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BFCA announces its nominees

'Basterds,' 'Nine' each score 10 nods

Inglourious Basterds” and “Nine” lead the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. noms with 10 bids apiece for the org’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. On the distaff side, lead actresses selected were Emily Blunt in “The Young Victoria,” Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side,” Carey Mulligan in “An Education,” Saoirse Ronan in “The Lovely Bones,” Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious” and Meryl Streep in “Julie and Julia.”Directors tabbed were Kathryn Bigelow for “The Hurt Locker,” James Cameron for “Avatar,” Lee Daniels for “Precious,” Clint Eastwood for “Invictus,” Jason Reitman for “Up in the Air” and Quentin Tarantino for “Inglourious Basterds.”The org historically selects six noms for many of the major categories.Following the 10 noms each for “Inglorious Basterds” and “Nine,” “Avatar” — Cameron’s $300 million-plus sci-fi epic from 20th Century Fox that opens Friday — landed nine.The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards was, so far, the best kudo showing for Rob Marshall’s “Nine,” which failed to make the American Film Institute top 10 list announced Sunday. Also from the film, Marion Cotillard was nominated for supporting actress, even though the Weinstein Co. has been pushing her in the lead category for the Oscar race. Academy Award voters are allowed to choose whatever category they think is most appropriate.It was a good weekend for “The Hurt Locker,” which picked up top pic prizes from the Los Angeles and Boston film critics. The New York crix followed up and tabbed it best pic on Monday. Bigelow was selected as top helmer by all three groups as well.The BFCA have revamped this year’s awards show. Org changed the name of its kudocast to the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and moved the venue from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to the Hollywood Palladium. In addition, org added eight categories to make it more similar to the Oscars.Show, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, airs at 9 p.m. Jan. 15 and is in the final year of a pact with VH1. Cabler and sister net MTV simulcast red carpet coverage prior to the telecast.Last year the BFCA was in line with the Oscars as both tabbed “Slumdog Millionaire” as top pic, as well as director Danny Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy.BFCA is made up of 235 members representing TV, radio and online.

And the nominees are:

BEST PICTURE
“Avatar”
“An Education”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Invictus”
“Nine”
“Precious”
“A Serious Man”
“Up”
“Up In The Air”

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney – “Up In The Air”
Colin Firth – “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman – “Invictus”
Viggo Mortensen – “The Road”
Jeremy Renner – “The Hurt Locker”

BEST ACTRESS
Emily Blunt – “The Young Victoria
Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”
Carey Mulligan – “An Education”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones
Gabourey Sidibe – “Precious”
Meryl Streep – “Julie & Julia”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Damon – “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson – “The Messenger”
Christian McKay – “Me And Orson Welles”
Alfred Molina – “An Education”
Stanley Tucci – “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Marion Cotillard – “Nine”
Vera Farmiga – “Up In The Air”
Anna Kendrick – “Up In The Air”
Mo’Nique – “Precious”
Julianne Moore – “A Single Man”
Samantha Morton – “The Messenger”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Jae Head – “The Blind Side”
Bailee Madison – “Brothers”
Max Records – “Where The Wild Things Are”
Saoirse Ronan – “The Lovely Bones”
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Road”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Nine”
“Precious”
“Star Trek”
“Up in the Air”

BEST DIRECTING
Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron – “Avatar”
Lee Daniels – “Precious”
Clint Eastwood – “Invictus”
Jason Reitman – “Up In The Air”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mark Boal – “The Hurt Locker”
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – “A Serious Man”
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – “(500) Days Of Summer”
Bob Peterson, Peter Docter – “Up”
Quentin Tarantino – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach – “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell – “District 9”
Geoffrey Fletcher – “Precious”
Tom Ford, David Scearce – “A Single Man”
Nick Hornby – “An Education”
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner – “Up In The Air”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Barry Ackroyd – “The Hurt Locker”
Dion Beebe – “Nine”
Mauro Fiore – “Avatar”
Andrew Lesnie – “The Lovely Bones”
Robert Richardson – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Dan Bishop – “A Single Man”
Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg – “Avatar”
John Myhre, Gordon Sim – “Nine”
Naomi Shohan, George De Titta, Jr. – “The Lovely Bones”
David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds Wasco – “Inglourious Basterds”

BEST EDITING
Dana E. Glauberman – “Up In The Air”
Sally Menke – “Inglourious Basterds”
Bob Murawski, Chris Innis – “The Hurt Locker”
Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua, James Cameron – “Avatar”
Claire Simpson, Wyatt Smith – “Nine”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Colleen Atwood – “Nine”
Janet Patterson – “Bright Star”
Sandy Powell – “The Young Victoria”
Anna Sheppard – “Inglourious Basterds”
Casey Storm – “Where The Wild Things Are”

BEST MAKEUP
“Avatar”
“District 9”
“Nine”
“The Road”
“Star Trek”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
“Avatar”
“District 9”
“The Lovely Bones”
“Star Trek”
“2012”

BEST SOUND
“Avatar”
“District 9”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Nine”
“Star Trek”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs”
“Coraline”
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Princess And The Frog”
“Up”

BEST ACTION MOVIE
“Avatar”
“District 9”
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Star Trek

BEST COMEDY
“(500) Days Of Summer”
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“The Proposal”
“Zombieland”

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“Gifted Hands”
“Grey Gardens”
“Into The Storm”
“Taking Chance”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Broken Embraces”
“Coco Before Chanel”
“Red Cliff”
“Sin Nombre”
“The White Ribbon”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Anvil”
“Capitalism: A Love Story”
“The Cove”
“Food, Inc.”
“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”

BEST SONG
“All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick Zinner – “Where The Wild Things Are”
“Almost There” – Randy Newman – “The Princess And The Frog”
“Cinema Italiano” – Maury Yeston – “Nine”
“(I Want To) Come Home” – Paul McCartney – “Everybody’s Fine”
“The Weary Kind” – T Bone Burnett, Ryan Bingham – “Crazy Heart”

BEST SCORE
Michael Giacchino – “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch – “The Informant!”
Randy Newman – “The Princess and the Frog”
Karen O, Carter Burwell – “Where The Wild Things Are”
Hans Zimmer – “Sherlock Holmes”

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