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The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with Black Swan and The Social Network leading the pack. Black Swan breaks records with 12 noms, while The King’s Speech, True Grit, Inception and The Social Network also get attention.

The Social Network sweeps awards!Black Swan hasn't been in theaters long, but Darren Aronofsky's dark ballet film starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis has been generating buzz since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August.

It seems the critics agree with the buzz, because Black Swan has broken records with an unprecedented 12 Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 nominations, including noms for Best Picture, Best Actress (Portman), Best Supporting Actress (Kunis), Best Director (Darren Aronofsky), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score.

The King's Speech, which stars Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the Coen brothers' western True Grit, which stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, also impressed, earning 11 nominations each.

Leonardo DiCaprio's Inception received 10 nominations, including Best Action Movie, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director for Christopher Nolan.

The Social Network garnered 9 nominations, including Best Acting Ensemble. The Facebook tale is sweeping the awards circuit, thus far, winning Best Movie from the Los Angeles Film Critics, Boston Society of Film Critics and New York Film Critics Circle, as well as an AFI Award 2010 for being one of the best films of the year. The L.A. Film Critics also gave nods to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, who shared his award with Carlos director Olivier Assayas.

This year's nostalgic tearjerker Toy Story 3 was honored in the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories. The Town, 127 Hours, The Fighter and Winter's Bone also scored multiple nominations, including Best Picture.

The leading men nominated for Best Actor are Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) and James Franco (127 Hours).

The leading ladies hoping to win over the Critics' Choice panels include seven-time acting nominee and former Best Actress winner Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) and, as mentioned, Natalie Portman (Black Swan).

The Critics' Choice Movie Awards boasts the honor of being the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. Will they come through again this year?

The full list of nominees is below and the 2010 winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9 p.m. While the main event will be held at the Hollywood Palladium, fans from all over the world can watch live on VH1.

In the meantime, you can find information about the show, this year's nominees and more at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards site and catch videos from some of this year's nominees at

The Critics' Choice Awards nominees

The Social Network sweeps awards!BEST PICTURE

  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network
  • The Town
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter's Bone


  • Jeff Bridges - True Grit
  • Robert Duvall - Get Low
  • Jesse Eisenberg - The Social Network
  • Colin Firth - The King's Speech
  • James Franco - 127 Hours
  • Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine


  • Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman - Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
  • Natalie Portman - Black Swan
  • Noomi Rapace - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Michelle Williams - Blue Valentine


The Social Network sweeps awards!BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams - The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter - The King's Speech
  • Mila Kunis - Black Swan
  • Melissa Leo - The Fighter
  • Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit
  • Jacki Weaver - Animal Kingdom


  • Elle Fanning - Somewhere
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Winter's Bone
  • Chloe Grace Moretz - Let Me In
  • Chloe Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee - Let Me In
  • Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit



  • Darren Aronofsky - Black Swan
  • Danny Boyle - 127 Hours
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - True Grit
  • David Fincher - The Social Network
  • Tom Hooper - The King's Speech
  • Christopher Nolan - Inception


  • Another Year - Mike Leigh
  • Black Swan - Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
  • The Fighter - Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson)
  • Inception - Christopher Nolan
  • The Kids Are All Right - Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • The King's Speech - David Seidler

The Social Network sweeps awards!BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • 127 Hours - Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
  • The Social Network - Aaron Sorkin
  • The Town - Peter Craig, Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard
  • Toy Story 3 - Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
  • True Grit - Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
  • Winter's Bone - Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini


  • 127 Hours - Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak
  • Black Swan - Matthew Libatique
  • Inception - Wally Pfister
  • The King's Speech - Danny Cohen
  • True Grit - Roger Deakins


  • Alice in Wonderland - Robert Stromberg
  • Black Swan - Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
  • Inception - Guy Hendrix Dyas
  • The King's Speech - Netty Chapman
  • True Grit - Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh


  • 127 Hours - Jon Harris
  • Black Swan - Andrew Weisblum
  • Inception - Lee Smith
  • The Social Network - Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

The Social Network sweeps awards!BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood
  • Black Swan - Amy Westcott
  • The King's Speech - Jenny Beavan
  • True Grit - Mary Zophres



  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Inception
  • Tron: Legacy


  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3


  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story 3


  • Inception
  • Kick-Ass
  • Red
  • The Town
  • Unstoppable

The Social Network sweeps awards!BEST COMEDY

  • Cyrus
  • Date Night
  • Easy A
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • The Other Guys


  • The Pacific
  • Temple Grandin
  • You Don't Know Jack


  • Biutiful
  • I Am Love
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • The Tillman Story
  • Waiting for Superman


  • I See the Light - performed by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater - Tangled
  • If I Rise - performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong - 127 Hours
  • Shine - performed and written by John Legend - Waiting for Superman
  • We Belong Together - performed and written by Randy Newman - Toy Story 3
  • You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet - performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren - Burlesque


  • Black Swan - Clint Mansell
  • Inception - Hans Zimmer
  • The King's Speech - Alexandre Desplat
  • The Social Network - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • True Grit - Carter Burwell
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