Critics Choice Nominations Announced

The Critics Choice Award nominations have been announced. The awards, which have been given out for sixteen years, will be presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on January 12.

Best Picture

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kenneth Branagh in My Week With Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks in Drive
  • Nick Nolte in Warrior
  • Patton Oswalt in Young Adult
  • Christopher Plummer in Beginners
  • Andrew Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Asa Butterfield in Hugo
  • Elle Fanning in Super 8
  • Thomas Horn in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Ezra Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Saoirse Ronan in Hanna
  • Shailene Woodley in The Descendants

Best Director

  • Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
  • Alexander Payne for The Descendants
  • Nicolas Winding Refn for Drive
  • Martin Scorsese for Hugo
  • Steven Spielberg for War Horse

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Artist, written by Michel Hazanavicius
  • 50/50, written by Will Reiser
  • Midnight in Paris, written by Woody Allen
  • Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni
  • Young Adult, written by Diablo Cody

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Descendants, written by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, written by Eric Roth
  • The Help, written by Tate Taylor
  • Hugo, written by John Logan
  • Moneyball, written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

Best Art Direction

  • The Artist, Production Designer: Laurence Bennett, Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Production Designer: Stuart Craig, Set Decorator: Stephenie McMillan
  • Hugo, Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • The Tree of Life, Production Designer: Jack Fisk, Art Director: David Crank
  • War Horse, Production Designer: Rick Carter, Set Decorator: Lee Sandales

Best Cinematography

  • The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman
  • Drive, Newton Thomas Sigel
  • Hugo, Robert Richardson
  • The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • War Horse, Janusz Kaminski

Best Costume Design

  • The Artist, Mark Bridges
  • The Help, Sharen Davis
  • Hugo, Sandy Powell
  • Jane Eyre, Michael O’Connor
  • My Week With Marilyn, Jill Taylor

Best Editing

  • The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius and Anne-Sophie Bion
  • Drive, Matthew Newman
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker
  • War Horse, Michael Kahn

Best Makeup

  • Albert Nobbs
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Iron Lady
  • J. Edgar
  • My Week With Marilyn

Best Song

  • “Hello Hello,” performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, from Gnomeo & Juliet
  • “Life’s a Happy Song,” performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie, from The Muppets
  • “The Living Proof,” performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr. from The Help
  • “Man or Muppet,” performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie, from The Muppets
  • “Pictures in My Head,” performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman, from The Muppets

Best Score

  • The Artist, by Ludovic Bource
  • Drive, by Cliff Martinez
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Hugo, by Howard Shore
  • War Horse, by John Williams

Best Sound

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Super 8
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

Best Visual Effects

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8
  • The Tree of Life

Best Animated Feature

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Action Movie

  • Drive
  • Fast Five
  • Hanna
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Super 8

Best Comedy

  • Bridesmaids
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Horrible Bosses
  • Midnight in Paris
  • The Muppets

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