'Basterds,' 'Nine' among top Critics' Choice picks

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NEW YORK -- "Inglourious Basterds" and "Nine" lead contenders for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards with 10 nominations each, including best picture.

Other best-picture nominees are "Avatar," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Invictus," ''Precious," ''A Serious Man," ''Up" and "Up in the Air."

Best-actor nominees are Jeff Bridges for "Crazy Heart," George Clooney for "Up in the Air," Colin Firth for "A Single Man," Morgan Freeman for "Invictus," Viggo Mortensen for "The Road" and Jeremy Renner for "The Hurt Locker."

Nominations were announced Monday.

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