For film buffs, it’s getting down to the wire with only one more set of nominations to go after these.  I can’t wait to find see the Academy Award nominees as the award season moves forward.  It looks like I might miss at least the first half of the the Critics’ Choice Awards since I won’t be home for it.  So I’ll be checking social media for updates on my favorites and all the nominees, which you can see on IMDB.

  • Best Picture – “The Help”
  • Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
  • Best Actress – Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady” or Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Best Supporting Actor – Andy Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
  • Best Supporting Actress – Berenice Bejo, “The Artist” or Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
  • Best Acting Ensemble – “The Help”
  • Best Director – Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
  • Best Original Screenplay – “The Artist,” “50/50” or “Midnight in Paris”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – “The Descendants” or “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
  • Best Animated Feature – “Rango”
  • Best Young Actor / Actress – Thomas Horn, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” or Shailene Woodley, “The Descendants”
  • Best Action Movie – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
  • Best Comedy Movie – “Bridesmaids”
  • Best Foreign Language Film – “A Separation”
  • Best Documentary Feature – “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” or “Page One: Inside the New York Times”
  • Best Song – “Hello Hello” (for “Gnomeo & Juliet”)
  • Best Score – “Hugo,” Howard Shore; or “The Artist,” Ludovic Bource
  • Best Cinematography – “The Artist”
  • Best Art Direction – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
  • Best Editing – “The Artist”
  • Best Costume Design – “Jane Eyre” or “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Best Makeup – “The Iron Lady,” “J. Edgar” or “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Best Visual Effects – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” or “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
  • Best Sound – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”

Any thoughts on those nominated for the SAG Awards, Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice this year?