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.
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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.