The nominations for the 16th Annual OFTA Film awards were announced on Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Best Picture nominee Hugo led the pack with 14 nominations with second-place The Artist earning 13. Filling out the five-slot Best Picture field were The Descendant, Drive and Shame. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was replaced in the Best Director field by David Fincher for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while the directors of the remaining Best Picture nominees were also nominated there.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo tied The Help for third-most nominations this year with eight each. Just below them with seven nominations apiece were Best Picture co-nominees Drive and Shame.

The winners will be revealed on Sunday, February 12, 2011. For a handful of statistics, see the list below.

To see the full list of nominations, follow this link: 2011 Nominations.

  • Meryl Streep breaks the five-way tie she was in after her 2009 nomination to become the most nominated actress in OFTA history with six bids to date. Her total nominations sits at 6.
  • Ezra Miller picks up three nominations for We Need to Talk About Kevin this year joining a small group of talented young thespians in picking up three nominations in single year. Alongside Hailee Steinfeld and Saoirse Ronan, he becomes the first male actor to accomplish this feat.
  • Fellow Best Youth Performance nominee Elle Fanning collects a different record, picking up her third consecutive nomination. Cate Blanchett from 2006 through 2008 and Haley Joel Osment from 1999 to 2001 were the only others with such a record.
  • While Streep picked up her sixth nomination, six other actors incremented their history totals to three: George Clooney, Fanning, Carey Mulligan, Nick Nolte, Tilda Swinton and Michelle Williams. Clooney, Fanning, Mulligan and Swinton were each nominated in 2009.
  • Jessica Chatain, Jean Dujradin, Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara were double nominees this year, each picking up nominations in the major acting categories and the breakthrough acting fields (along with triple nominee Miller). Only Elizabeth Olsen didn’t earn a second nomination in the lead or supporting categories.
  • Unlucky 13: The Artist‘s thirteen nomination put it in a small company of eight films that have received thirteen nominations, six of which earned that total within the last four years.

The following are the top ten films of 2011 as voted by the OFTA membership (in alphabetical order) based on their nomination submissions.

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Shame
  • A Separation
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Tree of Life