The Nominees for the Critics Choice Awards Are:

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First the Screen Actors Guild, then the Golden Globes and now the Broadcast Film Critics Association has spoken on which films they have recognized as the best among this year. The nominees for the 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards have just been released and it’s quite an interesting mix of features, but a strong class nonetheless. Let’s dive in and take a look at who has been nominated for what categories.

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • The Assassin
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul
  • The Second Mother

Best Score:

  • Carter Burwell, Carol
  • Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
  • Howard Shore, Spotlight

Best Song:

  • “Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “See You Again,” Furious 7
  • “Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
  • “One Kind of Love,” Love and Mercy
  • “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre
  • “Simple Song #3,” Youth

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

Best Visual Effects:

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

Best Animated Feature:

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep

Best Hair and Makeup:

  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Danish Girl

Best Costume Design:

  • Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn
  • Sandy Powell, Carol
  • Sandy Powell, Cinderella
  • Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
  • Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Editing:

  • Hank Corwin, The Big Short
  • Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pietro Scalia, The Martian
  • Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant
  • Tom McArdle, Spotlight

Best Production Design:

  • Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo, Bridge of Spies
  • François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay, Brooklyn
  • Judy Becker and Heather Loeffler, Carol
  • Eve Stewart and Michael Standish, The Danish Girl
  • Colin Gibson, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Arthur Max and Celia Bobak, The Martian

Best Cinematography:

  • Edward Lachman, Carol
  • Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
  • John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Dariusz Wolski, The Martian
  • Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
  • Roger Deakins, Sicario

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
  • Drew Goddard, The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland, Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Acting Ensemble:

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

Best Young Actor/Actress:

  • Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
  • R.J. Cyler, Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
  • Shameik Moore, Dope
  • Milo Parker, Mr. Holmes
  • Jacob Tremblay, Room

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren, Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
  • Tom Hardy, The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
  • Saiorse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Johnny Depp, Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Director:

  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Best Picture:

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The complete list of nominees can be found here. T.J. Miller will be the Master of Ceremonies during the 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards, which will be televised on January 17, 2015 on A&E, Lifetime and the Lifetime Movie Network. My own predictions will be posted in a few weeks on my blog. Check back soon.

Update!: BIG NEWS FROM THE BROADCAST FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION! A special vote has just been convened and passed regarding an eleventh Best Picture nominee, which has just been added to the ballot. The eleventh nominee for Best Picture is none other than:

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