandra Bullock, The Heat
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Melissa McCarthy, The Heat

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

The Conjuring
Gravity
Star Trek Into Darkness
World War Z


Best Foreign Language Film

Blue Is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
Wadjda


Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Blackfish
Stories We Tell
Tim's Vermeer
20 Feet from Stardom


Best Song

"Atlas," Coldplay, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"Happy," Pharrell Williams, Despicable Me 2
"Ordinary Love," U2, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, Inside Llewyn Davis
"Young and Beautiful," Lana Del Rey, The Great Gatsby

Best Score

Steven Price, Gravity
Arcade Fire, Her
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
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JordanKing - 12/16/2013, 11:58 AM
Superman vs Iron Man assumes it's an equal match between films. When one is clearly superior as shown above.
Poolio - 12/16/2013, 11:58 AM
I liked Man of Steel more than Iron Man 3, but come on...we all know its going to RDJ
ALegendaryPanda - 12/16/2013, 12:01 PM
So Captain Phillips gets a visual effects nomination over Man of Steel....................................okay...
Poolio - 12/16/2013, 12:03 PM
I say most of the time, the nominations and awards don't go out to the most deserving, but to who I call "critic darlings". It's BS.
Poolio - 12/16/2013, 12:05 PM
@JasonBourneCBM
Iron Man 3 was and still is, a steaming piece of shit!
superotherside - 12/16/2013, 12:06 PM
That's a tough one. I liked both.
Omarvls - 12/16/2013, 12:07 PM
No Chance

Superman all the way
jerryblake - 12/16/2013, 12:08 PM
only one nomination for "Prisoners".
Gotta see that movie and see what's the case here.

Glad to see Asa is nominated for "Ender's Game".
Best sf movie of 2013 and a total surprise as well.


No art direction nomination for Wolverine ? This sucks.
JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2013, 12:09 PM
Both are great actors, but lets say MOS!
ALegendaryPanda - 12/16/2013, 12:12 PM
@Omega

Yeah I just noticed that. WTF? Lol I guess Chiwetel has a twin we don't know about
jerryblake - 12/16/2013, 12:12 PM
@OmegaDaGod

lol. There must be some mistake here.


Being nominated in two best actor categories ... Priceless
Poolio - 12/16/2013, 12:13 PM
@JasonBourneCBM
I could list about a 100 other reasons, but Honest Trailers already did that for me. I made a comparison before that the Marvel Studios movies are like the original Star Wars trilogy and Iron Man 3 is the Star Wars prequels, that are shit, but because its Star Wars (or in this case Marvel) people still let it slide.
KidGoku - 12/16/2013, 12:13 PM
MOS. They're gonna pick RDJ, but Cavil is the perfect Supes
ManDeth - 12/16/2013, 12:13 PM
This means nothing and adds nothing to any nominated film in any category.
Iron Man 3 is a giant pile of crap held up by the current popularity of RDJ.
KidGoku - 12/16/2013, 12:14 PM
@JasonBourneCBM

Story of Iron Man 3 and the plot was good. Doesn't make it a good movie.
beane2099 - 12/16/2013, 12:15 PM
They're also up against Brad Pitt and Marky Mark. IMO it really comes down to RDJ vs. Pitt.
imaginejim - 12/16/2013, 12:16 PM
OmegaDaGod: it is supposed to be Michael Fassbender for the supporting actor, not Chiwetel Ejiofor.
supermarioworldE - 12/16/2013, 12:19 PM
As disappointing as IM3, at least RDJ gave a good performance. Better than anyone else on that list (haven't seen Lone Survivor)
imaginejim - 12/16/2013, 12:20 PM
Iron Man 3 was a good movie. That's my opinion just as it is others. People may not like it and that's their opinion. No one opinion is better than another and trying to force your opinion on someone else is ridiculous. Movies are subjective. Learn to accept other people's opinions, but respectively disagree and life is so much better. I've never understood the pointless need to force one's opinion on another.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/16/2013, 12:21 PM
Man of Steel was very good but didn't feel like a SUPERMAN movie.
Iron Man 3 was just pure shit so

Man of Steel>Iron Man 3 even tho it's not sayin that much.
TheFox - 12/16/2013, 12:22 PM
Henry Cavill! HENRY CAVILL!!!

I have not felt this strongly about a guy playing Superman since Christopher f%$#ing Reeve. Cavill IS the Man of Steel, and he brought humanity and emotion to a character who was, I will readily admit, somewhat thinly written.

Everyone knows Robert Downey Jr. is a great Tony Stark, but c'mon, the guy has been recognized for it more than enough. GIVE IT TO HENRY CAVILL, DAMMIT!

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supermarioworldE - 12/16/2013, 12:24 PM
On another note, the cast of 12 years a slave deserves every award. Great performances all around.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 12/16/2013, 12:24 PM
What I don't get is how when Marvel screws over Iron Man's number one villain, it's perfectly okay. But when DC tries to modernize Superman, its too much. WTF?
McNyagano - 12/16/2013, 12:25 PM
We all know who's going to win between Cavil and Downey lol But who knows, it could go either way :)
HellsHammer - 12/16/2013, 12:25 PM
Man of steel isn't wen nominated for best action movie?! What?!
SageMode - 12/16/2013, 12:25 PM
How did I know this was a Josh Wilding article? lol.

RDJr for the motha[frick]in win!!
HellsHammer - 12/16/2013, 12:26 PM
Isn't EVEN nominated****
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 12/16/2013, 12:26 PM
Cavill is the perfect choice for Superman. NO one would have been better. This proves it right here: