More awards season shenanigans today with the announcement of the nominations for the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards.
Here are a selection of their nominees:
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Todd Haynes (Carol)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott (The Martian)
Steven Spielberg (Bridge Of Spies)
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)
Matt Damon (The Martian)
Johnny Depp (Black Mass)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)
Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)
Cate Blanchett (Carol)
Brie Larson (Room)
Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dano (Love & Mercy)
Tom Hardy (The Revenant)
Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)
Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)
Michael Shannon (99 Homes)
Sylvester Stallone (Creed)
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Rooney Mara (Carol)
Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)
Helen Mirren (Trumbo)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
A full list of nominees can be found here.
A lot of the same names are coming up in a lot of the same categories, which does indeed strengthen their chances of an Oscar nod.
As with last year, there's a bit of overlap between these categories and some of the genre awards, with Charlize Theron nominated twice for Mad Max: Fury Road (as Best Actress and Best Actress in an Action Movie) and Jennifer Lawrence nominated twice for Joy (Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy). Interestingly, Matt Damon doesn't pop up twice for The Martian. In fact, The Martian isn't mentioned at all in the Comedy awards. Strange, that.
When all categories are taken into account, it's Mad Max: Fury Road that leads the nominations with a whopping 13. Carol, The Martian and The Revenant all have nine, whilst Spotlight has eight.
That's the last little bit of awards season stuff for this year (who said 'thank goodness for that'?) but it all continues in earnest in the first full week of January with the Producers Guild award nominations on 5th January and the BAFTA nominations on 8th January.
Normal blogging service will now resume.