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Critics Choice Awards Nominees Give Love To Pajiba Favorites

By Kristy Puchko | Film | December 9, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | December 9, 2019 |


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Award season heated up over the weekend as several critics guilds proclaimed their winners for the year’s best in cinema. Last week, New York Film Critics Circle thrilled horror fans by awarding Best Actress to Lupita Nyong’o for Us. New York Film Critics Online, Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards all followed suit, while The Los Angeles Film Critics Association chose Mary Kay Place’s turn in Diane for Best Actress (while the Golden Globes absurdly didn’t even nominate her). More variety was found in the Best Picture nominees, with The Irishman, Parasite, and Knives Out scoring honors. But the competition is just heating up for the Critics’ Choice Awards.

The Critics Choice Association announced their nominations on Sunday, with The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood leading with 14 and 12 nominations respectively. But with many categories offering 7 nominees (and 10 for Best Picture), the field is wide open for the critically acclaimed contenders.

In Best Actor, Adam Driver (Marriage Story) faces off against Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), both of whom have already taken honors from other critics groups. In Best Actress, Nyong’o faces off against an array of heralded performances, including Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Awkwafina (The Farewell), and Cynthia Erivo (Harriet). One of the biggest battles might be in Best Supporting Actress, where early favorite Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers) will have to duke it out with Laura Dern (Marriage Story), who’s already scored several wins.

Plus, Pajiba favorites like A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Little Women, Booksmart, Knives Out, Parasite, and Midsommar got love from CCA.

Here is the full list of film nominations for the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards:

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite
Uncut Gems

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro - The Irishman
Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy - Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Adam Sandler - Uncut Gems

BEST ACTRESS
Awkwafina - The Farewell
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o - Us
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renée Zellweger - Judy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes
Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen - The Farewell

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Julia Butters - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis - Jojo Rabbit
Noah Jupe - Honey Boy
Thomasin McKenzie - Jojo Rabbit
Shahadi Wright Joseph - Us
Archie Yates - Jojo Rabbit

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Bombshell
The Irishman
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig - Little Women
Bong Joon Ho - Parasite
Sam Mendes - 1917
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie - Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
Rian Johnson - Knives Out
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won - Parasite
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lulu Wang - The Farewell

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Greta Gerwig - Little Women
Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony McCarten - The Two Popes
Todd Phillips & Scott Silver - Joker
Taika Waititi - Jojo Rabbit
Steven Zaillian - The Irishman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jarin Blaschke - The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins - 1917
Phedon Papamichael - Ford v Ferrari
Rodrigo Prieto - The Irishman
Robert Richardson - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Lawrence Sher - Joker

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran - Joker
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales - 1917
Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman - Little Women
Lee Ha Jun - Parasite
Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bob Shaw, Regina Graves - The Irishman
Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell - Downton Abbey

BEST EDITING
Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie - Uncut Gems
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker - Ford v Ferrari
Yang Jinmo - Parasite
Fred Raskin - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Thelma Schoonmaker - The Irishman
Lee Smith - 1917

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Ruth E. Carter - Dolemite Is My Name
Julian Day - Rocketman
Jacqueline Durran - Little Women
Arianne Phillips - Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson - The Irishman
Anna Robbins - Downton Abbey

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Bombshell
Dolemite Is My Name
The Irishman
Joker
Judy
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Rocketman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Abominable
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST ACTION MOVIE
1917
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Spider-Man: Far From Home

BEST COMEDY
Booksmart
Dolemite Is My Name
The Farewell
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Ad Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Midsommar
Us

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Atlantics
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST SONG
“Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” - Wild Rose
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” - Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You” - Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown” - Frozen II
“Speechless” - Aladdin
“Spirit” - The Lion King
“Stand Up” - Harriet

BEST SCORE
Michael Abels - Us
Alexandre Desplat - Little Women
Hildur Guðnadóttir - Joker
Randy Newman - Marriage Story
Thomas Newman - 1917
Robbie Robertson - The Irishman

The Critics’ Choice Awards will air on The CW on Sunday, January 12. And I’ll be there, representing for Pajiba.



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


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