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by Movies News Desk
Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN leads all films in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle's International category with five nominations. A portrayal of the political maneuvering that culminated in the Thirteenth Amendment, Lincoln is joined in the Best Film category by Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden,and The Master,Paul Thomas Anderson's story of a lost soul falling in with a charismatic manipulator. Spielberg and Bigelow also face each other in the Best Director category, where they're joined by Life of Pi's Ang Lee.
Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated once again for Best Actor. A previous VFCC winner for his supporting performance in The Gangs of New York and lead turn in There Will Be Blood, Lincoln's Day-Lewis will square off with The Master's Joaquin Phoenix and The Sessions' John Hawkes. Meanwhile, the Best Actress category will feature Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.
The nominees for Best Documentary are Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, How to Survive a Plague and Searching for Sugar Man. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film are Amour, Holy Motors and The Intouchables.
A full list of nominees in the International category follows.
Zero Dark Thirty
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Master
Anne Hathaway, LES MISERABLES
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
How to Survive a Plague
Searching for Sugar Man