‘Les Miserables’ Leads the Way with 10 Nominations for Satellite Awards

While Tom Hooper's film earned the most nominations, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," David O. Russell's' "Silver Linings Playbook" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" followed close behind

Les Miserables” secured 10 nominations for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards, leading all possible entrants for the 17th annual event.

This year’s awards will take place Dec.16 at Los Angeles’ Intercontinental Hotel.

Last year, "The Descendants" came out on top at the Satellites, though "The Artist" later triumphed at the Academy Awards.

For this year's nominees, Tom Hooper's adaptation of the book turned iconic musical led all films with four acting nominations and a sweep of the costume, art and sound categories. Hugh Jackman's performance of "Suddenly" also earned a nomination for best song.

"Les Miserables" secured 10 nominations but was left out of both the directing and writing categories.

Reflecting the diverse group of contenders in the 2012 race, a large number of films secured more than five nominations. "Lincoln" earned the second most — eight — as Steven Spielberg's take on the final months of the 16th President's life earned nods for Best Picture, Director, Actor and Supporting Actor — among other categories. Composer John Williams earned a nomination for Best Score.

“Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Master” both earned seven nominations apiece, faring particularly well in the acting fields. Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro all received nominations for “Silver Linings” while Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams are all up for awards for their work in “The Master.”

“Anna Karenina,” “Life of Pi” and “Flight” all earned six nominations, the former benefiting from its elaborate costumes and sets and the second two for visual and sound effects.

Among distributors, The Weinstein Company topped all competitors with 20 nominations thanks largely to “Silver Linings” and “The Master,” while both Columbia Pictures and Universal snagged 12 nominations.

On the TV side, critical darlings, such as ‘The Big Bang Theory” and “Homeland,” earned multiple nominations in the comedy and drama categories, respectively. "Game Change" earned the most nominations on the Miniseries/TV Movie side, earning a nod as the best overall as well as three acting nominations for Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Sarah Paulson. 

The IPA also gives out of special achievement awards, and this year’s winners include Quvenzhané Wallis from “Beast of the Southern Wild” (Newcomer Award) and legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, who won the Nikola Tesla Awrard for visionary achivement in filmmaking technology.