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The Shape of Water Leads Film Nominations for the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards

The Shape of Water leads the BFCA Critics’ Choice Awards with 14 nominations. Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and The Post each received 8 nominations and Blade Runner 2049 is nominated in 7 categories.

(Check out the BFCA TV nominees here)

FILM NOMINATIONS FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST PICTURE
The Big Sick
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Steven Spielberg – The Post

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger
Tom Hanks – The Post
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Meryl Streep – The Post

BEST COMEDY
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Girls Trip
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok
Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Patrick Stewart – Logan
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Hong Chau – Downsizing
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Mckenna Grace – Gifted
Dafne Keen – Logan
Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project
Millicent Simmonds – Wonderstruck
Jacob Tremblay – Wonder

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Dunkirk
Lady Bird
Mudbound
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – The Post
Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Jordan Peele – Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist
Dee Rees and Virgil Williams – Mudbound
Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game
Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky – Wonder

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk
Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water
Rachel Morrison – Mudbound
Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – Call Me By Your Name

BEST EDITING
Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar – The Post
Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – Baby Driver
Lee Smith – Dunkirk
Joe Walker – Blade Runner 2049
Sidney Wolinsky – The Shape of Water

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water
Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway – Murder on the Orient Express
Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – Dunkirk
Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049
Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Beauty and the Beast
Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery – Phantom Thread

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Renée April – Blade Runner 2049
Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast
Lindy Hemming – Wonder Woman
Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Wonder

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
The Square
Thelma

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Breadwinner
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

BEST SCORE
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread
Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour
Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049
John Williams – The Post
Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

BEST SONG
Evermore – Beauty and the Beast
Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name
Remember Me – Coco
Stand Up for Something – Marshall
This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
It
The Shape of Water

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Baby Driver
Logan
Thor: Ragnarok
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

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NOMINEES BY FILM FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BABY DRIVER (2)
Best Editing – Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos
Best Action Movie

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (2)
Best Actor in a Comedy – Steve Carell
Best Actress in a Comedy – Emma Stone

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (4)
Best Production Design – Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
Best Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Song – “Evermore”

THE BIG SICK (6)
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress – Holly Hunter
Best Original Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy – Kumail Nanjiani
Best Actress in a Comedy – Zoe Kazan

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (7)
Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins
Best Production Design – Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola
Best Editing – Joe Walker
Best Costume Design – Renee April
Best Visual Effects
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie
Best Score – Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer

BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

THE BREADWINNER (1)
Best Animated Feature

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (8)
Best Picture
Best Actor – Timothée Chalamet
Best Supporting Actor – Armie Hammer
Best Supporting Actor – Michael Stuhlbarg
Best Director – Luca Guadagnino
Best Adapted Screenplay – James Ivory
Best Cinematography – Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Best Song – “Mystery of Love”

COCO (2)
Best Animated Feature
Best Song – “Remember Me”

DARKEST HOUR (4)
Best Picture
Best Actor – Gary Oldman
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Score – Dario Marianelli

DESPICABLE ME 3 (1)
Best Animated Feature

THE DISASTER ARTIST (4)
Best Actor – James Franco
Best Adapted Screenplay – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Best Comedy
Best Actor in a Comedy – James Franco

DOWNSIZING (1)
Best Supporting Actress – Hong Chau

DUNKIRK (8)
Best Picture
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Christopher Nolan
Best Cinematography – Hoyte van Hoytema
Best Production Design – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Best Editing – Lee Smith
Best Visual Effects
Best Score – Hans Zimmer

A FANTASTIC WOMAN (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (3)
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor – Willem Dafoe
Best Young Actor/Actress – Brooklynn Prince

GET OUT (5)
Best Picture
Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya
Best Director – Jordan Peele
Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

GIFTED (1)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Mckenna Grace

GIRLS TRIP (3)
Best Supporting Actress – Tiffany Haddish
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Tiffany Haddish

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (1)
Best Song – “This Is Me”

I, TONYA (5)
Best Actress – Margot Robbie
Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Margot Robbie

IN THE FADE (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

IT (1)
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

LADY BIRD (8)
Best Picture
Best Actress – Saoirse Ronan
Best Supporting Actress – Laurie Metcalf
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Greta Gerwig
Best Original Screenplay – Greta Gerwig
Best Comedy
Best Actress in a Comedy – Saoirse Ronan

