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2010 Critics Choice Awards Nominees Announced, Nine and Inglourious Basterds Top the List

Are You Interested in the Smaller Awards of Awards Season?

Now that awards season is fully revving up, all sorts of nominations are coming out, e.g. the Independent Spirit Awards announcement two weeks ago or tomorrow's Golden Globes list. (Check in early for that, as I'll be posting all of the nods). Just this morning, the Critics' Choice nominees were released, with Inglourious Basterds and Nine earning a record-breaking ten nods each.

I know that not everyone follows the Critics' Choice Awards or perhaps the American Film Institute's honors (which were also just announced), but I enjoy checking out their lists as a sort of sneak peek for the bigger name honors later in the season. While Inglourious Basterds hasn't been leading the pack for Academy Awards buzz, this news makes me curious to see if Brad Pitt and his rebels pop up again as the awards nods keep rolling in.

How do you feel about smaller awards programs? Do you check them out, or do you only really care about their more well-known, star-studded counterparts?

If you are interested in the Critics' Choice Awards, be sure to catch the official show when it airs on VH1 on January 15. But first, take a look at the full list of nominees when you

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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 and Ethan Coen (A Serious Man)
Scott Neustadter and 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
The 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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redchick152 redchick152 6 years
i also mostly just watch for the outfits...but i am actually interested in the bigger awards and who wins them.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I'm gonna be honest, I mostly watch for the outfits. I always watch the whole Oscar broadcast, but most of it is fast-forwarded anyway, especially the smaller stuff.
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