Award Season Kicks off With the 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the film nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast  on Sunday, December 11 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT.  The awards broadcast will immediately follow the “Critics’ Choice Red Carpet Live” on A&E.  Actor and comedian T.J. Miller will return as the show’s host.

“La La Land” leads all films this year with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Ryan Gosling for Best Actor, Emma Stone for Best Actress, Damien Chazelle for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Linus Sandgren for Best Cinematography, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for Best Production Design, Tom Cross for Best Editing, Mary Zophres for Best Costume Design, Two Best Song Nominations for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” and Justin Hurwitz for Best Score.

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“Arrival” and “Moonlight” impressed with ten nominations each, both in the running for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score, among others.  “Manchester by the Sea” earned eight nominations, followed by “Hacksaw Ridge” with seven, and “Doctor Strange,” “Fences,” “Hell or High Water,” “Jackie,” and “Lion” all with six.

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There are a number of double nominees this year including Denzel Washington for his work as an actor and as the director of the Best Picture nominee “Fences.”  Andrew Garfield is up for two acting awards for his work in “Hacksaw Ridge,” as is Ryan Reynolds for “Deadpool,” Lucas Hedges for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Hailee Steinfeld for “The Edge of Seventeen.”  Ryan Gosling is also nominated for two acting awards one for “La La Land” and another for “The Nice Guys.”  Kenneth Lonergan could earn two awards for directing and writing the screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea,” the same two categories in which Barry Jenkins competes for his work on “Moonlight.”

“This year’s nominees showcase the best that Hollywood has to offer, spanning a wide array of genres, subject matters, time periods, and more,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “We hope that they will serve as a roadmap for viewers, offering guidance for movie lovers and ticket buyers as we launch this awards season.  We are so thrilled to be able to recognize these incomparable artists and look forward to bringing them together for an unforgettable evening!”

HBO leads the television honors with 22 nominations, followed by ABC and Netflix with 14 each, and FX with 12.  Topping the list of nominated series is The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) with six.  Game of Thrones (HBO), The Night Manager (AMC), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) follow closely behind with five each.  All the Way (HBO), House of Cards (Netflix), Roots (History), and Veep (HBO) all earned four nominations.  Other multi-nominated series include American Crime (ABC), Black-ish (ABC), Killing Reagan (National Geographic),Modern Family (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA Network), Ray Donovan (Showtime), Saturday Night Live (NBC), The Crown(Netflix), and Westworld (HBO) with three, and America’s Got Talent (NBC), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Atlanta (FX), Better Call Saul (AMC), Chopped (Food Network), Confirmation (HBO), Fleabag (Amazon), Outlander (Starz), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo), Silicon Valley (HBO), The Americans (FX), The Dresser (Starz), The Good Wife (CBS), The Voice (NBC), and Transparent (Amazon) each with two nominations. Check out a list of all the nominees below!

“The Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE

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

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 ACTRESS

Amy Adams – Arrival

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Emma Stone – La La Land

 

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 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

 

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 ACTING ENSEMBLE

20th Century Women

Fences

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

 

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 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

 

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

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Stéphane Fontaine – Jackie

James Laxton – Moonlight

Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals

Linus Sandgren – La La Land

Bradford Young – Arrival

 

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

 

BEST EDITING

Tom Cross – La La Land

John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge

Blu Murray – Sully

Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon – Moonlight

Joe Walker – Arrival

 

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 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

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

The Red Turtle

Trolls

Zootopia

 

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Captain America: Civil War

Deadpool

Doctor Strange

Hacksaw Ridge

Jason Bourne

 

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 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 COMEDY

Central Intelligence

Deadpool

Don’t Think Twice

The Edge of Seventeen

Hail, Caesar!