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (1)
Best Animated Feature

LOGAN (3)
Best Supporting Actor – Patrick Stewart
Best Young Actor/Actress – Dafne Keen
Best Action Movie

LOVING VINCENT (1)
Best Animated Feature

MARSHALL (1)
Best Song – “Stand Up for Something”

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) (1)
Best Actor in a Comedy – Adam Sandler

MOLLY’S GAME (2)
Best Actress – Jessica Chastain
Best Adapted Screenplay – Aaron Sorkin

MUDBOUND (4)
Best Supporting Actress – Mary J. Blige
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay – Dee Rees and Virgil Williams
Best Cinematography – Rachel Morrison

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1)
Best Production Design – Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway

PHANTOM THREAD (4)
Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Production Design – Mark Tildesley, Veronique Melery
Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges
Best Score – Jonny Greenwood

THE POST (8)
Best Picture
Best Actor – Tom Hanks
Best Actress – Meryl Streep
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Steven Spielberg
Best Original Screenplay – Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
Best Editing – Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar
Best Score – John Williams

THE SHAPE OF WATER (14)
Best Picture
Best Actress – Sally Hawkins
Best Supporting Actor – Richard Jenkins
Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer
Best Director – Guillermo del Toro
Best Original Screenplay – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Best Cinematography – Dan Laustsen
Best Production Design – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin
Best Editing – Sidney Wolinsky
Best Costume Design – Luis Sequeira
Best Hair and Makeup
Best Visual Effects
Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie
Best Score – Alexandre Desplat

THE SQUARE (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

STRONGER (1)
Best Actor – Jake Gyllenhaal

THELMA (1)
Best Foreign Language Film

THOR: RAGNAROK (3)
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie
Best Actor in a Comedy – Chris Hemsworth

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (6)
Best Picture
Best Actress – Frances McDormand
Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director – Martin McDonagh
Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (2)
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie

WONDER (3)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Jacob Tremblay
Best Adapted Screenplay – Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky
Best Hair and Makeup

WONDER WOMAN (3)
Best Costume Design – Lindy Hemming
Best Visual Effects
Best Action Movie

WONDERSTRUCK (1)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Millicent Simmonds

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Los Angeles, CA – December 6, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced today the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed live at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The awards show will return to The CW Network and will be broadcast LIVE that night from 8:00 – 10:00pm ET/PT.

“The Shape of Water” leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Sally Hawkins for Best Actress, Richard Jenkins for Best Supporting Actor, Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress, Guillermo del Toro for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay alongside Vanessa Taylor, Dan Laustsen for Best Cinematography, Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, and Jeff Melvin for Best Production Design, Sidney Wolinsky for Best Editing, Luis Sequeira for Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie, and Alexandre Desplat for Best Score.

“Call Me By Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Lady Bird,” and “The Post” impressed with eight nominations each, and are all in the running for Best Picture and Best Director, among others. “Blade Runner 2049” earned seven nominations, followed by “The Big Sick” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” each with six, and “Get Out” and “I, Tonya” with five.

There are a number of multiple award nominees, led by Kumail Nanjiani with three, who, with his work on both “The Big Sick” and “Silicon Valley” is eligible for both Film and Television honors this year. He is up for Best Original Screenplay alongside wife Emily V. Gordon, and Best Actor in a Comedy for “The Big Sick” as well as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “Silicon Valley.” With many of the nominated films’ creators taking on multiple roles, Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Jordan Peele, and Guillermo del Toro are all nominated for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. James Franco is nominated for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy for his work in “The Disaster Artist,” while breakout star Tiffany Haddish is up for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy for her role in “Girls Trip.” Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan will compete against each other in two categories – Best Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy – for their roles in “I, Tonya” and “Lady Bird,” respectively.

“2017 has proved to be an incredibly exciting year in movies – and one of the most wide-open in terms of awards possibilities,” said BFCA President Joey Berlin.  “The mix of legendary filmmakers and performers along with vibrant new voices representing fresh and varied styles and perspectives has entertained and challenged critics and audiences alike.  It’s been a joy to experience these films and we can’t wait to celebrate them all on January 11th.”

“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 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.

The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

About BFCA/BTJA
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