News

Star Wars Receives Late Critics' Choice Best Picture Nomination

by | December 22, 2015 | Comments

In an unusual move, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has named Star Wars: The Force Awakens the 11th nominee in the Critics’ Choice Best Picture category. The announcement comes over a week after the nominations were revealed, the BFCA explained the film had not been screened in time to be considered for a nomination before. Read through for the updated list of nominees.


MOVIE


BEST PICTURE


BEST ACTOR


Matt Damon

The Martian


Johnny Depp

Black Mass


Leonardo DiCaprio

The Revenant


Eddie Redmayne

The Danish Girl


BEST ACTRESS


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Paul Dano

Love & Mercy


Tom Hardy

The Revenant


Mark Ruffalo

Spotlight


Mark Rylance

Bridge of Spies


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS


Abraham Attah

Beasts of No Nation


R.J. Cyler

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Milo Parker

Mr. Holmes


BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE


BEST DIRECTOR

Todd Haynes

Carol
94%

Alejandro González Iñárritu

The Revenant
78%

Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

George Miller

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

Ridley Scott

The Martian
91%

Steven Spielberg

Bridge of Spies
90%

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Bridge of Spies
90%

Alex Garland

Ex Machina
92%

Quentin Tarantino

The Hateful Eight
75%

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley

Inside Out
98%

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Spotlight
97%

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

The Big Short
88%

Nick Hornby

Brooklyn
97%

Drew Goddard

The Martian
91%

Emma Donoghue

Room
93%

Aaron Sorkin

Steve Jobs
85%

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ed Lachman

Carol
94%

Robert Richardson

The Hateful Eight
75%

John Seale

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

Dariusz Wolski

The Martian
91%

Emmanuel Lubezki

The Revenant
78%

Roger Deakins

Sicario
92%

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Bridge of Spies
90%

François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay

Brooklyn
97%

Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

Carol
94%

Eve Stewart, Michael Standish

The Danish Girl
67%

Colin Gibson

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

The Martian
91%

BEST EDITING

Hank Corwin

The Big Short
88%

Margaret Sixel

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

Pietro Scalia

The Martian
91%

Stephen Mirrione

The Revenant
78%

Tom McArdle

Spotlight
97%

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Brooklyn
97%

Sandy Powell

Carol
94%

Sandy Powell

Cinderella
84%

Paco Delgado

The Danish Girl
67%

Jenny Beavan

Mad Max: Fury Road
97%

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


BEST ACTION MOVIE


BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE


Tom Cruise

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation


Tom Hardy

Mad Max: Fury Road


Chris Pratt

Jurassic World


Paul Rudd

Ant-Man


BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE


Rebecca Ferguson

Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation


Bryce Dallas Howard

Jurassic World


Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2


Charlize Theron

Mad Max: Fury Road


BEST COMEDY


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY


Christian Bale

The Big Short


Steve Carell

The Big Short


Robert De Niro

The Intern


Bill Hader

Trainwreck


BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY


BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE


BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


BEST SONG

“Love Me Like You Do”

Fifty Shades of Grey
25%

“See You Again”

Furious 7
82%

“Til It Happens To You”

The Hunting Ground
93%

“One Kind of Love”

Love & Mercy
89%

“Writing’s on the Wall”

Spectre
63%

“Simple Song #3”

Youth
72%

BEST SCORE

Carter Burwell

Carol
94%

Ennio Morricone

The Hateful Eight
75%

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

The Revenant
78%

Johann Johannsson

Sicario
92%

Howard Shore

Spotlight
97%

TELEVISION


BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES


Aziz Ansari

Master of None


Will Forte

The Last Man on Earth


Randall Park

Fresh Off the Boat


Fred Savage

The Grinder


Jeffrey Tambor

Transparent


BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


Hugh Dancy

Hannibal


Rami Malek

Mr. Robot


Clive Owen

The Knick


Liev Schreiber

Ray Donovan


Justin Theroux

The Leftovers


Aden Young

Rectify


BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES


Wes Bentley

American Horror Story: Hotel


Martin Clunes

Arthur & George


Oscar Isaac

Show Me a Hero


Vincent Kartheiser

Saints & Strangers


BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES


Rachel Bloom

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


Aya Cash

You’re the Worst


Gina Rodriguez

Jane the Virgin


Constance Wu

Fresh Off the Boat


BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES


Carrie Coon

The Leftovers


Viola Davis

How to Get Away With Murder


Eva Green

Penny Dreadful


Krysten Ritter

Jessica Jones


BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES


Kathy Bates

American Horror Story: Hotel


Sarah Hay

Flesh and Bone


Alyvia Alyn Lind

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors


Rachel McAdams

True Detective


Shanice Williams

The Wiz Live!


