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Dec012016

"La La Land" leads the Critics Choice Nominations

The BFCA has spoken and as per usual the results are a mix of beautiful support of outstanding motion pictures and a few pockets of embarrassment! Under the beautiful support umbrella we find three terrific pictures leading the nominations with 12 for La La Land and 10 each for Arrival and Moonlight. Under the pockets of embarrassment portion of our programming in what universe is Captain Fantastic a "comedy" (Viggo Mortensen, who gives one of the year's best dramatic performances is nominated as best comedy actor but  not as best actor. What a world).

The BFCA's special categories, which aren't as well defined as the Globes, usually carry with them lots of weird and empty-headed calls. How, for instance, do you have 6 nominees for most categories but only 4 for Best Actress in an Action picture and only nominate supporting actresses for that prize and leave out two leading women who really carried their films with aplomb: Mary Elizabeth Winstead in 10 Cloverfield Lane and Blake Lively in The Shallows. Why even have these categories if you're not going to do them justice? 

All the nominations (film & tv) with comments are after the jump...

FILM AWARDS

La La Land was nominated in every basically eligibile category but for Hair & Makeup.

BEST PICTURE

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

Good news for all these pictures, particularly Lion, Loving and Fences all of which NBR ignored

Promoting the LOVING actors as a set on the campaign trail is certainly paying off.

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

No Viggo, no peace! Grrrr. This is good news for these other men though. The trick will be who gets in within SAG's smaller lineup and Globes expanded one. Let us shed a tear for Chris Pine who is great in Hell or High Water but doesn't seem to be winning any awards traction at all.

BEST ACTRESS 

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

Meryl Streep got the axe in the competitive field. These are obviously 6 of your top 7 including Meryl as we just discussed yesterday. But Meryl's campaign is just heating up now so she could still manage her 20th nomination. We'll see.

Can Dev Patel manage his first Oscar nomination?

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 

Given how diffuse the buzz on this category has been this may well be a telling lineup. Interesting that Michael Shannon made it despite the movie being ignored everywhere else but for Score and that both of Hell or High Water's men are accounted for. 

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

The expected predicted Oscar lineup -- plus Janelle Monáe... which is interesting because Octavia Spencer has the most Oscar friendly role, we'd argue, from the Hidden Figures cast.

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

Every year I try to help my fellow voters in this category with an eligiblity list and they always fail me! No Royalty Hightower? ARGH. I guess The Fits wasn't seen by this very mainstream group. But otherwise this is a pretty good lineup, though not personally how I would have voted.

They have my vote. An entire cast doing their best work ever and doing it together? Beautiful.

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

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

Fun group though Fences and Manchester by the Sea are semi-odd inclusions since most of their appeal is in duet form rather than the true ensemble format. Pity voters don't get more creative here. Why not, say, The Witch or The Lobster you know?

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 

Seven nominees. Covering their bases. This is good news for Mackenzie in particular who has a lower profile than his competitors and Gibson, too, who is hoping for a true comeback. Competitive year for Best Director! And this list doesn't even include Scorsese and Eastwood both of whom we know Oscar loves and Pablo Larraín who I think has to be considered a threat for Oscar given that two very very fine movies of his are opening back to back (Jackie and Neruda) and both are likely headed for nominations in Best Picture and Best Foreign Film respectively 

Can The Lobster manage an Oscar nomination for Screenplay? Cross your fingers... or paws... or hooves... or flippers

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

Yay for The Lobster!

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

"WINNER" -- WORST CATEGORY! Their recency bias is showing. This is an extremely weak sauce lineup when so many better screenplays were eligible. Love & Friendship, The Handmaiden, and Elle all run circles around half of this lineup's players in terms of the writing. Ugh.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

Good lineup but Oscar won't feel the same. Only one of these men has previously been nominated for the Oscar (Seamus McGarvey) and Oscar's cinematography branch likes their familiar names so expect at least one additional Oscar "name" like a Deakins (Hail Caesar), or a Richardson (Live By Night), or a Prieto (Silence / Passengers), or whatnot to break up this fresh talent party. 

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

Pretty soon it feels like Stuart Craig will have as many nominations for designing just the Potterverse as Meryl Streep has for acting. Would not be surprised if this exact lineup transfers to Oscar, give or take Silence or something flouncy like Florence Foster Jenkins (which does have fun production design).

