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

December 14, 2011 (5:55 am) GMT
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.
'The Artist' and 'Hugo' Lead Nominations of 2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has, on Tuesday, December 13, announced nominations for the 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Leading the pack were "" and "" 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 "" and action film "" with eight noms apiece. Meanwhile, Alexander Payne's dramedy "" and Steven Spielberg's drama "" followed close behind by collecting seven noms each.

Nominated for Best Actor were the likes of , , , , and . As for Best Actress category, , , and are set to compete with each other.

In the meantime, blockbuster movie "" bagged four nominations, including Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, Best Visual Effect and Best Sound. Highly-anticipated thriller "" grabbed two noms, including Best Editing and Best Score for its composer Trent Reznor and Atticus 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: 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: Best Score:

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