Critics Choice Nominations Take SHAPE OF WATER (AWARDS 2017)

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Want a good idea of what the Oscar nominations will look like? Here you go.

It’s difficult to imagine this year’s Academy Awards finalists looking much different from what you see as the for the 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards.

That said, the big news here is the leader of the pack: The Shape of Water. With a staggering 14 nominations (that’s two more than last year when La La Land dominated with 12), the Guillermo del Toro Cold War fantasy drama finally broke through this awards season after struggling to get noticed in the three previously announced awards lists so far. Along with Best Picture, The Shape of Water received nominations for Director, Actress, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, and more.

Indeed, there really were no major snubs here, particularly with many categories allowing for more than the Academy’s 5 nominees maximum. Also, like the Golden Globes, the Critics expand the possibilities with categories for Comedy, Action, and Sci-Fi/Horror.

If anything, more names and titles got their first traction of the season, like The Big Sick, Stronger, The Disaster Artist, Logan, and I, Tonya.

The only glaring title absent: the one that still hasn’t been screened for critics, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Beyond that, surprise omissions were minor, such as Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread being ignored in the Picture, Director, and Screenplay categories.

The 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards (chosen by the Broadcast Critics Film Association, a nationwide group of TV and Radio critics) will be broadcast live Thursday night January 11, 2018, on the CW.

NOMINEES FOR
THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS
Best in Film for 2017

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 SUPPORTING ACTOR

– Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
– Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
– Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
– Sam Rockewell, 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

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

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

BEST EDITING

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

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

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

BEST HAIR & 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 ANIMATED FEATURE

– The Breadwinner
Coco
– Despicable Me 3
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

BEST ACTION MOVIE

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

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 SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

Blade Runner 2049
Get Out
– It
– The Shape of Water

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

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

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 SCORE

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

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season:

Chicago Film Critics Association
Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
Golden Globe Nominations
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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