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Ballet Drama Black Swan Leads Critics’ Choice Nominations

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Receiving a record 12 nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the critically acclaimed ballet drama Black Swan leads the nominees for January’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The film’s bids include nods for actresses Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and director Darren Aronofsky. Copping 11 nominations each, the western remake True Grit and British royalty tale The King’s Speech are also top contenders. Inception received 10 and The Social Network nabbed nine.

Surprises, however, include the notable omissions of Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right) and Lesley Manville (Another Year) in favour of Noomi Rapace (The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo), who snags the last Best Actress slot. Meanwhile, I am particularly delighted to see Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg (lead actor contender) and Andrew Garfield among the supporting actors.

The 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 14, on VH1. Here’s a breakdown of the key categories:

BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges — True Grit
Robert Duvall — Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg — The Social Network
Colin Firth — The King’s Speech
James Franco — 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling — Blue Valentine

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening — The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman — Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman — Black Swan
Noomi Rapace — The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams — Blue Valentine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale — The Fighter
Andrew Garfield — The Social Network
Jeremy Renner — The Town
Sam Rockwell — Conviction
Mark Ruffalo — The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush — The King’s Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams — The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter — The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis — Black Swan
Melissa Leo — The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld — True Grit
Jacki Weaver — Animal Kingdom

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning — Somewhere
Jennifer Lawrence — Winter’s Bone
Chloe Grace Moretz — Let Me In
Chloe Grace Moretz — Kick-Ass
Kodi Smit-McPhee — Let Me In
Hailee Steinfeld — True Grit

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky — Black Swan
Danny Boyle — 127 Hours
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen — True Grit
David Fincher — The Social Network
Tom Hooper — The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan — Inception

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