Broadcast Film Critics Favor 'Black Swan,' 'True Grit,' 'The King's Speech,' 'Inception' And 'The Social Network'

(Los Angeles, CA – December 13, 2010) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium. This is the fourth year in a row that VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network and the first year the show will also be broadcast internationally.

Black Swan” received an unprecedented 12 nominations for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, garnering nods for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score. “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech” followed close behind with 11 nominations each, while “Inception” received 10 nominations and “The Social Network” garnered 9.

“Toy Story 3” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories while two Best Picture nominees, “Inception” and “The Town,” were also recognized in the Best Action Movie category. “127 Hours,” “The Fighter” and “Winter’s Bone” also scored multiple nominations, including Best Picture.

Nicole Kidman received her record seventh acting nomination for Best Actress in “Rabbit Hole.”

Amy Adams will be seeking her second Critics’ Choice Award as a Best Supporting Actress nominee in “The Fighter.”

Twenty-year-old Jennifer Lawrence earned nods in both the Best Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the four nominations for “Winter’s Bone,” while fourteen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld earned nods as both Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress for “True Grit,” contributing to its 11 nominations. Thirteen-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz was nominated in the Best Young Actor/Actress category twice for “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass.”

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to be Critics’ Choice favorites, nominated jointly for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for “True Grit.”

The 250 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 25 categories. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2010.

Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. All four major acting category winners at the Academy Awards in 2010 were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards winners in the same categories. The BFCA also recognized “The Hurt Locker” for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director, and they also went on to win the Academy Awards, but were both overlooked at the Golden Globes.

The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic for Den of Thieves, Joey Berlin for Berlin Entertainment and Lee Rolontz for VH1.

  1. There is a “Best Action” category and anyone takes these seriously? Do they have “Best Romance” and “Best Nerd Comedy” too?

  2. Please how does one tutu make an award? The shake and bake camera in Black Swan was so distracting. Basically, the only awards that should be given to Black Swan are for the actors. The subtelty of the wardrobe in Love and Other Drugs making 1996 1996 deserves more recognition. Turning Ryan Gosling into an young woman, old woman, and eventually into an old man took more creativity than pulling a small black feather from a shoulder blade. How and how many people actually pick the winners in these categories. Sidenote: I am partial to woman therefore I love actresses. But what has totally blown me away this year are the great performances by men. There is no competition there really. How does anyone choose the best, “the award goes to so and so” This year in the male category for truly great performances all should be picked, nominated and all should win. Decaprio, Firth, Bridges, Cassel. and on and on. You know who they are…just great this year. BTD

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