The Nice Guys

 

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

 

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 SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

10 Cloverfield Lane

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Don’t Breathe

Star Trek Beyond

The Witch

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Elle

The Handmaiden

Julieta

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

 

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 SCORE

Nicholas Britell – Moonlight

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival

Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Micachu – Jackie

Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion

 

 

NOMINEES BY PICTURE FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (1)

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

 

20TH CENTURY WOMEN (3)

Best Actress – Annette Bening

Best Supporting Actress – Greta Gerwig

Best Acting Ensemble

 

A MONSTER CALLS (2)

Best Young Actor/Actress – Lewis MacDougall

Best Visual Effects

 

ALLIED (1)

Best Costume Design – Joanna Johnston

 

ARRIVAL (10)

Best Picture

Best Actress – Amy Adams

Best Director – Denis Villeneuve

Best Adapted Screenplay – Eric Heisserer

Best Cinematography – Bradford Young

Best Production Design – Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade

Best Editing – Joe Walker

Best Visual Effects

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Best Score – Jóhann Jóhannsson

 

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (1)

Best Actress In An Action Movie – Gal Gadot

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (3)

Best Action Movie

Best Actor In An Action Movie – Chris Evans

Best Actress In An Action Movie – Scarlett Johansson

 

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (1)

Best Actor In A Comedy – Viggo Mortensen

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2)

Best Comedy

Best Actor In A Comedy – Dwayne Johnson

 

DEADPOOL (4)

Best Action Movie

Best Actor In An Action Movie – Ryan Reynolds

Best Comedy

Best Actor In A Comedy – Ryan Reynolds

 

DOCTOR STRANGE (6)

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Visual Effects

Best Action Movie

Best Actor In An Action Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch

Best Actress In An Action Movie – Tilda Swinton

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

 

DON’T BREATHE (1)

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

 

DON’T THINK TWICE (1)

Best Comedy

 

ELLE (2)

Best Actress – Isabelle Huppert

Best Foreign Language Film

 

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (4)

Best Production Design – Stuart Craig/James Hambidge, Anna Pinnock

Best Costume Design – Colleen Atwood

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Visual Effects

 

FENCES (6)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Denzel Washington

Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Denzel Washington

Best Adapted Screenplay – August Wilson

 

FINDING DORY (1)

Best Animated Feature


FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (3)

Best Costume Design – Consolata Boyle

Best Actor In A Comedy – Hugh Grant

Best Actress In A Comedy – Meryl Streep

 

GHOSTBUSTERS (1)

Best Actress In A Comedy – Kate McKinnon

 

HACKSAW RIDGE (7)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Andrew Garfield

Best Director – Mel Gibson

Best Editing – John Gilbert

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Action Movie

Best Actor In An Action Movie – Andrew Garfield

 

HAIL, CAESAR! (1)

Best Comedy

 

HELL OR HIGH WATER (6)

Best Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Jeff Bridges

Best Supporting Actor – Ben Foster

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – David Mackenzie

Best Original Screenplay – Taylor Sheridan

 

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS (1)

Best Actress In A Comedy – Sally Field

 

HIDDEN FIGURES (3)

Best Supporting Actress – Janelle Monáe

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Adapted Screenplay – Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi

 

JACKIE (6)

Best Actress – Natalie Portman

Best Cinematography – Stéphane Fontaine

Best Production Design – Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery

Best Costume Design – Madeline Fontaine

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Score – Micachu

 

JASON BOURNE (2)

Best Action Movie

Best Actor In An Action Movie – Matt Damon

 

JULIETA (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (1)

Best Animated Feature

 

LA LA LAND (12)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Ryan Gosling

Best Actress – Emma Stone

Best Director – Damien Chazelle

Best Original Screenplay – Damien Chazelle

Best Cinematography – Linus Sandgren

Best Production Design – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

Best Editing – Tom Cross

Best Costume Design – Mary Zophres

Best Song – Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Best Song – City of Stars

Best Score – Justin Hurwitz

 

LION (6)

Best Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Dev Patel

Best Supporting Actress – Nicole Kidman

Best Young Actor/Actress – Sunny Pawar

Best Adapted Screenplay – Luke Davies

Best Score – Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka

 

LIVE BY NIGHT (1)

Best Production Design – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

 

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (2)

Best Costume Design – Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Best Actress In A Comedy – Kate Beckinsale

 

LOVING (4)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Joel Edgerton

Best Actress – Ruth Negga

Best Original Screenplay – Jeff Nichols

 

