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Critics' Choice Film Nominations Announced: La La Land Leads with 12 Noms

Moonlight and Arrival follow with 10 nominations each.

by | December 1, 2016 | Comments

The film nominees for the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this morning by People Now host Andrea Boehlke and Bingeworthy and EW Radio host Jessica Shaw on People.com.

The musical drama starred by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, La La Land, tops the list with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director. Moonlight and Arrival come tied in second with 10 nominations each, including Best Picture. Ryan Gosling scored two acting nominations this year, one for La La Land (Best Actor) and one for The Nice Guys (Best Actor in a Comedy). Read through for the full list of nominees, and make sure to check out the list of TV nominations, announced on November 14.

The Critics’ Choice will be celebrated on December 11 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and broadcast live on A&E starting at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT. Check out the complete Awards Season schedule here.


BEST PICTURE


BEST ACTOR


Casey Affleck

Manchester by the Sea


Andrew Garfield

Hacksaw Ridge


Ryan Gosling

La La Land


BEST ACTRESS


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Jeff Bridges

Hell or High Water


Ben Foster

Hell or High Water


Lucas Hedges

Manchester by the Sea


Michael Shannon

Nocturnal Animals


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Greta Gerwig

20th Century Women


Naomie Harris

Moonlight


Janelle Monáe

Hidden Figures


Michelle Williams

Manchester by the Sea


BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS


Lucas Hedges

Manchester by the Sea


Alex Hibbert

Moonlight


Lewis MacDougall#37486

A Monster Calls


Madina Nalwanga

Queen of Katwe


Hailee Steinfeld

The Edge of Seventeen


BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE


BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge
84%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

David Mackenzie

Hell or High Water
97%

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival
94%

Denzel Washington

Fences
92%

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou

The Lobster
87%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Jeff Nichols

Loving
89%

Taylor Sheridan

Hell or High Water
97%

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Luke Davies

Lion
84%

Eric Heisserer

Arrival
94%

Todd Komarnicki

Sully
85%

Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi

Hidden Figures
93%

August Wilson

Fences
92%

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Stéphane Fontaine

Jackie
87%

James Laxton

Moonlight
98%

Seamus McGarvey

Nocturnal Animals
74%

Linus Sandgren

La La Land
91%

Bradford Young

Arrival
94%

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade

Arrival
94%

Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
74%

Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery

Jackie
87%

David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

La La Land
91%

Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Live By Night
35%

BEST EDITING

Tom Cross

La La Land
91%

John Gilbert

Hacksaw Ridge
84%

Blu Murray

Sully
85%

Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon

Moonlight
98%

Joe Walker

Arrival
94%

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Consolata Boyle

Florence Foster Jenkins
87%

Madeline Fontaine

Jackie
87%

Joanna Johnston

Allied
60%

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Love & Friendship
97%

Mary Zophres

La La Land
91%

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


BEST ACTION MOVIE


BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE


Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange


Matt Damon

Jason Bourne


Chris Evans

Captain America: Civil War


Andrew Garfield

Hacksaw Ridge


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


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY


Ryan Gosling

The Nice Guys


Hugh Grant

Florence Foster Jenkins


Dwayne Johnson

Central Intelligence


Viggo Mortensen

Captain Fantastic


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


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


BEST SONG

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”

La La Land
91%

“Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Trolls
76%

“City of Stars” La La Land

La La Land
91%

“Drive It Like You Stole It”

Sing Street
95%

“How Far I’ll Go”

Moana
95%

“The Rules Don’t Apply”

Rules Don't Apply
54%

BEST SCORE

Nicholas Britell

Moonlight
98%

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Arrival
94%

Justin Hurwitz

La La Land
91%

Micachu

Jackie
87%

Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschk

Lion
84%

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