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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Stranger Things Review

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I have always heard that the best marketing tool when it comes to anything is word of mouth. I truly believe in that notion, especially when it comes to TV shows and movies. So when I heard a couple friends talking about this new cool show on Netflix I just had to check it out. Well I must say Netflix hit it out of the park with their new show Stranger Things. I was a fan from the first scene.

Stranger Things is a dripping tribute to the horror and science fiction from the 80s. If you have ever been sitting around with your friends and talking about, how you miss the stuff that came out back then, well this show is for you. From the opening title in its large block lettering feels like your about to watch a Stephen King movie. The author recently went to his official   Twitter account, and praised the show. The show was definitely influenced by the author’s work.

Everything with the pilot episode was on par with that 80s vibe. From the yellowish wallpaper that seemed to be in everyone’s living room back then. Even the way the show was shot looks very old school and eerie. And the music in the show will have you singing and reminiscing. The story was written and directed well with the whole feeling of getting you to want to know what is going to happen next.

The show stars Winona Ryder (Black Swan, Dracula) as a mother of a boy named Will Byers who disappears mysteriously. The boy’s friends who have great chemistry on screen, go on a search. During their search the boy’s come across a young girl that has escaped a secret project going on at a nearby facility. The girl is played by Millie Bobby Brown who like her young costars does a good job making you believe more into the story. The evil architect behind the secret program is played by Mathew Modine. Not much is known about the secrets that the facility has created, but they will do everything including murder to find the girl and the monster. Makes you wonder who the real monsters are?

Stranger Things has it all and I’m glad I started watching the show. I have been waiting a longtime for something like this to hit the airwaves. There are eight episodes available to stream anytime you want on Netflix. Do yourself a favor and check it, but be warned you will be hooked from the start.

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Suicide Squad Cast To Reveal Exclusive First Look At The Upcoming 2016 MTV Movie Awards

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(PCM) MTV  announced that the “2016 MTV Movie Awards” will debut an exclusive sneak peek from Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated super villain movie Suicide Squad, set for theatrical release on August 5. MTV “Generation Award” recipient Will Smith, along with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne, all stars of the film, will present the never-before-seen footage to their fans. Hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, the awards ceremony will air on Sunday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT from the backlot of Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif.

Previously announced presenters for “The Movie Awards” include Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Olivia Munn and Gigi Hadid. Additional presenters and performers will be announced at a later date.

Written and directed by David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) and based on the characters from DC Comics, Suicide Squad assembles a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provides them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and sends them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film opens in 3D, 2D and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.

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Veteran Actor Abe Vigoda Dead At Age 94

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of veteran actor Abe Vigoda at the age of 94. Abe Vigoda who played over the hill Detective Phil Fish on the sitcom “ Barney Miller” and Mafia lieutenant Sal Tessio in The Godfather movie, died Tuesday morning at his daughter Carol’s residence in New Jersey.

The success of the “Godfather” movies in the 70’s eventually led Vigoda to the sitcom “Barney Miller”. The series ran from 1972-84. Vigoda was on the show until 1977. He was nominated for three Emmy’s for his performance as Detective Fisk on the show who was always complaining about his aches and pains.

Vigoda was born in 1921. He grew up on New York’s Lower East Side. He was the son of a tailor who studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and played characters parts for much of his early career. Vigoda established himself as a successful theater actor in the 1960’s. Francis Ford Coppola, the director of “The Godfather” took a liking to Vigoda on the stage and cast him in his movie. The rest in cinema history.

Vigoda was sort of an internet sensation when it was reported by People Magazine in 2008 that he had passed away. But he lived on for many more years and made fun of the magazines mistake.
Vigoda would go onto act in many more movies after his success with “The Godfather” including:  “Cannonball Run”, (1984) with Burt Reynolds. “Look Who’s Talking” (1989) with John Travolta and Kristie Alley, “Joe Versus the Volcano” (1990) with Tom Hanks. And 1997 film “Good Burger”.

Vigoda was married to his wife Beatrice for 24 years until her death in 1992. They had one daughter, Carol. Our sincere condolence go out to Abe Vigoda’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

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Ethel Merman Born January 16, 1908

EthelMermanNoBusinesstraileEthel Merman (Born Ethel Zimmerman) was born on January 16, 1908.  She passed away on February 15, 1984.

Ethel Merman was born in Astoria New York.  Merman got her big break in 1930. Previously to that she worked as a stenographer.  This job, however was only to pay the bills, in the evenings in she performed in Nightclubs.  She was first hired by Lou Clayton, Jimmy Durante’s’ partner.

Merman was soon noticed and she was contracted to Warner Brothers.  In those days movie professional did not go from project to project being produced by different studios.  In the 1930s it was the studio system.  Actors and actresses would be hired by a single studio and only worked for them.  They could occasionally be lent out to other studios, but basically you worked where you were hired.

