Monday, June 17, 2024

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

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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