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Black Panther and First Man snag top nods for Critics’ Choice Awards 2019

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Dec 10, 2018

With the Golden Globe nominees announced last week, the award season floodgates are now open.

Today, the contenders for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards have dropped, and (you guessed it) they're pretty much dominated by genre movies. Moreover, this latest round of nominees helps make up for some of the biggest Golden Globe snubs.

In particular, Black Panther and First Man (only minimally recognized by the Globes) really shone, with nominations for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score.

Black Panther also got nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Costume Design (Ruth Carter), Best Hair and Makeup, Best Action Movie, and Best Song ("All the Stars"). In fact, the superhero film is only second to The Favourite, with 12 nominations in total. (The Favourite clocked in at 14 nods.)

The Neil Armstrong biopic First Man got mostly snubbed by the Globes, which nominated it for Best Score (Justin Hurwitz) and Best Supporting Actress (Claire Foy), but nothing more. The Critics' Choice Awards recognized more of the behind-the-scenes talent, like Damien Chazelle for Best Director and Tom Cross for Best Editing — along with its lead, Ryan Gosling, for Best Actor.

Mary Poppins Returns, arriving in theaters next week, nabbed a handful of top nominations, like Best Picture, Best Actress (Emily Blunt), Best Production Design (John Myhre and Gordon Sim), Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell), Best Visual Effects, Best Actress in a Comedy (Blunt again), Best Score (Marc Shaiman), and a twofer for Best Original Song ("The Place Where Lost Things Go" and "Trip a Little Light Fantastic").

The GrinchIncredibles 2Isle of DogsMiraiRalph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are all vying for the Best Animated award. It's the exact same list of nominees put forth by the Golden Globes last week.

A Quiet Place, Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player OneMission: Impossible – Fallout, Deadpool 2Hereditary, Suspiria, and Halloween were also recognized in categories like Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, and Best Sci-fi or Horror Movie.

Specifically, John Krasinski's directorial debut got nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck), Best Sci-fi or Horror Movie, and Best Young Actress (Millicent Simmonds).

On the TV side of things, you've got:

  • Adventure Time (Best Animated Series)
  • The Simpsons (Best Animated Series)
  • Archer (Best Animated Series)
  • Bob's Burgers (Best Animated Series)
  • BoJack Horseman (Best Animated Series)
  • South Park (Best Animated Series)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons)
  • Young Sheldon (Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Zoe Perry and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Annie Potts)
  • GLOW (Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Betty Gilpin)
  • The Good Place (Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson, and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – William Jackson Harper)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Yvonne Strahovski)
  • Westworld (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Thandie Newton)
  • Killing Eve (Best Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series – Jodie Comer, and Best Actress in a Drama Series – Sandra Oh)

HBO and Netflix lead the pack with 20 nominations apiece.

The winners of the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on Jan. 13. Held at the Barker Hangar, the gala will air live on The CW.

For the full list of nominees, click here.


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