Considering that every award show leading up to the Academy Awards helps predict who will take home the Oscar in each category, it's quite a good sign for both American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave that each film received 13 nominations for the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
American Hustle grabbed nods for Best Picture, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy (Christian Bale), and Best Actress in a Comedy (Amy Adams). And 12 years a Slave nabbed nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Best Score.
Not far behind in the nominations race is Gravity with 10 nods and Captain Phillips, Her, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street with six each.
The Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be hosted by Aisha Tyler on The CW Jan. 16 at 8 PM.
Best PictureAmerican HustleCaptain PhillipsDallas Buyers ClubGravityHerInside Llewyn DavisNebraskaSaving Mr. Banks12 Years a SlaveThe Wolf of Wall Street
Best ActorChristian Bale – American HustleBruce Dern – NebraskaChiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a SlaveTom Hanks – Captain PhillipsMatthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers ClubRobert Redford – All Is Lost
Best ActressCate Blanchett – Blue JasmineSandra Bullock – GravityJudi Dench – PhilomenaBrie Larson – Short Term 12Meryl Streep – August: Osage CountyEmma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Best Supporting ActorBarkhad Abdi – Captain PhillipsDaniel Bruhl – RushBradley Cooper – American HustleMichael Fassbender – 12 Years a SlaveJames Gandolfini – Enough SaidJared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting ActressScarlett Johansson – HerJennifer Lawrence – American HustleLupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a SlaveJulia Roberts – August: Osage CountyJune Squibb – NebraskaOprah Winfrey – Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Best Young Actor/ActressAsa Butterfield – Ender’s GameAdele Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest ColorLiam James – The Way Way BackSophie Nelisse – The Book ThiefTye Sheridan – Mud
Best Acting EnsembleAmerican HustleAugust: Osage CountyLee Daniels’ The ButlerNebraska12 Years a SlaveThe Wolf of Wall Street
Best DirectorAlfonso Cuaron – GravityPaul Greengrass – Captain PhillipsSpike Jonze – HerSteve McQueen – 12 Years a SlaveDavid O. Russell – American HustleMartin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Original ScreenplayEric Singer and David O. Russell – American HustleWoody Allen – Blue JasmineSpike Jonze – HerJoel Coen & Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn DavisBob Nelson – Nebraska
Best Adapted ScreenplayTracy Letts – August: Osage CountyRichard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke – Before MidnightBilly Ray – Captain PhillipsSteve Coogan and Jeff Pope – PhilomenaJohn Ridley – 12 Years a SlaveTerence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best CinematographyEmmanuel Lubezki – GravityBruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn DavisPhedon Papamichael – NebraskaRoger Deakins – PrisonersSean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave
Best Art DirectionAndy Nicholson (Production Designer), Rosie Goodwin (Set Decorator) – GravityCatherine Martin (Production Designer), Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) – The Great GatsbyK.K. Barrett (Production Designer), Gene Serdena (Set Decorator) – HerDan Hennah (Production Designer), Ra Vincent (Set Decorator) – The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugAdam Stockhausen (Production Designer), Alice Baker (Set Decorator) – 12 Years a Slave
Best EditingAlan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy, Crispin Struthers – American HustleChristopher Rouse – Captain PhillipsAlfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger – GravityDaniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill – RushJoe Walker – 12 Years a SlaveThelma Schoonmaker – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Costume DesignMichael Wilkinson – American HustleCatherine Martin – The Great GatsbyBob Buck, Lesley Burkes-Harding, Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor – The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugDaniel Orlandi – Saving Mr. BanksPatricia Norris – 12 Years a Slave
Best MakeupAmerican HustleThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugLee Daniels’ The ButlerRush12 Years a Slave
Best Visual EffectsGravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugIron Man 3Pacific RimStar Trek into Darkness
Best Animated FeatureThe CroodsDespicable Me 2FrozenMonsters UniversityThe Wind Rises