BEST EDITING

  • Tom Cross – La La Land
  • John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Blu Murray – Sully
  • Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon - Moonlight
  • Joe Walker – Arrival

Solid Oscar hopefuls all.

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 & Friendship
  • Mary Zophres – La La Land

Where is ___________ ? Pleased that one contemporary picture made it (La La Land) but was hoping for a friskier lineup overall.

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Doctor Strange
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Jackie
  • Star Trek Beyond

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

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

Um... where is Captain America Civil War?

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

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

Hmmm. Trolls AND Finding Dory? Oscar will shake this up a bit, we expect with an additional foreign effort.

 

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Jason Bourne 

No 10 Cloverfield Lane? Would've liked to see The Shallows here, too.

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

This is their superhero category.

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

I just do not understand when they have less than six nominees. It's impossible that only those four were mentioned on ballots because MY ballot included two that aren't listed: Winstead in 10 Cloverfield Lane and Lively in The Shallows both of whom carried their entire movies. Instead they cut the number of nominees and only went with supporting actresses. 

I'll never understand this group's voting and wish it were more transparent how you end up with empty categories (this has happened with other categories over the years too where fewer than six were nominated) 

BEST COMEDY

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

How is Love & Friendship not here when it is a better movie than literally every single one of these nominees and also hilarious?

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

Captain Fantastic  is NOT a comedy. Come on now. How did anyone vote for Viggo here let alone dozens of people?

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
  • Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters
  • Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Yay, Kate McKinnon.

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Arrival
  • Doctor Strange
  • Don’t Breathe
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • The Witch 

Decent list. I was going to grab pitchforks and torches if The Witch wasn't here. 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 

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

Best category obviously. Nothing but gems, give or take Julieta which may not be top-notch Almodóvar but it's still good. It remains sad that South Korea didn't risk submitting The Handmaiden to represent them for the Oscar. It could have made one of the craziest and best nominees in recent history in the category. The rest of these pictures are Oscar eligible for Foreign Film and all seem likely to make at least the finalist list

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 

Now half of these will be stuck in my head.

BEST SCORE

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

Yummy list! We cannot hope that Oscars will be as pleasant to the ears since the music branch is notoriously conservative and prefers to keep it in house. Of these composers only Jóhannsson is familiar to Oscar voters.

 

The 22nd annual awards Critics Choice gala will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT.  T.J. Miller will return as the show’s host. The BFCA will now be joined by their sister operation the BTCJA so the awards will also honor television that night. Those nominations were previously announced.

They are...

 

 

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • Atlanta – FX
  • Black-ish  – ABC
  • Fleabag – Amazon
  • Modern Family – ABC
  • Silicon Valley – HBO
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix
  • Veep – HBO 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep – HBO
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live – NBC
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag – Amazon
  • Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat  – ABC

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC
  • Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth  – FOX
  • Donald Glover – Atlanta – FX
  • Bill Hader – Documentary Now!  – IFC
  • Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk  – Starz
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Julie Bowen – Modern Family  – ABC
  • Anna Chlumsky – Veep – HBO
  • Allison Janney – Mom – CBS
  • Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix
  • Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon
  • Allison Williams – Girls  – HB 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Louie Anderson – Baskets – FX
  • Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – FOX
  • Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix
  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family  – ABC
  • Tony Hale – Veep – HBO
  • T.J. Miller – Silicon Valley  – HBO 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live – NBC
  • Christine Baranski – The Big Bang Theory  – CBS
  • Larry David – Saturday Night Live – NBC
  • Lisa Kudrow – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix
  • Liam Neeson – Inside Amy Schumer – Comedy Central

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

  • Archer – FX
  • Bob’s Burgers – FOX
  • BoJack Horseman – Netflix
  • Son of Zorn – FOX
  • South Park – Comedy Central
  • The Simpsons – FOX 

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

  • America’s Got Talent – NBC
  • MasterChef Junior – FOX
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo
  • Skin Wars – GSN
  • The Amazing Race – CBS
  • The Voice – NBC

