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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Awards Season 2017: Critics' Choice Movie Awards Nominations

More awards season shenanigans today with the announcement of the nominations for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Here are a selection of their nominees:

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea
Sully: Miracle On The Hudson

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)
David Mackenzie (Hell Or High Water)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Tom Hanks (Sully: Miracle On The Hudson)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell Or High Water)
Ben Foster (Hell Or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)

A full list of nominees can be found here.

As I've discussed previously, the Critics' Choice Awards also recognise genre cinema, with categories for action movies, comedy and scifi/horror. Unsurprisingly, comic book movies do well in the action movie section with nods for Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool and Doctor Strange with performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie and Tilda Swinton getting nods in these sections.

There isn't a lot of crossover between the genre awards and the main awards this year, although Arrival also gets a nod for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie. Andrew Garfield picks up two nominations for the same role (as Best Actor and Best Actor In An Action Movie, for Hacksaw Ridge) as does Ryan Reynolds (as Best Actor In An Action Movie and Best Actor In A Comedy for Deadpool)

La La Land leads the field with 12 nominations all in all, with Arrival and Moonlight getting 10 each.

The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards will be handed out on Sunday December 11th, the day before the Golden Globes nomination announcement.

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