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Critics' Choice Nominations: Hugo, Gosling, Clooney, Theron—and Bridesmaids? And Gaga?!

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Is a new Martin Scorsese movie ever not going to sweep awards season nominations? Not as far as we can see.

The trend continued apace this morning, as the director's family-friendly 3-D opus Hugo—along with The Artist—topped the nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards.

Both the Scorsese film and the black-and-white ode to silent films scored a leading 11 nominations for the ceremony, including Best Picture nods for both.

As the awards show—like so many others in the lead-up to the big night—serves as more or less a preview of Oscar contenders, who and what else scored big? (You'll like this one, ladies…)

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Well, Ryan Gosling, for one. Not only did Drive score a second-best eight nominations, but the film scored a Best Picture nomination, as well as a Best Actor nod for the star himself.

The Help also scored eight nods, though failed to earn an individual acting honor for Emma Stone. Instead, her costars Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer were singled out for their acting prowess.

Alongside Gosling, The Descendants' George Clooney, J. Edgar's Leonardo DiCaprio, The Artist's Jean Dujardin, Shame's Michael Fassbender and Moneyball's Brad Pitt will also vie for Best Actor honors. So you know, largely unknowns.

In addition to Davis on the Best Actress side, Martha Marcy May Marlene's Elizabeth Olsen, The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep, We Need to Talk About Kevin's Tilda Swinton, Young Adult's Charlize Theron and My Week With Marilyn's Michelle Williams were all nominated.

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Among the eyebrow-raising picks, Bridesmaids is up for Best Acting Ensemble, alongside heavyweights The Artist, The Descendants, The Help and The Ides of March, while breakout bridesmaid Melissa McCarthy scored an individual nomination for Supporting Actress.

Other big-name contenders include Shame's Carey Mulligan, Super 8's Elle Fanning, Hanna's Saoirse Ronan and Woody Allen, who's up for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight in Paris. Jason Segel scored two Original Song nods, for tunes from The Muppets, facing off against (get this) Elton John and Lady Gaga.

As for the men—and they are all men this year—behind the cameras, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close's Stephen Daldry, The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius, The Descendants' Alexander Payne, Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn, Hugo's Scorsese and War Horse's Steven Spielberg are all up for Best Director.

Funnymen Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer will host the awards, which air live on VH1 Jan. 12.

Here's the complete list of nominees:

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BEST PICTURE
The Artist
The Descendants
Drive
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Ryan Gosling, Drive
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

BEST ACTRESS
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
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Patton Oswalt. Young Adult
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Andrew Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Carey Mulligan, Shame
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Asa Butterfield, Hugo
Elle Fanning, Super 8
Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Ezra Miller, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Saoirse Ronan, Hanna
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March

BEST DIRECTOR
Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Steven Spielberg, War Horse

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
50/50, Will Reiser
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
Win Win, Screenplay by Tom McCarthy, Story by Tom McCarthy & Joe Tiboni
Young Adult, Diablo Cody

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants, Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Eric Roth
The Help, Tate Taylor
Hugo,  John Logan
Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist, Guillaume Schiffman
Drive, Newton Thomas Sigel
Hugo, Robert Richardson
The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki
War Horse, Janusz Kaminski

BEST ART DIRECTION
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST EDITING
The Artist
Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
War Horse

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Artist
The Help
Hugo
Jane Eyre
My Week With Marilyn

BEST MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Iron Lady
J. Edgar
My Week With Marilyn

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8
The Tree of Life

BEST SOUND
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Super 8
The Tree of Life
War Horse

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Adventures of Tintin
Arthur Christmas
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Drive
Fast Five
Hanna
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Super 8

BEST COMEDY
Bridesmaids
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Horrible Bosses
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In Darkness
Le Havre
A Separation
The Skin I Live In
Where Do We Go Now

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Buck
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Project Nim
Undefeated

BEST SONG
"Hello Hello," performed by Elton John and Lady Gaga/written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin; Gnomeo & Juliet
"Life's a Happy Song," performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie; The Muppets
"The Living Proof," performed by Mary J. Blige/written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman and Harvey Mason, Jr.; The Help
"Man or Muppet," performed by Jason Segel and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie; The Muppets
"Pictures in My Head," performed by Kermit and the Muppets/written by Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis and Chen Neeman; The Muppets

BEST SCORE
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Drive, Cliff Martinez
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Hugo, Howard Shore
War Horse, John Williams

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