Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Christopher Plummer, "War Horse" Among Critics Choice Award Nominees

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Nominations for the 2012 Critics Choice Movie Awards have been announced. The 17th annual awards will air Jan. 12, 2012, on VH1.

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Leading the list with 11 nominations each are "Hugo" and "The Artist." For "Hugo," Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Martin Scorsese (The Act) received a nod for Best Director, and the film was nominated for Best Picture.

The film adaptation of War Horse received seven nominations, including Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Score and Best Picture.

Other Best Picture nominees are "The Artist," "The Descendants," "Drive," "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," "The Help," "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball" and "The Tree of Life."

Nominees for Best Actor include George Clooney ("The Descendants"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("J. Edgar"), Jean Dujardin ("The Artist"), Michael Fassbender ("Shame"), Ryan Gosling ("Drive") and Brad Pitt ("Moneyball").

Best Actress nominees include Viola Davis ("The Help"), Elizabeth Olsen ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"), Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady"), Tilda Swinton ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Charlize Theron ("Young Adult") and Michelle Williams ("My Week With Marilyn"). The Best Supporting Actor category comprises Kenneth Branagh ("My Week With Marilyn"), Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Nick Nolte ("Warrior"), Patton Oswalt ("Young Adult"), Christopher Plummer ("Beginners") and Andrew Serkis ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes").

The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are Berenice Bejo ("The Artist"), Jessica Chastain ("The Help"), Melissa McCarthy ("Bridesmaids"), Carey Mulligan ("Shame"), Octavia Spencer ("The Help") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants").

Other notable nominees include Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) for Best Director of "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; Woody Allen (Relatively Speaking) for Best Original Screenplay of "Midnight in Paris"; and the song "Hello Hello" (performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga), written by John and Bernie Taupin for "Gnomeo & Juliet," for Best Song.

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