BEST COMEDY SERIES


BEST DRAMA SERIES


BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES


Anjelica Huston

Transparent


Cherry Jones

Transparent


Jenifer Lewis

black-ish


Timothy Olyphant

The Grinder


John Slattery

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp


BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES


Justin Kirk

Manhattan


Patti LuPone

Penny Dreadful


Margo Martindale

The Good Wife


B.D. Wong

Mr. Robot


BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES


Andre Braugher

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Jaime Camil

Jane the Virgin


Jay Duplass

Transparent


Neil Flynn

The Middle


Keegan-Michael Key

Playing House


Mel Rodriguez

Getting On


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES


Rufus Sewell

The Man in the High Castle


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES


David Alan Grier

The Wiz Live!


Ne-Yo

The Wiz Live!


Raoul Trujillo

Saints & Strangers


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES


Mayim Bialik

The Big Bang Theory


Kether Donohue

You’re the Worst


Judith Light

Transparent


Niecy Nash

Getting On


Eden Sher

The Middle


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES


Ann Dowd

The Leftovers


Regina King

The Leftovers


Helen McCrory

Penny Dreadful


Maura Tierney

The Affair


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES


Mary J. Blige

The Wiz Live!


Sarah Paulson

American Horror Story: Hotel


Winona Ryder

Show Me a Hero


BEST ANIMATION SERIES


BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION


BEST REALITY SHOW HOST


BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW


BEST TALK SHOW


BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW

  • Matt Hooper

    Disney didn’t send out DVD screeners of TFA to anyone to avoid piracy. Doing that has a downside too–especially during awards season.

    • compguy83

      That’s true, but it’s frankly insanely asinine to do award nominations for a year that isn’t even complete.

  • nero2020

    Seriously? In these days of news writers having inadequate grammar skills, perhaps it is not surprising that a 95% fresh rating in Rotten Tomatoes includes many who do not recognize poor story writing. In this case, check comments of the 5% rotten for credibility. This should be scratched from the nominations list in the first cutoff.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big fan of the franchise and it was a fun movie. But I expected much more with the 95% fresh rating. If you know the franchise and value character development, drama, solid and unpredictable plot, look elsewhere. Harrison Ford was a nice touch but got way too much air time for his sentimental value alone. Someone new to the franchise might wonder why this particular guy got high billing. And without knowledge of the prequels, this plot collapses like a three-legged stool – having the leg of prequels removed. It cannot stand alone without context of the others. This shouldn’t even be mentioned on the nominations list.

    Knowing the prequels, the movie is entirely predictable throughout. Plot segments from
    previous SW’s were copied and pasted in different order, all recycled like all
    character stereotypes – everyone in this one having a previous
    counterpart. Gee, I wonder who the Darth Vader lookalike will be
    related to. Is that going to be the big reveal in movie 9?

    Characters suddenly having exceptional skills, knowledge
    and powers and changing convictions without justification, well, you’d think they could get a
    professional writer being Disney and at such a big budget. Yes I’m feeling a bit duped by the 95% fresh
    reviewers and actors acting like paid actors in a studio, casual and no urgency. Heed the 5% rotten reviews.

    Like I say, SW is fun for everyone and has good SPFX but it
    probably is the weakest of the 7, in my opinion. Just go in expecting less and have fun.

    • Brent

      The Force Awakens is, IMO, the best of the seven films in the franchise. As to films that will get Oscar and awards consideration, probably haven’t and won’t see most of them. TFA is the best film seen of 2015. Daisy Ridley deserves an Oscar nod for her performance. Unlike the very capable Portman who couldn’t overcome some really cheesy writing, Ridley is riveting and powerful in this film — her performance blew me away.

  • Todd Gillette

    While I disagree with Nero regarding the acting (and arguably the dialogue and directing) which was far superior to that of Eps 1-3, I completely agree with the rest. I don’t have a problem with anyone liking the movie, but to be nominated for any award that has to do with the script or production is insanely absurd.

    Did I have fun? Sure I did; there were a lot of decent and enjoyable parts. I liked the new actors/characters quite a bit. But I was taken out of the story so often due to the plot absurdities, both major holes in terms of motivation/realism of intent as well as unearned technical mumbo-jumbo (I am quite capable of suspending disbelief when the script treats the world and its characters properly thank you very much). It’s one thing to use some technical solution, it’s another to do so without earning it in any way. One of the major plot points that one character points out as insanely dangerous happens so quickly there’s no chance to actually feel like there was any danger. And if you’re running a hail-marry plan, it should feel dangerous and the risks should be clear. I’m just baffled by the critics on this one. What a joke.

  • Mark

    Screeners of a Disney Star Wars sequel? ….Seriously. Han and Lea’s son has gone to the Dark Side, and they need screeners for that?!

  • TB Online

    Absolutely awful movie that requires Disney to manipulate reviews and awards nominations. Give me a break. Star Wars is a stinker. Let it die.

