Oscar 2011: Broadcast Film Critics Nominations

Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 2011)–The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Hosted by Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, featuring Fitz and The Tantrums as the house band, the show will broadcast live for the fifth year in a row on VH1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

 

“Hugo” and “The Artist” each received an impressive 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, one short of the record 12 nominations for “Black Swan” last year. Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” garnered nods for Best Picture, Best Young Actor for Asa Butterfield, Best Director for Martin Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound and Best Score. Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor for Jean Dujardin, Best Supporting Actress for Bérénice Bejo, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, and Best Score.

 

Martin Scorsese could have a very big night at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. In addition to the 11 nominations for his film “Hugo,” he directed the Best Documentary Feature nominee “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.”  Last week it was announced that Scorsese will also be honored with the Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award at this year’s show.

 

“The Help” and “Drive” earned 8 nominations each, and “The Descendants” and “War Horse” both garnered 7 nominations. “Drive” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Action Movie categories while “Midnight in Paris” was recognized in Best Picture and Best Comedy categories. “The Tree of Life,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and “My Week With Marilyn” also scored multiple nominations. “The Muppets” received four nominations, three of which came in the Best Song category for “Life’s a Happy Song,” “Man or Muppet,” and “Pictures in My Head,” the fourth for Best Comedy.

 

George Clooney received three nominations as part of the Best Acting Ensemble nominees for “The Descendants” and “The Ides of March,” along with his Best Actor nomination in “The Descendants.”  This gives Clooney a record 13 Critics’ Choice nominations over the years, having received 10 prior nominations in addition to winning a special Freedom Award for “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

 

Meryl Streep will be seeking her third Critics’ Choice Movie Award as a Best Actress nominee for “The Iron Lady” while Charlize Theron will be after her second award in the category. Streep previously won Best Actress for “Doubt” and “Julie & Julia” while Theron took the prize in 2003 for “Monster.” Michelle Williams, Critics’ Choice winner for Best Supporting Actress in 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain” will also compete for Best Actress for “My Week With Marilyn.” Shailene Woodley earned nods in both the Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the seven nominations for “The Descendants.” Saoirse Ronan was also nominated for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in “Hanna,” having previously won the category in 2009 for “The Lovely Bones.”

 

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics.  BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public.  Eligible films were released in 2011. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.

 

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season.  Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Last year, for example, all four of the acting category winners at the Oscars – Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo – first accepted their awards in the same categories at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.  In all, 18 of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominees.

 

Final ballots for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be sent to BFCA members on January 8, 2012 with a deadline for returning final ballots on January 10, 2012. For more information about the show visit CriticsChoice.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and follow @VH1 on Twitter and use the hashtag #CCMA to talk about the awards!

 

The 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.

About The Broadcast Film Critics Association:

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics.  BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public.  The very first opinion a moviegoer hears about new releases at the multiplex or the art house usually comes from one of its members.

 

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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 17th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

 

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 ACTOR

George Clooney – “The Descendants”

Leonardo DiCaprio – “J. Edgar”

Jean Dujardin – “The Artist”

Michael Fassbender – “Shame”

Ryan Gosling – “Drive”

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”

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”

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”

Shailene Woodley – “The Descendants”

 

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Artist

Bridesmaids

The Descendants

The Help

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”

Steven Spielberg – “War Horse”

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius

“50/50” – Will Reiser

“Midnight in Paris” – Woody Allen

“Win Win” – Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni

“Young Adult” – Diablo Cody

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Descendants” – Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” – Eric Roth

“The Help” – Tate Taylor

“Hugo” – John Logan

“Moneyball” – Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“The Artist” – Guillaume Schiffman

“Drive” – Newton Thomas Sigel

“Hugo” – Robert Richardson

“The Tree of Life” – Emmanuel Lubezki

“War Horse” – Janusz Kaminski

 

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 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 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 MAKEUP

Albert Nobbs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Iron Lady

J. Edgar

My Week With Marilyn

 

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 SOUND
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hugo

Super 8

The Tree of Life

War Horse

 

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

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

In Darkness

Le Havre

A Separation

The Skin I Live In

Where Do We Go Now?