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (8)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Casey Affleck

Best Supporting Actor – Lucas Hedges

Best Supporting Actress – Michelle Williams

Best Young Actor/Actress – Lucas Hedges

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Original Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan

 

MOANA (2)

Best Animated Feature

Best Song – How Far I’ll Go

 

MOONLIGHT (10)

Best Picture

Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali

Best Supporting Actress – Naomie Harris

Best Young Actor/Actress – Alex R. Hibbert

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Director – Barry Jenkins

Best Original Screenplay – Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography – James Laxton

Best Editing – Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon

Best Score – Nicholas Britell

 

NERUDA (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (3)

Best Supporting Actor – Michael Shannon

Best Adapted Screenplay – Tom Ford

Best Cinematography – Seamus McGarvey

 

QUEEN OF KATWE (1)

Best Young Actor/Actress – Madina Nalwanga

 

RULES DON’T APPLY (1)

Best Song – The Rules Don’t Apply

 

SING STREET (1)

Best Song – Drive It Like You Stole It

 

STAR TREK BEYOND (2)

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

 

SUICIDE SQUAD (1)

Best Actress In An Action Movie – Margot Robbie

 

SULLY (4)

Best Picture

Best Actor – Tom Hanks

Best Adapted Screenplay – Todd Komarnicki

Best Editing – Blu Murray

 

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (3)

Best Young Actor/Actress – Hailee Steinfeld

Best Comedy

Best Actress In A Comedy – Hailee Steinfeld

 

THE HANDMAIDEN (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

THE JUNGLE BOOK (1)

Best Visual Effects

 

THE LOBSTER (1)

Best Original Screenplay – Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou

 

THE NICE GUYS (2)

Best Comedy

Best Actor In A Comedy – Ryan Gosling

 

THE RED TURTLE (1)

Best Animated Feature

 

THE SALESMAN (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

THE WITCH (1)

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

 

TONI ERDMANN (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

TROLLS (2)

Best Animated Feature

Best Song – Can’t Stop the Feeling

 

ZOOTOPIA (1)

Best Animated Feature

 

 

TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

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  – HBO

 

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 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 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 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 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – HBO

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones – HBO

John Lithgow – The Crown – Netflix

Michael McKean – Better Call Saul – AMC

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA Network

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan – Showtime

 

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 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 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 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

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

 

 

NOMINEES BY PROGRAM FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

All the Way, HBO (4)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

America’s Got Talent, NBC (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host

 

American Crime, ABC (3)

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN (2)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

Best Reality Show Host

 

Archer, FX (1)

Best Animated Series

 

Atlanta, FX (2)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Baskets, FX (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Better Call Saul, AMC (3)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Best Drama Series

 

Black-ish, ABC (3)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Blunt Talk, Starz (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Bob’s Burgers, FOX (1)

Best Animated Series

 

BoJack Horseman, Netflix (1)

Best Animated Series

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, FOX (1)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Chopped, Food Network (2)

Best Structured Reality Series

Best Reality Show Host

 

Chrisley Knows Best, USA Network (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

Confirmation, HBO (2)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

Dancing with the Stars, ABC (1)

Best Reality Show Host

 

Deadliest Catch, Discovery (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

Documentary Now!, IFC (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Fleabag, Amazon (2)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

 

Fresh Off the Boat, ABC (1)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

 

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TBS (1)

Best Talk Show

 

Game of Thrones, HBO (5)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2)

Best Drama Series

 

Girls, HBO (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

 

House of Cards, Netflix (4)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series (2)

 

How to Get Away with Murder, ABC (1)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

 

Ice Road Truckers, History (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central (1)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

 

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

Intervention, A&E (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC (1)

Best Talk Show

 

Killing Reagan, National Geographic (3)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO (1)

Best Talk Show

 

MasterChef Junior, FOX (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

 

Modern Family, ABC (3)

Best Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Mom, CBS (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

 

Mr. Robot, USA Network (3)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Drama Series

 

Naked and Afraid, Discovery (1)

Best Unstructured Reality Series

 

Orphan Black, BBC America (1)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