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES 

  • Chopped – Food Network
  • Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us – The CW
  • Project Runway – Lifetime
  • Shark Tank – ABC
  • Undercover Boss – CBS  

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
  • Chrisley Knows Best – USA Network
  • Deadliest Catch – Discovery
  • Ice Road Truckers – History
  • Intervention – A&E
  • Naked and Afraid – Discovery

 BEST TALK SHOW 

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee – TBS
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Comedy Central
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC 

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST

  • Ted Allen – Chopped – Food Network
  • Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars – ABC
  • Anthony Bourdain – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
  • Nick Cannon – America’s Got Talent – NBC
  • Carson Daly – The Voice – NBC
  • RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race – Logo 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES 

  • Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – HBO
  • Kit Harington – Game of Thrones – HBO
  • John Lithgow – The Crown – Netflix
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland – Showtime
  • Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA Network
  • Jon Voight – Ray Donovan – Showtime

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Christine Baranski – The Good Wife – CBS
  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones – HBO
  • Lena Headey – Game of Thrones – HBO
  • Thandie Newton – Westworld – HBO
  • Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime
  • Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime  

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Sam Heughan – Outlander – Starz
  • Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA Network
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul – AMC
  • Matthew Rhys – The Americans – FX
  • Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime
  • Kevin Spacey – House of Cards – Netflix 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Caitriona Balfe – Outlander – Starz
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder – ABC
  • Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black – BBC America
  • Keri Russell – The Americans – FX
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld – HBO
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards – Netflix 

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • Better Call Saul – AMC
  • Game of Thrones – HBO
  • Mr. Robot – USA Network
  • Stranger Things – Netflix
  • The Crown – Netflix
  • This Is Us – NBC
  • Westworld – HBO 

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Mahershala Ali – House of Cards – Netflix
  • Lisa Bonet – Ray Donovan – Showtime
  • Ellen Burstyn – House of Cards – Netflix
  • Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife – CBS
  • Jared Harris – The Crown – Netflix
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead – AMC 

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES 

  • All the Way – HBO
  • Confirmation – HBO
  • Killing Reagan – National Geographic
  • Roots – History
  • The Night Manager – AMC
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES 

  • Bryan Cranston – All the Way – HBO
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride – PBS
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. – The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX
  • Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager – AMC
  • Tim Matheson – Killing Reagan – National Geographic
  • Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX
  • Lane Garrison – Roots – History
  • Frank Langella – All the Way – HBO
  • Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager – AMC
  • John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX
  • Forest Whitaker – Roots – History 

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES 

  • Olivia Colman – The Night Manager – AMC
  • Felicity Huffman – American Crime – ABC
  • Cynthia Nixon – Killing Reagan – National Geographic
  • Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX
  • Lili Taylor – American Crime – ABC
  • Kerry Washington – Confirmation – HBO 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES 

  • Elizabeth Debicki – The Night Manager – AMC
  • Regina King – American Crime – ABC
  • Sarah Lancashire – The Dresser – Starz
  • Melissa Leo – All the Way – HBO
  • Anna Paquin – Roots – History
  • Emily Watson – The Dresser – Starz

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Reader Comments (46)

Awards for actors and actresses in action movies but not a one for best documentary. Critics? Hahahahahahahahaha. Ha!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterken s

What is the deal with 20th Century Women? It feels like this year's "if you don't live in NYC or LA you're going to have to wait until April to see it" movie. I still wonder if Gerwig is being overestimated ala Kunis a few years ago, and if Spencer or Monae sneak in at the last minute.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

It looks like they didn't see Silence as it's missing even in technical categories. Are they going to go back later this month and amend their nominations?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Raul - oh god. here we go again. Yeah. we didn't have a chance to see Silence or Rogue One before voting. Silence starts screenings proper any second now.

John T -- i suppose it's possible. i wish they'd started it earlier or even released it in August since it seems so summery being an LA story.

Ken -- they actually splintered off the docs into a separate event. (which was a month or two ago). They are constantly changing things. Sigh.

December 1, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

No way this is close to Oscar's supporting actor shortlist, right? What a messy category. I wonder where Adam Driver in FENCES fits in.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

SILENCE, rather, ha!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

These nominees are a total snoozefest. It'd be nice if "critics" would actually go with some inspired choices and not just who's thirsty for an Oscar (looking at you Emma Stone and Damian Chazelle).

