Nine And Inglourious Basterds Lead Critics’ Choice Nominations

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The nominations for the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards were announced this morning, and we’ve got the scoop on all the stars and movies in the running. Nine and Inglourious Basterds scored the most nominations with 10 nods, followed by Avatar with nine, and The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air with eight a piece.

Avatar director James Cameron once again proved that bigger may just be better when it comes to film making. The uber-director is rumored to have the most expensive movie on his hands, with the Avatar budget allegedly coming in at around $300 million. But the big spending could lead to an even bigger pay-off. Critics are raving about the action-adventure love story – which Roger Ebert called “an extraordinary film” – and it’s currently got a 91% favorability rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Not bad for a movie about blue aliens, eh?

Cameron’s got some interesting competition in the Best Directing category this year, most noticeably his ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow, whose indie hit The Hurt Locker raked in eight nods. 32-year-old Jason Reitman is also nominated for writing and directing Up in the Air (send him a congrats note on Twitter), as are both its leading ladies (Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick) for Best Supporting Actress. Think either of them have a chance against Mo’Nique (Precious)?

Check out all the categories, nominees and a giant photo gallery below. Plus, watch the show live on VH1 on Jan. 15 and enter to win a pair of tickets by visiting PrimeOutlets.com/Hollywood. (Full details on the trip at the bottom of the post!)

Best Picture

Best Actress

Best Actor

Check our the rest of the nominees under the jump and learn how to win a trip for two to the CCMAs!

Best Supporting Actor

  • Matt Damon Invictus
  • Woody HarrelsonThe Messenger
  • Christian McKayMe And Orson Welles
  • Alfred MolinaAn Education
  • Stanley TucciThe Lovely Bones
  • Christoph Waltz Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Jae HeadThe Blind Side
  • Bailee Madison Brothers
  • Max RecordsWhere The Wild Things Are
  • Saoirse Ronan The Lovely Bones
  • Kodi Smit-McPheeThe Road

Best 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 BoalThe Hurt Locker
  • Joel Coen & Ethan CoenA Serious Man
  • Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber (500) Days Of Summer
  • Bob Peterson, Peter DocterUp
  • Quentin TarantinoInglourious Basterds

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Neill Blomkamp, Terri TatchellDistrict 9
  • Geoffrey FletcherPrecious
  • Tom Ford, David Scearce A Single Man
  • Nick HornbyAn Education
  • Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner Up In The Air

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Hurt Locker
  • Nine
  • Avatar
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Inglourious Basterds

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • A Single Man
  • Avatar
  • Nine
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Inglourious Basterds

BEST EDITING

  • Up In The Air
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Avatar
  • Nine

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Nine
  • Bright Star
  • The Young Victoria
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • 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

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

BEST SONG

  • “All Is Love” – Karen O, Nick ZinnerWhere The Wild Things Are
  • “Almost There” – Randy Newman The Princess And The Frog
  • “Cinema Italiano” – Maury YestonNine
  • “(I Want To) Come Home” – Paul McCartneyEverybody’s Fine
  • “The Weary Kind” – T Bone Burnett, Ryan BinghamCrazy Heart

BEST SCORE

  • Michael GiacchinoUp
  • Marvin HamlischThe Informant!
  • Randy NewmanThe Princess and the Frog
  • Karen O, Carter BurwellWhere The Wild Things Are
  • Hans ZimmerSherlock Holmes

Win a trip to the CCMAs:

Consumers can log onto PrimeOutlets.com/Hollywood to win a prize package worth $6,200! Details include:

  • Pair of tickets to the live VH1 live broadcast of the 15th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
  • Airfare and accommodations for two to Hollywood.
  • Evening outfit and makeover by a celebrity stylist!


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