Thursday, 1 December 2016

EARLY BIRDS MISS A FEW WORMS TOO: 2016 CRITICS CHOICE NOMINATIONS


In their latest desperate attempt at appearing 'relevant,' the Broadcast Film Critics Association has bumped its awards dates way up, resulting in nominations arriving today, the 1st of December, and awards next week, on the 11th. Subsequently, this group has not had the chance to catch all of the titles that would otherwise have been eligible; that hasn't stopped them before, though, and it didn't stop them shunting Star Wars: The Force Awakens into their already-announced Best Picture lineup after it turned out to be a huge hit, despite no members having even cast a vote for it. That decision prompted resignations from the BFCA, and their choice to push their 2016 dates so far forward (and thereby surely only diminishing their potential to maintain relevance to the Oscar race) has prompted more still. It's a laughable situation from a laughable organization, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Nominations and awards for documentaries have already taken place. Take a look at all the new announcements below:

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

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

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 Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Best Score
Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran (Lion)
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Mica Levi (Jackie)

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle
The Handmaiden
Julieta
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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

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

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

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 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 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)

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 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)