Best Action MovieThe Hunger Games: Catching FireIron Man 3Lone SurvivorRushStar Trek into Darkness
Best Actor in an Action MovieHenry Cavill – Man of SteelRobert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3Brad Pitt – World War ZMark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor
Best Actress in an Action MovieSandra Bullock – GravityJennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching FireEvangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugGwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3
Best ComedyAmerican HustleEnough SaidThe HeatThis Is the EndThe Way Way BackThe World’s End
Best Actor in a ComedyChristian Bale – American HustleLeonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall StreetJames Gandolfini – Enough SaidSimon Pegg – The World’s EndSam Rockwell – The Way Way Back
Best Actress in a ComedyAmy Adams – American HustleSandra Bullock – The HeatGreta Gerwig – Frances HaJulia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough SaidMelissa McCarthy – The Heat
Best Sci-fi/Horror MovieThe ConjuringGravityStar Trek into DarknessWorld War Z
Best Foreign Language FilmBlue Is the Warmest ColorThe Great BeautyThe HuntThe PastWadjda
Best Documentary FeatureThe Act of KillingBlackfishStories We TellTim’s Vermeer20 Feet from Stardom
Best Song"Atlas" – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"Happy" – Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2"Let It Go" – Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen"Ordinary Love" – U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"Please Mr. Kennedy" – Justin Timberlake/Oscar Isaac/Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis"Young and Beautiful" – Lana Del Rey – The Great Gatsby
Best ScoreSteven Price – GravityArcade Fire – HerThomas Newman – Saving Mr. BanksHans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave
U.S. reality star Melissa Rycroft is expecting her second child. The Bachelor star and her husband Tye Strickland became parents to daughter Ava Grace in 2011 and now they are expecting a brother or sister for their little girl.
Rycroft announced the happy news on U.S. TV show Good Morning America on Tuesday (22Oct13).
She is due to give birth next spring (14).
The reality TV star is one of the eight remaining contestants battling it out to win the all-star version of the hit ballroom contest, and was practising her routine with professional partner Tony Dovolani when she was hurt.
She was taken to a nearby hospital in Los Angeles, where she was checked by doctors.
A representative for Rycroft says, "Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined. She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time."
Rycroft was set to show off her latest routine with Dovolani on Monday night's (22Oct12) episode of the show.
Update: A rep for ABC tells Hollywood.com that Rycroft is "meeting again with doctors" Monday morning.
Earlier: Will we be missing Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars competitor Melissa Rycroft on Monday night's episode? The former Bachelor winner was rushed to the hospital Sunday for a neck and head injury that reportedly happened during rehearsals, People reports.
"Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined," Rycroft's rep said. "She was accompanied to the hospital by her husband, Tye Strickland, and her dance partner, Tony Dovolani. Everyone is taking all necessary precautions at this time." According to the report, Rycroft fell while attempting to do camera blocking for Monday's group dance.
While ABC has yet to confirm if Rycroft will make it back the competition in time for Monday's episode, Rycroft's rep did tell E! that the she has been released from the hospital. And Rycroft also took to Twitter Sunday night to share a promising message. "Just FYI - You can vote for DWTS this Monday AND TUESDAY!! Tony and I actually dance our guilty pleasure first on TUESDAY!! :-)" she wrote.
Just FYI - You can vote for DWTS this Monday AND TUESDAY!! Tony and I actually dance our guilty pleasure first on TUESDAY!! :-)— Melissa Rycroft (@MelissaRycroft) October 21, 2012
Rycroft and her partner Dovolani are one of the eight couples remaining in the competition. If she makes it back in time for Monday's episode, will you be cheering them on?
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Melissa Rycroft is flying high after two weeks of soaring scores on Dancing With the Stars' all-stars season, but there's one thing weighing heavily on her mind: being away from her family. Rycroft opened up to Hollywood.com in the week after her highly praised jive about her "breakdown" in the rehearsal studio and the challenges of being away from her husband, Tye Strickland, and infant daughter Ava.
