CRITICS’ CHOICE 2011: What to expect tomorrow, plus let’s predict the winners!

The 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will be presented tomorrow night in a telecast on VH1 and whoever takes home the big prizes are good bets to take home the bigger trophies at the Golden Globes this Sunday and the Academy Awards. However, that’s not always the case. Awards Daily recently compiled a list of Best Picture winners from the CCAs, Golden Globes, and Oscars and in 2004, three different films won the top honor at each ceremony. Last year, The Hurt Locker won Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice Awards and lost out to Avatar at the Globes, but came back for the Oscar win.

Although there are large honors for directing, acting, and screenwriting and technical categories such as Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound–much like the Oscars–the Critics’ Choice Awards will also honor the Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Comedy, and Best Action Movie.

This year’s ceremony will recognize Matt Damon with the fourth Joel Siegel Award and Quentin Tarantino will be presented with the first-ever Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award for his cinematic storytelling plus his use of music to heighten his films’ impact.

Maroon 5 will be this year’s in-house band and viewers can look forward to seeing Jon Hamm, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, Sofia Vergara, Kevin Spacey, Emma Stone, Emily Blunt, and Jimmy Kimmel amongst the many big names slated to be presenters at the ceremony.

The Critics’ Choice Awards is presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), representing approximately 250 television, radio, and online critics in the United States and Canada.

Below is the full list of nominees and my predictions for the winners are bolded. I want to know who you think wins and who you feel deserves them, so leave comments and talk to me and each other!

Don’t forget to catch the 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tomorrow on VH1 at 9/8PM C!

BEST PICTURE

  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • The Town
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR

  • Jeff Bridges – “True Grit”
  • Robert Duvall – “Get Low”
  • Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
  • James Franco – “127 Hours”
  • Ryan Gosling – “Blue Valentine”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
  • Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
  • Noomi Rapace – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
  • Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – “The Fighter”
  • Andrew Garfield – “The Social Network”
  • Jeremy Renner – “The Town”
  • Sam Rockwell – “Conviction”
  • Mark Ruffalo – “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams – “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter – “The King’s Speech”
  • Mila Kunis – “Black Swan”
  • Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver – “Animal Kingdom”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Elle Fanning – “Somewhere”
  • Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – “Let Me In”
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – “Kick-Ass”
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – “Let Me In”
  • Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Fighter
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • The Town

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Darren Aronofsky – “Black Swan”
  • Danny Boyle – “127 Hours”
  • Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – “True Grit”
  • David Fincher – “The Social Network”
  • Tom Hooper – “The King’s Speech”
  • Christopher Nolan – “Inception”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Another Year” – Mike Leigh
  • “Black Swan” – Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
  • “The Fighter” – Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
  • “Inception” – Christopher Nolan
  • “The Kids Are All Right” – Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
  • “The King’s Speech” – David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “127 Hours” – Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
  • “The Social Network” – Aaron Sorkin
  • “The Town” – Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard
  • “Toy Story 3” – Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
  • “True Grit” – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
  • “Winter’s Bone” – Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “127 Hours” – Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak
  • “Black Swan” – Matthew Libatique
  • “Inception” – Wally Pfister
  • “The King’s Speech” – Danny Cohen
  • “True Grit” – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • “Alice in Wonderland” – Robert Stromberg and Karen O’Hara
  • “Black Swan” – Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
  • “Inception” – Guy Hendrix Dyas and Larry Dias & Doug Mowat
  • “The King’s Speech” – Eve Stewart and Judy Farr
  • “True Grit” – Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING

  • “127 Hours” – Jon Harris
  • “Black Swan” – Andrew Weisblum
  • “Inception” – Lee Smith
  • “The Social Network” – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Alice in Wonderland” – Colleen Atwood
  • “Black Swan” – Amy Westcott, Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy
  • “The King’s Speech” – Jenny Beavan
  • “True Grit” – Mary Zophres

BEST MAKEUP

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Black Swan
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • True Grit

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Inception
  • Tron: Legacy

BEST SOUND

  • 127 Hours
  • Black Swan
  • Inception
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Despicable Me
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Illusionist
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • Inception
  • Kick-Ass
  • Red
  • The Town
  • Unstoppable

BEST COMEDY

  • Cyrus
  • Date Night
  • Easy A
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • I Love You Phillip Morris
  • The Other Guys

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

  • The Pacific
  • Temple Grandin
  • You Don’t Know Jack

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Biutiful
  • I Am Love
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Inside Job
  • Restrepo
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • The Tillman Story
  • Waiting for Superman

BEST SONG

  • “I See the Light” – performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater – Tangled
  • “If I Rise” – performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong – 127 Hours
  • “Shine” – performed and written by John Legend – Waiting for Superman
  • “We Belong Together” – performed and written by Randy Newman – Toy Story 3
  • “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet” – performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren – Burlesque

BEST SCORE

  • “Black Swan” – Clint Mansell
  • “Inception” – Hans Zimmer
  • “The King’s Speech” – Alexandre Desplat
  • “The Social Network” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • “True Grit” – Carter Burwell
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