She was cast in only one film during her time in Hollywood.  That was Follow The Leader starring Ed Wynn and Ginger Rodgers.  This was produced by Paramount so she was lent out for that.  She was paid $125.00 a week by Warner Brothers who never used her.  In those days you were paid by the studio whether you worked or not.  Ethel began to get bored and so she again began performing in Night Clubs.  It was during this time that she actually met Durante and the two would become lifelong friends.

Merman soon went back to New York.  She was hired by The Palace Theater as a Torch Song singer.  Merman’s voice was a powerful Mezzo Soprano and she could be heard throughout a theater without a microphone.  She was paid $500.00 dollars a week for her work at the Palace.  Soon she was noticed by George and Ira Gershwin and was hired to work in their new show Girl Crazy.  Her show stopping number in that show was I Got Rhythm, a song that would go on to be popular for many years  New York Times noted Merman sang “with dash, authority, good voice and just the right knowing style”, while The New Yorker called her “imitative of no one.”

Merman was kept busy between Hollywood and New York for four years.  In 1934, she was hired in her first starring role that of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.  This show spotlighted Merman’s talents both as an actress and as a singer Beside the title song Merman had two other songs that would become standards, I Get A Kick Out Of You and You’re The Top.  Anything goes still performed to this day in professional, regional, community and High School Theaters.

From that point on Merman’s career was set, she performed in many films and Broadway musicals but her next big show was Annie Get Your Gun which opened in 1945.  Annie Get Your Gun was loosely based on the life of Annie Oakley a female sharp shooter who made name for herself working with Buffalo Bill Cody.  Merman’s role of Annie gave her many memorable moments, You Can’t Get A Man With a Gun, Doing What comes naturally, and Anything You Can Do I can Do Better were a few of the big numbers performed by Merman.  The big hit form the show and the song which Merman would perform the rest of her life was There’s No Business Like Show Business.  This song would have an entire movie wrapped around the song itself which stared Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O’Connor and the forever remembered Marylyn Monroe.  The music and lyrics were composed by the great Irving Berlin who was at least one of if not the most prolific song writer of the 20th century; many of his songs are recorded by artists even today, most notably White Christmas.

Ethel’s next big hit was the musical Call Me Madam again with a score by Irving Berlin.  In this show Ethel played a ambassador to a small European country where she falls in love with one of the government officials which causes a scandal and sends her back to Washington.  Of course all turns out right in the end.  The songs from this show which are notable are You’re Not Sick You’re Just In Love, The Hostess With The Mostest and It’s A Lovely Day Today.

On May 21, 1959 Ethel Merman would again star in a show that is still performed today.  GypsyGypsy was based on the life on the world renowned Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.  Though the show as was called Gypsy it was the story of the relationship between Gypsy and her mother Rose.  Rose was the leading role, a scheming woman that would go to any lengths to make her girls stars.  Merman’s Co-Star in this musical was Jack Klugman who would go on to make a name for himself in the TV shows The Odd Couple and Quincy.  Three of standout numbers from this show were, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together and Small World.

Annie Get You’re Gun, Call Me Madam and Gypsy all had Hollywood adaptations the only one Merman was allowed to star in was Call Me Madam.  The loss of the role of Rose in Gypsy to Rosalind Russell, according to Merman herself, was the most disappointing time in her career.

Merman would go on to star in revivals of her hit shows and the Broadway world still loved her.  Merman was called “the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.”  In the 1960s, however music styles changed and The Beatles along with Elvis Presley and many others would soon reign over the musical scene while the Broadway style would fade into the back ground.

Merman however still continued to perform.  She was featured in the Comedy It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World in the 1960s and in the 70’s she had a cameo appearance in the Movie Airplane.  Where she sang Everything’s Coming Up Roses.  This appearance gave her career a brief resurgence and she recorded a disco version of her hits.

She would be featured in many variety and other types of TV shows.  Memorable performances were on such shows as The Lucy Show, That Girl and The Love Boat  When her career slowed down Merman began to volunteer in a gift shop in New York City Hospital.  Merman died in her home at the age of 76 on February 15, 1984 from Brain Cancer.  On the evening of her death all 36 theaters on Broadway dimmed their lights at 9 P.M. in her honor.

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Banchee Actor Joins Supernatural Offering “Don’t Kill It”

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(PCM) Banshee’s Miles Doleac has joined the cast of director Mike Mendez’s Don’t Kill It, currently shooting in Canton, MS.

Actor, who joins Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe, and Courtney Gains in the film, plays Agent Jackson, head of the FBI in the supernatural thriller.

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s script fixes on an ancient demon that is accidentally unleashed in a sparsely populated Alaskan town, and the only hope of survival lies in the hands of a grizzled old demon hunter Jebediah Woodley and his reluctant partner FBI agent Evelyn Pierce.

Doleac, known for his recurring role on Banshee, will next be seen on the small screen in The CW’s Containment and on the big screen in The Hollow, which he also wrote and directed.

Don’t Kill It is being repped by Archstone Distribution.

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