 

Outlander, Starz (2)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series

 

Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The CW (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

Project Runway, Lifetime (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

Ray Donovan, Showtime (3)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

 

Roots, History (4)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host

 

Saturday Night Live, NBC (3)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series (2)

 

Shark Tank, ABC (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, PBS (1)

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

Silicon Valley, HBO (2)

Best Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Skin Wars, GSN (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

 

Son of Zorn, FOX (1)

Best Animated Series

 

South Park, Comedy Central (1)

Best Animated Series

 

Stranger Things, Netflix (1)

Best Drama Series

 

The Affair, Showtime (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

 

The Amazing Race, CBS (1)

Best Reality Competition Series

 

The Americans, FX (2)

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series

 

The Big Bang Theory, CBS (1)

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

 

The Crown, Netflix (3)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Best Drama Series

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central (1)

Best Talk Show

 

The Dresser, Starz (2)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2)

 

The Good Wife, CBS (2)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

 

The Last Man on Earth, FOX (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

 

The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS (1)

Best Talk Show

 

The Night Manager, AMC (5)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX (6)

Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series (2)

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

 

The Simpsons, FOX (1)

Best Animated Series

 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC (1)

Best Talk Show

 

The Voice, NBC (2)

Best Reality Competition Series

Best Reality Show Host

 

The Walking Dead, AMC (1)

Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

 

This Is Us, NBC (1)

Best Drama Series

 

Transparent, Amazon (2)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix (5)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series

 

Undercover Boss, CBS (1)

Best Structured Reality Series

 

UnREAL, Lifetime (1)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

 

Veep, HBO (4)

Best Comedy Series

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

 

Westworld, HBO (3)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Best Drama Series

 

 

NOMINEES BY NETWORK FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

HBO – 22

ABC – 14

Netflix – 14

FX – 12

NBC – 9

AMC – 7

CBS – 7

FOX – 6

History – 5

Starz – 5

Amazon – 4

Showtime – 4

USA Network – 4

Comedy Central – 3

National Geographic – 3

CNN – 2

Discovery – 2

Food Network – 2

Lifetime – 2

Logo – 2

A&E – 1

BBC America – 1

Bravo – 1

GSN – 1

IFC – 1

PBS – 1

TBS – 1

The CW – 1

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Carrie Fisher Admits To ‘Intense’ Love Affair With Married Co-Star Harrison Ford On The ‘Star Wars’ Set

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(PCM) It has long been speculated for years, however a love affair between “Star Wars” co-stars Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford was never confirmed, that is until now! Actress Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the film franchise has officially revealed that she did indeed have an “intense” love affair with her married co-star Harrison Ford while they were filming “Star Wars”.  Fisher was 19 years old at the time and Ford was 33. 

The filming for “Star Wars” lasted about three months, which Fisher reveals is about the length of time their love affair lasted. All of the juicy details can be found in Fisher’s new book “The Princess Diarist”, however People Magazine was given a steamy excerpt that reads ““It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend. I looked over at Harrison. A hero’s face — a few strands of hair fell over his noble, slightly furrowed brow,” she writes. “How could you ask such a shining specimen of a man to be satisfied with the likes of me?”

Fisher closely guarded the pairs secret romance for over 40 years and finally decided to share their story with the world after going through several of the old journals she kept during that time. The affair apparently began after a birthday party for director George Lucas. Fisher reveals that the relationship came to a natural end once filming was completed and there was no ill will between the two when all was said and done, although we are pretty sure Harrison’s wife at the time would not have been to thrilled. 

Ford was given a warning about the excerpt from Fisher’s new book, however he has not released any official statement. 

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Did Fox And Marvel Really Work Together? The Answer Is Yes!

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(PCM) It has recently been revealed that despite some major creative differences in the past, Fox and Marvel did come together and swap characters for both “Deadpool” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy vol. 2”.

Fox holds the rights to some very key Marvel properties including both X-Men and Fantastic Four so in turn they hold the movie rights to some popular Marvel characters. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown enormously over the last few years, so it is only natural that the MCU would wish to explore new storylines that feature some of the characters that are currently owned by Fox.

