My Critics Choice Awards Predictions!

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You’ve seen the nominees and now the time has presented itself to share my thoughts on how the 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards will shake out. Granted, I may not have seen all of the nominees for the major categories as of yet but with the program looming, I feel it necessary to post my thoughts on the matter and here they are!

Best Foreign Language Film:

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

Projected Winner: Elle

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Best Score:

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

Projected Winner: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

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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

Projected Winner: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land

Best Visual Effects:

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

Projected Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Best Animated Feature:

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

Projected Winner: Zootopia

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Image by Disney

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

Projected Winner: Madeline Fontaine, Jackie

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Best Editing:

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

Projected Winner: Tom Cross, La La Land

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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

Projected Winner: Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte and André Valade, Arrival

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Best Cinematography:

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

Projected Winner: James Laxton, Moonlight

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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

Projected Winner: Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

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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

Projected Winner: Damien Chazelle, La La Land

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Best Acting Ensemble:

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

Projected Winner: Moonlight

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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

Projected Winner: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

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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

Projected Winner: Viola Davis, Fences

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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

Projected Winner: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

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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

Projected Winner: Natalie Portman, Jackie

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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

Projected Winner: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

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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

Projected Winner: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

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Best Picture:

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Loving
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight
  • Sully

Projected Winner: La La Land

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And there you have it! That’s how I think things will turn out on Sunday night when the 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards air on A&E with T.J. Miller hosting the festivities. I’ll be covering the ceremony on my social media so feel free to check in!

 

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