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Buck

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Page One: Inside the New York Times

Project Nim

Undefeated

 

BEST SONG

“Hello Hello” – performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin – Gnomeo & Juliet

“Life’s a Happy Song” – performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets

“The Living Proof” – performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr. – The Help

“Man or Muppet” – performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie – The Muppets

“Pictures in My Head” – performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman – The Muppets

BEST SCORE

“The Artist” – Ludovic Bource

“Drive” – Cliff Martinez

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

“Hugo” – Howard Shore

“War Horse” – John Williams

 

NOMINEES BY PICTURE FOR

THE 17th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

50/50 – 1 Nomination

Best Original Screenplay

A SEPARATION – 1 Nomination

Best Foreign Language Film

ALBERT NOBBS – 1 Nomination

Best Makeup

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS – 1 Nomination

Best Animated Feature

BEGINNERS – 1 Nomination

Best Supporting Actor/Christopher Plummer

BRIDESMAIDS – 3 Nominations

Best Supporting Actress/Melissa McCarthy

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Comedy

BUCK – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE – 1 Nomination

Best Comedy

DRIVE – 8 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Actor/Ryan Gosling

Best Supporting Actor/Albert Brooks

Best Director/Nicolas Winding Refn

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Action Movie

Best Score

 

EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE – 4 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Young Actor/Thomas Horn

Best Director/Stephen Daldry

Best Adapted Screenplay

FAST FIVE – 1 Nomination

Best Action Movie

GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

 

GNOMEO & JULIET – 1 Nomination

Best Song/“Hello Hello”

HANNA – 2 Nominations

Best Young Actress/Saoirse Ronan

Best Action Movie

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 – 4 Nominations

Best Art Direction

Best Makeup

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound

 

HORRIBLE BOSSES – 1 Nomination

Best Comedy

 

HUGO – 11 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Young Actor/Asa Butterfield

Best Director/Martin Scorsese

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Costume Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound

Best Score

IN DARKNESS – 1 Nomination

Best Foreign Language Film

J. EDGAR – 2 Nominations

Best Actor/Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Makeup

 

JANE EYRE – 1 Nomination

Best Costume Design

 

KUNG FU PANDA 2 – 1 Nomination

Best Animated Feature

 

LE HAVRE – 1 Nomination

Best Foreign Language Film

 

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE – 1 Nomination

Best Actress/Elizabeth Olsen

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – 3 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Original Screenplay

Best Comedy

MONEYBALL – 3 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Actor/Brad Pitt

Best Adapted Screenplay

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – 4 Nominations

Best Actress/Michelle Williams

Best Supporting Actor/Kenneth Branagh

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

PROJECT NIM – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

PUSS IN BOOTS – 1 Nomination

Best Animated Feature

RANGO – 1 Nomination

Best Animated Feature

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES – 3 Nominations

Best Supporting Actor/Andrew Serki

Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

SHAME – 2 Nominations

Best Actor/Michael Fassbender

Best Supporting Actress/Carey Mulligan


SUPER 8 – 4 Nominations

Best Young Actress/Elle Fanning

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound

Best Action Movie

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN – 1 Nomination

Best Animated Feature

THE ARTIST – 11 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Actor/ Jean Dujardin

Best Supporting Actress/ Bérénice Bejo

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director/Michel Hazanavicius

Best Original Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Costume Design

Best Score

 

THE DESCENDANTS – 7 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Actor/George Clooney

Best Supporting Actress/Shailene Woodley

Best Young Actress/Shailene Woodley

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director/Alexander Payne

Best Adapted Screenplay

 

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – 2 Nominations

Best Editing

Best Score

 

THE HELP – 8 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Actress/Viola Davis

Best Supporting Actress/Jessica Chastain

Best Supporting Actress/Octavia Spencer

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Costume Design

Best Song/“The Living Proof”

THE IDES OF MARCH – 1 Nomination

Best Acting Ensemble

THE IRON LADY – 2 Nominations

Best Actress/Meryl Streep

Best Makeup

 

THE MUPPETS – 4 Nominations

Best Comedy

Best Song/“Life’s a Happy Song”

Best Song/“Man or Muppet”

Best Song/“Pictures in My Head”

 

THE SKIN I LIVE IN – 1 Nomination

Best Foreign Language Film

 

THE TREE OF LIFE – 5 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound

UNDEFEATED – 1 Nomination

Best Documentary Feature

WAR HORSE – 7 Nominations

Best Picture

Best Director/Steven Spielberg

Best Cinematography

Best Art Direction

Best Editing

Best Sound

Best Score

WARRIOR – 1 Nomination

Best Supporting Actor/Nick Nolte

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN – 2 Nominations

Best Actress/Tilda Swinton

Best Young Actor/Ezra Miller

 

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? – 1 Nomination

Best Foreign Language Film

 

WIN WIN – 1 Nomination

Best Original Screenplay

 

YOUNG ADULT – 3 Nominations

Best Actress/Charlize Theron

Best Supporting Actor/Patton Oswalt

Best Original Screenplay