Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Kathryn Bigelow and "Zero Dark Thirty" are tops when it comes to film critics' groups, at least so far this awards season.
With 20 regional critics' groups announcing their year-end awards to date, no film is running the table the way "The Social Network" did two years ago or Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" did the year before that. Best-picture honors have been spread among seven different films, with "Zero Dark Thirty" winning eight awards to four for "Argo" and three for "The Master."
"Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Amour," "Life of Pi" and "Safety Not Guaranteed" have each won one award.
Yet to be honored with a best-picture designation by any critics group is one of the presumed Oscar frontrunners, "Les Miserables."
(This tally is restricted to organizations of film critics who have announced awards; other groups like the National Board of Review are not included, and critics' groups that have announced nominations are not tallied until they choose winners.)
In the best-actor category, Daniel Day-Lewis is the runaway leader with 15 wins for his title role in "Lincoln." Joaquin Phoenix has won three times for "The Master."
Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark ...