The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this morning, as voted upon by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land led the pack with 12 nominations and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight followed with 10 nominations, making it all the more likely that these two films will be major Oscar contenders. Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival also recieved 10 nominations, leaving us hopeful that Arrival and star Amy Adams will recieve plenty more love as Awards seasons continues. But it wasn’t all prestige as the BFCA also gave some love to celebrated genre films The Witch, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Doctor Strange, while also incuding (perhaps controversially so) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Jason Borune. Just consider it preperation for when Best Picture comes down to La La Land and Batman v Superman at the Oscars.  The Awards Ceremony will be held in Santa Monica, California on December 11th, and will air on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN. T.J. Miller will host.

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea


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)
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 Monáe  (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)


Best Young Actor/Actress
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Madina Nalwanga (Queen of Katwe)
Sunny Pawar – (Lion)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)


Best Adapted Screenplay
Luke Davies (Lion)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Todd Komarnicki (Sully)
Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures)
August Wilson (Fences)


Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou (The Lobster)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Jeff Nichols (Loving)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)


Best Cinematography
Arrival (Bradford Young)
Jackie (Stéphane Fontaine)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Nocturnal Animals (Seamus McGarvey)


Best Costume Design
Allied (Joanna Johnston)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle)
Jackie (Madeline Fontaine)
La La Land (Mary Zophres)
Love & Friendship (Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh)


Best Editing
Arrival (Joe Walker)
Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert)
La La Land (Tom Cross)Moonlight (Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon)
Sully (Blu Murray)

Best Hair & Makeup
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
Star Trek Beyond


Best Production Design
Arrival (Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte, André Valade)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig; James Hambidge, Anna Pinnock)
Jackie (Jean Rabasse; Véronique Melery)
La La Land (David Wasco; Sandy Reynolds-Wasco)
Live By Night (Jess Gonchor; Nancy Haigh)


Best Score
Arrival (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
Jackie (Mica Levi)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)


Best Song
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream) from La La Land
“City of Stars” from La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls
“The Rules Don’t Apply” from Rules Don’t Apply
“Drive It Like You Stole It” from Sing Street


Best Visual Effects
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls


Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle


Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann


Best Acting Ensemble
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women


Best Action Movie
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne


Best Actor in an Action Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
Matt Damon (Jason Bourne)
Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)


Best Actress in an Action Movie
Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Comedy
Central Intelligence
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys


Best Actor in a Comedy
Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Dwayne Johnson (Central Intelligence)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)


Best Actress in a Comedy
Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
Sally Field (Hello, My Name Iis Doris)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
Hailee Steinfeld (Edgie of Seventeen)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)


Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Witch

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