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Black Panther Scores 12 Critics' Choice Award Nominations

Black Panther earned twelve 2018 Critics' Choice Award nominations, the second-most of any film. Ryan Coogler's entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was widely acclaimed upon its release back in February, breaking box office records and seizing control of the zeitgeist. Many were impressed with its heady and relevant themes, which helped Black Panther transcend its traditional genre trappings and deliver a story rich with substance. As a result, a narrative building all through the year is whether or not Black Panther can break new ground and earn a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.

Fan have passionately campaigned for their favorite blockbusters in years past to no avail, but it's becoming increasingly likely Panther has a realistic shot. Already, the comic book adaptation has been recognized by several organizations, including the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and even the Golden Globes. Now, it adds more accolades to its impressive list with a strong showing at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Related: What Black Panther Needs to Do To Win An Oscar

Today, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (hat tip Variety) named their nominees for 2018. Yorgos Lanthimos' period drama The Favourite led the pack with 14. See the full list in the space below:

Black Panther - Mid-credits scene

Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Green Book
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born
  • Vice

Best Actor

  • Christian Bale - Vice
  • Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
  • Ryan Gosling - First Man
  • Ethan Hawke - First Reformed
  • Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Best Actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
  • Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins Returns
  • Glenn Close - The Wife
  • Toni Collette - Hereditary
  • Olivia Colman - The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga - A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali - Green Book
  • Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
  • Sam Elliott - A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Michael B. Jordan - Black Panther

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams - Vice
  • Claire Foy - First Man
  • Nicole Kidman - Boy Erased
  • Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talke
  • Emma Stone - The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
  • Thomasin McKenzie - Leave No Trace
  • Ed Oxenbould - Wildlife
  • Millicent Simmonds - A Quiet Place
  • Amandla Stenberg - The Hate U Give
  • Sunny Suljic - Mid90s

Best Acting Ensemble

  • Black Panther
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Vice
  • Widows

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Luke Winters, and Connor Blodgett in First Man

Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle - First Man
  • Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
  • Peter Farrelly - Green Book
  • Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
  • Adam McKay - Vice

Best Original Screenplay

  • Bo Burnham - Eighth Grade
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara - The Favourite
  • Adam McKay - Vice
  • Paul Schrader - First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski - A Quiet Place

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole - Black Panther
  • Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters - A Star is Born
  • Josh Singer - First Man
  • Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman

Best Cinematography

  • Alfonso Cuarón - Roma
  • James Laxton - If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Matthew Libatique - A Star is Born
  • Rachel Morrison - Black Panther
  • Robbie Ryan - The Favourite
  • Linus Sandgren - First Man

Best Production Design

  • Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart - Black Panther
  • Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez - Roma
  • Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman - Crazy Rich Asians
  • Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton - The Favourite
  • Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas - First Man
  • John Myhre, Gordon Sim - Mary Poppins Returns

Best Editing

  • Jay Cassidy - A Star is Born
  • Hank Corwin - Vice
  • Tom Cross - First Man
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough - Roma
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis - The Favourite
  • Joe Walker - Widows

Best Costume Design

  • Alexandre Byrne - Mary Queen of Scots
  • Ruth Carter - Black Panther
  • Julian Day - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Sandy Powell - The Favourite
  • Sandy Powell - Mary Poppins Returns

Best Hair and Makeup

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Suspiria
  • Vice

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Ready Player One

Best Animated Feature

  • The Grinch
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Action Movie

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Deadpool 2
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Ready Player One
  • Widows

Best Comedy

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Deadpool 2
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • Sorry to Bother You

Best Actor In A Comedy

  • Christian Bale - Vice
  • Jason Bateman - Game Night
  • Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
  • John C. Reilly - Stan & Ollie
  • Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool 2
  • Lakeith Stanfield - Sorry to Bother You

Best Actress In A Comedy

  • Emily Blunt - Mary Poppins Returns
  • Olivia Colman - The Favourite
  • Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
  • Rachel McAdams - Game Night
  • Charlize Theron - Tully
  • Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

  • Annihilation
  • Halloween
  • Hereditary
  • A Quiet Place
  • Suspiria

Alfonso Cuarón Roma Netflix

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Burning
  • Capernaum
  • Cold War
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Best Song

  • "All the Stars" - Black Panther
  • "Girl in the Movies" - Dumplin'
  • "I'll Fight" - RBG
  • "The Place Where Lost Things Go" - Mary Poppins Returns
  • "Shallow" - A Star is Born
  • "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" - Mary Poppins Returns

Best Score

  • Kris Bowers - Green Book
  • Nicholas Britell - If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexander Desplat - Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Göransson - Black Panther
  • Justin Hurwitz - First Man
  • Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns

Many of these titles will be familiar to cinephiles who have been following the awards race closely. Films like A Star is Born, RomaThe FavouriteVice, and even Black Panther continue to solidify their Oscar hopes by picking up several key nominations in the prominent precursors. There's obviously plenty of time for things to change before the Academy weighs in (Oscar nominations do not come out until January), but viewers more or less now have a general idea of what movies are definitely in contention for the top prizes. There tends to be a lot of correlation between the Critics' Choice and Oscars. Last year, eight of the former's 10 Best Picture nominees were in the running for the latter.

Admittedly, there aren't too many surprises on this list, but there was one movie in particular that got a much-needed boost. After largely being ignored by other awards bodies, Neil Armstrong biopic First Man received 10 Critics' Choice nominations, giving it a fighting chance to work its way back in the Oscar race. The acclaimed drama certainly isn't the frontrunner some thought it might be after the fall festivals, though it still may be able to sneak into Best Picture on one of the final slots. It'll be interesting to see how everything plays out from here.

Source: Variety

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