Tag Cloud

Stephen King batman Spectrum Originals war Syfy 007 zombies Pop political drama Amazon Prime justice league documentaries SundanceTV travel BBC One game of thrones spy thriller Disney Plus Tarantino Black History Month all-time japanese Reality Competition TIFF Family 2017 mission: impossible The Academy USA Network binge ESPN period drama TV Dark Horse Comics dramedy President TCA Winter 2020 directors supernatural 72 Emmy Awards Photos Extras SDCC Mary Tyler Moore Cartoon Network Trailer Reality Esquire Polls and Games Kids & Family cars series A&E nature American Society of Cinematographers asian-american kids Lifetime versus halloween tv BBC TV Land Premiere Dates technology USA DGA FOX dogs PBS Logo Masterpiece History TV renewals TNT diversity Lionsgate Horror DirecTV criterion Comic Book Star Wars jamie lee curtis First Reviews transformers National Geographic Mary poppins Awards Tour CMT worst richard e. Grant what to watch Holiday Lucasfilm latino dragons cults films breaking bad Action MTV video on demand Turner Amazon Prime Video classics talk show Crunchyroll award winner OneApp 21st Century Fox politics hist a nightmare on elm street ABC renewed TV shows franchise scorecard spider-man PlayStation Watching Series elevated horror news Trophy Talk APB spanish VOD The Purge BET comedies south america Hallmark Tumblr science fiction Opinion Oscars social media romance Musicals doctor who The Witch name the review video Hulu IFC Schedule Drama 71st Emmy Awards Ellie Kemper LGBT natural history discovery GLAAD comics Disney streaming service anthology ITV comiccon Black Mirror biography obituary mockumentary Nat Geo Creative Arts Emmys YouTube Red Winter TV crime drama canceled Infographic Tomatazos finale Chernobyl true crime Apple TV+ Certified Fresh emmy awards movie Paramount psychological thriller Comedy spanish language italian composers A24 HBO Go nfl universal monsters Biopics Funimation Spike OWN Mudbound indie Film game show dc Crackle zombie CBS FX quibi romantic comedy Heroines CBS All Access YouTube Premium Music Universal book ratings Nominations Awards superhero Freeform Arrowverse satire dark DC Universe Christmas Paramount Network FXX ghosts Mary Poppins Returns venice Superheroes facebook TBS Interview Sneak Peek TCA Awards toronto screen actors guild Fox Searchlight adaptation revenge Brie Larson Animation spinoff Film Festival Rom-Com unscripted crossover Fantasy rotten movies we love TruTV Tubi Women's History Month festivals rotten reviews nbcuniversal chucky vampires Fox News El Rey TCA 2017 sports joker Super Bowl CW Seed werewolf X-Men Fall TV Avengers miniseries Apple Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Warner Bros. Food Network Sundance Now remakes Spring TV Election stand-up comedy die hard halloween independent laika The Walking Dead adventure Comedy Central Starz police drama Anna Paquin dceu based on movie GIFs sequels 24 frames Peacock MSNBC parents stoner SXSW crime Comics on TV Ovation 20th Century Fox VICE Walt Disney Pictures critics Writers Guild of America cartoon theme song robots BAFTA free movies Marathons LGBTQ Pixar cats twilight ABC Family Apple TV Plus tv talk canceled TV shows Sundance historical drama blaxploitation scary movies festival children's TV CNN Academy Awards streaming New York Comic Con Winners Amazon Studios medical drama Country disaster boxoffice 2015 WarnerMedia Video Games Adult Swim 2019 Shudder Shondaland Mindy Kaling DC streaming service Emmys Columbia Pictures cops 4/20 See It Skip It Binge Guide FX on Hulu Nickelodeon PaleyFest E3 Teen archives Disney Summer DC Comics reboot AMC Marvel Travel Channel Year in Review TCA Disney Channel Podcast Rock blockbuster Marvel Studios concert Amazon Character Guide Showtime TCM Best and Worst casting documentary Pirates WGN slashers 2018 NBC stop motion Rocketman thriller YA Pop TV animated strong female leads Song of Ice and Fire anime Endgame Bravo Holidays zero dark thirty Television Academy fast and furious screenings hispanic Pride Month cancelled TV series GoT BET Awards cancelled television Turner Classic Movies Cannes Box Office Thanksgiving football Set visit Cosplay Pet Sematary Britbox teaser indiana jones Sundance TV NYCC Elton John space docudrama crime thriller Superheroe sitcom Trivia Hear Us Out Sony Pictures Musical The CW child's play YouTube E! Netflix Epix mutant cancelled TV shows golden globes Western worst movies San Diego Comic-Con BBC America Mystery MCU toy story Captain marvel IFC Films cancelled Countdown First Look Quiz Discovery Channel Hallmark Christmas movies Ghostbusters TLC hollywood Calendar Disney+ Disney Plus aliens HBO Max 2020 Lifetime Christmas movies television Baby Yoda green book Rocky VH1 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 45 Acorn TV sequel Valentine's Day cinemax RT History Toys Star Trek best Classic Film HBO french Vudu Netflix Christmas movies Emmy Nominations 2016 psycho Grammys movies Martial Arts Marvel Television The Arrangement comic sag awards Television Critics Association Red Carpet spain singing competition Sci-Fi RT21 foreign serial killer harry potter cooking christmas movies witnail