While obviously there is not going to be any huge partnership between Fox and Marvel anytime soon, much to the dismay of fans, we have now learned that the two companies have worked together on two of their biggest film franchises: “Deadpool” and “Guardians Of The Galaxy vol. 2”.

It has been revealed that there was some character swapping when it came to specifically the use of the X-Men character Negasonic Teenage Warhead in “Deadpool”. The character went through a number of changes that had to be cleared by Marvel for the film. In return, Marvel requested a character that was owned by Fox to be used in “Guardians Of The Galaxy vol. 2”.

Kurt Russell’s Ego the Living Planet in the new ‘Guardians’ movie was the character that Fox swapped with Marvel to allow the change to Negasonic Teenage Warhead powers, according to Deadpool writer Paul Wernick during a recent Q&A.

Below you can find the release dates for the upcoming Marvel and Fox films:

“Doctor Strange” is now in theaters; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – May 5, 2017; “Spider-Man: Homecoming”– July 7, 2017; “Thor: Ragnarok” – November 3, 2017; “Black Panther” – February 16, 2018; “Avengers: Infinity War” – May 4, 2018; “Ant-Man and the Wasp” – July 6, 2018; and “Captain Marvel” on March 8, 2019.

“Logan” hits theaters on March 3, 2017, followed by “Deadpool 2” on January 12, 2018. Movie versions of “Gambit”, “New Mutants” and “X-Force” are still currently being developed.

 

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Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Nayyar Triumphs in the Film ‘Trolls’

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(PCM) Sitting in a sound booth to perform the voice of the Troll Guy Diamond, film, TV and theater actor Kunal Nayyar tried to imagine how his movie “Trolls” would be when completed.

The 35-year-old Nayyar is one versatile actor. In “Trolls,” he plays a gray glittery Troll, who is always naked. He recently finished starring in a play in London’s West End, and he is best known for his major role of astrophysicist Raj in TV’s multi-Emmy-award-winning show, “The Big Bang Theory.”

“Trolls,” is about a group of overly optimistic singing, dancing and hugging Trolls get together there seems to be no limit to what they can achieve, despite any obstacles that get in their way.

This is the extremely uplifting message of “Trolls,” the new smart, funny, and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some of us will go to get it. From Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox, the movie opened Friday, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

In addition, there’s the hair –bright, candy-colored coifs grown to gravity-defying heights, the hallmark and crowning glory of Trolls everywhere.

The movie includes a great deal of toe-tapping music, including several new songs written by Justin Timberlake. The glittery computer-animated film transports audiences to a fast-paced,eye-popping, and colorful world of singing and dancing Trolls; led by Princess Poppy, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch, (Timberlake), set off on a journey to rescue her many Troll friends, each with his or her own unique personality.

Their mission is full of hair-raising adventure and mishaps; as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. The extensive A-list voice cast in the film, includes: James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Chrstine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Zooey Deschanel.

PCM: I wanted to tell you that I saw “Trolls” the other day with my 10-year-old son, it was an adorable,colorful movie that made me sing and dance all the way home

Kunal Nayyar: Well, that’s wonderful. You sound very excited about it.

PCM: Yes. I am very excited. So tell me, what do you like most about this movie?

KN: I think what I appreciate most is the message that love can conquer hate and the fact that you can bring your children and your parents — several generations of one family — and still have a wonderful time, the music, the dancing. It’s a feel great movie; to be honest. It’s a great movie, and we don’t have a lot of movies like this right now, and I think it’s going to make all of us feel wonderful.

PCM: Were you familiar with trolls? I actually played with them when I was a little girl and have fond memories of doing so.

KN: I knew the trolls. I didn’t play with them, but I knew, of course, of the dolls and the hair. But when this came about I didn’t know that it was going to be such a wonderful, beautiful,and glitzy musical, which is one of the treats that people are going to find very exciting; that it’s not only just an animation movie, but the music is incredible.

PCM: I agree. I definitely agree.Everybody was dancing in their seats and dancing up and down the aisles on their way out of the movie theater.

