‘Black Swan’ leaps with 12 BFCA nominations

Broadcast critics also like 'King's Speech,' 'True Grit'

Black Swan” has danced away with a dozen noms for the Jan. 14 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The Darren Aronofsky-directed pic about a ballerina dealing with deep psychological issues earned the biggest noms tally from the 150 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

“The King’s Speech” and “True Grit” tied with 11 noms.

Among the 12 bids for “Black Swan” are best picture, lead actress (Natalie Portman), supporting actress (Mila Kunis), director for Aronofsky and original screenplay for Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin.

In the picture category, “Black Swan” will vie against “127 Hours,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” “The Town,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit” and “Winter’s Bone.”

Unlike the Oscars, where there are five nominees in each of the four acting categories, the BFCA selects six. Lead actor nominees are Jeff Bridges (“True Grit”), Robert Duvall (“Get Low”), Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”), James Franco (“127 Hours”) and Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”).

In addition to Portman, the contenders for lead actress are Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”), Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Winter’s Bone”), Noomi Rapace (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) and (“Blue Valentine”).

Besides Aronofsky, directing nominations went to Danny Boyle (“127 Hours”), Joel and Ethan Coen (“True Grit”), David Fincher (“The Social Network”), Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) and Christopher Nolan (“Inception”).

The Critics’ Choice kudos will be handed out Jan. 14 in a ceremony carried live on VH1 from the Hollywood Palladium.

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