Tuesday, 13 December 2011

CRITICS’ CHOICE: ‘Hugo’ and ‘The Artist’ top Broadcast Film Critics’ nominations

GOLDEN TOUCH: The Artist earns 11 Critics' Choice noms.

As awards season gains greater momentum leading up to next month’s Oscar nominations, the Broadcast Film Critics on Tuesday announced the list of nominees for the 2012 Critics’ Choice Awards. Two movies that have been garnering major buzz all season – The Martin Scorsese 3D fantasy epic Hugo and the black-and-white silent pic The Artist, topped all contenders with 11 nods each. Two of my favourite films of 2011, Drive and The Help each picked up eight noms. Meanwhile, among the notable omissions for acting: Melancholia’s Kirsten Dunst, who was among the early frontrunners for Best Actress of the year. Below, the nominees in all the main categories:

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

BEST ACTOR: George Clooney, The Descendants; Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar; Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Michael Fassbender, Shame; Ryan Gosling, Drive; and Brad Pitt, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS: Viola Davis, The Help; Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene; Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady; Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin; Charlize Theron, Young Adult; and Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn; Albert Brooks, Drive; Nick Nolte, Warrior; Patton Oswalt, Young Adult; Christopher Plummer, Beginners; and Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Bérénice Bejo, The Artist; Jessica Chastain, The Help; Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids; Carey Mulligan, Shame; Octavia Spencer, The Help; Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Asa Butterfield, Hugo; Elle Fanning, Super 8; Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin; Saoirse Ronan, Hanna; and Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: The Artist; Bridesmaids; The Descendants; The Help; and The Ides of March

BEST DIRECTOR: Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive; Martin Scorsese, Hugo; and Steven Spielberg, War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Will Reiser, 50/50; Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni, Win-Win; and Diablo Cody, Young Adult

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, The Descendants; Eric Roth, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; Tate Taylor, The Help; John Logan, Hugo; and Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin & Stan Chervin, Moneyball

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