"Last week I had my first breakdown," Rycroft tells Hollywood.com. "Tye and Ava had come in Friday through Tuesday and then they left and were going to come back the following Friday. And Ava didn't adjust well when she was here. The time change threw her off, it was a different home, she was going with me to the studio and back. And then when she got back to Dallas she was off. Talking to Tye just broke me to where I was like, 'What are we doing and how do we fix this? Because if she's not okay, then I'm not okay. So we either need a formula where you guys are out here all the time or we are starting to go back to Dallas, me and Tony [Dovolani].' And I think it was a 30 minute breakdown in practice."
With her family at the forefront of her mind, Rycroft is resolved to find a balance between her crazy DWTS schedule and being a mom. "But we are fixing the situation," Rycroft says. "If Tony and I make it after this week then we'll start going back and forth to Dallas to make things easier on [Ava]."
Rycroft says she asked fellow DWTS contestant Emmitt Smith, who already commutes between Dallas and L.A. so he can spend more time with his family, for advice. "I decided after talking with Emmitt about it, because Emmitt does it for his kids, he's got five of them, and he said, 'I wouldn't trade it for anything. I get to sleep in my bed every night and see my kids every night and then hop on a plane and get some sleep for a few hours when I head to L.A.' And I went, you know what, I can do that. It'll give me peace of mind," says Rycroft.
"It's hard trying to keep a balance," Rycroft sums up. "This is really the first big thing I've done work-wise since having Ava. And so it's finding that balance and juggle and trying not to feel selfish for wanting to do things. We'll get there. Every working mom does it. We'll get there."
In the meantime, Rycroft is keeping her eye on the prize. And, selfless as always, she wants a win for her partner, Tony Dovolani, just as badly as she wants it for herself. "I know how badly he wants this, I know it's been 14 seasons and he's only made it to the finals I think two or three times, so I want that for him," she says. "But then I also want it for me, just to kind of prove you can still do it. So many things have changed in my life in the past three years but you can still do this."
So who does Rycroft think stands between herself and Dovolani and the trophy? "Oh my God, all of them!"
"It's no secret that Sabrina [Bryan] and Louis [van Amstel] have come out and just rocked it. Technically, they are going to be a very tough couple to beat. And then you've got Shawn [Johnson] and Derek [Hough] who, you can't beat the cute appeal that they have. Emmitt and Cheryl [Burke] have the personality and pizzazz and Gilles [Marini] has the sexiness," says Rycroft. "So you look at all of them going, 'Jeez, they're all going to be so hard to beat because they all have such different things that I don't necessarily have.' But I also know that I have things that they don't necessarily have, so it's really going to be interesting."
Rycroft hopes that Monday night's samba will have what it takes to put her and Dovolani in the lead. "I like samba much more than I like jive," she explains. "I think samba is a great dance for Tony and me, because we can go out and show the fun personality. It's a fun dance, it's the party dance, and we got a 30 back in Season 8 on our samba. So I'm really excited about getting to do it this week."
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The Bachelor star welcomed her first child with husband Tye Strickland on Wednesday (16Feb11).
The tot, weighing in at 6 lbs, 13 oz (7.27 kilograms), has been named Ava Grace, according to People.com.
Rycroft tells the website, "Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl."
The Bachelor star is expecting her first child with husband Tye Strickland and admits she "got all excited" after medics revealed the gender of the child she's expecting.
But the 27 year old was stunned when she returned to the clinic a few weeks later, only to be told there had been an error.
Rycroft reveals doctors got the results wrong and she is still waiting to find out the truth.
She explains to People.com, "We got our first report, got all excited and then we went back a few weeks later and it was a conflicting report. We're (still) not sure, hopefully in the next week or two we'll get 100 per cent confirmation."
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant, who was dumped by The Bachelor's Jason Mesnick, exchanged vows with Tye Strickland on Saturday (12Dec09) in a sunset ceremony on a small island near Cancun.
The pair became engaged in June (09) after rekindling their romance following Rycroft's failed relationship with Mesnick.
Rycroft has previously spoken of her post-wedding plans, insisting she wants to enjoy married life for as long as possible before starting a family: "I definitely want to have kids, but not any time soon. We want to put ourselves first for as long as we can. I want it to be us for as long as possible before we have some little twerp running around."