I also feel like in this post-Trump America world, I am drawing a line in the sand. And the support for Casey Affleck and his movie is crossing that line. He is a sexual predator and a sexual harasser, he does not deserve to be championed in any way. He does not deserve to win a single award and we as a society, if we really believe that Trump is sexual predator, then we need to apply these same stringent rules on EVERYONE, including supposed "beloved" actors and directors. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening. Once again, white critics will ignore unforgivable bullshit behavior because it's a white man that's due and gave a "performance" that THEY deemed worthy (not anyone else). It's absolutely despicable and troubling. Given the relish people, deservedly, went after Nate Parker, I expect nothing else for Casey Affleck.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRahul

Who supports Nocturnal Animals? Especially in Cinematography in a rich year like this.

Gal Gadot. Really?

Is Hacksaw Ridge happening?

On more positive note, hooray for The Lobster in Original Screenplay.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJija

This is a lot to take in, but the film awards trends aren't surprising. SO glad to see Arrival making a critical dent. I think it's still going to take a lot more critical love for academy voters to overcome their sci-fi bias and give it a best picture nomination. I know I have underestimated Hell or High Water beyond supporting actor. A screenplay nomination now seems likely and I think it's right on the edge for best picture, competing with movies like my beloved Arrival, Loving, Hidden Figures and Jackie.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

I think Jackie suffered the most. No pic or director.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBVR

Nat - Ooops, I forgot. (I mean how could I forget the Best Song in a Documentary category?) Still wouldn't a real critics awards have maybe a category or two for best independent film, performances in independent films, performances in foreign language films, etc. - You know, the kinds of films that NEED critics to help them out? The kinds of movies that real critics WANT to give a helping hand to. Those action movie categories - among others - are just there to get big stars to show up to the awards ceremony.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterken s

Hugh Grant was snubbed. Is my gut feeling coming true? And are we underestimating Hacksaw Ridge?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Pay no mind to Streep missing Best Actress- she was always going to be in Best actress comedy anyway. Means nothing moving forward.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

So does that mean NYFCC is also voting without having seen Silence? I really don't get why film critics groups think it's important for them to vote very, very early. I know they want to influence awards bodies, but that should not be their main function.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Guys. Seriously. Who cares about the Critics Choice or Casey Affleck or Trump or anything?

This is the only thing that matters in the world right now:

https://twitter.com/Sidney_Falco/status/804380635192233989

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentergoran

I just realized not a single nomination went to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" on the TV side. This is lame.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

The nomination for "The Lobster" shows me people have seen it, yet I'll be sad if Colin Farrell gets shut out of any awards nomination this season. It's one of his finest performances since "In Bruges"!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge P

La La Land just won the NYFCC award for Best Picture. Is Awards Season over before it started?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterken s

Nathaniel-
Do you get to vote on TV too?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Shedding a tear for Chris Pine. Sigh.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGena

WAIT: Moonlight is an adaptation of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.

The expected predicted Oscar lineup -- plus Janelle Monáe... which is interesting because Octavia Spencer has the most Oscar friendly role, we'd argue, from the Hidden Figures cast.

Spencer herself is more Oscar-friendly, but I think the feistiness of Monáe's character, plus that courtroom scene, could work in her favor with the Academy. (Not to mention her youth, beauty and charm.)

But that photo of Lupita reminds me that her performance is as strong as any on that list. ::sigh::

Hugh Grant was snubbed. Is my gut feeling coming true?

Nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy.

(Those TV nominations are all over the place!)

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

These are rather awful. How did Colin Farrell and Alden Ehrenreich get snubbed when there's a *comedy* category?

Also: Mel Gibson - do. not. want.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

La La Land just won the NYFCC award for Best Picture. Is Awards Season over before it started?

LAFCA must go to Moonlight now (which would be a weird East Coast/West Coast reversal).

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Isabelle Huppert just won the NYFCC!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCris

Hell or High Water is getting a surge. I love it. Though, Chris Pine really is the one who deserves the accolades.

Good for David Mackenzie...

