'The Artist' and 'Hugo' Lead Nominations of 2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Collecting 11 nods each, 'Artist' and 'Hugo' are up against 'The Descendants', 'Drive', 'The Help', 'War Horse' and four others in the coveted category of Best Picture.

AceShowbiz - The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has, on Tuesday, December 13, announced nominations for the 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Leading the pack were "The Artist" and "Hugo" with 11 noms each. Both high-profile movies must face off against one another to win the coveted Best Picture award. Their helmers, Michel Hazanavicius and Martin Scorsese, also compete for Best Director.

Trailing behind "Artist" and "Hugo" were drama movie "The Help" and action film "Drive" with eight noms apiece. Meanwhile, Alexander Payne's dramedy "The Descendants" and Steven Spielberg's drama "War Horse" followed close behind by collecting seven noms each.

Nominated for Best Actor were the likes of %cGeorge Clooney%, %cLeonardo DiCaprio%, %cJean Dujardin%, %cMichael Fassbender%, %cRyan Gosling% and %cBrad Pitt%. As for Best Actress category, %cViola Davis%, %cElizabeth Olsen%, %cMeryl Streep%,%cTilda Swinton%, %cCharlize Theron% and %cMichelle Williams% are set to compete with each other.

In the meantime, blockbuster movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" bagged four nominations, including Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, Best Visual Effect and Best Sound. Highly-anticipated thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)" grabbed two noms, including Best Editing and Best Score for its composer %cTrent Reznor% and %cAtticus Ross%.

Winners of the 2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be revealed during a gala ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium on January 12 next year. Those nominated for this awards will likely get a shot at competing for the 2012 Academy Awards, which nominations are due to be announced on January 24.

Best Picture:

Best Actor: Best Actress: Best Supporting Actor: Best Supporting Actress: Best Young Actor/Actress: Best Acting Ensemble: Best Director: Best Original Screenplay: Best Adapted Screenplay: Best Cinematography: Best Art Direction:
  • "The Artist" - Production Designer: Laurence Bennett, Art Director: Gregory S. Hooper
  • "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II" - 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: Best Costume Design: Best Makeup: Best Visual Effect: Best Sound: Best Animated Feature: Best Action Movie: Best Comedy: Best Foreign Language Film: Best Documentary Feature: Best Song:
  • "Hello Hello" by %cElton John% and %cLady GaGa% - "Gnomeo and Juliet"
  • "Life's a Happy Song" by %cJason Segel% and %cAmy Adams% - "The Muppets"
  • "The Living Proof" by %cMary J. Blige% - "The Help"
  • "Man or Muppet" by %cJason Segel% - "The Muppets"
  • "Pictures in My Head" by Kermit the Frog and the Muppets - "The Muppets"
Best Score:

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