Broadcast critics go 'Wild'

Penn Film takes seven nominations

By Dade Hayes
Variety
Posted: Tue., Dec. 11, 2007, 5:59am PT

'Into the Wild'

"Into the Wild" led the field with seven nominations for the 13th Critics Choice Awards announced Tuesday morning by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

The film got nods for picture, director, writer, actor, supporting actor (Hal Holbrook), supporting actress (Catherine Keener) and best song (Eddie Vedder's "Guaranteed").

"Juno," which set B.O. records in its first engagements last weekend, racked up six noms.

"Atonement," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men," Sweeney Todd" and "Hairspray" tied with five noms apiece. The BFCA touts itself as the largest critics org, with 200 TV, radio and online critics. The group also claims it has been the most accurate Oscar bellwether of any awards show, with its winners going on to Oscar wins some 90% of the time.
The 13th annual Critics Choice Awards will be held Jan. 7 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. VH1 will broadcast the kudos live, and aired Tuesday's nominations announced by Marisa Tomei live as well.
ANIMATED FEATURE
"Bee Movie"
"Beowulf"
"Persepolis"
"Ratatouille"
"The Simpsons Movie"


COMEDY MOVIE
"Dan in Real Life"
"Hairspray"
"Juno"
"Knocked Up"
"Superbad"

FAMILY FILM (LIVE ACTION)
"August Rush"
"Enchanted"
"The Golden Compass"
"Hairspray"
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Full list of nominees at:
http://www.variety.com/awardcentral_...ryid=1983&cs=1