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'The Artist' and 'Hugo' lead Broadcast Film Critics nominations

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The Artist and Hugo continued their domination of the early awards season, each racking up 11 Critics’ Choice nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, perhaps the only critics group that presages the Academy Award nominations with any accuracy. Drive and The Help each scored eight nods, while The Descendants and War Horse received seven. Also in the BFCA’s Best Picture top 10: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, and The Tree of Life. (Not included, meanwhile: Bridesmaids, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Ides of March, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.) Among the surprises in the acting categories: Drive‘s Ryan Gosling over Tinker Tailor‘s Gary Oldman, Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Elizabeth Olsen over Albert Nobbs‘ Glenn Close, and three previously dark-horse Best Supporting Actor candidates: Young Adult‘s Patton Oswalt, Warrior‘s Nick Nolte, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ Andy Serkis. And interestingly, although the BFCA did nominate Noomi Rapace last year for Best Actress for the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara was overlooked for her performance in David Fincher’s remake. Here’s the entire list of nominees:

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

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Will Reiser, 50/50

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris

Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni, Win-Win

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

Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin, Moneyball

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Guillaume Schiffman, The Artist

Newton Thomas Sigel, Drive

Robert Richardson, Hugo

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Tree of Life

Janusz Kaminski, War Horse

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