Critics Choice Nominations Are In!


Image by BFCA

Goodie goodie! So excited to hear that the nominees for the 22nd Critics Choice Awards have just been announced. This is the time of year when the various guilds and organizations announce their nominations for who is the best of the best in the cinematic year and I live to cover events like these. Thrilled about this year’s class. Let’s take a look at who and what caught the attention and imagination of the Broadcast Film Critics Association for 2016!

Best Foreign Language Film:

  • Elle
  • The Handmaiden
  • Julieta
  • Neruda
  • The Salesman
  • Toni Erdman

Best Score:

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Micachu, Jackie
  • Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, Lion

Best Song:

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

Best Visual Effects:

  • A Monster Calls
  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Jungle Book

Best Animated Feature:

  • Finding Dory
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • The Red Turtle
  • Trolls
  • Zootopia

Best Costume Design:

  • Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Consolata Boyle, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
  • Joanna Johnston, Allied
  • Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Love and Friendship
  • Mary Zophres, La La Land

Best Editing:

  • Tom Cross, La La Land
  • John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Blu Murray, Sully
  • Nat Sanders and Joi McMilon, Moonlight
  • Joe Walker, Arrival

Best Production Design:

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

Best Cinematography:

  • Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie
  • James Laxton, Moonlight
  • Seamus McGarvey, Nocturnal Animals
  • Linus Sandgren, La La Land
  • Bradford Young, Arrival

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Luke Davies, Lion
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
  • Eric Heisserer, Arrival
  • Todd Kormanicki, Sully
  • Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
  • August Wilson, Fences

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Jeff Nichols, Loving
  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Acting Ensemble:

  • 20th Century Women
  • Fences
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

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 Actress in a Supporting Role:

  • 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 Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • 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 Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Annette Benning, 20th Century Women
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • 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 Director:

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • David McKenzie, Hell or High Water
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Picture:


Image by Paramount Pictures


Image by Paramount Pictures


Image by Lionsgate and Cross Creek Pictures


Image by CBS Films


Image by Lionsgate


Image by The Weinstein Company


Image by Focus Features


Image by Amazon Studios


Image by A24


Image by Warner Bros. and Malpaso Productions

The full list of nominees can be found via this link. The 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards will broadcast the winners live on December 11, 2016 on A&E with comedian T.J. Miller returning as the Master of Ceremonies! I hope you’re as excited as I am!

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