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2021 Critics Choice Awards Just Told Jared Leto To Sit Down

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 8, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | February 8, 2021 |


Award season is heating up! Last week, nominations were unveiled for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. Today, the Critics Choice Association has unveiled its nominations for the 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, which will air on The CW on March 7.

Full Disclosure: I am a member of CCA, and so submitted a ballot for these nominees. Personally, I’m stoked to see so much love for Minari, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, and Promising Young Woman. I’m relieved to see Jared Leto is NOT on this list and glad Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga got SOME love. But real talk, it not getting a Best Comedy nod is a bigger joke than any found in The Prom.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World
One Night In Miami
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actor
Ben Affleck, The Way Back
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Tom Hanks, News of the World
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Vanessa Kirby,
Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Zendaya, Malcolm & Marie

Best Supporting Actor
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Young Actor/Actress
Ryder Allen, Palmer
Ibrahima Gueye, The Life Ahead
Alan Kim, Minari
Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Caoilinn Springall, The Midnight Sky
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best Acting Ensemble
Da 5 Bloods
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Spike Lee, Da 5 Bloods
Regina King, One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher, Mank
Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, Sound of Metal
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay
Paul Greengrass & Luke Davies, News of the World
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father
Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami
Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt, First Cow
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Cinematography
Christopher Blauvelt, First Cow
Erik Messerschmidt, Mank
Lachlan Milne, Minari
Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
Newton Thomas Sigel, Da 5 Bloods
Hoyte Van Hoytema, Tenet
Dariusz Wolski, News of the World

Best Production Design
Cristina Casali, Charlotte Dirickx, The Personal History of David Copperfield
David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan, News of the World
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas, Tenet
Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale, Mank
Kave Quinn, Stella Fox, Emma
Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Editing
Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Kirk Baxter, Mank
Jennifer Lame, Tenet
Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father
Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne, Emma
Bina Daigeler, Mulan
Suzie Harman & Robert Worley, er
Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Nancy Steiner, Promising Young Woman
Trish Summerville, Mank

Best Hair and Makeup

Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Promising Young Woman
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Visual Effects
The Invisible Man
The Midnight Sky
Wonder Woman 1984

Best Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Forty-Year-Old Version
The King of Staten Island
On the Rocks
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Foreign Language Film
Another Round
La Llorona
The Life Ahead
Two of Us

Best Song
“Everybody Cries” - The Outpost
“Fight for You” - Judas and the Black Messiah
“Husavik (My Home Town)” - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Io sì (Seen)” - The Life Ahead
“Speak Now” - One Night in Miami
“Tigress & Tweed” - The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Score
Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky
Ludwig Göransson, Tenet
James Newton Howard, News of the World
Emile Mosseri, Minari
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Mank
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul

Wondering why there’s so little love for genre movies here? This year, CCA expanded our awards season with the Super Awards. You can see the winners for that ceremony here.

What movies are you rooting for at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards?

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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