KN: I love to hear that.

PCM: Now, one of the messages that I heard, and you’ve already eluded to, is happiness is already there,sometimes you need someone to help you find it. Do you agree with that? Do you believe that?

KN: Absolutely. I think that it’s a reminder that we all need because, as human beings, we’re not perfect, and we go through times in our life when we need a reminder, and when you’re surrounded by people who remind you that things always work out in the end.

PCM: Would you say in general,since we’re talking about optimism, that you’re more of a glass half full than a glass half empty kind of guy?

KN: I’ve never completely understood that phrase to be honest, but I would absolutely say I’m someone who is an optimistic person.

PCM: Okay, makes sense. Now you’ve had an amazing career so far, and you’re still young, but I’m sure there have been rejections and things that didn’t work out.

KN: Yes, absolutely. To be optimistic,to be happy are things that are beyond success and failure. I think that if you’re successful, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be happy, and if you’re not successful, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be sad. I think we have to understand that success is not based on your bank account or your balance sheet or how many awards you have won, but it’s going to be based on the legacy that you leave behind; all the happiness, love, and charity. That’s what I value as important.

PCM: How did you wrap your head around your character; your very glittery character?

KN: Well, in the early stages, I didn’t know exactly what this character was going to be. I sat with Walt and Mike in the studio, and we tried to discover this guy that they wanted me to play, and I think what we settled on was really a close version of who I am as a person, which I think is always a lot more effective than just playing a character. Going into this I didn’t know what to expect. So figuring this out is something we only found together in the studio.

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PCM: Now, I understand after speaking to other voice actors on films like this that you don’t always record together. Did you record alone or were you with any of your co-stars?

KN: I recorded alone with the directors and the producers.

PCM: I’m assuming you have seen the final version of the movie. How is that different from what you may have expected or imagined?

KN: To be honest, when you watch the movie, it’s difficult to imagine that world without seeing it; if that makes any sense. I think that when I saw it for the first time I was incredibly surprised at how alive the environment felt. I didn’t know how much of nature and sort of the fuzzy insects, and the animals, and the hair, and the glitter,you know without watching the ambition, it was always difficult to imagine, but when I saw it, it all came together in my mind.

PCM: I’m sure when you were younger you thought about some success and some kind of career, and it’s really become very big and very exciting with Big Bang and some of your movies and animation and theater, what’s kind of the sweetest part of all of it if you can boil it down?

KN: It’s a good question. I think when you’re right in this like I am just I’m living my life, it’s difficult sometimes to take a step back and say what the sweetest point of it was or is. I think I’m so consumed by waking up every morning and trying to be better as an actor or be better as a person or be a better husband or better at everything that I think maybe not it’s not the best thing, but I think that I’m not sure really what the sweetest moment was.

PCM: Does anything come to mind?

KN: To be completely honest, one of the sweetest moments was having my parents being so proud of me. I think that would be the sweetest moment of this ride. Maybe that fame hasn’t changed me as much as you would think it would; or something that I’ve managed to be able to stay the same person and having them be proud of that. Maybe that’s the sweetest thing about all of this.

PCM: Switching gears for a moment, are you close friends with your Big Bang co-stars?

KN: Yes, we’re a family.Definitely, very, very close.

PCM: Well, you talked about your parents being proud, so what’s it like kind of watching the show or taking them with you on that part of that ride

KN: That’s fun to watch them to sort of see this world and still be themselves, which I think is hilarious because, obviously, they might not understand all the etiquette about this Hollywood world; because they will always just be my parents, which I think is very sweet. They love the show, obviously. They’re very proud of Big Bang, and they’re dying to see Trolls; which I think they’re going to be proud of. So it’s extremely fun for us. We dreamt about all this together, so sharing it as a family is really wonderful. We dreamt about all of this as a family. I’m sure my parents dreamt about their children going off and doing things that they’re proud of, so it’s really fun to share it with them.

PCM: Why do you want people to see Trolls? What do you hope they’ll get out of it?