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBen

The complete and utter lack of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on the TV side is mind-boggling and, frankly, GALLING to me. There's also no Jane the Virgin, which is honestly just as stupid.

Is Hacksaw Ridge actually gonna happen?!?

Why, oh why, did they not nominate The Witch in Production Design? Or Cinematography?

Only ONE Best Song nominee from Sing Street? At least I'm happy with the one, but... is that the only one they're pushing, or....

That collage from Hail, Caesar! reminds me that it should really be nominated for every Best Ensemble award out there. Great work across the board from an incredible cast.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDancin' Dan

Paul Outlaw. The play was never produced. So the playwright gets a story by credit instead of adapted from his source material because it was never performed, produced, or published.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

...also, that Royalty Hightower snub is unforgivable. See The Fits, CCFA members (and everyone else)!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Didn't they basically nominate every movie and TV show from this year?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJono

Did you really like The Shallows? I mean, I did but it doesn't seem like your kind of movie. Blake Lively really did carry that one all on her own.

P.S. Yay for Drag Race/RuPaul, who deserve oodles more love and recognition!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

No Ralph Fiennes...boo!

And I was hoping "Dames" from "Hail, Caesar!" might have gotten in. Not sure if it is eligible for Oscar, but wouldn't that be a great Oscar moment....

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Streep could actually come out ahead here and win Lead Comedy Actress!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

I loved The Lobster and am puzzled about why its attention is limited to its screenplay. I'm not even a fan of Farrell, but I thought he was fantastic in it. Maybe the Globes...

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterzig

Brandz- My thoughts exactly. Even a tie is possible like her last two wins here!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

The horror/sci-fi category is a lot better than it usually is. I don't hate any of the nominees and really like most of them. I'd personally ax Star Trek Beyond in favor of...The Shallows? The Lobster? Ouija? I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House? Holidays? I'm not sure. Most of those are too small, too quiet, or not screaming horror/sci-fi enough to place here. Like I said, I don't hate the category this year, so a massive improvement.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

I was so happy to see DON'T THINK TWICE show up in Best Comedy! I would've thought it was too small to even show up here. Curious to see if HACKSAW's showing here means its chances are healthier than thought or if this is just a sign of how mainstream this group is (I'm guessing the latter)

Paul Outlaw - re: Janelle Monáe - also helps that she's solid in MOONLIGHT.

December 1, 2016 | Registered CommenterChris Feil

Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep will win on awards night, thanks The BFCA!

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJack

The Golden Satellites did a better job with the TV Awards.

So the big question here is: are you voting for Viola despite the category fraud?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Agree with you wanting some transparency about the vote counting and nomination process.
The BFCA must have process specifications that they gave to the organisation doing the vote count. (Or if they let the organisation doing the count decide the process, specifications the org provided.)
You are a member, you really should be able to ask for a copy.
We could speculate that there is a minimum number of votes that a film must get for a nomination which would lead to only 4 nominees if those 4 dominated and many others were less than the minimum. But they should say if there is a minimum even if they don't tell you what the number is.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentervaus

Seriously disappointed to not see Molly Shannon nominated here. I really thought she would be. Watched Other People the other night and it was so brilliant.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Peggy Sue -- I never vote for category fraud players, no. So I have to choose someone else. I'll probably go with Naomie Harris.

December 1, 2016 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Also, will be interesting to see if Janelle Monae becomes an Oscar-nominated actress. If she does, it'll certainly be the mix of Moonlight and Hidden Figures together. Good for her though.

Love the diversity of the supporting actress category this year. Remember when Birth of a Nation was a thing? There are even films that fell by the wayside and you could still fill the supporting actress category with black actresses. There are more than five black actresses in contention. It's such a great time.

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

What? No Claire Foy as Best Actress for The Crown?

December 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

Nathaniel R. -- Hat's off to you!

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Nat, you're truly a man of your words. Respect.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJans

Yay for Fleabag! Anyone who loves watching flawed, funny women would love this show.

And yeah - why do critics groups just hate the CW?

Nat, I wonder if the categories that have only 4 nominees means that after those 4 performances, the number of votes for the next runner up drops so dramatically that they deem that to be the cut off. I know some other awards groups (not in film, necessarily) do that sometimes.

December 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

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