The ever populist Broadcast Film Critics announced their nominees for the 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards and it no doubt made The Weinstein Company's day.  Both "Nine" and "Inglourious Basterds" received 10 nominations including Best Picture.

The Critic's Choice is a peculiar bunch.  They list 10 nominees for Best Picture (just like Oscar will this year), but their other categories can have anywhere from five to six nominees.  Additionally, they have agent/manager friendly awards such as Best Young Actor/Actress and People's Choice castoffs such as Best Action Movie and Best Comedy.  I don't meant to disparage the BFCA membership which is made up of many of the TV entertainment reporters you see on your local newscast (shoot, a few are even friends of mine), but their increasing attempts to become more relevant during awards season seem forced and, to be quite honest, unnecessary. The stars arrive because the studios can put another "best picture nominee" headline across their trade ads, TV spots and increasingly frequent newspaper ads.

In any event, the awards will be handed out on Jan. 15 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1.  Here is the complete list of 2010 nominees.

BEST PICTURE
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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 & Ethan Coen - A Serious Man
Scott Neustadter & 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
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

(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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