The Broadcast Film Critic's Association announced the nominees for the 2010 Critic's Choice Awards this morning and in something of a surprise, "Black Swan" scored more nominations than expected frontrunner "The Social Network."
Darren Aronofsky's indie thriller was rewarded with 12 nominations including best picture, best actress (Natalie Portman), best director (Aronofsky) and best supporting actress (Mila Kunis). "The Social Network" scored nine nominations, "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" both received 11 nominations, "Inception" discovered 10 nominations and "The Fighter" knocked out six nods.
Last year's Critic's Choice Awards show is remembered most for the spontaneous kiss between Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep after both "tied" for best actress. Viewers can only hope for a moment half as entertaining this year.
The 16th Annual Critic's Choice Awards takes place on Friday, Jan 14, 2010 and will air live on VH1 beginning at 9 PM EST/PST.