La La Land, Moonlight & Arrival Top 2017 Critics Choice Awards Nominations

Arrival - Amy Adams with Human sign

Awards season is now in full swing, and while there's still a ways to wait before the 2017 Oscar nominations are announced, the Academy Award precursors are starting to weigh in. Earlier this week, the National Board of Review recognized their cream of the crop, with the drama Manchester by the Sea being named the best film by the group. Other honorees included several projects expected to pop up frequently on various awards lists, including the musical La La Land, coming-of-age tale Moonlight, and sci-fi drama Arrival.

Today, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalist Association (hat tip EW) revealed their nominees, ahead of their ceremony on December 11, 2016. Cinephiles who have been frequently checking in on the awards circuit this year shouldn't be surprised by the movies recognized. The aforementioned trio of La La Land, Moonlight, and Arrival topped the list - with La La Land scoring 12 nominations on its own to lead the pack. On the TV side of things, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, Game of Thronesand Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt led the nominees.

Certain films that were ignored by NBR, such as Denzel Washington's Fences and Jeff Nichols' Loving scored big with the BFCA, which bodes well for their future prospects. The Critics' Choice Awards tend to be pretty clairvoyant when it comes to predicting the Oscar race; eight of the last ten Critics' Choice Best Picture winners have also won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, including last year's Spotlight. Some may notice that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is conspicuously absent, but that is because the film has yet to screen for critics. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was retroactively added to the Best Picture field in 2015 after the movie was released. You can see the complete list of movie and TV nominees below:

BEST PICTURE: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Lion, Loving, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Sully

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

Ryan Gosling Emma Stone La La Land

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, Fences, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight

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

Hell or High Water - Chris Pine and Ben Foster

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Damien Chazelle – La La Land, Barry Jenkins — Moonlight, Yorgos Lanthimos/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/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/André Valade, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock, Jackie – Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery, La La Land – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Live by Night – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING: Tom Cross – La La Land, John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge, Blu Murray – Sully, Nat Sanders/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

Natalie Portman in Jackie (2016)

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hacksaw Ridge, Jackie, Star Trek Beyond

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: A Monster Calls, Arrival, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Jungle Book

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: 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

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

Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One in Doctor Strange

BEST COMEDY: 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 SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Arrival, Doctor Strange, Don’t Breathe, Star Trek Beyond, The Witch

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Elle, The Handmaiden, Julieta, Neruda, 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, Hauschka – Lion

BEST COMEDY SERIES: Atlanta (FX), Black-ish (ABC), Fleabag (Amazon), Modern Family (ABC), Silicon Valley (HBO), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Veep (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO), Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC), Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon), Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC),Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (FOX), Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX), Bill Hader, Documentary Now, IFC, Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk, (Starz), Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC), Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO), Allison Janney, Mom, (CBS), Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon), Allison Williams, Girls (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX), Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX), Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC), Tony Hale, Veep (HBO), T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley (HBO)

Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep Season 5 Episode 10
Photo: Lacy Terrell/HBO

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC), Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory, (CBS), Larry David, Saturday Night Live (NBC), Lisa Kudrow, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), Liam Neeson, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES: Archer (FX), Bob’s Burgers (FOX), BoJack Horseman (Netflix), Son of Zorn (FOX), South Park (Comedy Central), The Simpsons (FOX)

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES: America’s Got Talent (NBC), MasterChef Junior (FOX), RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo), Skin Wars (GSN), The Amazing Race (CBS), The Voice (NBC)

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES: Chopped (Food Network), Inside the Actors Studio (Bravo), Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW), Project Runway (Lifetime), Shark Tank (ABC), Undercover Boss (CBS)

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Chrisley Knows Best (USA), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Ice Road Truckers (History), Intervention (A&E), Naked and Afraid (Discovery)

BEST TALK SHOW: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO), The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Jimmy Kimmel the Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST: Ted Allen, Chopped (Food Network), Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN), Nick Cannon, America’s Got Talent (NBC), Carson Daly, The Voice (NBC), RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO), Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO), John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix), Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime), Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA), Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS), Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO), Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO), Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO), Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime), Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (Lifetime)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Sam Heughan, Outlander (Starz), Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA), Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC), Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX), Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime), Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz), Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC), Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America), Keri Russell, The Americans (FX), Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO), Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

BEST DRAMA SERIES: Better Call Saul (AMC), Game of Thrones (HBO), Mr. Robot (USA), Stranger Things (Netflix), The Crown (Netflix), This Is Us (NBC), Westworld (HBO)

Will and friends in Stranger Things
Stranger Things

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES: Mahershala Ali, House of Cards (Netflix), Lisa Bonet, Ray Donovan (Showtime), Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards (Netflix), Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (CBS), Jared Harris, The Crown (Netflix), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead (AMC)

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: All the Way (HBO), Confirmation (HBO), Killing Reagan (National Geographic), Roots (History), The Night Manager (AMC), The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO), Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS), Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX), Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC), Tim Matheson, Killing Reagan (National Geographic), Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J Simpson (FX)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX), Lane Garrison, Roots (History), Frank Langella, All the Way (HBO), Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC), John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX), Forest Whitaker, Roots (History)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC), Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC), Cynthia Nixon, Killing Reagan (National Geographic), Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX), Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC), Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Elizabeth Debicki, The Night Manager (AMC), Regina King, American Crime (ABC), Sarah Lancashire, The Dresser (Starz), Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO), Anna Paquin, Roots (History), Emily Watson, The Dresser (Starz)


The Critics' Choice Awards will be broadcast December 11, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST on A&E.

Source: EW

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