The Critics Choice Awards are definitely a departure from many awards show trends, especially with a wider swathe of genre categories. For this year, when it comes to comedy, the films nominated are all over the place (Deadpool, Central Intelligence and the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! are all nominated together), but some true gems that might not get recognized for other awards get some recognition here amidst all the noise from buzzworthy dramas like Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea.
Specifically, we’re happy to see Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice and The Lobster listed below (comedy nominees italicized).
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 Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle – La La LandBarry Jenkins – Moonlight Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou – The Lobster Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea Jeff Nichols – Loving Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water
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 Animated Movie
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
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 Foreign Language Film
Elle The Handmaiden Julieta Neruda The Salesman Toni Erdmann
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
The full list of nominees are available at the link above and the winners will be announced on the Critics Choice Awards telecast hosted by TJ Miller on December 11th.