KN: I think that the world really needs a dose of glitter and happiness and music, and I think in whatever mood you come in; whatever is going on in your life or in your day, when you come and watch this movie you’re going to leave a better person, a happier person, a person that believes in love, a person that believes in sort of the true essence of what humanity is about, and I think that’s what this movie is going to provide for everyone.

PCM: If I gave you a couple hours where you really didn’t have to do anything work-wise, would you be listening to music, would you go hiking, how would you spend those couple hours chilling out?

KN: I’d probably go play some golf.

PCM: Are you any good at the game?

KN: I mean it’s golf; is anyone any good? It depends on the day.

PCM: Do you have anything else coming up besides Big Bang Theory, anything on the horizon?

KN: Well, not yet. I just finished a play in London in the West End with Jesse Eisenberg, which we did this summer, and when I finished that I started shooting Big Bang in August, so that’s sort of what I’m consumed with for now. Oh, and my book that came out last year just came out in paperback called, “Yes, My Accent Is Real.” After that, I’m not really sure. But I can honestly say I love all of it.

PCM: How do you stay the same person and not have success kind of go to your head?

KN: I think it’s about the people that you surround yourself with. I’ve had the same friends, I’ve had for the longest time before Big Bang Theory, and before any of this. I think being surrounded by people who know you, who you trust, who you’re loyal to, who are loyal to you, these are the people who will continue to keep you grounded because it’s an industry that can build you up and tear you down, and you have to be ready for both the highs and the lows, and the only way to do that is to surround yourself with people who knew you before you were anything, and my friends always keep me grounded. To them, I’m just Kunal, and to my family, I’m just Kunal, and that’s the most important thing.

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10 Most Shocking And Sad Movie Deaths

Hollywood is known for it’s happy endings. In fact, it has become a little too predictable, one would say. It is a refreshing experience when filmmakers attempt to take a turn away from the usual route during the course of a movie and give audiences something unexpected to remember it by. One of these different turns can be the sad or shocking demise of a much loved or respected character.

Occasionally, this happens in pictures that have all kinds of budgets and is not confined to a particular type or genre. Major character deaths imply creativity, courage and the will to surprise which often sets these flicks apart from the rest.

Major and main character deaths is what we are going to be taking a look at today in this editorial.
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Jack Dawson – Titanic

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Titanic is not the only film that Leonardo Dicaprio’s character died in. In fact, he passed away in quite a number of his pictures!

Director James Cameron played it smart when he thought of a type of “Romeo and Juliet” type storyline (his own pitch to the studio!) to make audiences care for his dramatisation of the real life tragedy that occurred in 1912. In retrospect, it was pretty predictable that one of the two main leads wasn’t going to make it to the end of the film but it sure was a surprise back in 1997.

Romeo Montague – Romeo and Juliet

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We all knew it had to happen since the 1996 Hollywood action version of the Shakespeare play was still an adaption at it’s core. But that didn’t make the final scenes any less heart wrenching when Juliet accidentally killed her boyfriend. (C’mon, we are not going to argue about that, are we?) If only she had come up with a better plan and alerted him of her awareness just a second sooner!

Chen Zhen – The Chinese Connection/Fist of Fury

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Bruce Lee wasn’t known for taking superficial roles. Even though his movies contained violent sequences during the battle scenes, he always attempted to justify them with some philosophical meaning or another. In only his second adult role after an extensive movie career as a child, Lee plays Chen, a student of a martial arts school determined to find out the truth about the death of his martial arts mentor.

The conclusion made the statement that two wrongs never make a right and that any type of action always has a consequence. This results in Chen being shot by the authorities for the deaths he caused when he seeked vengeance. The Chinese Connection had a type of quality in it’s narrative that elevated itself above the stereotypical notion that Mandarin films were indispensable.

Han Solo – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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It was no secret that Harrison Ford was going to reprise his role as Han Solo, the famous galactic fighter who helped overthrow the Galactic Empire. But what was a well kept secret was the fate of Ford’s much loved character that rocked the fan base to it’s foundation!

Ford has a contract to reprise his role in a future sequel, so whether a surreal return is on the cards is anybody’s guess as of writing.

