Nominees for the annual awards from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association have been unveiled. The nominations were not televised, though I'm sure anxious publicists all over Hollywood are abuzz.

Both Shelley Mann and I are members of the awesomely-acronymed COFCA (which always makes me think we are going metamorphosize into giant insects), along with members of other respected local publications and websites, as well as The Other Paper.*

Here's the lengthy list of nominees. Winners will be announced on January 6 in a gala private ceremony where Natalie Portman may or may not be my date.**

Best Film -127 Hours -Black Swan -Exit Through the Gift Shop -The Fighter -The Ghost Writer -Inception -The Kids Are All Right -The King’s Speech -Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -The Social Network -Toy Story 3 -True Grit -Winter’s Bone

Best Director -Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan -Danny Boyle, 127 Hours -David Fincher, The Social Network -Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech -Christopher Nolan, Inception

Best Actor -Jeff Bridges, True Grit -Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception -Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network -Colin Firth, The King’s Speech -James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress -Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right -Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole -Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone -Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right -Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Actor -Christian Bale, The Fighter -Andrew Garfield, The Social Network -John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone -Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right -Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress -Amy Adams, The Fighter -Barbara Hershey, Black Swan -Melissa Leo, The Fighter -Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit -Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Ensemble -Black Swan -The Fighter -Inception -The Kids Are All Right -The Social Network -True Grit

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work) -Jeff Bridges, Tron: Legacy and True Grit -Matt Damon, Green Zone, Hereafter, and True Grit -Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception and Shutter Island -James Franco, 127 Hours, Date Night, Eat Pray Love, and Howl -Chloe Moretz, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, and Let Me In

Breakthrough Film Artist -Greta Gerwig, Greenberg - (for acting) -Debra Granik, Winter's Bone - (for directing and screenwriting) -Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone - (for acting) -Chloe Moretz, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, Let Me In - (for acting) -Noomi Rapace, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - (for acting) -Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit - (for acting)

Best Cinematography -Enrique Chediak and Anthony Dod Mantle, 127 Hours -Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network -Roger Deakins, True Grit -Matthew Libatique, Black Swan -Wally Pfister, Inception

Best Adapted Screenplay -Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3 -Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours -Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit -Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Winter’s Bone -Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Best Original Screenplay -Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Simon Blackwell, and Chris Morris, Four Lions -Noah Baumbach, Greenberg -Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right -Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, and John McLaughlin, Black Swan -Christopher Nolan, Inception -David Seidler, The King’s Speech -Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson, The Fighter

Best Score -Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy -Clint Mansell, Black Swan -Rachel Portman, Never Let Me Go -A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours -Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network -Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best Documentary -Catfish -Exit Through the Gift Shop -Inside Job -Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work -Waiting for ‘Superman’

Best Foreign Language Film -The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor) -Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) -Mother (Madeo) -A Prophet (Un prophète) -The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos) -The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)

Best Animated Film -Despicable Me -How to Train Your Dragon -Tangled -Toy Story 3

Best Overlooked Film -City Island -Exit Through the Gift Shop -Four Lions -Let Me In -Please Give -Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

* - Just kidding, friends. ** - She will not.