Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:50:12 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Critics' Choice vs People's Choice Awards

Two very different awards ceremonies take place side-by-side this week...

Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises (© Rex Features/Studios)
  • Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises (© Rex Features/Studios)
  • The Artist, Emma Stone (© Wireimage / Steve Granitz)
  • Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart (© Wireimage / Michael Caulfield / Lester Cohen)
  • Meryl Streep (© Reuters / Danny Moloshok / Mario Anzuoni)
  • Anne Hathaway, Reece Witherspoon (© Wireimage/Kevin Mazur / Reuters/Phil McCarten)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp (© Wireimage/Michael Caulfield / Rex Features / Disney)
  • Helen Mirren, Jennifer Aniston (© Wireimage / Jesse Grant / Steve Granitz)
  • Ang Lee, George Lucas (© Reuters/Fred Prouser/Robert Galbraith)
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This week, the People's Choice and Critics' Choice Awards take place on consecutive nights, giving film fans an unrivalled chance to compare how the so-called experts' opinions on 2012's films stack up against those of the unwashed masses. This year in the Critics' Choice Steven Spielberg's Lincoln leads the field with 13 nominations.

Meanwhile, the likes of The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games will be vying for the title of Favourite Movie at the People's Choice Awards, which also features categories for music and TV.

But how often do the picks of the people and the critics match, and which one acts as the best barometer for the Oscars? Click through the gallery to find out how often the awards overlap...