17th Critics’ Choice Awards nominees

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Stephen Daldry – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
Alexander Payne – The Descendants
Martin Scorsese – Hugo
Steven Spielberg – War Horse
Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive

Best Actor
George Clooney – The Descendants as Matthew King
Brad Pitt – Moneyball as Billy Beane
Jean Dujardin – The Artist as George Valentin
Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar as J. Edgar Hoover
Michael Fassbender – Shame as Brandon Sullivan
Ryan Gosling – Drive as Driver

Best Actress
Viola Davis – The Help as Aibileen Clark
Elizabeth Olsen – Martha Marcy May Marlene as Martha/Marcy May/Marlene Lewis
Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady as Margaret Thatcher
Tilda Swinton – We Need to Talk About Kevin as Eva Khatchadourian
Charlize Theron – Young Adult as Mavis Gary
Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn as Marilyn Monroe

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh – My Week with Marilyn as Laurence Olivier
Albert Brooks – Drive as Bernie Rose
Nick Nolte – Warrior as Paddy Conlon
Patton Oswalt – Young Adult as Matt Freehauf
Christopher Plummer – Beginners as Hal Fields
Andy Serkis – Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Caesar

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo – The Artist as Peppy Miller
Jessica Chastain – The Help as Celia Rae Foote
Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids as Megan Price
Carey Mulligan – Shame as Sissy Sullivan
Octavia Spencer – The Help as Minny Jackson
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants as Alexandra King

Best Young Actor/Actress
Asa Butterfield – Hugo as Hugo Cabret
Elle Fanning – Super 8 as Alice Dainard
Thomas Horn – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as Oskar Schell
Ezra Miller – We Need to Talk About Kevin as Kevin Khatchadourian
Saoirse Ronan – Hanna as Hanna
Shailene Woodley – The Descendants as Alexandra King

Best Acting Ensemble
The Artist
The Descendants
The Help

The Ides of March

Best Original Screenplay
50/50 – Will Reiser
The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius
Midnight in Paris – Woody Allen
Win Win – Joe Tiboni and Tom McCarthy
Young Adult – Diablo Cody

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants – Alexander Payne, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Eric Roth
The Help – Tate Taylor
Hugo – John Logan
Moneyball – Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin and Steven Zaillian

Best Animated Feature
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots

Best Documentary Feature
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Page One: Inside the New York Times

Project Nim

Best Action Movie
Fast Five
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8

Best Comedy Movie
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Horrible Bosses
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets

Best Foreign Language Film
In Darkness • Poland
Le Havre • Finland
The Skin I Live In • Spain
A Separation • Iran
Where Do We Go Now? • Lebanon

Best Art Direction
The Artist – Laurence Bennett (Production Design)/Robert Gould (Set Decoration)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Stuart Craig (Production Design)/Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)
Hugo – Dante Ferretti (Production Design)/Francesca Lo Schiavo (Set Decoration)
The Tree of Life – Jack Fisk (Production Design)/Jeanette Scott (Set Decoration)
War Horse – Rick Carter (Production Design)/Lee Sandales (Set Decoration)

Best Cinematography
The Artist – Guillaume Schiffman
Drive –
Newton Thomas Sigel
Hugo –
Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life
– Emmanuel Lubezki 
War Horse – Janusz Kaminski 

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 Editing
The Artist – Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
Drive – Matthew Newman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
– Thelma Schoonmaker
War Horse – Michael Kahn

Best Makeup
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
The Iron Lady

J. Edgar
My Week with Marilyn

Best Sound
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Super 8
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8

The Tree of Life

Best Score
The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Drive – Cliff Martinez
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor
Hugo – Howard Shore
War Horse – John Williams

Best Song
“Collision of Worlds” – Cars 2
“Hello Hello” – Gnomeo & Juliet
“Life’s a Happy Song” – The Muppets
“The Living Proof” – The Help
“Man or Muppet” – The Muppets
“Pictures in My Head” – The Muppets

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