Laurie Strode – Halloween: Resurrection

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The seventh sequel was largely forgettable, but if there was one standout moment it would be the ultimate demise of Laurie Strode, the long suffering heroine and sister of the franchise’s villain, Michael Myers.

Halloween: Resurrection is mostly remembered for it’s heart pounding first 10 minutes, but the setup of the remaining 80 minutes has no entertainment value. If only Curtis decided to feature more than just in a cameo! Who knows how different the film would have turned out.

Hooch – Turner and Hooch

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Tom Hanks mainly focused on comedy roles in the 1980’s which extended near enough into the 1990’s with 1989’s Turner and Hooch. The dog played an almost central role and was more the star than Hanks was, which provokes a pretty emotional reaction to it’s death in the climax.

Even the final shot of a “baby Hooch” wasn’t effective enough to lift our mood when the closing credits started to roll.

Jenny Curran – Forrest Gump

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In all honesty, it wasn’t the death of Jenny that was the sad thing. It was the fact that the life of Forrest received so many down’s, yet, he was always able to keep his chin up and push through any obstacle in his path. An admirable trait, for sure. It is true that it may have been partly down to short sightedness on his part, but that doesn’t make it any less sorrowful.

Kong – King Kong

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Yes, the big ape was all CGI. Yes, it was the second remake of the 1933 classic. Still, Hollywood found a way to work it’s magic!

Kong is being bought back again for the upcoming Skull Island, which is looking likely will collide with the modern Godzilla universe, so it does not look likely that another skyscraper death will be happening any time soon.

Terminator- Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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It was a toss up to either include Kyle Reese’s death from The Terminator or include this one. Considering the cultural impact of the hugely successful sequel, it appears to be a no brainer to go with the finale of the large budget sequel.

The cunning of James Cameron found a way to reach past the soulless exterior of the metal cyborg and made him relate to our world, which all led to us to yearn for his stay. However, the storyline was never going to allow for that and it is an almost certainty that many tears were shed when Arnie’s thumb signalled farewell.

Mickey Goldmill – Rocky III

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Rocky’s loudmouth trainer, Mick was an integral part of the first two movies, so it was a shock to the system when the trainer met his fate near enough at the hands of Clubber Lang in the third movie. Rocky had to confront his demons and find a way to quell his dependence on his former trainer in order to get revenge.

Burgess Meredith made a short reprisal in the 5th movie in a flashback with Rocky, one of the few sequences in the film that was able to tug at the heart strings.

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‘Judge Archer’ DVD Review – A Must Watch Film for Martial Arts Fans

Judge Archer (2012) is considered to be writer Haofeng Xu’s (Xu Haofeng) sophomore film, even though his first film The Grandmaster came out in 2013. The film stars Chengyuan Li (Li Chengyuan), Yang Song (Song Yang), and Yenny Martin. The film takes place in 1920s China, as Judge Archer takes on the duty and burden of settling disputes between warring schools of martial arts, all because he bares a name with much responsibility.

Judge Archer felt like a movie dedicated to the art of martial arts. I would describe the fight scenes as graceful action. It was fast paced yet slowed down enough to where a person that was studying a form of martial arts, could study the film as if it were a lesson. There was even a fight scene that looked like an homage to other martial arts films such like The Chinese Connection or Fist of Fury, where Bruce Lee takes on several men and doesn’t even break a sweat.

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The story was interesting and easy to follow, while also having the action scenes evenly spread out throughout the film. One thing that I was expecting was that there would be more fatalities in the film just because Judge Archer was trained to use a bow and arrow. But one can make the point that martial arts is not to be used to kill.

Now when it comes to the DVD, it is good that the film has finally had an in-home release after a few years. What isn’t good is that there are no bonus features included. I think this in-home release could have really benefited from some behind-the-scenes footage, especially because writer/directer Xu was also action choreographer for the film.  On a plus side, when you purchase the DVD, you also get a code for a digital version of the film.

Overall, I really did enjoy Judge Archer. It paid homage to other great martial arts films, but was also quite unique. If you are a fan of martial arts movies or if you study the art, I would highly suggest for you to give this film a shot.

 

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