14 December 2012 6:01 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive “The Master” led the 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees on Friday morning with a stunning ten. Not only was the film nominated for Best Picture and Anderson nominated for directing and writing it but Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were nominated for their performances. Close behind “The Master” was “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with nine nominations, including a remarkable Four for Benh Zeitlin alone (for Director, Screenplay, Score, and Promising Filmmaker). Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” folowed with eight nods a piece and the two-fer of Picture and Director. The full list is below and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2012.

The Master

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Best Picture


Beasts of the Southern Wild


The Master

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

Ben Affleck, “Argo

Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master

Kathryn Bigelow, »

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