Home Movies The Artist, Scorsese’s “Hugo” Lead Critics Choice Nominations

“The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” are among the top picks for the Critics Choice Awards (VH-1, January 12th). This is the first televised awards show of the season, and the one comprising actual movie critics. It’s also a major precursor of the Oscars. A couple of films are really left out in the cold: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”–which was shown very late, and “Albert Nobbs,” for which Glenn Close deserves a nomination. But there’s no campaign and no money behind “Albert Nobbs,” which is a shame.

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” Andrew Serkis – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Berenice 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

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