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La La Land waltzes away with the most Critics’ Choice Awards nominations

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Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical La La Land has been considered an awards favorite since it debuted at the Venice Film Festival earlier this year. Now it’s starting to make good on that promise by garnering 12 nominations from the Critics’ Choice Awards, including ones for Best Picture and Best Director. The movie’s singing and dancing stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, were also honored in the actress and actor categories, respectively. Moonlight—which had a great night earlier this week at the Gotham Awards—ended up with 10 nods. Arrival, Denis Villeneuve’s smarty pants sci fi film, racked up the same amount.


We would also be remiss not to note that—because the Critics’ Choice Awards have categories specifically related to action movies, and it was a pretty weak year for female performances in those—both Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad are represented here. You can see the full list of nominations below. The trophies will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by T.J. Miller December 11.

Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell Or High Water

La La Land



Manchester By The Sea



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


Hell Or High Water

Hidden Figures

Manchester By The Sea


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 and 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 and 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, and André Valade

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig, James Hambridge, and Anna Pinnock

Jackie, Jean Rabasse and Véronique Melery

La La Land, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

Live By Night, Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

Best Editing

Tom Cross, La La Land

John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge

Blu Murray, Sully

Nat Sanders and 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


Star Trek Beyond

Best Visual Effects

A Monster Calls


Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

The Jungle Book

Best Animated Feature

Finding Dory

Kubo And The Two Strings


The Red Turtle



Best Action Movie

Captain America: Civil War


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


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


Doctor Strange

Don’t Breathe

Star Trek Beyond

The Witch

Best Foreign Language Film


The Handmaiden



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 and Hauschka, Lion